Please tell us which software you use to build figures for manuscripts. If you want to add others just reply below and I will add them
Aabel for charting numerical data.
FlowJo for flow cytometry data analysis and graphing.
iVision for microscopy data, which are stored and cataloged in iPhoto.
Individual charts and pictures are put together in OmniGraffle with an occasional assist by Graphics Converter.
I use Prism for making graphs. Mostly I would use Illustrator or Keynote for making figures. I have also started to use a program called VectorDesigner for some figures. I like it since it has a much smaller footprint than Illustrator. I used to use FreeHand and really liked but I have been moving away from it since Adobe bought Macromedia.
I use powerpoint for putting together images from various sources. However I use R for most of my graphing needs, or failing that, Numbers.
The survey only allows one answer. I use Macromedia Freehand or Adobe Illustrator to make figures for papers but use Powerpoint for lab meetings and other presentations. I use either Kaleidagraph or Graphpad prism to make graphs for incorporating into figures.
I use Adobe Photoshop and illustrator, MS Excel for graphs (I used to use a program called Statview, when I actually worked in the lab... but I'm probably dating myself!). I have used Powerpoint to make 4ftx3ft posters, but the resolution is not so great.
Origin Lab - Origin for plots/graphs and export them as TIFFs
Image J / Photoshop for images
Glue it all together in Photoshop/Powerpoint depending on final required resolution and the PDF the figs in Acrobat.
Graphs - Prism
Images - Photoshop
Canvas to "glue it all together."
I like canvas because it allows you to take apart an imported graph or picture and make detailed changes.
That being said, you can probably do the same thing in illustrator. In truth, I use canvas cause that is the software I was trained on in grad school. I feel like that is a common experience.
FloJo and FCSExpress for FACS
Excel and Prism for graphs
Image J/Irfanview/Photoshop/Metamorph and a variety of 'scope specific software for images
Discover 1 for gels
Poerpoint/Keynote to put it all together followed by Acrobat. Haven't really got the hang of Illustrator.
Photoshop: to adjust figues
Microsoft excel: to generate bar graphs and perform t tests
Microsoft Word, power point:
Sigma Plot - to plot graphs
Sigma Stats - for statistics
Adobe Photoshop & Canvas & MS power point for making & arranging figure.
Mostly powerpoint and excel for my needs.
Depending on the experiment I graph my data mostly in Excel, but use GraphPad Prism for Kaplan-Meyer survival curves. But then I polish up everything in Power Point and make the lines thicker and fonts bigger.
Photoshop for pictures
Microsoft Excel for Graphs & Charts
both Sigmaplot and Origin for graphs
and powerpoint as organizer when prep for a manuscript
Microsoft excel for graphs, statistical analysis, compilation of results . I also like softmax pro from molecular devices for being user friendly.
PHOTOSHOP, EXCEL AND POWERPOINT.
please use sigma state and sigma plot for plotting the graph
ADOBE PHOTOSHOP AND SIGMAPLOT
Illustrator for figures prefered, but it is quite overloaded these days, but has most important functions. Prism for charts. Photoshop for images. Powerpoint for presentations.
Cell draw is a very good software. More importantly, a number of biological molecules and different cell types are already incorporated in it.
I use prism for generating figures especially bar graphs and then export to word file.Manuscript is prepared using MS word and referencing is done by manual typing.