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  • Synfig Studio icon

    Synfig Studio

    Synfig is a powerful, industrial-strength vector-based 2D animation software package, designed from the ground-up for producing feature-film quality animation with fewer people and resources.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • OpenToonz icon

    OpenToonz

    OpenToonz is an animation program that is a free software version of Toonz, the animation software used by Studio Ghibli, amongst others.

    Open Source Mac Windows

  • Pencil icon

    Pencil

    Pencil is an animation/drawing software for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. It lets you create traditional hand-drawn animation (cartoon) using both bitmap and vector graphics.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued Updated project here: http://alternativeto.net/software/pencil2d/
  • Karbon icon

    Karbon

    Karbon, component of Calligra Suite , is the scalable vector drawing application in KDE. It allows artists to create complex drawings without losing image quality when zooming in on, or resizing the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD KDE

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    Tupi

    Tupi is a design and authoring tool for digital artists interested in 2D Animation, fork of the KToon project, offering an interface experience focused on 8-100 years old kids. Features: ...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android BSD

  • Xara Designer Pro icon

    Xara Designer Pro

    Xara Designer Pro X10 is a fully integrated single package solution for all your graphic design needs, for print and the web. Illustration, photo editing, DTP and document creation, web graphics and websites - Designer Pro does it...

    Commercial Windows

  • Anime Studio icon

    Anime Studio

    Anime Studio, the fun, quick and affordable 2D animation software solution, includes everything aspiring artists and hobbyists need to create quality cartoons, movies, anime and cut out animations from start to finish. Anime Studio...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Xara Photo & Graphic Designer icon

    Xara Photo & Graphic Designer

    Xara Photo & Graphic Designer (formerly Xara Xtreme) is quite simply the worlds fastest graphics software, with truly flexible illustration tools and revolutionary photo handling. A single application for all types of creative...

    Commercial Windows

  • Torapp guilloche designer icon

    Torapp guilloche designer

    Torapp guilloche designer is a full-featured web-based vector graphic editor for security printing. It runs in Chrome on all major OSes including linux, OSX and all versions of windows, and is the most innovative and flexible tool...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Windows Mobile Windows RT

    • Discontinued The software is not working. Last Activity 2013/02/25. See http://www.torapp.info/en/s/changelog.html
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    Plastic Animation Paper

    Plastic Animation Paper (PAP) is a software package for doing 2D animation. It will allow traditional animators to utilize the powerful and timesaving advantages of computers. Using PAP you see your animation as you create it...

    Free Windows

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    QueekyPaint

    QueekyPaint is a unique browser-based drawing tool for creating animated drawings online. Visit the massive gallerys and learn drawing by watching the process of your favourite artists. QueekyPaint is free and simple to use.

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Vectorian Giotto icon

    Vectorian Giotto

    Vectorian Giotto is a simple flash animation software that allows you to create professional quality Flash animations for websites and other projects without coding. Features VECTOR DRAWING TOOLS – Powerful Scalable Graphics...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available, but last version, 3.0.0, released on April 2011, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.
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  • InsightPoint icon

    InsightPoint

    InsightPoint is a cool multi-scene vector drawing tool for Windows and Linux.

    Free Windows Linux

  • EasyToy icon

    EasyToy

    EasyToy is a 3D modeling software. It uses a sketch-based modeling method and a 3D painting method. The user interface is very friendly, and operations are very simple. A complex 3D model can be created quickly by combining several...

    Commercial Windows

  • Creative Docs .Net icon

    Creative Docs .Net

    Creative Docs .NET is a vector-based graphic design tool with support for rich text, ideal to quickly write short documents, manuals, posters, illustrations, schemas, plans, flow charts, and much more. The interface is tailored for...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 3.3.6, released in October 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    sK1

    sK1 is a powerful illustration program for the Linux platform that can substitute professional proprietary software like CorelDRAW or Adobe Illustrator.

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Ella icon

    Ella

    Ella (an acronym for Elegant Light Linux Animator) is a light animation software intended to achieve a aim of the Linux world : a functionnal and WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) 2D animation sofware.

    Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.4.2, released in 2012, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.
  • CreaToon

    CreaToon is a free easy to use animation program. It is different from other programs however, because you don't draw the objects in the program, it is a cutout based animation program. What that means is you make the parts in...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Wine

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 3.0.0.55, released in March 2014, can be still downloaded from Softpedia.
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  • FlipaClip icon

    FlipaClip

    FlipaClip makes you relive your childhood and express your creativeness or professional skills in a much cooler way!.

    Free Android

  • Toon Boom Harmony icon

    Toon Boom Harmony

    Toon Boom Harmony Network is the industrial animation software for studios worldwide. BRUSH ENGINE Brushes in Harmony are now better than ever for creative drawing. Draw with your own personal style. PALETTES AND PAINTING ...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • MonkeyJam icon

    MonkeyJam

    MonkeyJam is a digital penciltest program. It is designed to let you capture images from a webcam, camcorder, or scanner and assemble them as separate frames of an animation. You can also import images and sound files already on your...

    Free Windows

  • EasyToon icon

    EasyToon

    Easytoon is a program that can create small animated gif friendly, a simple sequence of images giving the illusion of movement. It sounds simple written like that but it is quite complicated to implement, finally brief. Easytoon...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Final version, 1.9.9, released in November 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • TVPaint Animation icon

    TVPaint Animation

    TVP Animation is the leading paperless drawing and animation tool, able to imitate traditional techniques such as Pen Brush, Gouache, Watercolour, Pencil, Felt-tip and Airbrush, and animate them over frames. Using only TVP...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Android

  • White Elephant icon

    White Elephant

    This is a simple animation line testing software written in C++ with Qt toolkit. For some time I was looking for some line testing software like MonkeyJam for Linux. If there's anything like...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.6.3, released in November 2012, can be still downloaded from Google Code Archive
  • DigiCel FlipBook icon

    DigiCel FlipBook

    Whether you do 2D, 3D or stop motion Animation, DigiCel FlipBook makes animation easier! DigiCel FlipBook lets you draw right on the computer with your mouse or tablet. Or you can draw on paper, like the pros, and shoot your rough...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Animation Desk icon

    Animation Desk

    Reclaiming your creative side by witnessing the beauty of hand-drawn animations. No tools needed- just your fingers and Animation Desk and off you go. The drawing interface provided by Animation Desk resembles the real working...

    Freemium Mac Android iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet iPad

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    gokigif

    gokigif is a lightweight program used to create hand drawn frame-by-frame animations and manipulate animated gifs. Import and export animated GIFs with control of disposal, frame length, and transparency support. gokigif...

    Free Windows

  • ChalkMotion icon

    ChalkMotion

    Create your own hand drawn animations using ready-made images or by drawing your own.

    Free Web / Cloud

    • Discontinued The "Official Website" leads to a 404
  • PageFocus Draw icon

    PageFocus Draw

    This is an easy-to-use, and yet powerful desktop publishing program. It contains a broad range of tools for meeting your publishing requirements. Use it for creative drawing, document, newsletter, brochure, flyer, and ID card. Design...

    Commercial Windows

  • Mayura Draw icon

    Mayura Draw

    Mayura Draw is a vector-based drawing program. Unlike bitmap-based "paint" programs, vector-based drawing programs define each object that constitutes the drawing by its co-ordinates and not by pixels. This enables drawings...

    Commercial Windows

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