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  • Adobe Animate CC icon

    Adobe Animate CC

    Adobe Animate is a multimedia authoring and computer animation program developed by Adobe Systems.

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • 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/
  • 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

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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

  • Pencil2D icon

    Pencil2D

    Pencil2D is an opensource animation/drawing software for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux, based on old Pencil software. It lets you create traditional hand-drawn animation (cartoon) using both bitmap...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux GitHub

  • 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.
  • Bloom icon

    Bloom

    Bloom is a fast, light-weight, cross-platform procedural graphics editor that lets you tweak any action you have ever performed - organized by layer. Bloom is the first editor to allow true non-destructive editing. Every filter...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • DragonBones icon

    DragonBones

    DragonBones is an open source project for 2D skeletal animation. It has a skeletal animation design panel named "DragonBonesDesignPanel" and a 2D skeletal animation library based on ActionScript. Since the Design Panel is...

    Open Source Mac Windows Android iPhone iPad

  • Spine icon

    Spine

    Spine is 2D animation software designed specifically for software and game development. Animators, artists and programmers unite to bring your games alive.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • 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

  • KoolMoves icon

    KoolMoves

    KoolMoves is a web animation authoring tool that creates Flash animations with multimedia slide shows, media players, and action scripting and frames for animated gifs. Create text effects, import vector clipart, attach wav audio...

    Commercial Windows

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  • 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

  • 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.
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    Spriter

    Spriter : an intuitive 2D animation tool for video game makers. Spriter enables the “modular” method of animating where, instead of each frame being a single complete image, it is constructed from many small, re- useable images...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • FlipaClip icon

    FlipaClip

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

    Free Android

  • Pivot Animator icon

    Pivot Animator

    Pivot Stickfigure Animator is a unique software, that allows you to create stick figure animations easily and without any artistic skills. You can move the sections of the sick figure and easily create a chain of animation frames that...

    Free Windows

    • Bundleware Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
  • Cosmigo Pro Motion icon

    Cosmigo Pro Motion

    Pro Motion is a drawing and animation software for Windows designed similar to the famous Amiga Deluxe Paint (DPaint). It is ideal for artists working on detailed and pixel precise graphics as required for mobile systems like cell...

    Commercial Windows

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  • 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

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    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

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    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.
  • 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.
  • Creature icon

    Creature

    This software is used to create fluid and natural animation to 2D graphics, easily allowing the user to use secondary animation to make it look more natural.

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • 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
  • 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

  • Vector Artist icon

    Vector Artist

    Explore your creativity with Vector Artist! Whether you are an artist, a designer or just for fun! Vector artist is great for the beginner and a useful tool for professional graphic designers. It is a fully featured graphics editor...

    Commercial Windows Android iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

  • 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

Synfig Studio Comments

Its a really good program, but it takes a lot of getting us ...

Comment by Aaron
about Synfig Studio Jun 2011

Its a really good program, but it takes a lot of getting used to. You can do some amazing effects and make some spectacular videos with it, but it definitely has a learning curve. the interface is ok, but I think it could be better. Overall it is a good program for what it does.

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