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Free OpenToonz Alternatives

The best free alternative to OpenToonz is Animation Desk. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to OpenToonz and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to OpenToonz are Synfig Studio, Pencil2D, enve and Storyboarder.

OpenToonz alternatives are mainly Animation Makers but may also be Digital Painting Tools or Vector Graphic Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of OpenToonz.
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OpenToonz is an animation program that is a free software version of Toonz, the animation software used by Studio Ghibli,...

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  1. Animation Desk is a perfect tool for animating, storyboarding, and sketching. It’s an app Loved by professional and amateur animators, Youtubers, and many art lovers. Draw you frame-to-frame animation from scratch, or create animations upon videos, images, PSD layers.

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    Animation Desk vs OpenToonz opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Animation Desk is a great alternative to OpenToonz.
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    It seems to me animation desk is faster!?

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  2. Synfig Studio icon

    Synfig is a free and open-source, industrial-strength, vector-based 2D animation app designed for producing feature-film animations. It eliminates the need to create animations frame by frame. It is available for Windows, Linux, and macOS.

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    Some users think Synfig Studio is a great alternative to OpenToonz, some don't.


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    Pencil2D

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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 and vector graphics.

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    This alternative is disputed. Pencil2D is still a legitimate alternative to OpenToonz, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
  4. Enve is a free and open-source 2D animation app. It can create both vector and raster animations and even use sound and video files. It has been created with flexibility and expandability in mind.

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    Storyboarder

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Storyboarder makes it easy to visualize a story as fast you can draw stick figures. Quickly draw to test if a story idea works. Create and show animatics to others. Express your story idea without making a movie.

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  6. OpenToonz is based on software "Toonz" which was developed by Digital Video S.p.A. in Italy

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  7. Expressive Animator icon

    Expressive Animator

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Free and open-source software for creating amazing 2D motion graphics and vector animations.

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    Tahoma2D

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Tahoma2D is a powerful program for 2D and stop motion animation. Tahoma 2D is based on OpenToonz.

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  9. Draw your cartoon using frame-by-frame animation. It works just like the old school flipbook but with a modern twist!

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    FlipaClip vs OpenToonz opinions
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    FlipaClip is not as advanced as opentoonz. It doesn’t have a stabilizer. It might be good for you but it’s not the same for me

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  10. Top quality software for doing hand drawn animation. Very easy and fast to work with. Simple, yet powerful.

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