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Pencil Alternatives

Pencil is described as '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' and is a popular Vector Graphic app in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Pencil for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Wick Editor, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Pencil are OpenToonz, Pencil2D, Synfig Studio and enve.

Pencil alternatives are mainly Animation Makers but may also be Vector Graphic Apps or Digital Painting Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Pencil.
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  1. The Wick Editor is a free and open-source tool for creating games, animations, and everything in-between. It's designed to be the most accessible tool for creating multimedia projects on the web. Your creations can run on any device with a web browser - that means mobile too.

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

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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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    Almost everyone thinks Pencil2D is a great alternative to Pencil.

    It is an upgraded build/remake of Pencil.

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    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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  5. 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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    sK1

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    sK1 is an open source cross-platform vector graphics editor like CorelDRAW, Adobe Illustrator, or Freehand. The major feature of sK1 is a professional precise printing and prepress ready PDF output.

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    Karbon

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • KDE Plasma Workspaces

    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 drawing.

    Discontinued

    was last modified on Sat, 11 Jul 2015

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  8. 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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    TupiTube

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD

    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 olds.

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  10. Moho has everything you need to make amazing, professional animations. Used in the OSCAR nominated films, The Breadwinner and Song of the Sea, for Best Animated Feature Film.

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