Pencil2D Alternatives

    Pencil2D is described as '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' and is an app in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Pencil2D for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Animation Desk, which is free. Other great apps like Pencil2D are diagrams.net (Free, Open Source), OpenToonz (Free, Open Source), Wick Editor (Free, Open Source) and Synfig Studio (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 16, 2021

    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 Pencil2D opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Animation Desk is a great alternative to Pencil2D.
      rosalindmorris23 Animation Desk is more powerful than Pencil2D!
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    2. diagrams.net (previously draw.io) is a free online diagram drawing application for workflow, BPM, org charts, UML, ER, network diagrams. No login or registration are required and features include the ability to save locally (including SVG), a range of stencils, .
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      diagrams.net vs Pencil2D opinions
      This alternative is disputed. diagrams.net is still a legitimate alternative to Pencil2D, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Pencil2D is for animation, Draw.io is for drawing flowcharts and diagrams
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      It's not an animation App!
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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      diagrams.net is for diagrams, pencil2d is for animation
      Negative comment 11 months ago

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    3. 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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      This alternative is disputed. OpenToonz is still a legitimate alternative to Pencil2D, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    4. 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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      Wick Editor vs Pencil2D opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Wick Editor is still a legitimate alternative to Pencil2D, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Wick editor is adobe flash and Pincel2d combined together
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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    5. 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.
      This alternative is disputed. Synfig Studio is still a legitimate alternative to Pencil2D, but it might have issues that some users think are important.


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      • 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.
      This alternative is disputed. Karbon is still a legitimate alternative to Pencil2D, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    6. 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.
    7. OpenToonz is based on software "Toonz" which was developed by Digital Video S.p.A. in Italy, customized by Studio Ghibli, and has been used for creating its works for many years. .
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      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.

      Discontinued

      Updated project here: Pencil2D

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      Pencil vs Pencil2D opinions
      Some users think Pencil is a great alternative to Pencil2D, some don't.
      Because its almost the same thing.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    8. 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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