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    Open Source Pencil2D Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Pencil2D is diagrams.net. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Pencil2D and 16 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Pencil2D are Wick Editor (Free, Open Source), Synfig Studio (Free, Open Source), OpenToonz (Free, Open Source) and enve (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 16, 2021
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    Pencil2D is an opensource animation/drawing software for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux, based on old <a...
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    1. 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, .
      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 about 3 years ago

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

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      diagrams.net is for diagrams, pencil2d is for animation
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    2. 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.
      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 over 1 year ago

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    3. 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.
    4. OpenToonz is an animation program that is a free software version of Toonz, the animation software used by Studio Ghibli, amongst others.
      This alternative is disputed. OpenToonz is still a legitimate alternative to Pencil2D, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    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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      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. OpenToonz is based on software "Toonz" which was developed by Digital Video S.p.A. in Italy
    7. 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

      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 about 5 years ago

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    8. 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.
      This alternative is disputed. TupiTube is still a legitimate alternative to Pencil2D, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    9. Tahoma2D is a powerful program for 2D and stop motion animation. Tahoma 2D is based on OpenToonz.
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