Synfig Studio Alternatives

    Synfig Studio is described as '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' and is a well-known app in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Synfig Studio 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 Synfig Studio are Krita (Free, Open Source), OpenToonz (Free, Open Source), Pencil2D (Free, Open Source) and Adobe Animate (Paid).

    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 Synfig Studio opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Animation Desk is a great alternative to Synfig Studio.
      rosalindmorris23 Animation Desk has a simpler interface.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      Synfig is vector while AD is painted
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

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    2. Krita is a professional Free and open source (FOSS) painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone withith concept art, texture and matte painters, illustrations and comics.
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      Krita vs Synfig Studio opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Krita is still a legitimate alternative to Synfig Studio, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Synfig does vector graphics. Krita does raster. If someone's looking for something like Synfig, they want vector graphics.
      Negative comment about 1 year 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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      OpenToonz vs Synfig Studio opinions
      This alternative is disputed. OpenToonz is still a legitimate alternative to Synfig Studio, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      it is nowhere near the same
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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    4. 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.
      This alternative is disputed. Pencil2D is still a legitimate alternative to Synfig Studio, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    5. Adobe Animate, previously Adobe Flash Professional, is an authoring environment (IDE) that can produce interactive solutions for running inside web browsers or for the desktop.
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      Some users think Adobe Animate is a great alternative to Synfig Studio, some don't.


    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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      Some users think Pencil is a great alternative to Synfig Studio, some don't.
    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.
    9. 2D animation software. Turn images to animated characters, control characters with your expressions, generate lip-sync animation from audio, accomplish 3D parallax scenes, produce 2D visual effects & quickly customize characters.
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