Fast, Free, 2D Animation Software

Pencil2D is free 2D animation editing software for both personal and professional use. It’s designed to be quick, intuitive, and compatible with a wide range of media formats. Perfect for animating 2 dimensional animations.

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2D Animation

Pencil2D is a 2 dimensional animation program. It was created for creating 2D animation. You can draw characters, object, places, and animate them to come to life.


Pencil2D is full of diverse and professional tools to be able to unlock your creativity. You can draw free hand using the pencil and pen sketch tool. You can create lines and curves using the polyline tool. You can move things around, paint objects, and pick the right color using the eyedropper tool. Using these tools you can create whatever you want.

Onion Skin

Onion skin allow you to see your previous frame so that you know where to draw on your current frame. You can change the opacity of these onion skin and how many previous or next frames you want to see.

Layers and Keys

Edit your art with layers. Layers allows you to keep your work spaces neat and clean. They allow you to view specific items you select and keep them together without getting them lost. Keys are the frames you animate. After drawing add a key for your next frame. Keep adding keys and drawings to create your animation.

Start Creating

Pencil2D is simple to use. Just import the images you would like to use and position them how you want. Use tools to create your own characters. You can draw freely allowing your creativity to flow. Pencil 2D has a simple design allowing you to have a great experience.

Cross Platform

Runs on all versions of Windows, Linux, and Mac. Excellent on newer, fast computers, but will also run well on older, slower computers. Pencil2D has been designed for desktops and laptops, and is not available for phones, tablets, or Chromebooks.

Free and Open Source

Enjoy 100% free and open source software that respects you as a user and an artist. Pencil2D is developed and maintained by volunteers around the world. You may use it for personal, professional, commercial, and any other use you see fit. If you use and like Pencil2D, consider donating to its development for future improvements and new features.