Thank you for your interest in Pencil2D! Pencil2D is a not-for-profit, community-driven free and open source project. All the code, documents and website are contributed by our community of volunteers.

You can help improve Pencil2D, too!

Pencil2D is developed by passionate people on their spare time. If you like this software, and you want it to get better, you can help!

  • Programmers, we need your skills!
  • Writers, you can help improve the documentation.
  • Artists, show us what you’ve done with Pencil2D!
  • Everyone can help by testing the software, giving feedback and by spreading the word.

Report a bug

One of the easiest and most effective ways to improve Pencil2D is Reporting Bugs.

You can do that via our Issue Tracker. The Issue Tracker is a place with a list of tasks across all aspect of Pencil2D, includes bugs, feature requests and progress of tasks. Don’t forget to describe the exact steps to reproduce so developers can work on it effectively.

Translate Pencil2D

Pencil2D has been translated into more than 10 languages by many generous volunteer translators from all over the world. Join us on Transifex to translate Pencil2D to your language!

Contributing code

Do you like to code? Pencil2D is completely open source on Github. Get started quickly with our development document and start building and fixing bugs in just a few steps.

You have to use C++ and Qt to work on Pencil2D. If you have any difficulties getting involved or finding answers to your questions, please bring those questions to the discord chat room so that we can help you.