Thank you for your interest in Pencil2D! Pencil2D is a not-for-profit, community-driven free and open source project.

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!

Share your work with us

We are actively searching for project files (.pclx and .pcl files) created by our users. These user files can helps us to understand how people are using our application and to catch bugs or test new features with real-world projects to improve the overall experience for our users. If you have used Pencil2D before and are willing to share your projects with our development and quality assurance personnel, please take a minute to upload them here: Do not worry about the quality of your animations, we will not judge you, our only interest is making sure you have the best experience possible. If you give us permission, we may also share your work publically (giving you full credit of course).

Share your work with the world

If you’ve made things with Pencil2D upload them online (to video sharing sites or social media for example) and share them with the world! Saying that your work was made with Pencil2D in the description or credits helps spread the word about our program and shows how it can be used. We love to sees all the wonderful things that people are creating with Pencil2D!

Report a bug

Reporting bugs is one of the easiest and most effective ways to improve Pencil2D.

Please report the bug to Pencil2D Issue Tracker, a place where our developers organize tasks, bugs, and features. 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 volunteer translators from all over the world. Join us on Transifex to translate Pencil2D to your language or improve the existing translations!

Contributing code

Do you like programming? Pencil2D is developed in C++ and Qt Framework. Get started with our development document and start building and fixing bugs in just a few steps.

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.