We are aware that there are lots of features missing in synfig. This software is under development and needs more polishing to become a mature program. Lots of bugs have been killed and now the stability of the program has increased considerably. There are some known issues than occasionally might make you frustrated. Despite this disclaimer there are proofs that the program is completely usable for professional work as demonstrated by some of the works in the Gallery. Please help us to make a better program in any of its aspects (artwork, translation, wiki improvement, tutorials, finding bugs, sending patches, etc.). We will embrace any of your proposals!.
A special thanks to Bridgetone for hosting our videos and early downloads!
Synfig 0.61.09 is the latest release from the Synfig community. Please read the release notes for information about what changed.
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ETL, synfig and synfigstudio are licensed under the GNU General Public Licence, version 2 or later.
Windows: There are security issues with the dv, imagemagick and ffmpeg targets, please avoid using them to import or render untrusted files.
Windows: Rendering issues may be encountered on Hyperthreaded or multi-core CPUs. Please see the FAQ for workaround details.
More than one package is available for each platform listed in the Releases section. Read here which packages are required or optional depending on your setup or needs. For some platforms the packages are downloadable and installable from within the package management for that platform. For these, the links only point to an information page rather than the package itself.
Synfig: (Sometime referred to as Synfig Core). This package contains the source code or binary of the command line version of Synfig, which is for rendering existing SIF or SIFZ files. It is also used by Synfig Studio for rendering final artwork.
Synfig Studio: This package contains the source code or binary of the GUI application of Synfig. Synfig Studio is the graphical interface program used to create artwork, SIF/SIFZ files.
ETL: This package contains the Extended Template Library. This library is used when compiling Synfig & Synfig Studio. It is not required at runtime (hence is not distributed for Windows).
gtk: This package contains the runtime binaries for GTK+, a cross-platform widget toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces. Synfig Studio uses these widgets (via GTKmm) to create its GUI interface.
gtkmm: This package contains the runtime binaries for gtkmm, a C++ interface for the GUI library GTK+ (which is written in C). Synfig Studio is written in C++ and uses this library to access GTK+.
The installation instructions are specific to each platform listed in the Releases section below and can be found in the Notes column or as a package.
If you know of any other packages, please add them below or contact us and ask for them to be added here.
|Source code||ETL synfig synfigstudio||Please read the build instructions.|
|Windows XP & Vista||gtk gtkmm||Has important issues. All four are required, see the install walkthrough video.|
|MacOS X||Taken offline, has major issues|
|Ubuntu||etl synfig synfigstudio||Available in Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) and later in universe. For information on Synfig on Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) or Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalop) see this link.|
|Debian||etl synfig synfigstudio||Available in Debian 5.0 (lenny) and later in main|
|Fink||etl synfig synfigstudio||Available in Fink unstable|
|Momonga||etl synfig synfigstudio||Available in Momonga Linux 5 and later|
|Zenwalk||etl synfig synfigstudio||Available in Zenwalk extras|
|Gentoo||etl synfig synfigstudio||Available in Gentoo Project Sunrise|
|Arch Linux||etl synfig synfigstudio||Available in Arch Linux unsupported|
|Pardus||etl synfig synfigstudio||Available in Pardus contrib|
|FreeBSD||etl synfig synfigstudio||Available in FreeBSD ports|
|Mandriva||etl synfig synfigstudio||Available in Mandriva /contrib/backports|
|openSUSE||etl synfig synfigstudio||Available in PackMan|
|Slackware||etl synfig synfigstudio||Available in Slacky.eu|
|Fedora||etl synfig synfigstudio||Available in Red Hat Bugzilla|
|PCLinuxOS||Available in the synaptic Package Manager.|
|Source code||etl synfig synfigstudio||Please read the build instructions. Automatically updated daily from SVN.|
|Windows XP & Vista||gtk gtkmm synfig synfigstudio||Built occasionally by pxegeek, currently SVN 2375. Has important issues. All four are required, see the install walkthrough video.|
|Gentoo||etl synfig synfigstudio|
|Fedora|| Fedora 8: etl synfig synfigstudio
Fedora 7: etl synfig synfigstudio
|Built by Atrus and Zelgadis|
|Ubuntu||repositories for feisty (svn 1513), gutsy (svn 1456), hardy (svn 1514)||These packages are outdated as of 2 October 2008|
|Debian||repository for sid (svn 1514)||These packages are outdated as of 2 October 2008|