Free Professional Image Editor
Rich set of standard image editing tools
Layers, filters, layer styles, adjustment layers, masks, selections, brushes, undo/redo, graphics tablet support, raw file import, etc.
New and unique features
Interactive filter layers
Full GPU acceleration
Full HDR support
Use the online version directly in your browser
Download an optimized desktop version for Windows or Linux
Pencilsheep doesn't cost you anything!
Full GPU Acceleration
Pencilsheep executes all performance-critical operations (blending, filters, paint tools, etc.) on the GPU. Unlike traditional image editors (which either don't use GPU computing at all, or only offer partial GPU acceleration), Pencilsheep has been specifically designed from the ground up to fully utilize the GPU for all image manipulations. For many tasks, Pencilsheep is orders of magnitude faster than traditional image editors.
Interactive Filter Layers
In addition to applying filters destructively like in traditional image editors, Pencilsheep also allows you to place filters as interactive filter layers anywhere in the filter stack. Filter layers are automatically updated when the underlying layers are changed. Immediate recomputation is made possible by Pencilsheep's fully GPU accelerated renderer.
Color Depth & High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Pencilsheep supports various different color formats with different ranges and bit depths (up to 32 bit per channel / 256 bit per pixel HDR). Every tool and filter fully supports all available formats.
Pencilsheep runs on Windows, Linux, and even inside modern web browsers.
The online version ("Try Online") allows you to use Pencilsheep directly in your browser.
- No download or installation required
- Includes all essential features
For professional use, we recommend the desktop version ("Download").
- Can be used without an internet connection
- Additional features (tablet support, image browser, easier file access, etc.)
- Better performance (no browser overhead, better optimized, more memory efficient)
- Layers, Masks, Layer Styles
- Filters & Adjustments
- Adjustment Layers & Filter Layers
- Full GPU Acceleration
- HDR Support
- Online Version
- Desktop Version
- Image Browser
- Stock Image Library
- Font Browser
- Camera Raw File Importer
- Completely Free