Collaborative drawing program


DrawPile is a collaborative drawing program that allows multiple users to access the same workspace.

DrawPile is a Free/Libre networked drawing program that allows multiple people to sketch on the same image simultaneously. It supports the OpenRaster image file format and thus works well with applications such as MyPaint, Krita and GIMP.

Brushes and Layers:
You can paint with a pixel pen, soft brush or a watercolor brush. Brushes can be organized into presets and quick access tabs. Use a dedicated eraser tool or turn any brush into an ad hoc eraser.

Both brushes and layers support various color blending modes.

Collaboration and User Management with DrawPile:
Host drawing sessions locally with the built-in server or using a dedicated server. Discover public sessions with the list server or join a friend with a handy private room code.

Drawpile provides a wide variety of tools to help manage sessions:

  • Lock or mute individual users
  • Lock individual layers or allow per-user access
  • Restrict certain application features, such as image uploads, layer management and text box creation
  • Revert session to an earlier state in case of vandalism
  • Kick and ban troublemakers
  • Password protect sessions and set user count limits
  • Server supports password protected usernames
  • Session templates provide always available sessions for dedicated servers

Recording and Animation with DrawPile:
Record a whole drawing session using Drawpile's recording feature. The recording can later be played back and exported into video, or used as a backup. Drawpile also has basic support for creating short animations, using layers as frames. Animation specific features like onionskin layer mode and a flipbook preview are supported.


DrawPile is available for the following Operating Systems:

  • DrawPile Windows: To download DrawPile for Windows click on the green icon in the menu.
  • DrawPile Mac OS: To download DrawPile Mac OS click on the green icon in the menu.
  • DrawPile Linux: To download DrawPile for Linux click on the green icon in the menu.
  • DrawPile Android: Currently not available.
  • DrawPile iOS: Currently not available.

Remember, DrawPile is a free and very complete collaborative drawing program, and it is written DrawPile, not Draw Pile.