Welcome to OpenFX documentation

The OpenFX documentation is organized as follows:

  • The programming guide contains everything to get started with OpenFX to create a new plug-in or host application

  • The reference guide contains the full reference documentation about the OpenFX protocol and design

  • The release notes contains release notes, documenting changes in recent OpenFX releases.

This documentation is also available online and can be downloaded as a PDF or HTML zip file.

This manual is maintained largely by volunteers.

The Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC-BY-SA 4.0) is used for this manual, which is a free and open license. Though there are certain restrictions that come with this license you may in general freely reproduce it and even make changes to it. However, rather than distribute your own version of this manual, we would much prefer if you would send any corrections or changes to the OpenFX association.