Skia Graphics Engine

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Skia Graphics Engine
Original author(s) Skia Inc.
Developer(s) Google
Written in C++
Type Graphics library
License New BSD License

The Skia Graphics Engine is a compact open source graphics library written in C++. It was originally developed by Skia Inc., which was subsequently acquired by Google in 2005,[1] who then released the software as open source licensed under the New BSD free software license.

Now known as Skia, it is currently used in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Chrome OS, Chromium OS, Sublime Text 3, Android and Firefox OS. The Skia library is also present on the BlackBerry PlayBook, though the extent of its usage is unclear.

Skia's drawing has back-ends for a standard CPU-based software rasterizer, PDF, and OpenGL.


  1. ^ Malik, Om (2 Sep 2008). "Google Open Sources Skia Graphics Engine". gigaom. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 

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