OpenGL

OpenGL 4.5

A Solid Graphics Engine for Everyone to Use

OpenGL is as the name implies an open source graphics API (application programming interface). It provides hardware rather than software rendering meaning it accesses the graphics card and provides quality rendering not bound by the CPU. It is almost always used for scaling vector graphics both 2D and 3D and is available on every common operating system today.

PROS

  • Very widely supported
  • Very fast
  • Somewhat easy to learn

CONS

  • Fairly basic

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