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Below you find the latest WinFIG downloads by platform (installer and zipped versions):

release 2024.2

release 2024.1

release 2023.2

release 2023.1

release 2021.1

release 7.8

release 7.7

Last 2018 release 7.5

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Windows Installation:

Download and execute the Windows installer version and follow the instructions of the setup program.

Alternatively you can download the zipped version and unpack the archive to a place of your choice, e.g. C:\Program Files\WinFIG

Note: you can have different versions on your computer if you install them to different locations, i.e. install the old WinFIG 3.x into C:\Program Files\WinFIG3.

WinFIG requires some DLLs from the Visual Studio 2019 redistributable. Usually these are already on your computer, if you already installed other recent software. If WinFIG shows a Windows error message at startup (DLL is missing, configuration error or similar) download and install the package, which you can get from Microsoft here.

Linux Installation:

Download and execute WinFIG-72-Linux-x86_64-Install and follow the instructions of the setup program. You must make the file executable in order to run it. Use the following command at the command line:

chmod u+x WinFIG-72-Linux-x86_64-Install

Alternatively you can download the zipped version and unpack the archive to a place of your choice, e.g. /home/username/WinFIG

Please check the requirements page. You may have to install the Qt libraries.

Mac OS Installation:

Download Unzip and copy the containing folder to a location of your choice, i.e. “/Applications”. Since version 6.0 WinFIG comes as an app bundle with all required dependencies contained within. So, no installation of XCode or Qt is necessary.


I prepared a set of PostScript 1.0 fonts from GhostScript 8.53. With that WinFIG can display text objects identically to the PostScript export. See the GPL copyright note inside. Without these fonts WinFIG will use the default font, which is Arial. The fonts are only required for Windows. On Linux they are usually part of the base installation or installed as a dependency of GhostScript. (1595 KB)


  1. Download the archive
  2. Open the old control panel (open the start menu search field and type “control panel”)
  3. Click on “Fonts” or search for “Fonts”.
  4. Click on “show installed fonts” to see the font list.
  5. Drag all PFM files into that window.


You can find a symbol library as part of the Xfig source package at the site. Download xfig.3.2.7a.full.tar.gz

There is a folder “Libraries” in the archive. Copy the contents to the libraries folder of your WinFIG installation.

Source downloads

You may clone the fig2dev repository at

(note: repo name was renamed from transfig to fig2dev)

There your find the source code of fig2dev. This should help people, who want to provide their own output driver or compile the code with specific options. I include the Visual Studio 2015 project file (fig2dev.vcxproj) that I use on Windows and the QT Creator project file ( that I use on Linux. The latter should work on Windows too, but then you will have to deal with some “#ifdef Win32” that encapsulate code that requires the Win32 API, mostly for registry access functions. Please also note that fig2dev is mostly written in obsolete pre ANSI-C style. I only fixed this where it led to compiler errors or other issues.

The code requires the QT libraries for bitmap image loading. Don’t forget to make the Qt image plugins available if you are not using the WinFIG folder structure. You have to place the directory plugins/imageformats in the place where you put your compiled fig2dev binary.