What is OpenGL?

Open GL

Open Graphics Library (OpenGL) is a an open graphics standard for rendering 2D and 3D vector graphics.

It is a cross-language, cross-platform application programming interface (API) which is used to interact with a graphics processing unit (GPU) to render through hardware.

Name of Technology:

Open Graphics Library

Year Introduced:


Invented by :

Khronos Group

Open Source or Proprietary:


Main technology category:

3D Graphics



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