Tux Paint

Tux Paint 0.9.22

Drawing program for young children

Tux Paint has been translated into over 45 languages, and a graphical configuration tool for parents and teachers is available which allows Tux Paint to be reconfigured to suit the special needs of children or the classroom environment.

Tux Paint 0.9.22 details

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License: Freeware
Price: FREE
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File size: 13.50 MB
Downloads: 282
Keywords: drawing program, paint tool, drawing tools, child, paint, editor
Author URL: http://www.tuxpaint.org/
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User Rating: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Tux Paint for Windows 10 - Full description

Tux Paint is a free, award-winning drawing program for children ages 3 to 12 (for example, preschool and K-6). It combines an easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who guides children as they use the program.

Tux Paint provides a blank canvas and a variety of drawing tools to help your child be creative. Additional artwork ("stamps") can be downloaded and installed, providing a sticker-book functionality.

Tux Paint has been translated into over 45 languages, and a graphical configuration tool for parents and teachers is available which allows Tux Paint to be reconfigured to suit the special needs of children or the classroom environment.

Simple Interface

* A number of useful drawing tools are made available. (See Drawing Tools, below.)
* The drawing canvas is a fixed size, so the user doesn't need to worry about 'pixels' or 'inches' when making a new picture.
* The entire program fits on a screen as small as 640x480, and can be displayed full-screen, to hide the computer's underlying 'desktop' interface. (It defaults to 800x600 mode, but can run at larger sizes and in portrait or landscape mode, as well.)
* Loading and saving of images is done using thumbnails, so no knowledge of the underlying operating system's filesystem structure is needed. Even filenames are unnecessary.

Entertaining Interface

* Fun sound effects are played when tools are selected and used.
* A cartoon version of Tux, the Linux penguin, appears at the bottom to give tips, hints and information.

Drawing Tools

* Paint brush
o Various brushes available
o Parents/teachers can add more brushes
o Brushes can be animated
o Brushes can change shape depending on the direction they're drawn
o Alternate color palettes can be created and used
* Rubber stamp
o Hundreds of photographic and cartoon stamps images are available
o Parents/teachers can add more stamps and create categories
o Stamps can have descriptive text and sound samples (names, facts, etc.) and/or sound effects assigned to them
o Stamps can be resized, flipped and mirrored
o Raster bitmaps (Portable Network Graphics ("PNG")) with full-color and alpha transparency (32bpp RGBA) supported
o Vector graphics (Scalable Vector Graphics ("SVG")) supported
* Line tool
o Uses Paint Brush's brushes
o 'Rubberband' shows where the line will be drawn as you move the mouse
* Shape tool
o Draw various filled and unfilled polygonal shapes
o Rotate shapes (this feature can be disabled for younger children)
* Text and Label tools
o Come with various fonts
o Bold, italic and size can be changed
o Parents/teachers can add more fonts
o Supports numerous languages (See International Character Input, below)
o Labels may be moved or edited later (Coming soon)
* 'Magic' (special effects) tool
o Blind - pull window blinds down, or across, the picture (Coming soon)
o Blocks - turn parts of the picture 'blocky'
o Blur - blur parts of the picture using the mouse
o Bricks - paint realistic large or small brick patterns
o Calligraphy - a smooth brush that changes thickness depending on how quickly you stroke
o Cartoon - make parts of the picture look like a cartoon
o Chalk - make parts of the picture look like a chalk drawing
o Color & White - turn the picture monotone
o Color Shift - Jumble the colors of the picture
o Confetti - Throw confetti over your picture
o Darken - darken the colors of parts of the picture
o Distortion - slightly alters the position of the picture under the brush
o Drip - make parts of the picture look like it's dripping away
o Edges - outline the edges of shapes in yur picture

Tux Paint for Windows 10 - Users' reviews

Tux Paint 0.9.22 review by Dhruv Sampate (Feb 10, 2017)

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