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Tux Paint

Tux Paint is a simple and entertaining drawing program geared towards young children. It has a simple interface, sound effects, and a cartoon character (Tux, the Linux penguin). Along with drawing brush strokes, lines and shapes, you can also enter text and place "rubber stamp" (or "sticker") images on the picture. Tux Paint is extensible, and could be useful in an educational environment (such as a grammar, elementary, or grade school). It's portable across numerous platforms, and runs well even on slower systems like the Pentium 133MHz.

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Recent releases

  •  03 Jul 2007 13:35

    Release Notes: Support for SVG-based stamps was added. Stamps were broken into categories for easier navigation. Bilinear interpolation (smoothing) is used when scaling up PNG-based stamps. The PostScript printing code was rewritten. Input method support was added to the codebase. Japanese and Korean input methods were added to the Text tool. Options for screen size and orientation were improved. Buttons were added to re-play Stamp sound effects and descriptive sounds. Numerous new brushes were added. New starter images were added. Latvian, Twi, and Telugu translations were added. Numerous translations were updated. Numerous bugs were fixed.

    •  26 Nov 2005 02:27

      Release Notes: Stamp scaling, tinting, and scaling UI have been improved. New Magic tools were added: Smudge, Grass, Bricks, Darken, Tint and Cartoon. The text tool includes controls for style, audible end-of-line bell, and Tab features. Screens 1024x768 and larger are now supported. [Alt]+Print now brings up KDE's kprinter dialog on Linux. The color palette has been updated, and palette buttons improved. Improved start-up time and memory usage. Many bugfixes and porting/packaging updates. New translations: Albanian, Estonian, Gaelic, Galician, Gronings, Kinyarwanda, Mexican Spanish, Swahili, Thai, and Ukranian.

      •  14 Oct 2004 04:09

        Release Notes: Support for "starter" images (coloring-book and scene style) were added. Additional brushes were included and various eraser sizes were created. Afrikaans, Belarusian, Breton, Bulgarian, Croatian, Hindi, Serbian, Slovenian, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese, and Welsh translations were added and many translation updates were made. Cleanups were made to the localization code and documentation along with numerous bugfixes.

        •  24 Dec 2003 06:13

          Release Notes: This release includes three new translations: Basque, Norwegian Bokmal and Tamil (buggy). It includes controls to flip, mirror, shrink and grow stamp images, and two new options: "--lang list" to list supported languages, and "--noshortcuts" to disable control-key shortcuts. It also features improved stamp tinting, example stamps (so the Stamp tool works out of the box), a printing-related bugfix for Windows 98, and numerous other bugfixes and improvements.

          •  18 Jun 2003 10:23

            Release Notes: Hebrew and Lithuanian translations were added and the Polish and Korean translation was updated. Right-to-left languages are now supported. The text tool now supports UTF-8 and $OUTPUT_CHARSET is set for Japanese locales. A translated stamp sound bug was fixed, and the man page sources were restructured. Problems with UTF-8 word-wrapping, missing fonts, and locale fallback were fixed. A set of square brushes and a "--nostamps" option were added. MAX_FILES was increased from 256 to 2048.


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