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XPaint is an easy-to-use image editor which supports many standard and less standard paint procedures that demanding non-professional users would expect. It includes several advanced features like image processing algorithms, programmable C scripts, simultaneous editing of multiple images, and supports a wide variety of image formats.

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Recent releases

  •  14 Feb 2012 07:35

    Release Notes: Autoconf is now used by default, although the old Imakefile mechanism is still included. Some minor issues that could have led to segfaults in some rare circumstances were fixed. The libxaw3dxft library is required but is now a separate project.

    •  06 Mar 2011 16:13

      Release Notes: This is a much enhanced release that comes after more than 2 years of development, with support for alpha channel images, TrueType fonts, UTF-8 text, a modernized GUI, new image formats (JPEG2000 and PGF), vector image import (SVG, PDF, etc.), multi-page documents, anti-aliased painting/drawing through sub-pixel resampling, and more.

      •  18 Aug 2005 08:49

        Release Notes: This release introduces more consistent behaviour for the region operators and implements the use of the Escape key in all relevant operations. Several minor bugs were fixed.

        •  08 May 2005 07:50

          Release Notes: This release has been enriched with a collection of new tools, including regions with spline curve bordure, boxes with round corners, regular and starlike polygons, arrows, etc. Several important bugs have also been corrected. Compilation with Athena widget variants, e.g. Xaw3d, has been fixed.

          •  30 Mar 2005 21:15

            Release Notes: Bug hunting was continued, while no new features were added. The open file dialog should work properly in all circumstances.

            Recent comments

            28 Oct 2002 17:12 bullestock

            XPaint has a new home
            I have now created a SourceForge project for XPaint and moved all the old releases there.

            Find it at

            (...and if you'd like to contribute, mail me...)

            25 Sep 2002 02:41 demailly

            Minor app-default correction possibly required
            Since posting of version 2.6.4, a few users have complained about the behaviour of Button3 action on toolbox icons for some X server implementations. This should fix the problem :
            (update for & & analogues):

            xpaint*Toggle.SimpleMenu.translations: #override \
            <MappingNotify>: highlight()\n\
            <LeaveWindow>: unhighlight() MenuPopdown()\n\
            <BtnMotion>: highlight()\n\
            <Btn1Down>: highlight() notify()\n\
            <Btn1Up>: highlight() notify() MenuPopdown()\n\
            <Btn3Down>: highlight() notify()\n\
            <Btn3Up>: highlight() notify()

            04 Oct 2000 11:45 fredlwm

            XPaint was born first
            Why not use XPaint? It's small. And don't forget that it was first released some years before The GIMP.

            03 Oct 2000 10:54 walles

            How is this different from the GIMP?
            How is this different from the GIMP, and why would anyone prefer one to the other?

            Cheers //Johan


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