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TuxPaint! Open Source Drawing Software for Children (for ALL EXCEPT Mac Classic)

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Program Download: https://sourceforge.net/projects/tuxpaint/files/latest/download

Extra Rubber Stamps: https://sourceforge.net/projects/tuxpaint/files/tuxpaint-stamps/2018-09-01/


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

Kids are presented with a blank canvas and a variety of drawing tools to help them be creative.

Tux Paint runs on a variety of platforms, including Windows, macOS, Linux, and more.

Apple macOS - 10.7 & up    
Windows - Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, 2000, & XP    
Linux - Linux Distros Software Stores have it for free.

How Much Does It Cost?

Tux Paint is free, Open Source software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. It is developed by volunteers around the world. We work on it as a labor of love, with the hopes that people will find it useful, and in turn share it with their own friends and family.

Because Tux Paint (and other open source software) is free of cost and not limited in any way, a school can use it today, without waiting for procurement or a budget!

Download Tux Paint today, and enjoy!

Multi-Platform

Tux Paint works on macOS (10.7 and up), Windows (Windows95 through Windows 10), Linux, Android, and other systems.


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
        Various brushes available
        Parents/teachers can add more brushes
        Brushes can be animated
        Brushes can change shape depending on the direction they're drawn
        Alternate color palettes can be created and used
        Color picker, for choosing colors from a drawing (New in 0.9.23)
    Rubber stamp
        Hundreds of photographic and cartoon stamps images are available
        Parents/teachers can add more stamps and create categories
        Stamps can have descriptive text and sound samples (names, facts, etc.) and/or sound effects assigned to them
        Stamps can be resized, flipped and mirrored
        Raster bitmaps (Portable Network Graphics ("PNG")) with full-color and alpha transparency (32bpp RGBA) supported
        Vector graphics (Scalable Vector Graphics ("SVG")) supported
    Line tool
        Uses Paint Brush's brushes
        'Rubberband' shows where the line will be drawn as you move the mouse
    Shape tool
        Draw various filled and unfilled polygonal shapes
        Rotate shapes (this feature can be disabled for younger children)
    Text and Label tools
        Come with various fonts
        Bold, italic and size can be changed
        Parents/teachers can add more fonts
        Supports numerous languages (See International Character Input, below)
        Labels may be moved or edited later
    'Magic' (special effects) tool
        Blind - pull window blinds down, or across, the picture
        Blocks - turn parts of the picture 'blocky'
        Blur - blur parts of the picture using the mouse
        Bricks - paint realistic large or small brick patterns
        Calligraphy - a smooth brush that changes thickness depending on how quickly you stroke
        Cartoon - make parts of the picture look like a cartoon
        Chalk - make parts of the picture look like a chalk drawing
        Color & White - turn the picture monotone
        Color Shift - Jumble the colors of the picture
        Confetti - Throw confetti over your picture
        Darken - darken the colors of parts of the picture
        Distortion - slightly alters the position of the picture under the brush
        Drip - make parts of the picture look like it's dripping away
        Edges - outline the edges of shapes in yur picture
        Emboss - gives the image's edges highlights and shadows
        Fill - 'flood-fill' an area with a particular color
        Fisheye - view parts of your picture through a fish-eye lense
        Flip - flip the image vertically
        Flower - draws curvy-stalked flowers
        Foam - paints foamy bubbles that grow as you move the mouse
        Fold - fold down the corners of your picture
        Glass Tile - see your drawing through glass tiles
        Grass - paint realistic clumps of grass on the screen and into the distance
        Hexagon Mosaic - create a pattern of hexagons
        Irregular Mosaic - turn your picture into a mosaic of shards
        Kaleidoscope - four symmetric brushes
        Light - draw beams of bright light on your picture
        Lighten - fade the colors of parts of the picture
        Metal Paint - paints shiny metallic colors
        Mirror - flip the image horizontally
        Mosaic - make your picture into a mosaic of colors
        Negative - invert the colors of parts of the picture
        Noise - add random noise to your picture
        Perspective - bend your picture to view it from different perspectives
        Picasso - a triplet of brushes that paint in unison
        Puzzle - shift parts of your picture around like it's a sliding puzzle
        ROYGBIV Rainbow - draw a rainbow arc of seven solid colors
        Rails - draw connecting train tracks
        Rain - add raindrops to your picture
        Rainbow - draw using a brush that paints in all colors in the rainbow
        Real Rainbow - draw a colorful arc based on a real photo of a rainbow
        Ripples - rippled waves over your image
        Rosette - three brushes that draw in a rosette pattern
        Shift - move the entire picture around
        Silhouette - turn parts of your picture into a silhouette
        Smudge - push the colors around as though smudging wet paint
        Snow Ball - cover your picture in snowballs
        Snow Flake - cover your picture in snowflakes
        Square Mosaic - create a pattern of squares
        String V - draw V-shaped string art
        String corner - draw string art
        String edges - draw string art around the edges of your picture
        TV - make your picture look like it's on a television
        Tint - change the color of parts of the picture
        Toothpaste - paint with colorful gel
        Tornado - add a tornado funnel to your picture
        Wavelets - wiggle your picture up and down
        Waves - wiggle your picture side to side
        Wet Paint - draw with wet, smudgy paint
        Zoom - zoom your entire picture in or out
        ... plus, programmers can easily and quickly create new 'Magic' tools using a plug-in interface!
    Eraser
    Undo

        Multiple levels of undo
        Undo actions can themselves be undone with the 'Redo' button

Commands

    Save
        Save a picture to the virtual 'picturebook'
        One-click save: No file browser dialogs or filename prompts are used
        If saving an opened picture, choose to save over it (like 'Save' in desktop programs), or save a new picture (like 'Save As')
    Open
        Open a previous drawing by selecting its thumbnail in a virtual 'picturebook'
        Delete previously-saved pictures
    Slides
        View a slideshow of multiple saved drawings
        Control the speed of playback; create class presentations or simple looping animations
        Go forward or back using the arrow keys or mouse
    Starters
        Various coloring-book-style images included
        Photographic scenes included, with foreground and background elements that you draw in between
        Vector graphics (Scalable Vector Graphics ("SVG")) supported
        Kid Pix templates ("KPX" files) supported
    Print
        Print pictures on a printer

Translations

Parts of Tux Paint have currently been translated into the following languages: (130)

    Acholi
    Afrikaans
    Akan
    Albanian
    Amharic
    Arabic
    Aragones
    Armenian
    Assamese
    Asturian
    Azerbaijani
    Bambara
    Basque
    Belarusian
    Bengali
    Bodo
    Bosnian
    Breton
    Bulgarian
    Catalan
    Chinese (Simplified)
    Chinese (Traditional)
    Croatian
    Czech
    Danish
    Dogri
    Dutch
    English (Australian)
    English (British)
    English (Canadian)
    English (South African)
    English (USA)
    Esperanto
    Estonian
    Faroese
    Finnish
    French
    Fula
    Gaelic (Irish)
    Gaelic (Scottish)
    Galego
    Galician
    Georgian
    German
    Greek
    Gronings
    Gujarati
    Hebrew
    Hindi
    Hungarian
    Icelandic
    Indonesian
    Inuktitut
    Italian
    Japanese
    Kabyle
    Kannada
    Kashmiri (Devanagari)
    Kashmiri (Perso-Arabic)
    Khmer
    Kiga
    Kinyarwanda
    Klingon
    Konkani
    Konkani (roman)
    Korean
    Kurdish
    Latvian
    Lithuanian
    Luganda
    Luxembourgish
    Macedonian
    Maithili
    Malay
    Malayalam
    Manipuri (bengali)
    Manipuri (meitei mayek)
    Marathi
    Miahuatlán Zapotec
    Mongolian
    Ndebele
    Nepali
    Northern Sotho
    Norwegian Bokmål
    Norwegian Nynorsk
    Occitan
    Odia
    Ojibwe
    Persian
    Polish
    Portuguese (Brazilian)
    Portuguese (Portugual)
    Punjabi
    Romanian
    Russian
    Sanskrit
    Santali (devaganari)
    Santali (ol chiki)
    Serbian (cyrillic)
    Serbian (latin)
    Shuswap
    Sindhi
    Sindhi (Devanagari)
    Sinhala
    Slovak
    Slovenian
    Songhay
    Spanish (Mexican)
    Spanish (Spanish)
    Sundanese
    Swahili
    Swedish
    Tagalog
    Tamil
    Telugu
    Thai
    Tibetan
    Turkish
    Twi
    Ukrainian
    Urdu
    Valencian
    Venda
    Venetian
    Vietnamese
    Walloon
    Welsh
    Wolof
    Xhosa
    Zulu

(You can even help translate it to your favorite language.)
International Character Input

Enter text in different languages using the Text tool:

    Latin languages - Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, etc.
    Japanese - Romanized Hiragana and Romanized Katakana
    Korean - Hangul Bul-2
    Thai
    Traditional Chinese

Accessibility

Tux Paint provides a number of optional accessibiltiy enhancements, to help make the program more suitable in some circumstances.

    On-screen keyboard
    Keyboard-driven mouse pointer control
    Joystick-driven mouse pointer control

Parental and Teacher Controls

    Run Tux Paint in full-screen mode, or have it 'grab' the mouse pointer, to prevent children from accidentally accessing other programs or files on the desktop.
    Sound effects can be disabled.
    The Print and Quit options can be disabled.
    Alternatively, the Print option can be limited to allow only one print every n minutes.
    Tux Paint cannot be launched more than once every 30 seconds, to prevent multiple copies from being run accidentally, due to over-eager mouse clicking.
    The directory/folder where Tux Paint saves files may be changed. This can be used to save pictures in a student's home directory on a network drive or shared drive, rather than locally on one particular workstation.
    Stamps, starters and brushes are stored using popular open formats (PNG, SVG, Ogg Vorbis, etc.) allowing parents and teachers to create their own content for use at home or in the classroom - even using completely free tools.
    The 'Tux Paint Config.' program allows parents, teachers, and school technicians to alter Tux Paint's behaviour using a simple, easy-to-use graphical interface. (It's separate from Tux Paint, to prevent children from changing things.)
    ... and much more!

http://www.tuxpaint.org/

Download now:  https://sourceforge.net/projects/tuxpaint/files/latest/download

Rubber Stamps installers:  https://sourceforge.net/projects/tuxpaint/files/tuxpaint-stamps/2018-09-01/

https://sourceforge.net/projects/tuxpaint/
« Last Edit: March 25, 2020, 09:23:57 PM by Software Santa »

 


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