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

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Mavericks Version Download for Tux Paint:
(Go Down the Page, to the Mac OS X section: for the link to the 2013 version!)

Tux Paint is completely free software, released as Open Source software, under the provisions of the GNU General Public License (GPL). This means you may download it and install it on as many machines as you wish, copy it for friends and family, and give it to your local schools. In fact, we encourage this!


Simple Interface

    * A small number of useful tools are available. (See 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 in 640×480, and can be displayed full-screen, to hide the computer’s underlying “desktop” interface. (It defaults to 800×600 mode, and can run at larger sizes, 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 Various colors available
    * 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 text (names, facts, etc.) and sound effects assigned to them
          o Stamps can be resized, flipped and mirrored
    * 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 tool
          o Comes with various fonts
          o Bold, italic and size can be changed
          o Parents/teachers can add more fonts
    * “Magic” (special effects) tool
          o Fill – “flood-fill” an area with a particular color
          o Grass – paint realistic clumps of grass on the screen and into the distance
          o Bricks – paint realistic large or small brick patterns
          o Rainbow brush – draw using a brush that paints in all colors in the rainbow
          o Sparkles – draw glowing yellow sparkles
          o Blur – blur parts of the picture using the mouse
          o Smudge – push the colors around as though smudging wet paint
          o Lighten – fade the colors of parts of the picture
          o Darken – darken the colors of parts of the picture
          o Chalk – make parts of the picture look like a chalk drawing
          o Blocks – turn parts of the picture “blocky”
          o Negative – invert the colors of parts of the picture
          o Tint – change the color of parts of the picture
          o Drip – make parts of the picture look like it’s dripping away
          o Cartoon – make parts of the picture look like a cartoon
          o Mirror – flip the image horizontally
          o Flip – flip the image vertically
    * Eraser
    * Undo
          o Multiple levels of undo
          o Undo actions can themselves be undone with the “Redo” button


    * Save
          o Save a picture to the virtual “picturebook”
          o One-click save: No file browser dialogs or filename prompts are used
          o If saving an opened picture, choose to save over it (like “Save” in desktop programs), or save a new picture (like “Save As”)
    * Open
          o Open a previous drawing by selecting its thumbnail in a virtual “picturebook”
          o Delete previously-saved pictures
    * Slides (coming in version 0.9.16!)
          o View a slideshow of multiple saved drawings
          o Control the speed of playback, for presentations or a simple looping animation
          o Go forward or back using the arrow keys
    * Print
          o Print pictures on a printer


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

    * Afrikaans
    * Albanian
    * Arabic
    * Basque
    * Belarusian
    * Breton
    * Bulgarian
    * Catalan
    * Chinese (Simplified)
    * Chinese (Traditional)
    * Croatian
    * Czech
    * Danish
    * Dutch
    * English (British)
    * English (South African)
    * English (USA) (default)
    * Estonian
    * Finnish
    * Faroese
    * French
    * Gaelic (Irish)
    * Gaelic (Scottish)
    * Galician
    * Georgian
    * German
    * Greek
    * Gronings
    * Gujarati
    * Hebrew
    * Hindi
    * Hungarian
    * Icelandic
    * Indonesian
    * Italian
    * Japanese
    * Kinyarwanda
    * Klingon (Romanized)
    * Korean
    * Kurdish
    * Lithuanian
    * Malay
    * Ndebele
    * Norwegian BokmÃ¥l
    * Norwegian Nynorsk
    * Polish
    * Portuguese (Brazilian)
    * Portuguese (Portuguese)
    * Romanian
    * Russian
    * Serbian
    * Slovak
    * Slovenian
    * Spanish (Mexican)
    * Spanish (Spanish)
    * Swahili
    * Swedish
    * Tagalog
    * Tamil
    * Thai
    * Tibetan
    * Turkish
    * Ukrainian
    * Venda
    * Vietnamese
    * Walloon
    * Welsh
    * Xhosa

(You can even help translate it to your favorite language.)
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 and brushes are stored using standard formats (PNG, WAV, text), allowing parents and teachers to create their own content for use at home or in classes.
    * 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.)  
Mavericks Version Download for Tux Paint:
(Go Down the Page, to the Mac OS X section: for the link to the 2013 version! )
« Last Edit: February 09, 2015, 01:22:55 PM by Software Santa »


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