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Tux Paint
Open Source Drawing Software for Children



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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. (See the full list of features.)

(Adults enjoy using Tux Paint too; both for nostalgia, and as a break from more complicated professional art tools. Also, Tux Paint has become popular for generating "glitch art", thanks to its numerous special effect tools.)

January 12, 2021 - Tux Paint 0.9.25 is also now available for a variety of Linux distributions via Flatpak.
December 30, 2020 - Tux Paint 0.9.25 is now available, and introduces animated GIF slideshow export and more. See the press release, and download it for various versions of Windows, macOS, Android, Haiku, and RPM-based Linux systems.
Some 'Starter' pictures include both a foreground (which can't be drawn over), and a background.

'Starter' scene.

View More Screenshots or the Gallery of Children's Artwork.

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macOS
Apple macOS
10.10 Yosemite & up
Windows
Windows 10, 8, 7
Vista, 2000, & XP
Linux
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The latest version of Tux Paint runs on a variety of platforms, including Windows (XP and later), macOS (10.10 and later), Linux, Android, Haiku, and more. Older versions of Tux Paint have been released for a variety of other platforms, as well.

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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!

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