Tux Paint
Open Source Drawing Software for Children

Tux Paint is free computer art software for children.
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Random review:
“Last week, I was really happy to see a mother sitting at a computer with her 3-year-old son, with TuxPaint up on the screen. The child was squealing with delight as he used the various drawing tools in TuxPaint. Listening to him speak, I noticed he was highly verbal, too.” — Takoma Park Maryland Library, May 2012


Note: Please be sure to mention what operating system and OS version you are running (e.g., "Windows XP", "Windows Vista", "Mac OS X 10.5", etc.), and which version of Tux Paint you're using (it appears on the splash screen when you launch it, is part of the name of file you downloaded (e.g, "tuxpaint-0.9.18-win32-installer.exe"), appears at the top of your installed version's documentation, and is shown if you run the command "tuxpaint --version" from a terminal/shell/console).

Otherwise, before we can help you, the first thing we'll ask is: what operating system are you running, and what version of Tux Paint are you trying to use.

Contact Developers and Users via our Mailing Lists

The various Tux Paint mailing-lists are read by most of the developers of, and contributors to, Tux Paint (as well as by many users).

Report Bugs or make Feature Requests

The Tux Paint project at SourceForge.net provides ways to report bugs and request features.

Chat Live with Developers

These same people can occasionally be found on the #tux4kids Internet Relay Chat (IRC) channel on the FreeNode network.

Contact the Lead Developer

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions regarding Tux Paint, you may e-mail the lead developer, Bill Kendrick, at: bill@newbreedsoftware.com.

Also note: Bill speaks English and runs Linux, so if you have Windows or Mac questions, or send email in another language, he may need to pass your query along to another developer. Sorry for any inconvenience!

Get a Live Demo in Your Area

If you're interested in having Tux Paint demonstrated for your school or user group, the following volunteers have mentioned their availability to do so. (Contact us by any of the means above if you're not located nearby. As listed on the Developers page, the Tux Paint team is international, and someone may be available!)

Also see the Events page for information on forthcoming and past events, and for presentation slides from past events.

(This list last updated February 2008.)

Did you know? Tux Paint is named after Tux the penguin, the mascot of the Linux operating system. "Tux" is short for tuxedo.