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(Davis, CA — July 1, 2007) Five years after the debut of its award-winning Open Source drawing program for children, New Breed Software is happy to announce the release of Tux Paint 0.9.17.
Tux Paint supports practically any screen size and orientation
Tux Paint 0.9.17 offers many exciting innovations alongside improvements
to favorite features, including new stamps, new brushes for the Paint
and Line tools, and support for a wider variety of screen resolutions
and orientations — great for use with wide-screen LCD monitors and
SVG vector graphic support and scaled bitmap stamps
Tux Paint's well-loved Stamp tool is now cleaner, more flexible, and
easier to use than ever. The addition of a smoothing filter minimizes
pixelation when photographic stamps are scaled up, while newly added
support for the Scalable Vector Graphics file format allows for
byte-thrifty stamps that can scale up without any pixelation or blurring
at all. Lastly, the constantly growing collection of stamps is now
separated into categories (plants, animals, holidays, and so forth) for
Entering Japanese characters
Also, Tux Paint 0.9.17 proudly debuts the new Input Method feature, which allows users to input non-Latin characters with the Text tool. Currently, supported languages include Japanese (both Romanized Hiragana and Romanized Katakana) and Korean (the common Hangul 2-Bul method).
And as always, Tux Paint continues to learn new languages thanks to its global community of developers. Tux Paint 0.9.17 now supports more than 70 languages, with new translations into Latvian, Telugu, and Twi, in addition to updates in more than a dozen others.
For a complete list of changes, see the Tux Paint change log, Tux Paint Config. change log and Tux Paint Stamps change log.
Tux Paint 0.9.17 is available immediately for Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X and Linux, and is available for download free of charge from the Tux Paint website. For further information, visit: www.tuxpaint.org and www.newbreedsoftware.com
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Press Release by: William Kendrick and Melissa Hardenbrook
URL for this press release: http://www.tuxpaint.org/latest/tuxpaint-0.9.17-press-release-en.php3