Tux Paint
Open Source Drawing Software for Children


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By: Bill Kendrick

Tux Paint is free computer art software for children.
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Random review:
“Somehow, the word about TuxPaint spread throughout our community. Older elementary school students started exploring it in our computer center. A few days later, a middle school boy asked how he could use TuxPaint on his computer. This is a boy who has spent hundreds of hours playing first-person shooting games.” — Takoma Park Maryland Library, May 2012


Reviews - Macworld Magazine - April 2007

Macworld Magazine
April 2007


Kid's Digital Easel
New Life for Old Macs

By Christopher Breen


A Child's Art Station
Tux Paint provides hours
of entertainment for
youngsters

Photo by Peter Belanger

Does your five-year-old watch in fascination as you work with Photoshop? Encourage your child's interests by turning your retired Mac into a digital art station.

Prepping the Canvas

Small children often have trouble drawing with a mouse, so invest in a pen tablet such as Wacom's Graphire 4x5 [...] Use the Wacom Tablet preference pane to configure the device's behavior (for example, you might want to disable the pen's side button to prevent your child from accidentally pressing it).

When it comes to drawing, check out the open-source painting program Tux Paint. The program's art tools include a paintbrush a Stamp tool, and a Magic tool that lets pint-size scribblers apply textures like grass and sparkles.

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See the complete article, "Kid's digital easel: New life for old Macs", in the April 2007 issue.


Did you know? Your school can install Tux Paint on all of its computers... today, and at no cost!