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Tux Paint

18 votes, 5.0/5
0.9.20c (latest version)
Tux Paint
Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 7, English
Allow your children to take their first steps in drawing. Tux Paint is a drawing program with simple tools. It is for children who have 3 years old and up.

Key features :

  • Interface : Since this application is for children, it has a child-oriented interface where they can select a background color or picture to begin with. This interface also includes useful drawing tools. Everytime, your child selects a tool, a fun sound is heard. To simplify their task, saved pictures are displayed in thumbnail. It also includes auto-save and recovers function to avoid problem in case the program is closed accidentally. To make it more appropriate tool for children, the configuration settings are displayed in another location.
  • Drawing tools : Like all drawing tool software, this application offers several and useful tools : paint brush, bubber stamp, line tool, shape tool, eraser, etc. In addition, your child can use « undo » and « redo » functions.
  • Commands : In addition to its key features, this application also allows children to save pictures to the virtual « picturebook », to open a picture by clicking on its thumbnail in the virtual « picturebook », to view a slideshow of the saved drawing, to print the favorite picture, etc.
  • Languages : It is translated into several foreign languages such as Basque, Belarusian, Chinese, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, etc.

Pros :

  • Sound effects
  • Moderate amount of system resources
  • Possibility to display pictures as slideshow
  • Exciting for children
  • Multilingual

Cons :

  • Slow and unstable during tests


Alternative spelling: tuxpaint-0-0.9.20c.9.21c-win32-installer.exe, tuxpaint-0.9.21c-win32-installer.exe