Drawing program for children, Tux Paint
Almost every kids/children enjoy paint something, including in their computer. We may know one of the popular Paint but simple Microsoft Paint. There is another paint program especially for children, Tux Paint. Tux Paint is a free, award-winning drawing program for children ages 3 to 12 (for example, preschool and K-6). It combines an easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who guides children as they use the program.
Tux Paint runs on a variety of platforms, including all versions of Windows (including Tablet PC), Mac OS X 10.3 and up, Linux, BeOS and Haiku, FreeBSD and NetBSD. It works well on older, slower systems, as well as thin-clients such as LTSP, Citrix® and Windows Terminal Services. It even runs on some handheld computers!
- A number of useful drawing tools are made available
- The drawing canvas is a fixed size, so the user doesn’t need to worry about ‘pixels’ or ‘inches’ when making a new picture
- The entire program fits on a screen as small as 640×480, and can be displayed full-screen, to hide the computer’s underlying ‘desktop’ interface. (It defaults to 800×600 mode, but can run at larger sizes and in portrait or landscape mode, as well.)
- Loading and saving of images is done using thumbnails, so no knowledge of the underlying operating system’s filesystem structure is needed. Even filenames are unnecessary
- Fun sound effects are played when tools are selected and used
- A cartoon version of Tux, the Linux penguin, appears at the bottom to give tips, hints and information
- Parts of Tux Paint have currently been translated into many languages
- International Character Input
- Parental and Teacher Controls
Download Tux Paint from tuxpaint.org