Tux Paint is a free, award-winning drawing program for children ages 3 to 12. It combines an easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who guides children as they use the program.

Kids are presented with a blank canvas and a variety of drawing tools to help them be creative. Along with paintbrush, shapes and text, Tux Paint includes a "stamp" feature to add pre-drawn or photographic imagery to pictures, and a set of "magic tools" that provide filter effects (like blur, tint and waves) and interesting drawing tools (like train tracks, bubbles and grass).

Tux Paint includes a collection of "starter" images, both coloring-book style and photo-realistic, and a large collections of stamps are available as a separate download. Additional content can be added by parents and teachers, or downloaded from 3rd parties.

Tux Paint is available for Linux, BSD, Windows, Mac OS X and Haiku operating systems.


  • multilingual
  • multiplatform
  • easy to use
  • educational

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  • Don't even broke MS Paint

  • This really is too hard for a 3 yrs old.

    1 user found this review helpful.
  • слишком детский и неуклюжий

  • i dont know who to be an admenestrator

  • really really bad program, it uses so much resources, CPU and RAM it single hand crush every workstation it was installed on. really really bad and not efficient use in the .net design. not recommended.

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