Tux Paint

Tux Paint

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 33 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.9.22
  • Total Downloads:
    128,556
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 29, 2014
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Kids tend to love both art and computers, so anything that brings these two things together is bound to go over well. Tux Paint is a drawing program that is both easy enough for kids to use and full of fun features and sounds. It may drive parents a little batty, but kids will definitely get a kick out of it.

When we first launched the program we encountered a configuration menu that let us adjust the program's audio, video, keyboard, and mouse settings. Certain features and controls can also be disabled to make the program easier for younger children to use. The program itself is a kid-friendly version of the typical drawing program; there's a color selector across the bottom, a toolbar on the left that gives users access to the program's various tools, and toolbar on the right that displays the tools' various options. When you click on the paint tool on the left, for example, a selection of different kinds of brushes appear on the right. Clicking the stamp tool on the left brings up various types of stamps on the right. We particularly liked the magic tool, which includes all kinds of cool effects and graphics. Each of the different tools is accompanied by a sound, ranging from what sounds like bass guitar notes to various other blips, bloops, and clicks; fortunately for parents, this can be disabled in the settings if desired. The program doesn't have a Help file per se, but it doesn't really need one, either; it's made for kids, after all, and even those who aren't reading yet should be able to figure it out pretty quickly.

Tux Paint installs politely but leaves a folder behind upon removal. We recommend this program to all users.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Great free painter for elementary-school"

January 14, 2012  |  By miriamhes

 |  Version: Tux Paint 0.9.21c

Pros

Kenny, my 8 year old boy used this drawing program at school and loves to draw with it also at home. It has a lot of functionality to have Kenny occupied for a good half an hour and it is free which is a great thing these days.

Cons

It looks small on our LCD screen. It has kind of 90s' look compared to my iPhone games. It is too complicated for my 3 year old son to operate.

Summary

I really recommend this drawing program to for kids at elementary-school ages. It's has a lot of options like stamps and brushes and my older boy really enjoys using it.

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4 stars

"My children have loved this for the last 5 years."

December 02, 2011  |  By KaStey

 |  Version: Tux Paint 0.9.21c

Pros

Easy to use. Lots of brush sizes and tools. Lots of characters and changeable pictures.

Cons

Too easy to print once they know how to do it, lol.

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5 stars

"Get it! It's a great piece of software for kids!"

May 08, 2011  |  By Max4500

 |  Version: Tux Paint 0.9.21c

Pros

My kids are having lots and lots of fun and that is the most important factor to me.

Cons

None so far.

Summary

If you have kids get it! Full stop.

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5 stars

"Totally Rocks!"

January 27, 2011  |  By SimplySamantha1979

 |  Version: Tux Paint 0.9.21

Pros

Very colorful, Lots of options, FREE, Kids love it and so do I. So much better than windows paint.

Cons

I cant figure out where my files are saved so I can save as a windows background.

Summary

When I first downloaded this program and used it I was totally hyped! This is a great program, far better than regular windows paint. It is exciting to discover all the technics this program has to offer. I love it and so do my Godchildren. A+ all the way

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4 stars

"Free Are you Kidding me"

March 16, 2010  |  By alaskajack10

 |  Version: Tux Paint 0.9.15

Pros

Easy download, easy to work with, lots of fun stamps for the kids, and the magic wand is a great tool.

Cons

the sound for the save request, needs a different sound, something the kids can understand, and something the adults can change every now and then.

Summary

I could not believe that this was a free program. The things you can do with this is great. My grand kids love it. I even found myself playing around with it......This is by far the best freeware i have ever downloaded from the internet. More stamps would be great along with more sounds. A section just on dinosaurs would be great. Thank you Tux paint.....i have also downloaded Tux Typing and Math but have not played with them as of yet. If you have kids and or grand kids this is the program for you.

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5 stars

"Tux Paint is a great program"

August 03, 2009  |  By iloveaquatatu

 |  Version: Tux Paint 0.9.21

Pros

Tux paint is a great program that kids can use to paint. It has a lot of nice features to it and a great design. Easy for kids to use. My four year old nephew can work it just fine and he loves it. You can save a photo and print with Tux Paint. Free.

Cons

No cons really. No spyware. The program runs great.
I'm happy that I downloaded it.

Summary

Tux paint is a great program for kids (and for adults if your bored) it has lots of features. It's cute. You can save the drawings you make, you can print. You can add text, you can erase easily and do lots of cool stuff. My four year old nephew will play on it for hours. This program is also used at some Libraries for kids to use.
I love everything about this program. It works perfectly and has no spyware and no flaws that I know about.
Veyr nice program, worth downloading.

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4 stars

"Two thumbs up, Entertaining for young aspiring artists"

January 11, 2009  |  By dlburkhart

 |  Version: Tux Paint 0.9.19

Pros

Playful, simple controls. Easy for my 4-year old to figure out. Provides a wide array of special effects to make impressive artwork.

Cons

Fixed window and canvas size. Does not even allow window resizing.

Summary

With only one minor "con" and no pricetag, there's no reason not to get this.

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5 stars

"my grandaughter loves tuxpaint"

January 11, 2009  |  By nosoremble1958

 |  Version: Tux Paint 0.9.16

Pros

the paint is great i dont know how you do it my grandkids love to paint with it
when they come over.

Cons

I cant find nothing bad about it, as long as i dont get a virus from it, its perfect.

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4 stars

"Grabs grandsons interest in creating a picture"

November 30, 2008  |  By padstow

 |  Version: Tux Paint 0.9.19

Pros

Has started a 4 year old drawing instead of just scribbling

Cons

Whats not to enjoy when it comes for free

Summary

Good to get grandchildren drawing but grandparents could do with more instructions on how to use the software

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4 stars

"Our 5 year old grandson approves."

November 25, 2008  |  By alistairwat50n

 |  Version: Tux Paint 0.9.19

Pros

Lots to try & easy for our 5 year old to demonstrate his mouse skills.

Cons

A bit slow to start.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher New Breed Software
Publisher web site http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/
Release Date August 29, 2014
Date Added August 29, 2014
Version 0.9.22
Category
Category Home Software
Subcategory Kids & Parenting Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows, Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 13.51MB
File Name tuxpaint-0.9.22-win32-installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 128,556
Downloads Last Week 258
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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