Tux Paint

Tux Paint

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

Version:
0.9.21c
File Size:
10.42MB
Date Added:
April 05, 2011
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
124,256
Downloads Last Week:
188
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.3

    out of 33 votes

    • 5 star: 14
    • 4 star: 18
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
  • Current Version:

    4.3

    out of 3 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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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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