Tux Paint is a Portable free drawing and painting program that was specifically created for young kids ages 3 and up (preschool age to k-6). This Free Drawing and Painting Software is super easy to use and incorporates an "encouraging cartoon mascot" and fun sounds to help guide your child through the program. Help your child brush up on their art skills and bring out their creative side.
Features: Simple Interface: - A number of useful drawing tools are made available. (See Drawing Tools, below.) - 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 640x480, and can be displayed full-screen, to hide the computer's underlying 'desktop' interface. (It defaults to 800x600 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.
Entertaining Interface: - 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.
Drawing Tools: Paint brush: - Various brushes available - Parents/teachers can add more brushes - Brushes can be animated - Brushes can change shape depending on the direction they're drawn - Alternate color palettes can be created and used
Rubber stamp: - Hundreds of photographic and cartoon stamps images are available - Parents/teachers can add more stamps and create categories - Stamps can have descriptive text and sound samples (names, facts, etc.) and/or sound effects assigned to them - Stamps can be resized, flipped and mirrored - Raster bitmaps (Portable Network Graphics ("PNG")) with full-color and alpha transparency (32bpp RGBA) supported - Vector graphics (Scalable Vector Graphics ("SVG")) supported
Line tool: - Uses Paint Brush's brushes - 'Rubberband' shows where the line will be drawn as you move the mouse - Shape tool - Draw various filled and unfilled polygonal shapes - Rotate shapes (this feature can be disabled for younger children)
Text and Label tools: - Come with various fonts - Bold, italic and size can be changed - Parents/teachers can add more fonts - Supports numerous languages (See International Character Input, below)