Tux Paint is a free art and drawing computer software especially designed for children. It has a lot of fun sound effects, an easy-to-use graphic interface, and a cute penguin to help the kids as they go along using Tux Paint. It is also available for Mac OSX, Linux, Windows and other operating systems.
Softpedia has rated it as excellent, and we guess it’s because kids and kids at heart surely love its features as Tux Paint helps them to be more creative.
Tux Paint presents the users with a blank, fixed canvas where you can draw just about anything you wish. The whole program runs on full-screen so you get to utilize your whole screen as a canvas. And because loading and saving of drawings are done through thumbnails, your little tots won’t have any problems finding their favorite drawings in your hard drive.
Tux, the Linux penguin, keeps the kids entertained by guiding them throughout the software, giving them hints and tips about features of the program. In addition, there are also fun sound effects as each tool is selected and used, adding up to the kids’ excitement.
Aside from the usual Paint Brush, Eraser, Rubber Stamp, Line tool, Text tool, and Shape tool, there are also dozens of ‘Magic’ or effects which kids can use to create their own masterpieces. Some examples are Confetti, Color Shift, Puzzle, Fisheye, TV, Tint, Snow Flakes and many more. These magical effects contribute in encouraging the kid’s imagination and creativity, making them think artistically as to what they can do with such effects.
Tux Paint is available in a number of languages from contributors around the world, so kids all over the world can enjoy using this fun piece of software.
Encourage your child’s creativity with Tux Paint. And since it runs on full-screen, you don’t have to worry about your kid accessing other programs in your computer.
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