“Tux Paint is free, Open Source software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. It is developed by volunteers around the world.”
Tux Paint is an attractive drawing package for students and it runs on a variety of platforms. It is easy to use with other programs such as Photostory and Voicethread as the files save automatically with the PNG format. The automatic save feature means that even Preps can create and save drawings with very little support.
The folder where you save files can be changed using the graphical interface supplied with the download. An excellent bonus for network operators
Tux Paint has all the features you would expect of a drawing program and some unique ones too.
This is a delightful piece of software!
For more screenshots of TuxPaint click here.
And to see some very impressive examples browse the Gallery
It has been very popular with students from Prep to Grade 6 and many families have downloaded it to use it home as well.
The pictures in this VoiceThread were created in Tux Paint by students at Berwick Lodge Primary School.