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  • Microsoft Paint icon

    Microsoft Paint

    Paint (formerly Paintbrush) is a simple, ultra-basic graphics painting program that is included with almost all versions of Microsoft Windows. It opens and saves files as Windows bitmap (24-bit, 256 color, 16 color, and monochrome...

    Free Windows

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    Tux Paint

    Tux Paint is a free, award-winning drawing program for children ages 3 to 12 (for example, preschool and K-6). It combines an easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who guides children as they use...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku

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    Fresh Paint

    Unleash your inner creative with Fresh Paint – the ultimate canvas for your big ideas. Fresh Paint is a fun and easy to use painting app with the right tools for artists of all ages. We believe that brilliant, creative ideas can come...

    Free Windows

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    Gnome Paint

    gnome-paint is a simple, easy to use paint program for GNOME. It is inspired by MS-Paint.

    Open Source Linux

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    Paintastic

    Paintastic allows you to make beautiful drawings, paintings, designs and greeting cards. With just a few strokes on your Android smartphone/tablet you can create colorful drawings and bring out your inner artist. Here are some...

    Freemium Android

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    Gpaint

    gpaint (aka GNU Paint), a small-scale painting program for GNOME, the GNU Desktop Environment. gpaint does not attempt to compete with GIMP, it is just a simple drawing package based on xpaint, along the lines of Microsoft Paint. ...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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    GCompris

    GCompris is a high quality educational software suite comprising of numerous activities for children aged 2 to 10. Some of the activities are game orientated, but nonetheless still educational. Below you can find a list of categories...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet

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    Paintbrush

    Paintbrush is a simple paint program for Mac OS X, reminiscent of Microsoft Paint and Apple’s own now-defunct MacPaint. It provides users with a means to make simple images quickly, something which...

    Open Source Mac

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 2.1.1, released in October 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    Paint XP for Windows 7

    Standalone old MS Paint program that allows you to get your old XP Paint interface in Windows 7. One of the major user interface changes in Windows 7 is that the addition of ribbon interface to Paint program. The new ribbon...

    Free Windows

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    TuxMath (Tux of Math Command)

    Tux, of Math Command, AKA TuxMath, lets kids hone their arithmetic skills while they defend penguins from incoming comets, or offers them a chance to explore the asteroid belt with only their factoring abilities to bring them through...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    QAquarelle

    Qaquarelle is a very young opensource Qt4-based painting application that is supposed to provide a native way of painting with emulated traditional instruments, including watercolor simulation, full support for tablets and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued Latest vsersion: 0.0.4 from 2010-02-09. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/qaquarelle/files/
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    Hexonomy

    Welcome to the world's loveliest and largest colony of doodlers and drawers, sketchers and sculptors, painters and penmaestros, and all alternative artists.

    Free Web / Cloud

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    EZ paint

    EZ paint is a free alternative to Microsoft Paint . EZ Paint has over 50 interactive tools to make designing graphic illustrations easier. There are 6 tools for drawing lines, poly-connected lines, curves, arcs, arches and...

    Free Windows

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    MyBrushes

    MyBrushes Paint for Mac app allows you to paint on infinite canvas and PLAYBACK whole drawing. MyBrushes is a good alternative to Microsoft Paint and Apple Mac Paint. It's based on a former...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

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    childsplay

    Childsplay is a collection of educational activities for young children and runs on Windows, OSX, and Linux. Childsplay can be used at home, kindergartens and pre-schools. Childsplay is a fun and save way to let young children...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Pro Paint - 100+ Paint Brushes for Creative Art icon

    Pro Paint - 100+ Paint Brushes for Creative Art

    Pro Paint for Mac is the realistic full-featured digital art software that is used for painting, image editing, vector drawing, free-form transformation, cropping, alpha channel editing, and more specialized tasks.

    Commercial Mac

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    Wizardbrush

    Wizardbrush is a natural media painting software which has a lot of brushes and paper with realism style. You can create realistic picture with it. You can not only use it to paint pictures, but also handle your digital photos, even...

    Commercial Windows

  • Dibuja

    Gtk based basic paint program like MSPaint or Paintbrush but for Linux.

    Open Source Linux

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    Drawing For Children

    Drawing for Childen is a free drawing program for children with many nice options. You can draw with many different pens, you can put stamps on your drawings, create all sort of text effects, and much more. The program is suitable for...

    Free Windows

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    The MagicBook

    Free electronic coloring book. The MagicBooks clean interface with bold pictures, groovy sound effects and the option of printable coloring pages, The MagicBook ensures hours of fun for the little ones, at home or at school.

    Free Windows

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    Paintslate

    Paintslate: the easy to use and fun new painting program for users aged 5 to 55! [ Free license for Schools & Educational Establishments ] Toolset Paintslate offers a wide range of drawing tools from pencil to smudge tool...

    Commercial Windows

  • Microsoft PaintBrush

    PC Paintbrush is graphics editing software created by the ZSoft Corporation in 1984 for computers running the MS-DOS operating system.

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PC_Paintbrush
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    S-Paint

    What program can compete with this mind of painting? Well now that competitor is here and the name is S-Paint. S-Paint is the first program developed by Swagg for the use of drawing what you want to draw about.

    Freemium Windows

  • Kid Pix icon

    Kid Pix

    KID PIX 3D - Mac OS X and Windows Editions The biggest leap forward for the #1 kids drawing and painting creativity software in a decade, KID PIX 3D has everything your young artists need to tell their stories and adventures on...

    Commercial Mac

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    Lil' Picasso

    Lil Picasso is a coloring and creativity package for children. Your children will spend hours coloring the pre-drawn pictures with a paintbrush of over 300 colors and patterns. Children can also choose from a variety of drawing...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued
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    Magic Whiteboard

    Magic Whiteboard is a colorful network drawing program, designed especially for kids' entertainment. It is known that drawing, as well as playing with toys and making something with hands develops children's thinking and...

    Commercial Windows

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