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    Tux Paint Alternatives

    Tux Paint is described as '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 the program'. There are more than 25 games similar to Tux Paint for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is GIMP, which is both free and Open Source. Other Tux Paint like games are MyPaint (Free, Open Source), Glimpse Image Editor (Free, Open Source), Microsoft Paint (Free) and FireAlpaca (Free).

    This page was last updated Jan 24, 2022

    1. 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.
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      Kid Pix is a bitmap drawing program aimed at children.
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      Sure it'll cost a good and pretty dime, but it's super packed with features! Studio Deluxe was my go to when I had dial-up (Internet was research only for me until graduation) and almost everything was available without the disc! I just wish I could afford it again.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago


    2. is a hackable, open source and minimal drawing tool. Learn more about tips and hacks on
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    3. 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 safely!
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    4. 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.

    5. 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 drawing software named...
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      Seamlessly fusing the freedom and romance of your physical notebook with the power and flexibility of the digital world, Sketchable provides the best creative experience on the market.
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    6. 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.
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    7. 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.


      Last version,, was released on November 2011.

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    8. Paintastic allows you to make beautiful drawings, paintings, designs and greeting cards.
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