3-12 years old

Tux Paint

Tux Paint is a free drawing program for children (3 to 12) that combines an easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who guides children as they use the program. It is used in schools around the world as a computer literacy drawing activity.
The program runs on multiple platforms. It’s simple interface presents a number of useful drawing tools and at the same time relieve the user of the need to think about the technical details.
Sound and visual helps are available: fun sound effects are played when tools are selected and used and a cartoon mascot appears at the bottom to give tips, hints and information.
Parts of Tux Paint have currently been translated into almost 100 languages.
Stamps, starters and brushes are stored using popular open formats (PNG, SVG, Ogg Vorbis, etc.) allowing parents and teachers to create their own content for use at home or in the classroom - even using completely free tools.
The 'Tux Paint Config.' program allows parents, teachers, and school technicians to alter Tux Paint's behaviour using a simple, easy-to-use graphical interface.

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Operating System Requirement Windows: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT 4, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 Mac OS X: Requires Mac OS X, version 10.3.9 or later Linux: (No special OS requirements) Disk Space Requirement Note: Disk space requirements are for the base installation. Obviously, as you create and save images using Tux Paint, more disk space will be used. Tux Paint Windows: Approx. 16MB Mac OS X: Approx. 16MB Linux: Approx. 16MB Tux Paint Stamps (Full installation) Windows: Add Approx. 70MB Mac OS X: Add Approx. 70MB Linux: Add Approx. 70MB Minimum Recommended CPU Windows: 200MHz Pentium Mac OS X: 233MHz G3 Linux: 200MHz Pentium, 233MHz G3, etc. Peripheral Requirements Monitor: 640x480 or higher; 800x600 recommended Video Card: Capable of 640x480, 16bpp (thousands of colors) or better; 1024x768 or better, 24bpp recommended Mouse: One button mouse or better; scrollwheel supported, but not required; (any device that acts as a mouse is supported, e.g.: touchscreen, drawing tablet, tablet PC, trackball, lightpen, etc.) Memory (RAM) Requirements At default resolution (800x600) Windows: Approx. 40MB free Mac OS X: Approx. 16MB free Linux: Approx. 33MB free At smallest resolution (640x480) Windows: Approx. 28MB free Mac OS X: Approx. 32MB free Linux: Approx. 24MB free At very-large resolution (1600x1200) Windows: Approx. 150MB free Mac OS X: Approx. 55MB free Linux: Approx. 140MB free

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