Tux Paint was reviewed in the May 2006 issue of Connected Photographer magazine, in the Budget Photo Secrets column. It received a 4 out of 5 rating!
A great, safe painting program for little kids (and dads)
By David Gewirtz
A few weeks ago, we published an article about how to create romantic picture effects using a free software program. Now, with Mother's Day just behind us, it's only fitting that we talk about free software for the kids that may eventually arrive after some good romancing.
What makes Tux Paint so cool is it's designed with kids in mind. It's also ideally suited to older computers, with an interface designed to run in a screen as small as 640x480, so you can put your toddler on that old box you're not sure what to do with anymore and keep the little monster off your main machine.
[T]his is a reasonably full-featured program, hidden inside of a kid's interface.
We're very impressed with Tux Paint. It's simple and easy to use. It's clearly a program designed with kids (and fathers-in-law) in mind, it's flexible, and, of course, it's free. We give Tux Paint four suited Spheniscidae (look it up) out of five.
Our Rating: 4 of 5
Did you know? Tux Paint is not shareware, it's open source. So it's free, forever!