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Announcing Tux Paint version 0.9.32

Introduces Perspective, Orthographic, and Oblique projection tools; Centered Trochoid creation tools

(January 29, 2024; updated February 2, 2024) The Tux Paint Development Team has released Tux Paint version 0.9.32 which further expands its suite of Magic Tools.

1-Point, 2-Point, and 3-Point Perspective

Three pairs of new tools provide ways to easily sketch drawings in Tux Paint using 1-, 2-, and 3-point perspective, as well as adjusting the different perspectives' vanishing points. The drawing tools are similar to the Line tool, except only certain angles are possible, based on the position of the line relative to the vanishing points. For example, in 1- and 2-point perspective, lines may be drawn vertically and horizontally, but diagonally they must always be angled toward or away from the vanishing point(s).

A drawing made in Tux Paint using the 1-Point Perspective drawing tool Using Tux Paint's 2-Point Perspective drawing tool A drawing made in Tux Paint using the 3-Point Perspective drawing tool

Using Tux Paint's 3-Point Perspective vanishing point editor Using Tux Paint's 1-Point Perspective drawing tool Using Tux Paint's 2-Point Perspective vanishing point editor

Isometric, Dimetric, Trimetric, and Oblique

Another new set of tools provide ways to sketch drawings in an isometric projection, plus two other orthographic projections, dimetric and trimetric, as well as oblique. For the latter three, it's possible to adjust various drawing angles that each tool allows.

A drawing made in Tux Paint using the Isometric drawing tool A drawing made in Tux Paint using the Trimetric drawing tool A drawing made in Tux Paint using the Oblique drawing tool

Using Tux Paint's Trimetric angle editor Using Tux Paint's Oblique angle editor

Epitrochoid and Hypotrochoid

Two new tools have been added that draw "centered trochoid" curves — patterns created when one circle rolls around the inside or outside of another circle. The resulting shapes are similar to those created by devices such as the Spirograph. The radii of both circles, plus the position of the virtual pen relative to the moving circle, may all be adjusted.

Screenshot of Tux Paint's Epitrochoid magic tool Screenshot of Tux Paint's Hypotrochoid magic tool

Other Improvements

  • A new "complexity" setting allows the user's expertise level with Tux Paint (or computers in general) to dictate the complexity of certain Magic tools.
  • Magic tools have been reorganized, and are no longer ordered by their localized names. This keeps related tools next to each other within each group of tools.
  • Font face and size details are shown when using the Text and Label tools.
  • Various bug fixes

Other improvements, bug fixes, and localization updates are also part of this release. Release notes for each component contain a complete list of changes:

A Free Download

Tux Paint is available for download, free of charge, from the project's website: https://tuxpaint.org/. Tux Paint is released under an open-source license. It does not utilize networking, and hence does not contain in-app advertising or in-app purchases, nor does it do any kind of user tracking.

Version 0.9.32 is currently available for Microsoft Windows, Apple macOS, Android, Red Hat Linux, Slackware Linux, various Linux distributions (via Flatpak), Haiku, and as source code.

For further information, visit https://tuxpaint.org/. To learn how to contribute to Tux Paint, visit: https://tuxpaint.org/help/. You can also follow Tux Paint on various social media platforms; see https://tuxpaint.org/contact/#social.


This version of Tux Paint was made possible by Pere Pujal i Carabantes, Bill Kendrick, Mark Kim, & TOYAMA Shin-ichi; with localization updates by Besnik Bleta, Hugo Carvalho, Jacques Chion, Karl Ove Hufthammer, & Vankata453; and ports by Tim Dickson, Mark Kim, Pere Pujal i Carabantes, Luc Schrijvers, Terrence Sheflin, TOYAMA Shin-ichi, & Will Thompson.

Trademark Notices: Apple, & macOS are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Flatpak is a registered trademark of GNOME Foundation. Android is a registered trademark of Google LLC. Haiku is a registered trademark of Haiku, Inc. Spirograph is a registered trademark of Hasbro Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Microsoft, & Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corp. Slackware is a registered trademark of Patrick Volkerding. Red Hat is a registered trademark of Red Hat, Inc.

Press Release by: Bill Kendrick <bill@newbreedsoftware.com>.

URL for this press release: https://tuxpaint.org/latest/tuxpaint-0.9.32-press-release.php

Did you know? Tux Paint is named after Tux the penguin, the mascot of the Linux operating system. "Tux" is short for tuxedo.