- New Breed Software
- "New Breed Software" is the software site of Tux Paint’s main developer, Bill Kendrick.
- "Tux4Kids" provides project coordination, mailing lists, and general support.
- IO Cooperative
- The IO Cooperative is graciously providing hosting and bandwidth for the tuxpaint.org website.
- "SourceForge" hosts the source code repositories, most mailing lists, and downloadable files.
- Let's Encrypt
- "Let's Encrypt" is a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA), run for the public's benefit. It is a service provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). We use it to provide secure HTTPS access to the Tux Paint website.
- Electronic Frontier Foundation's Certbot
- The EFF's "Certbot" is a free, open source software tool for automatically using Let's Encrypt certificates. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that defends digital privacy, free speech, and innovation.
- Google AdSense
- Google AdSense provides targeted advertisements on the Tux Paint website, to help support the project.
- Google Summer of Code
- Tux4Kids has been able to participate in Google's 'Summer of Code' program, which offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source software projects.
- Google Code-in
- Tux4Kids has also participatedin Google's 'Code-in' program, which introduces pre-university students to the many kinds of contributions that make open source software development possible.
Tux Paint Distributors
Current Distributors of Tux Paint
- Tux Paint is pre-installed in Emmabuntüs, an all-in-one GNU/Linux distribution designed to facilitate the reconditioning of computers donated to humanitarian associations, to promote the discovery of GNU/Linux by beginners, and to extend the life of computer hardware to limit waste caused by the overconsumption of raw materials.
- Kano Computer Kit
- Tux Paint is available for the Kano Computer Kit, an award-winning 'build your own computer' kit based on a Raspberry Pi computer.
- AWE Early Literacy Station
- Tux Paint was one of the many programs included in AWE's all-in-one digital learning solution for children ages 2-8, which are installed in over 3000 locations around the US.
Previous Distributors of Tux Paint
Lesson Plans & Projects Using Tux Paint
- SAM Animation with Tux Paint-detailed work flow
- Steps to use Tufts University's "SAM Animation" tool, together with Tux Paint, to create animations.
- FOSSter Creative Learning (archived)
- Lesson plans for Tux Paint and other Open Source software.
- Storyboard Artwork Project
- Educational material at Wikiversity that turns Tux Paint into a tool for storyboarding films.
- Guida Didattica TuxPaint 2.0 (archived; PDF; Italian)
- A guide to using Tux Paint in didactical laboratories.
- TuxPaint en Primaire (archived; French)
- A guide to installing and using Tux Paint.
- Earth Link - "Children from East and West met each other by means of art" (archived; English, Belgium, Japanese)
- Pencil, paint and computers (Tux Paint) were used by children at Itako Elementary School, Itako City, Japan and Sint-Antonius Primary School, Meulebeke, Belgium, and their artwork shared with each other via computers.
- Tux Paint GR (Greek)
- A blog with news, ideas, samples, lesson plans and more, for Greek-speaking users of Tux Paint.
- Tuxpaint, Logiciel libre pour la maternelle et la maison (archived; French)
- A guide for using Tux Paint in K-6 classes.
- quelle ménagerie à l'école La Paix! (French)
- "Circkusa Absurdita"-inspired use of stamps and photographic backgrounds by schoolchildren in France.
- MONOGRÁFICO: Contextualización de aprendizajes con Tux Paint Y Gimp (Spanish)
- An overview of Tux Paint, how to install it, and its feature-set, along with a description of how to use The GIMP to create new stamps.
Third-Party Stamp Collections
- Tux Paint Stamps for Australian Schools
- A collection of stamps for use in Australian schools, including Australian coins, banks notes, signs, flags, animals and plants.
- Jamaican Stamps from Jon Camfield
- A handful of common Jamaican items (ackee, Dr. Bird, the flag, etc.)
- An educational program which contains different activities for kids aged 2 to 10, including a drawing activity and an animation activity. Recent versions are even able to launch Tux Paint within GCompris!
- The GIMP
- A freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.
- Krita is a professional FREE and open source painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone.
- A repository for public domain ("free-for-any-use") images.
(Photos are in the public domain.)
- A public domain vector graphics repository. It aims to create an archive of clip art that can be used for free for any use.
(Artwork is in the public domain. There are no limitations, you can do whatever you wish with it.)
- A repository for high quality clip art images, in part, sourced from the Openclipart library when it was offline.
(All clip art images are distributed under the CC0 "No Rights Reserved" license. You can copy, modify, and distribute these images, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.)
- Public Domain Images
- A repository of public domain, royalty-free stock photos.
(Photos and images are in the public domain.)
- The Noun Project
- The Noun Project collects, organizes and adds to the highly recognizable symbols that form the world's visual language, so we may share them in a fun and meaningful way.
(Public domain, Creative Commons.)
- A a free-content encyclopedia that anyone can edit. Many articles contain photos, drawings or other graphics.
(Images are released under Creative Commons, GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL), or other free-use licenses.)
- New York Public Library Digital Gallery
- Over 275,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more.
(Most materials are in the public domain, freely available for personal use. For any other use, including but not limited to any type of publication or commercial use, permission may be required.)
- A copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students. The collection consists of thousands of images that have been donated by students, teachers, and amateur photographers.
(Permission has been granted for teachers and students to use all of the images donated to the Pics4Learning collection.)
- School Clip Art
- Artwork from Clip Art, Inc., available for educational use.
(Provided free for edcuational use. Teachers can use them for worksheets and other classroom needs.)
Other Interesting Links
- Expo pour les 20 ans de Tux Paint Expo for the 20 years of Tux Paint
- As a tribute to Tux Paint, the multimedia center of a neighborhood in Lorient, France, held an exposition of artwork created in Tux Paint by the community.
- International Child Art Foundation
- ICAF prepares children for a creative and cooperative future so they can lead us into a better and peaceful world, and is one of the premier organizations for the world's children. It serves as the leading national art and creativity organization for children in the United States. It is also the only international children's art and creativity organization in the world.
- Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
- Computers running Tux Paint were part of Port Discovery Children's Museum's "Kid Club Gallery" exhibit. (An education project of the Creative Alliance and Enoch Pratt Free Library.)
- Libre Graphics Magazine
- Libre Graphics Magazine was a print- and web-based magazine dedicated to graphic designers, media artists, photographers and web designers who use free and open source graphics software and openly licensed content.
- The Cooke Box STORIES (archive)
- Childrens stories by Jill Cooke, many first published in "The People's Friend" magazine. Artwork was created using Tux Paint.
Did you know? Tux Paint is not shareware, it's open source. So it's free, forever!