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Award-Winning Open Source Art Software for Children Receives Major Update


Five years after the debut of its award-winning Open Source drawing program for children, New Breed Software is happy to announce the release of Tux Paint 0.9.17.

Tux Paint 0.9.17 offers many exciting innovations alongside improvements to favorite features, including new stamps, new brushes for the Paint and Line tools, and support for a wider variety of screen resolutions and orientations — great for use with wide-screen LCD monitors and tablet PCs.

Tux Paintís well-loved Stamp tool is now cleaner, more flexible, and easier to use than ever. The addition of a smoothing filter minimizes pixelation when photographic stamps are scaled up, while newly added support for the Scalable Vector Graphics file format allows for byte-thrifty stamps that can scale up without any pixelation or blurring at all. Lastly, the constantly growing collection of stamps is now separated into categories (plants, animals, holidays, and so forth) for easier navigation.

Also, Tux Paint 0.9.17 proudly debuts the new Input Method feature, which allows users to input non-Latin characters with the Text tool. Currently, supported languages include Japanese (both Romanized Hiragana and Romanized Katakana) and Korean (the common Hangul 2-Bul method).

And as always, Tux Paint continues to learn new languages thanks to its global community of developers. Tux Paint 0.9.17 now supports more than 70 languages, with new translations into Latvian, Telugu, and Twi, in addition to updates in more than a dozen others.

Tux Paint 0.9.17 is available immediately for Microsoft Windows and Linux, with a Mac OS X version due out soon. It is available for download free of charge from the Tux Paint website. For further information, visit: and


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