Have you, your children, or your students created wonderful art using Tux Paint that you'd like to share?
E-mail it to email@example.com, along with the following information:
- The artist's name (only the first name, if a child)
- The artist's age
- The title of the drawing (optional)
- The artist's location (city, state/province, country) (optional)
- Whether others have permission the use artwork (optional)
(A number of people have asked if they may use art they find in the gallery in classes that teach art to children — sometimes using Tux Paint, on t-shirts, on their personal websites, or elsewhere. We don't feel we have the right to grant such permission, so if you'd like to let us know in advance, feel free. Otherwise, we will assume that the art may only be used here, in the Tux Paint gallery.)
The exact names of folders may differ, depending on your version of Windows, Mac OS X or Linux, and your system language preferences and other settings. (When in doubt, you can use your computer's search tools to look for folders named "tuxpaint".)
Windows 10 /
Windows 8 /
Windows 7 /
Look in "
(You may need to make hidden folders visible; see "Show hidden files" for Windows 7 at Microsoft Help.)
- Windows (earlier than Vista: 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP)
By default (as of version 0.9.15), they are stored in the "TuxPaint" folder within the user's "Application Data" folder, e.g.: "
C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\TuxPaint\saved"
By default, they are stored in the the "tuxpaint" folder within the user's "Application Support" folder, e.g., "
/Users/Username/Library/Applicaton Support/TuxPaint/saved/". (Prior to Tux Paint 0.9.15, they may be under "Preferences" instead of "Application Support".)
- Linux and Unix
By default, they are stored in the ".tuxpaint" directory, within the user's home directory, e.g., "
- OLPC XO-1 (Sugar)
By default, they are stored deep inside the ".sugar" directory within the user's home directory, e.g., "
(If you use the "
savedir" option in Tux Paint, then the files will, of course, be stored in the directory you specified.)
Did you know? Tux Paint is not shareware, it's open source. So it's free, forever!