Tux Paint
Open Source Drawing Software for Children

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Tux Paint is free computer art software for children.
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Random review:
“Tux Paint is the favorite program of our 6-9 year olds... They have already made several requests for CDs of the program to take home.” — Sandra Throne, Sun Grove Montessori school, Florida, January 2008


Submit Artwork

Have you, your children, or your students created wonderful art using Tux Paint that you'd like to share?

E-mail it to bill@newbreedsoftware.com, along with the following information:

Where Are the Pictures?

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 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista
    Look in "C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\TuxPaint\saved
    (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"
  • Mac OS X
    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., "/home/username/.tuxpaint/saved/".
  • OLPC XO-1 (Sugar)
    By default, they are stored deep inside the ".sugar" directory within the user's home directory, e.g., "/home/username/.sugar/default/org.tuxpaint.sugar-is-lame/data/.tuxpaint/saved".

(If you use the "savedir" option in Tux Paint, then the files will, of course, be stored in the directory you specified.)

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