Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 06-02-2005, 08:00 AM   #1
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Linuxland
Distribution: Ubuntu 5.10, KUbuntu 5.10, Mandrake 10.1 - Ubuntu 5.04 (Hoary)
Posts: 346

Rep: Reputation: 30
Any program like Windows Paint?

Is there any program as easy as Windows Paint is? I am not looking for anything special (I use gimp for almost anything anyway) but the program I am looking for will be used by kids and therefore must be as easy as the Windows Paint is.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance
Old 06-02-2005, 08:03 AM   #2
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jun 2005
Location: New York
Distribution: Debian Sarge
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: 0
I have debian, and i think not in a kde-core but in a full kde there is something called just plain paint.]

here is a linkk

Last edited by conrad10781; 06-02-2005 at 08:04 AM.
Old 06-02-2005, 09:13 AM   #3
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Jackson, TN
Distribution: Kubuntu Feisty
Posts: 606

Rep: Reputation: 31
take a look at TuxPaint
Old 06-08-2005, 07:40 AM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: May 2005
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
cant u emulate ms paint under linux?
worth giving it a shot...
Old 06-08-2005, 01:05 PM   #5
Senior Member
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: OZ
Distribution: Debian Sid/RPIOS
Posts: 4,817
Blog Entries: 25

Rep: Reputation: 501Reputation: 501Reputation: 501Reputation: 501Reputation: 501Reputation: 501 Search results - +paint
Old 06-08-2005, 01:52 PM   #6
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Distribution: openSUSE / Ubuntu
Posts: 294

Rep: Reputation: 33
My four-year-old uses Tux Paint all the time. It is fantastic for what he wants. Be sure to download the extra stamps (6MB) and install. (There are deb/rpm/yum installs.)

If you want a simple program that mimics paint, the kolourpaint mentioned in another post is exactly what you want. I have my system setup to open JPG/GIF/BMP/PNG files with Kolourpaint by default. (I also often right-click and open with Gwenview or GIMP.)


Last edited by PerfectReign; 06-08-2005 at 01:56 PM.
Old 06-08-2005, 06:48 PM   #7
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Linuxland
Distribution: Ubuntu 5.10, KUbuntu 5.10, Mandrake 10.1 - Ubuntu 5.04 (Hoary)
Posts: 346

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Thank you guys I found that kolourpaint is a very good program, exactly what I needed. I strongly recommend it to anyone looking for a program better and perhaps easier that Windows paint.

Thank you all again. If you find any other alternatives post them here to help other people who might have the same problem.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
sms program and database in linux web program in windows.. does not see each other.. keikun_naruchan Programming 0 07-06-2005 02:40 AM
Running a windows program from windows partition, on linux, possible? Kriptis Linux - Newbie 4 01-18-2005 11:52 PM
Tux-paint Mahony Linux - Software 4 04-05-2004 11:14 AM
A good linux paint program tearinox Linux - Newbie 12 08-16-2003 05:19 AM
Is someone know a good program that looks like "paint" of windows? SpOmA Linux - Software 5 08-03-2003 02:13 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:07 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration