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Raspberry Pi For Dummies by Mike Cook, Sean McManus

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Tux Paint

Tux Paint, shown in Figure 18-4, is a simple drawing program for children, with tools that help them to quickly create art on the Raspberry Pi. As well as enabling freehand drawing and the placement of shapes and lines in common with most art packages, it also has a Magic tool. This can be used to create effects such as brick walls, flowers, snow balls, rainbows, waves, and various creative image distortions. The Stamp tool is used to stamp clip art onto the screen, including animals, penguins, hats, food, and musical instruments.

Tux Paint is named in tribute to Tux, the penguin who is the official mascot of the Linux kernel. The application has been created with the help of more than 300 contributors worldwide and has been downloaded tens of millions of times.

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The Tuxpaint Project (www.tuxpaint.org)

Figure 18-4: Tux Paint turns every child into an artist. And me too.

To install Tux Paint, use

sudo apt-get install tuxpaint

After you’ve installed it, you can start Tux Paint from the Education category of your Programs menu.

The official website for Tux Paint can be found at www.tuxpaint.org .

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