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    Article: An EduGeek Round-up of Free Art Packages


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    Some people may also be interested in Pencil - free 2D drawing/animation software.

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    Nice. I hadn't found, or indeed heard of that one. I do notice that it has not been updated since 2009, but considering many packages I looked at (and not included) had not been updated for quite a while longer than that I shall include it in the next revision of the article sometime next year. If anyone else knows of any decent free art packages that I have not included please feel free to post them up here. No limited trial/nag-ware or unmaintained ones please.

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    GIMP 2.7 has a single window modehttp://www.gimp.org/release-notes/gimp-2.7.html

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    Theres also Seashore. When looking at software for the mac, I do tend to look for native software that doesn't use X11. There was a Native version of GIMP for OS X under development. It was quite buggy for a while and I haven't been back since to check on it's progress.

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    Thnak you all, keep 'em coming.

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    Paintbrush is another good free graphics app for the Mac. As you can see from the screenshot below, it is quite similar to Microsoft Paint.


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    Have to say, huge thanks to @Dos_Box for this thread - I'd not heard of a lot of those. Will look in more detail at them, but I'd be surprised if at least one wasn't put in use in both our secondary + primary schools

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    Yes, thanks for this article. Really useful.

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    ..and more thanks from me

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    Don't forget the excellent SumoPaint. This is like Photoshop 6 through a browser. No installation required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    GIMP 2.7 has a single window modehttp://www.gimp.org/release-notes/gimp-2.7.html
    Hooray! The multi-windowed mode is a disaster in Gnome 3! The floating windows get lost in different virtual desktops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnixx View Post
    Don't forget the excellent SumoPaint. This is like Photoshop 6 through a browser. No installation required.

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    .: Sumo Paint 3.6 :.



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    I had contemplated including Sumo Paint, however as you canot use it without an internet connection I felt that should not be included, as many reading this artical will come from countries where net connections are either limited, or almost non-existant and as such makes it a restrictive package only available to those lucky enough to enjoy broadband conections.

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    I love GIMP but have to change it as it doesn't play nice with my tablet. Given the tablet is a fairly recent Wacom that isn't a good thing.

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    and now for something completely different .....Psykopaint - Create and paint amazing art from photos

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