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MyPaint 1.1.0
Developer(s) Martin Renold
Stable release 1.1.0 / January 4, 2013; 23 months ago (2013-01-04)
Written in C, C++, and Python
Operating system Windows, OS X, Linux[1]
Platform IA-32 and x64[2]
Type Raster graphics editor
License GNU General Public License v2

MyPaint is a free and open-source raster graphics editor for digital painters, similar to Corel Painter. Versions up to 1.00 and bug/issue tracking are hosted by Gna!.[3]


Among MyPaint's capabilities are:

  • Pressure-sensitive graphics tablet support
  • Dynamic brush library
  • Extensible
  • Layer management
  • Simple interface
  • Gamut masking color wheel
  • "Unlimited" canvas

Media attention[edit]

MyPaint was used by David Revoy, the art director of Sintel (the third film project in computer graphics by the Blender Foundation, code-named Project Durian).[4]

Saving files format[edit]

The Adobe PSD file format changed its license starting from 2006, and it is now only permitted to develop applications using it in order to interact with Adobe software.[5] As a result, a comprehensive graphics' design format, OpenRaster, was developed based on the Open Document format. MyPaint uses Open Raster as its default format, but also supports saving images to PNG or JPEG.[6]


  1. ^ "Development/Packaging". MyPaint. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  2. ^ "Download". Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  3. ^ "MyPaint - Summary". Gna!. Retrieved 2014-07-03. 
  4. ^ Prokoudine, Alexandre (2010-09-30). "Interview with Sintel's art director David Revoy". Libre Graphics World. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  5. ^ Willis, Nathan (2006-07-07). "Debate arises over an open raster graphics format". Archive. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  6. ^ "Basic usage Tutorial: Saving and exporting your work". MyPaint (official site). 2010. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 

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