GNU Paint

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GNU Paint
GNU Paint v0.3.3 running on Ubuntu
GNU Paint v0.3.3
Developer(s) Andy Tai
Stable release
0.3.3 / September 10, 2007; 9 years ago (2007-09-10)[1]
Written in C
Operating system Linux
Available in English
Type Raster graphics editor
License GNU General Public License

GNU Paint, otherwise known as gpaint, is a free and open-source raster graphics editor similar to Microsoft Paint.[2] It is free software licensed under the terms of GNU General Public License version 3 and is part of the GNU Project.[2]


Features of gpaint include:

  • Drawing tools such as ovals, freehand, polygon and text, with fill or shadow for polygons and closed freehand shapes.
  • Cut and paste by selecting irregular regions or polygons.
  • Preliminary print support using gnome-print.
  • Modern, ease-to-use user interface with tool and color palettes.
  • Multiple-image editing in a single instance of the program.
  • All the image processing features present in xpaint.
  • No facility to crop images
  • No ability to make rectangular selections

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