GNU Paint

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GNU Paint
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GNU Paint v0.3.3 running on Ubuntu
GNU Paint v0.3.3
Developer(s)Andy Tai
Preview release
0.3.3 / September 10, 2007; 12 years ago (2007-09-10)[1]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inC
Operating systemLinux
Available inEnglish
TypeRaster graphics editor
LicenseGNU 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

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ a b "Gpaint - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF)". 2007-09-01. Retrieved 2014-06-30.

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