GNU Paint

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GNU Paint
Developer(s)Andy Tai
Stable release
0.3.3[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 10 September 2007
Written inC
Operating systemLinux
Available inEnglish
TypeRaster graphics editor

GNU Paint, otherwise known as Gpaint,[2] is a free and open-source raster graphics editor similar to Microsoft Paint.[3] It is free software under the terms of the GPL-3.0-or-later license and is part of the GNU Project.[3]


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, easy-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
  • NB No undo feature

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Error: Unable to display the reference properly. See the documentation for details.
  2. ^ Stallman, Richard (22 Nov 2000). "Gpaint". gfsd-hackers (Mailing list). Retrieved 5 February 2023.
  3. ^ a b "Gpaint - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF)". 2007-09-01. Retrieved 2014-06-30.

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