2 Drawing Applications for MS Paint alternatives in Ubuntu

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Pinta and Pencil two amazing software available in Linux/Ubuntu which is the equivalent for MS Paint application in Windows.

Pinta

Pinta is an easy-to-use drawing and image editing program for entry level users who doesn’t need the complexity of lots options those found in photo-shop like applications. This software is best fit for casual users in Ubuntu.

How to Install

To install Pinta in Ubuntu, mint, elementary:
From Terminal: sudo apt-get install pinta
From Ubuntu Software Center: Search for “Pinta Image Editor”

Features Highlights:

  • Drawing Tools (Paintbrush, Pencils, Shapes etc)
  • Layers
  • Effects (Blur, Glow, Warp etc)
  • Unlimited undo/redo
  • Image Adjustments (Auto Level, Black and White, Sepia etc)

Pinta Running in Ubuntu

Pinta Running in Ubuntu

Pinta Running in Ubuntu

Pencil

Pencil is very basic drawing application developed on QT for Ubuntu. Apart from all basic features, it has capability create animation. It has a full fledged timeline bar which helps to create animation. You can export the animation to a movie file, image sequence, Flash file etc.

How to install

From Terminal: sudo apt-get install pencil
From Ubuntu Software Center: Search for “Pencil”

Feature Highlights:

  • All basic drawing tools (fill color, color picker, eraser, polyline etc)
  • Layers (Bitmap, Vector, Sound etc)
  • Import and Export option
  • Sound Import option for movie
  • Animation file supports – Flash, image sequence, movie file etc.

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