Pinta and Pencil two amazing software available in Linux/Ubuntu which is the equivalent for MS Paint application in Windows and can be a good MS Paint alternative in Ubuntu.
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Pinta is an easy-to-use drawing and image editing program for entry-level users who don’t need the complexity of lots of options found in photo-shop like applications. This software is the best fit for casual users in Ubuntu.
How to Install
To install Pinta in Ubuntu, Mint, elementary:
sudo apt-get install pinta
From Ubuntu Software Center: Search for “Pinta Image Editor”
- Drawing Tools (Paintbrush, Pencils, Shapes, etc)
- Effects (Blur, Glow, Warp, etc)
- Unlimited undo/redo
- Image Adjustments (Auto Level, Black, and White, Sepia, etc)
Pinta Running in Ubuntu
The Pencil is a very basic drawing application developed on QT for Ubuntu. Apart from all basic features, it has the capability to 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
sudo apt-get install pencil
From Ubuntu Software Center: Search for “Pencil”
- 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.