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    A good MS Paint-like program?

    Does Ubuntu have a program like Paint available? Or can Paint itself run through Wine?
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    Re: A good MS Paint-like program?

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=202729

    It would appear to be a tie between tuxpaint and mtpaint. Have your pick.
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    Re: A good MS Paint-like program?

    @Smokey

    I went to the link and I tried gpaint, kolourpaint, and tuxpaint. It seems that I'd like to get KolourPaint, but I think it's for KDE only. I downloaded the "Generic Linux/x86 + KDE3 Binary v3 " one, but it's a .tar.bz2 and I'm not sure how to install it.
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    Re: A good MS Paint-like program?

    Is "The GIMP" too difficult for you to use?

    It's a great program, but can get a bit tricky if you're only a novice at image manipulation.

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    Re: A good MS Paint-like program?

    Actually, I was thinking of a program that could do some spriting/pixel art, and I think that Gimp is far too much for that..
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    Re: A good MS Paint-like program?

    You need to open up the terminal and get into the directory where the file is in.

    Code:
    cd /home/yourusername/whereverthefileis/thefile
    Then you need to run the following command.

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     tar jxvf filename.tar.bz2
    After this, open up the folder and read the README or INSTALL folder, depending on which one it has. Then follow the instructions for installing the program. It's usually something along the lines of ./configure --> make --> make install

    I hope this helps.
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    Re: A good MS Paint-like program?

    For some reason it won't install, but I found this instead:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1373142
    Thanks for the help, guys!
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    Re: A good MS Paint-like program?

    'mypaint' is worth a look. in the repos for Lucid.

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    Re: A good MS Paint-like program?

    I went to the link and I tried gpaint, kolourpaint, and tuxpaint. It seems that I'd like to get KolourPaint, but I think it's for KDE only
    kolourpaint is a good program. It will work, it will just pull in some kde dependencies with it.

    Or can Paint itself run through Wine?
    Actually it will but it's always better to try to go linux native (up to xp anyway, not sure about 7)

    Check out the following:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinta_%28software%29

    http://www.linux.com/archive/feature/129222

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