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Re: [school-discuss] Tux Paint

Our school in Atlanta is awaiting the arrivial of our Linux system  I've downloaded Tux Paint onto our computers in preparation for MS to be gone. We (teachers and students) love Tux and the ease of use.  Just as Robert said, I'd like to see different saving options.  Is there a way for us to save it to the computer/network so that we can access the pictures to create a class slide show?  Not all of the students are working on the same computer.

Jill Frank

On Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 7:59 PM, Robert Bauer <rbauer@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
We are an international school in Southern China. Three years ago we faced
mounting software costs that were way past our means. So we ditched Kid Pi
x in favor of Tux paint [among other Open Source titles we've adopted in a
ll divisions]. Students have nothing but praise for Tux paint. I only wish
the simple save feature could be replaced with an option for standard savi
ng options for our older ES kids.

Anyhow, Kid Pix had a few options kids seemed addicted to, like that spinn
ing animated eraser, but the ES division is over the loss of those......cr
itical features. And I've got a 6 year old who's been using it for three y
ears now.

Robert Bauer
Information Technology Director
American International School of Guangzhou
Tel: (8620) 8735-3392 Fax: (8620) 8735-3339

schoolforge-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
>On Thu, Mar 06, 2008 at 02:58:20PM -0800, Joel Kahn wrote:
>> Neither of these are available in the still M$-based
>> computer lab at her school.
>You (and the school) realize Tux Paint runs on Windows (and Mac) too,
>right? :)
>> I think that the right kinds of custom clipart might
>> add a lot of educational value when teachers are using
>> Tux Paint for various purposes in the classroom.
>That's always been my home!  On occasion, folks also contribute stuff
>they pull from places like Wikimedia and CreativeCommons.
>For those who aren't good at photography or drawing, helping prep
>pre-existing free content for use in Tux Paint is a good way to volunteer
>(hint, hint) :)
>(See this press release from over a year ago:
>http://www.tuxpaint.org/latest/call-for-contributors-200701.php3 )
>Oh, also note that as of the previous version (0.9.18), Tux Paint's
>"Magic" tools are plug-in based, meaning people can write their own,
>if they know (or want to learn) the C programming language. :^)
>(See THIS press release, from November:
>http://www.tuxpaint.org/latest/tuxpaint-0.9.18-press-release-en.php3 )