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Hey MyPainters!

Submission Limit

You might have noticed that we didn't accept a lot of submissions in the last couple of weeks. This is due to the fact that we haven't got many active moderators and that we get lots of submissions. The latter is why we set the global submission limit to 2 deviations per day (for now - not sure if this'll actually work out all right).
Now, if you think you can help us with moderating the submission queue, feel free to send me a note ;)

MyPaint 1.1 for Windows

Apparently the demand for MyPaint 1.1 for Windows is huge but there are some technical issues not yet solved. However, TumaGonx has built a somewhat working version of MyPaint 1.1 for Windows which you can read about and download here. Note that this is a development version, so it will break or mess up your files. Use at your own risk! Also make sure to read the whole post (linked above) before using and - if you have any issues to report them properly (i.e. "pressure doesn't work" is not very helpful. Make sure to mention your tablet make, Windows version, which buttons you pressed to do what etc). You can either leave a comment on the blog mentioned above or submit a bug report in our bugtracker
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Group Info

This is a group that promotes the free and open-source painting software "MyPaint": click for the MyPaint homepage. Open Membership.

Note: MyPaint is a software!

MyPaint version 1.0.0 has just been released! Dropdown widgets, Brush Editor redesign,Scratchpad, better colour selection, layer blending modes... overall niceness: Release Announcement

Get the GIMP ORA plugin to take full advantage of ORA layered goodness here.
Founded 4 Years ago
Feb 17, 2010


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Links 'n' stuff..

MyPaint is at On the front page, there's links to download the program for both Linux and Windows, as well as links to related projects.

There's a bunch of MyPaint Tutorials on the MyPaint Resources page, and there might be even more on the Wiki or in the Forum.

Also, be sure to checkout Deevad's very cool time-lapse video showing his use of MyPaint.

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ShadowHunterSFM 3 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't start up my paint, help?
Lonacc 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, it's me again. I seriously do not know whether I should complain to the GIMP-related group or Mypaint-related group but here goes nothing:
Mypaint- I cannot import a new picture as a layer in a work-in-progress. Meaning, it opens the picture as a whole new project, and not as one of the layers in the existing project. Furthermore, I cannot modify, rotate, crop and change position/size of a working layer. I solved this problem by opening the project in GIMP where I do all the insert-new-picture, cropping, resizing and positioning part, and leaving Mypaint only to the drawing part.
GIMP- the newest version does not recognize .ora files, meaning that I do not know any other non-complicated way to relocate the project from Mypaint to GIMP and vice versa, and now I am stuck.
I am asking for a solution, or a suggestion to an extension that is compatible with both programs (and involves layers), or  if there is any way to do this in Mypaint... thanks in advance
tedil 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GIMP not recognizing .ora files sounds weird to me, that must really be a GIMP related issue.
As to using reference images in MyPaint as a new layer: Copy/Paste (+ move layer) should actually work in MyPaint version >= 1.1
Lonacc 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I figured it had to do something with plug-ins so I did what I had to do to have support for .ora now.
Thanks for help tho :3
Plumpkin-pie 3 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
tedil 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happens a lot ;) Just tell me where to find them and I'll move them to the appropriate one
Plumpkin-pie 2 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
well, i withdrawn them
I've tried submitting a few of my MyPaint art to this group here, but it's never getting approved???
tedil Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Try again ;)
I've posted my image for review. Thanks. :)
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