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Hey everybody,

just wanted to let you know that I renamed "Landscape and Still Life" to "Landscape and Inanimate Objects" because we have been getting lots of submissions to this category which actually are paintings of animate - i.e. alive - beings.
(Which is not a problem at all, because we can easily move those paintings to the appropriate folder, but it is a rather tedious task).

So, don't let me further disturb you, go ahead an paint! :)
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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.
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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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LongingSwanheart Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there. :)
Since I have a new computer, I downloaded MyPaint again and discovered the 1.2 beta version. So after testing it a bit, I thought to leave you some feedback.
I come from version 1.0 (I'm a Windows user), so the new features of 1.1 weere new to me as well and I won't distinguiush between them. My review also won't cover up everything.

I think my first reaction after opening the new MyPaint was squealing at my monitor or something like that. It looks really nice and polished. I like that you used a slightly coloured background, it's very appealing to the eye.
The feature I was the most excited for is gamut mapping. I just love it and haven't seen it in any other program.
The colour mixer is great, too and it's nice that you included a symmetry mode.
What I liked better in version 1.0 is the brush panel. When I want to have all brushes at hand, I either have to click through the categories or put the dockers into different places and let them take a lot of space. All in all the old workspace appeared much tidier to me. I only had the brush and the layer panel open (and perhaps the scratchpad), now I need two bars. A downside that comes with new features, I guess.
Which brings me to another topic. The feature I always missed the most is selection and transformation (just some simple moving, scaling and rotating to fix proportions). I understand that you want to keep the program simple and appreciate the philosophy. But then I don't get the tons of layer blending modes you included by now. Maybe I just have different priorities.
Another thing that annoyed me were the changes in the shortcuts. But I can change these. What I cannot change is space used as right mouse button (or can I?). I'm used to use it for panning, like in any other graphic software I know. I also cannot use the right mouse button like before, because MyPaint now has an actual context menu.
I noticed that you included a scrolling multitouch gesture next to zooming. Though the two are switched and I can only scroll up and down, I'm glad to see you working on this. 

My last point is just to say thank you to all developers. While I critisized a few things, I still think you are doing awesome work! 
Mistel-ZZ Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
New version (1.2.0-beta.0) of MyPaint is great! :-) Thanks
konstantinosdls Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
can anyone help me about how i can find brushes for skin and hair illustration for my paint program? thanx!
DeusIX Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does anyone still update MyPaint for the N900?
vree Featured By Owner Edited Jun 5, 2015
I have a recurring issue where the tablet pen makes lines out of dots like this:
Is this a pressure sensitivity issue? Can't work with My Paint because of it.
tedil Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Probably a windows related issue. If you send me a Note with detailed information (MyPaint version, Windows version, Tablet used, Tablet driver, etc) I'll forward it to the devs ;)
vree Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015
You would? Thank you kindly!

Windows 7 (Service Pack 1 64-bit)
Cintiq 13HD creative pen display
MyPaint 1.0.0 (64-bit)
Wacom Driver 6.3.11-4
angry-ostrich Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
where is the magic wand? 
tedil Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There is none. If you need an image manipulation application, try Krita (or GIMP) ;)
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