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What is an equivalent to MS Paint and MacPaint that works on Linux? There is a BSD-licenced one called Paintbrush that's great for Mac OS X, but I have not found one on Linux.

I hope it can be lightweight, i.e. few dependencies, don't need GNOME, KDE, etc., but anything is fine.

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

MyPaint is my favorite alternative to MSpaint.

MyPaint screen-shot

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Depending on what you're using this for, TuxPaint might fit the bill. It's designed for children and my kids find it fun to use.

TuxPaint screen-shot

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+1 for kolourpaint, it's a real old mspaint clone. – Alois Mahdal May 19 '12 at 19:03

Another one:

mtPaint screenshot

(This one reminds me of my old dark Amiga 500 ages :))

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