gpaint(1) a small easy to use paint program for GNOME


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This manual page briefly documents gpaint (GNU Paint), a small-scale painting program for GNOME, the GNU Desktop Environment. gpaint does not attempt to compete with GIMP, it is just a simple drawing package based on xpaint, along the lines of 'Paintbrush' from a popular non-free operating system.

gpaint is still work in progress and many features are still being developed. However, gpaint is usable and useful for simple image editing tasks.


Currently gpaint has the following features:
* Drawing tools such as ovals, freehand, polygon and text, with fill or shadow for polygons and closed freehand shapes.
* Cut and paste by selecting irregular regions or polygons.
* Preliminary print support using gnome-print.
* Modern, easy to use user interface with tool and color palettes.
* Multiple-image editing in a single instance of the program.
* All the image processing features present in xpaint.


Future plans include the implementation of zooming in/out, image scaling/rotation, and turning gpaint into a Bonobo component for simple image editing tasks inside other programs.


For bugs or general comments you can send mail to the developers list <[email protected]>, or you can enter a bug into the Debian Bug Tracking system. Details of how to use this system can be found on


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This manual page was written by Stephen Stafford <[email protected]>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system, but may be used by others. It is based on the README file included in the source distribution of gpaint which was written by Andy Tai <[email protected]>.