Free Painting Program?

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  1. ArtOfWarfare macrumors 604

    ArtOfWarfare

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    I'm looking for a very simple free painting program.

    I want to demonstrate how to connect a wiimote to an Intel Mac and use it as a mouse. I tried out a few but their interface buttons are too small to hit.

    So... anyone know of one?

    I just want a huge canvas with like 8 or 9 colors to choose from along the side of the screen.

    To be honest... some kind of painting program designed for a small child would be fine. I don't want anything complicated with all kinds of features. Keep it simple. Pick from the primary colors, maybe pick a brush size, and draw.

    ...

    Maybe if someone with some experience wants to quickly program something for me... it sounds like it would be easy enough to program in an hour or less.

    So I guess my requirments are:

    - Simple
    - Free
    - Works with Intel
    - Runs on 10.4.5 (I know, it's not the newest... I'll be demonstrating on a MacBook that isn't mine.)
    - Easy to use with a wiimote. (No keyboard needed to use, interface isn't cluttered.)
     
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    Good luck finding a program made for a computer that has giant buttons. You may have better luck with screen zooming.
     
  4. ArtOfWarfare thread starter macrumors 604

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    Yeah... I have -/+ set up to zoom in/zoom out but it's a less than ideal solution...

    maybe I'll just turn down the resolution of the screen. :confused:

    I'll take a look at that skitch thing I guess.
     
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    +1 for Seashore. It's what finally let me retire AppleWorks' Paint.
     
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    The Gimp

    dunno if this works with os x though?
     
  11. karenflower macrumors 6502a

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    Good find! :) I think Tux Paint would be perfect for this - you can set it to fit the whole screen, and there's a row of large colour buttons at the bottom. Very simple and easy to use!

    You can download it here too (for some reason it wouldn't work on Apple's site for me).
     

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  12. ArtOfWarfare thread starter macrumors 604

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    Man,

    I wish I had checked this thread this morning...

    I just gave my presentation...

    I ultimately had to settle for AppleWorks (turns out it works even though it's a MacBook... I guess it runs on 10.4)

    Well,

    I'll probably download tuxpaint just so I'll have it should I ever need something like it.
     
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