Bill Kendrick writes "New Breed Software is happy to announce the release of Tux Paint 0.9.16, the latest version of the award-winning Open Source drawing program for children.Tux Paint 0.9.16 debuts exciting new features alongside a number of improvements to old favorites. A new simple-to-use Slideshow feature allows you to select your favorite works of art and play them back at various speeds. Slideshow will help teachers and students create
classroom presentations, and can even be used to make simple flip-book style animations.
Tux Paint's paintbrush tool premieres two new additions. A brand new animated brush feature cycles through a sequence of images, covering your canvas in a trail of footprints or skittering squirrels. Also, new directional brushes which change shape depending on which direction you draw, allow for more natural-looking strokes.
Version 0.9.16 also boasts a number of minor improvements over previous Tux Paint releases, including stereo sound effects, round erasers, improved "magic" tools, new "Starter" images, improved international character support in the "Text" tool, expanded user documentation, the option to create alternative color palettes, and numerous bug fixes. Developers will also enjoy improved code modularity and portability.
Thanks to its global community of developers, this version includes translations into Arabic, Faroese, Gujarati, Scottish Gaelic, Ndebele, Tagalog, Tibetan, Venda, Xhosa and South African English, bringing the total number of supported languages to 69.