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MyPaint 2.0 Open-Source Drawing and Paining App Adds Major New Features

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After more than a year in development, MyPaint 2.0 is finally here and it looks like it’s a major release adding many goodies for passionate digital artists. This version replaces the MyPaint 1.2 series as the latest stable release due to important changes to brush parameters and a whole new layer mode.

The developers explain that layer mode featured in this release uses a brand new compositing method, making files created with MyPaint 2.0 incompatible with earlier releases. Furthermore, the brush stroke data created in MyPaint 2.0 won’t work properly in previous versions of the software.

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MyPaint 2.0 is Here With Brushes, Python 3 Support

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    MyPaint is one of the top open source alternatives to Microsoft Paint. It’s a handy little tool that allows you to quickly sketch and draw. While there are more sophisticated open source tools for digital artists like Krita, MyPaint is not too bad for light sketching.

    You can also use it on Wacom touch devices without much trouble.

    MyPaint has a major new release with support for Python 3, new layer mode, new brush parameters among other changes.

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    If the likes of GIMP and Krita aren't satisfying your digital drawing/painting needs, MyPaint 2.0 has finally been released as a big update to this simplicity-minded, cross-platform and open-source program.

    MyPaint 2.0 debuted this weekend as a big update for this open-source artistic software following more than a dozen alpha releases over the past year and as their first big release since 2017.

Open Source Graphics App MyPaint 2.0 Released

  • Open Source Graphics App MyPaint 2.0 Released with Major Improvements

    Open source artists should check out the latest release of MyPaint, as it scored a substantial update this weekend.

    The new MyPaint 2.0.0 release succeeds MyPaint 1.2, released back in 2017, and brings a stack of new features and improved tools with it.

    MyPaint is notable for its compatibility with Wacom graphics tablets (and similar devices), including both pressure and tilt-sensitivity, as well as it’s support for both conventional and unconventional brush types. It also has a full-screen ‘distraction free’ mode.

Release Roundup: MyPaint 2.0.0...

  • Release Roundup: MyPaint 2.0.0, Blender 2.82, cheat 3.6.0, Gammy 0.9.56 and Drawing 0.4.11

    3 years after the previous stable release, MyPaint 2.0.0 was released over the weekend with a new layer mode and a different composition method by default. Also, the application was ported to Python3, although it still works with Python2 too.

    MyPaint is a free, open source drawing and painting program available for Windows, macOS, and Linux. The application features infinite canvas, configurable brushes, graphics tablet support, and a distraction-free fullscreen mode, on top of a simple GTK+ 3 interface. It uses Open Raster as its default file format, but it also supports saving images to PNG or JPEG.

MyPaint 2.0 Released with New Layer Mode, Linear Compositing

  • MyPaint 2.0 Released with New Layer Mode, Linear Compositing

    MyPaint 2.0, free open-source raster graphics editor for digital painters, was finally released after more than a year of development.

    MyPaint 2.0 is a new major release that features a new layer mode and uses linear compositing by default.

MyPaint 2.0 released featuring Linear Compositing and Layers

  • MyPaint 2.0 released featuring Linear Compositing and Layers

    Over the weekend, the MyPaint developers quietly released version 2.0 of their popular free and open-source raster graphics editor. For those new to MyPaint, let me quickly introduce in brief.

    MyPaint originally released in March 2005 and is comparable in functionality and quality to other popular graphics editors such as Corel Painter, Adobe Photoshop, GIMP, Krita, Paint.NET, Microsoft Paint, and others.

    It is a popular choice for digital artists since the FOSS application focuses more on painting than it does with post-processing or image manipulation, as many others do. These artists are also partial to MyPaint because of its support for unconventional and conventional brush types, full screen “distraction-free” mode, and compatibility with Wacom graphics tablets and other similar devices.

Open Source Digital Painter ‘MyPaint 2.0’ Released

  • [Older] Open Source Digital Painter ‘MyPaint 2.0’ Released With New Layer Mode

    After a long span of four years, a new stable version of open-source drawing program MyPaint 2.0 with major changes. v1.2 was the last stable version released on Jan 15, 2016.

    Being one of the best MS paint alternatives, MyPaint 2.0 comes up with a new layer mode for combining multiple layers of images and brush settings and inputs.

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    To tweak the artwork with more control options, v2.0 avails new brush settings and symmetry modes such as smudge transparency, offsets multiplier, the angular offset, and GridMap Scale.

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