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http://www.kolourpaint.org/
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Copyright (c) 2003-2007 Clarence Dang <dang@kde.org>
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For licensing and warranty information, read COPYING.
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For known problems with this release of KolourPaint, read BUGS.
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For what changes have been made, read NEWS.
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For developer information, checkout branches/kolourpaint/control/.
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For general information, read this file (README):


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What is KolourPaint?
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KolourPaint is a free, easy-to-use paint program by KDE.
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It aims to be conceptually simple to understand; providing a level of
functionality targeted towards the average user.  It's designed for daily
tasks like:
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* Painting - drawing diagrams and "finger painting"
* Image Manipulation - editing screenshots and photos; applying effects
* Icon Editing - drawing clipart and logos with transparency
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It's not an unusable and monolithic program where simple tasks like drawing
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lines become near impossible.  Nor is it so simple that it lacks essential
features like Undo/Redo.
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KolourPaint is opensource software written in C++ using the Qt and KDE
libraries.
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Features
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* Undo/Redo Support (10-500 levels of history depending on memory usage)
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* Tools (single key shortcuts available for all tools)
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  - Brush, Color Eraser, Color Picker, Connected Lines a.k.a. Polyline
  - Curve, Ellipse, Eraser, Flood Fill, Line, Pen, Polygon, Rectangle
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  - Rounded Rectangle, Spraycan, Text, Zoom
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* Selections (fully undo- and redo-able)
  - Rectangular, Elliptical, Free-Form shapes
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  - Choice between Opaque and Transparent selections
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  - Full Clipboard/Edit Menu support
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  - Freehand resizeable
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* Configurable Color Palette

* Color Similarity means that you can fill regions in dithered images and
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  photos
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* Transparency
  - Draw transparent icons and logos on a checkerboard background
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  - All tools can draw in the "Transparent Color"
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* Image Effects
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  - Autocrop / Remove Internal Border
  - Balance (Brightness, Contrast, Gamma)
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  - Clear, Emboss, Flatten, Flip, Histogram Equalizer
  - Hue, Saturation, Value
  - Invert (with choice of channels)
  - Reduce Colors, Reduce to Grayscale, Resize, Rotate
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  - Scale, Set as Image (Crop), Skew, Smooth Scale, Soften & Sharpen
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* Close-up Editing
  - Zoom (from 0.01x to 16x)
  - Grid
  - Thumbnail
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* File Operations
  - Open/Save in all file formats provided by KImageIO
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    (PNG, JPEG, BMP, ICO, PCX, TIFF,...) with preview
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  - Print, Print Preview
  - Mail
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  - Set as Wallpaper
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Updates & More Information
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Visit: http://www.kolourpaint.org/
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Support
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Visit: http://www.kolourpaint.org/
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If you have any questions about compiling, installing or using KolourPaint,
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don't be afraid to contact us.  We try to support all versions of
KolourPaint and even issues with 3rd party binary packages.
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Feedback
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Please send bug reports and feature requests to http://bugs.kde.org/.
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Don't hesitate to report bugs nor hesitate to send us your wishes -- it
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provides valuable feedback that will help to improve future versions of
KolourPaint and you will not receive flames for reporting duplicates.