Stable release
22.08.0[2] Edit this on Wikidata / 18 August 2022
Preview release
22.07.90[3] Edit this on Wikidata / 5 August 2022
Written inC++
Operating systemUnix-like
TypeRaster graphics editor
LicenseBSD license,[4] LGPL-2.0+, GFDL-1.2

KolourPaint is a free and open-source raster graphics editor by KDE. It is similar to Microsoft Paint before the version shipped with Windows 7,[5] but has some additional features such as support for transparency, color balance and image rotation.[6][7]

It aims to be conceptually simple to understand, providing a level of functionality targeted towards the average user. KolourPaint is designed for casual work such as:

In version K Desktop Environment 3.3, KolourPaint replaced KPaint as the standard simple painting application.[8]

KolourPaint has a port to Microsoft Windows[citation needed] as part of the KDE on Windows initiative. KolourPaint also has ports to MacOS.[9][10]

See also


  1. ^ "KolourPaint". KDE Applications.
  2. ^ https://github.com/KDE/kolourpaint/releases/tag/v22.08.0.
  3. ^ https://github.com/KDE/kolourpaint/releases/tag/v22.07.90.
  4. ^ "Graphics / KolourPaint · GitLab". GitLab.
  5. ^ "Windows 7 hits Milestone 3". Retrieved 2012-08-24. The Ribbon user interface from Office 2007 is now part of WordPad and Paint.
  6. ^ "Product Comparison About KolourPaint". Retrieved 2008-01-14.
  7. ^ "KolourPaint – It's a Kolourful world" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-01-14.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Announcing KDE 3.3". KDE Community. August 19, 2004.
  9. ^ "Homebrew tap for KDE Frameworks". Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  10. ^ "MacPorts Portfiles". Retrieved 2018-08-25.