By Raj Kumar Shaw
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******* Jump in and start having some colourful fun! ******
Kids Paint is creative fun that inspires imagination and the clean up is simply a click away. The app gives children some initial guidance, allowing them to simply colour and add their own elements to templates provided by the app. Once they feel comfortable enough the app allows them to jump into a blank canvas, providing the tools needed to create their own masterpiece.
******* No fuss, no mess is always just a click away ******
The "Click and Go" approach will allow kids to have a positive experience that encourages them to come back over and over again. Kids paint is intuitive and simple to use. The app has no instructions and is an experience based concept, where kids feel close to the paints, pencils and erasers the moment they open up the app.
******** Jump start your child's imagination **************
Kids Paint is a hands on attempt to allow children to create pieces of art using multiple tools. The objective was to accommodate the needs of children even with minimal computer skills. Positive reinforcement using simplicity, encourages creative thinking and this is the foundation of Kids Paint.
******Have some personalized fun with your own images*****
Simply load an image from your collection and Kids paint allows kids to draw directly on top of the photos. The familiarity with the images will allow kids to have some amazing fun all around.
******** Ready to go fun, with no instructions ***********
As with all iLifeTouch apps we hope Kids paint will make your life easier one painting at a time. We stand 100% behind this app and we are committed to add new exciting elements with every update. Your feedback is required to make sure Kids paint is the best experience it can be.
What's New in Version 1.2
Solve the issue of not being to re-enter the app
Too many requests not to add a print direct option
Improved save and share image features
My kids are 6 and 4. Since they are little, they do need a simple app. However, this app is too limited to be worth $4.99. I feel I wasted five bucks, to be honest. The only tools available are a pencil, a brush, and an eraser. The pencil is just a thin version of the brush. There is no "paint bucket" to fill large spaces with color. To get any colors not in the standard set at the top left, you have to open up the Mac color wheels and palettes window, which is actually too difficult for a small child to navigate. For example, my kid wanted to draw a carrot. A CARROT. Shouldn't be too difficult, right? Well, she drew the outline, and then colored it yellow, because orange was not easily available.
I'd encourate the app writer to take these concerns seriously. This could be a good product, but it needs work.
Pricey- not intuitive
The drawing surface covers less than 25% of my imac's 27" screen. The rest is filled with nothing. If you fill the background of the paper it is difficult to find out how to go back to white. I am a photoshop/ Lightroom user and it took me some time to figure it out. Starting over, trashing the drawing just brings up another paper with the same color background. Very limited for what you are paying for. Also there is an email export button, not really appropriate for a kids program. Wish there was a preferences/settings so I could limit what my kids were saving and disable e-mail export.
Keep in mind this is a very simple bare bones program. I bought it for my 6 year old grand daughter who rated it good but was a bit disappointed that it didn't do more. On a small screen the coloring pages are a challenge. It works for us as a starter program for using a Wacom tablet. The saving options are a bit akward. You have to dig into your user library> application support> kids paint to find the saved files.
There are no instructions nor online help.
- Category: Graphics & Design
- Updated: Dec 05, 2011
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 14.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Raj Kumar Shaw
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later