MyPaint – the past, the present, and the future

Jon Nordby

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MyPaint is a fast and easy open-source graphics application for digital painters that lets you focus on the art instead of the program. Started in 2004 by Martin Renold to be a painting program he enjoyed to use and develop, MyPaint has grown to become a popular Libre Graphics tool.

This talk will guide you through the past, present and future of MyPaint:

Past A quick look at the history of MyPaint; the initial idea/motivation, and some of the significant events.

PresentAn overview of the current status of MyPaint; what has happened in the last months and what is happening right now. A central part here will be about the MyPaint 1.0 release.

Future Discussion about the future of MyPaint; some of the concrete plans that exist, and more abstract/undecided ideas and visions. Last but not least, how you can help the future of MyPaint will be covered.

The talk will be introductionary in nature, and not especially technical. Curious digital artists, existing end-users, potential and existing contributors should all find this talk interesting.