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Enjoy Free-Hand Drawing and Image Modification with SmoothDraw

Feeling in an artistic mood and looking for a nice program to express yourself with? Enjoy a relaxing afternoon or evening with SmoothDraw.


SmoothDraw is quick and easy to set up on your computer. Once you have finished the installation, this is what you will see when you start SmoothDraw up. The layout is nicely laid out and easy to navigate.


A good look at the various menus for SmoothDraw. Everything that you need is here and there are no options for you to have to worry about.


SmoothDraw in Action

For our example, we decided to do some modifications to the anime picture shown below.


Working on typing some text after adding three large stars to the skyline in our picture. The text is easy to move to the location that you need it to be in for your images. The Input Text Box makes it very convenient to work with text while you are typing (nice!).


Here you can see where we decided to go back and add some very small stars to help fill out the skyline. Notice the brush size and ink flow adjustments in the left side of the window…this makes it very easy to adjust the pencils, pens, brushes, and effects to the exact size and style that you need (terrific!).


Once you have finished drawing or modifying your images, SmoothDraw can save them in the following formats.



Whether you are looking to draw free-hand or modify images, SmoothDraw can be a lot of fun for you and your family. This wonderful little program can be especially nice to have around for your children.


Download SmoothDraw (version 4.0.5 stable)

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 09/3/09

Comments (4)

  1. SuAlfons

    Especially designed for children is the one and only …. Tuxpaint!

    Available cross platforms – drawing functions & stencils for kids, optional mouse capturing (mouse can’t leave the program anymore) and so on make it a true children’s program!
    My daughter started doodling with it when she was 2.5 yrs and she is still into it! Must be installed on any computer in the house.

    Of course I will try smooth draw for _my_self. This comment is just for those really seeking a program for their kids to start computing with.


  2. snoopy

    Tried to install smooth draw on my laptop. Looked like a cool program for some quick touch ups. However, When I started the program I had all kinds of errors. I have a 64 bit system and it looks like this one does not play well with 64 bits

  3. Doctor

    @ snoopy Hey dude I got it to work and it seems find what Operateing system are you runing?

  4. netra

    good softwere

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