Kid Pix 1.0

Originally created by Craig Hickman, the software was first released for the Macintosh in 1989 would be published by Brøderbund in 1991. Hickman was inspired to make Kid Pix after watching his son struggle with MacPaint, and thought, I should make a program that is easier for kids to use. It is now 2012 and Kid Pix has been making software to help kids learn to make Pix online for over 20 years. While the modern software is impressive, it is version 1.0 that inspires nostalgia in legions of computer users.


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One thought on “Kid Pix 1.0

  1. Drahken says:

    We had a version of this on the computer in high school. It was my first experience with any kind of art/drawing program. I remember it had “stamps” which would animate and an eraser tool which would reveal a random lineart pic of some natural scene (I remember a fox walking through the woods one).

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