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Alternative to MS Paint

Vikas Kapoor
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We have a vb/access desktop application that we need to convert into Java Web App. One of the functionalities is, it opens the MS Paint, Let the user draw and save it back to the application. We can't approach in this way because it is web app and user may be using Linux/Mac. So I am looking for an alternative to MS Paint so that I can allow the user to draw in browser window itself. Is there any API for this?
Vikas Kapoor
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Any idea?
Paul Clapham
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Since you want it to be run in the browser, that most likely means it would be written in Javascript. I can't imagine a paint application written in Javascript but that doesn't mean a lot. Or perhaps it would be written in Flash -- or as a Java applet.

You don't say what research you've done so far so if you have already had those ideas, now I'm giving them to you again.
Vikas Kapoor
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Paul Clapham wrote:Since you want it to be run in the browser, that most likely means it would be written in Javascript. I can't imagine a paint application written in Javascript but that doesn't mean a lot. Or perhaps it would be written in Flash -- or as a Java applet.

You don't say what research you've done so far so if you have already had those ideas, now I'm giving them to you again.


Thanks Paul for your reply. You are correct that application should be either in JS,Applet or Flash.
I have come across Batik SVG ToolKit. I didn't research much into this yet. Do you have any alternative? Or any other completely different way to achieve the same.
Ulf Dittmer
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I think browsers support SVG somewhat less than the canvas element, which also has the benefit of being part of the upcoming HTML 5 standard. For a paint-type application bitmap graphics would also be more appropriate than vector graphics.


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