Tgif (pronounced t-g-i-f) is an Xlib based interactive 2-D drawing tool under X11 for Unix, available on Linux and most Unix and Unix-like platforms. It was developed since 1990 and is free software released under the QPL license.
Tgif is one of the few free drawing programs that has, as well as a ruler, a usable grid.
Because Tgif was developed long before a standard way for drawing programs to work, one might find it unfamiliar to use in a number of ways:
Although it might mention point sizes, it uses a unit that is 1/128 of an inch for point sizes. There is an option to display font sizes in points, the sizes are still subject to rounding to the nearest 1/128".
Colour is not selected from a colour wheel or through controls that allows one to adjust colour values; instead, there is a named list with a short list of colours. To use a colour that is not in the list, one needs to add the colour to the list. This list gets saved with the drawing.
Fonts that can be used are listed in a configuration file. To use fonts that are not on the list, one has to change the configuration file.