Paintbrush, the MS Paint alternative for Mac

Paintbrush is an awesome simple image editor for Mac that mimics the functionality of Paint on Windows. It’s a quick and dirty bitmap based image editor that’s fast and easy to use. There are numerous powerful image editors available for professional level work, but there is something beautifully simple and nostalgic about Paintbrush that makes it fun.

MS Paint has been included in one form or another in every Windows release to date, it has become somewhat of a classic. Interestingly, Apple had its’ own bitmap image editor MacPaint for the original Macintosh that predates MS Paint, but it was discontinued long ago. A very long time ago. This is the void Paintbrush for Mac is trying to fill, and it’s doing a terriffic job.

All the tools work as you’d expect, including the airbrush and paint bucket. Paste images into Paintbrush from your clipboard, or compose quick sketches. Paintbrush supports most common image formats including BMP, GIF, JPEG, TIFF, and PNG.

Paintbrush is available for Mac OS X 10.4 or later, it free and open source, get it here.