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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.

  • disalvoyl

    There’s a wonderful Mac painting tool named MyBrushes is missing in
    your list.The whole drawing process could be saved as drawing video and playback
    anytime.

  • http://www.mybrushes-app.com/MyBrushes-Pro.html namurwtqx

    I used Super Vectorizer to do vector graphic design on Mac http://effectmatrix.com/mac-appstore/Super-Vectorizer.htm

  • http://www.mybrushes-app.com/MyBrushes-Pro.html namurwtqx

    I used Super Vectorizer to do vector graphic design on Mac http://effectmatrix.com/mac-appstore/Super-Vectorizer.htm

  • Stephen Boesch

    Anyone have a link for the available keyboard shortcuts for paintbrush? It is a waste of time to go point and click between selection tool and other toolbar items such as Text or diagrams. I am looking for one keystroke to go to the selection tool – and optimistically other ones to do the text, etc.