Paintbrush
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Cocoa-based paint program similar to Microsoft Paint and MacPaint.   Free
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Paintbrush is a simple paint program for Mac OS X, reminiscent of Microsoft Paint and Apple's own now-defunct MacPaint. It provides users with a means to make simple images quickly, something which has been noticeably absent from the Mac for years.
What's New
Version 2.1.1:
  • Paintbrush 2.1.1 features a number of critical stability and functionality fixes, and is highly recommended for all current Paintbrush users.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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Paintbrush User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
(2)
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gatovadio commented on 23 Jun 2012
sufferin' succotash, the guy below took the source code and, behold, released a fork that is exactly the same as paintbrush.

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/43532/sketchpad
[Version 2.1.1]


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Yoshinatsu reviewed on 23 Jul 2010
It's the best MS Paint clone for Mac OS X EVER! Now I can finally make Reddit "fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu" comics on my Mac!!
[Version 2.0.1]


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Fromage-Head commented on 28 Jan 2009
basic layers support would be perfect. I know there is seashore but it doesn't manage curves well (I'm doing 1 pixel line-drawings), and graphic converter is nice but still doesn't manage layers. That said it's a well crafted app. I love the bomb and the extensible toolbar (ie:shapes tools) is a clever idea. Oh and patterns à la macpaint would be cool too :).
[Version 2.0]

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Rockin' Kat replied on 22 May 2012
I second the patterns like MacPaint had request. Otherwise, this is a very nice little application.
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Binarymix commented on 22 Jan 2009
This new version is perfect!

A complete paintbrush clone that works very well.

I especially like the new "place" text selection feature.

Not for pros obviously, but great for kids or just some doodles.
[Version 2.0]


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Roro01 commented on 05 Aug 2008
Serious Drawback

Although it saves PNG images, it doesn't save them transparent.
[Version 1.1]

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Yoshinatsu replied on 23 Jul 2010
Hmm... Yeah that is true. Transparent .PNG's and layers would be great.
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freebsd reviewed on 07 Jan 2008
I think it takes a sense of humor to realize the value in this basic, wonderful drawing program. Does no more or less than it should!
[Version 1.1]


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mex4eric commented on 16 Aug 2007
Crashed badly! Had to reboot.
[Version 1.0]


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musubana reviewed on 21 Jul 2007
A decent little app.
Doesn't do much; for more advanced drawing, people should download Seashore.

However, if you just want to make a quick sketch, it's perfect.
[Version 0.8]


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ThreeDee912 reviewed on 06 Jun 2007
Simple and easy to use program. Free, and saves in multiple formats. Similar to Paint on Windows.
[Version 0.6]


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musubana reviewed on 28 May 2007
A paint program with no useable lasso tool?

No way.

Better download SeaShore.
[Version 0.5]

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Maverick replied on 05 Jun 2007
it clearly says that it still is under development....patience is a virtue....thank you...
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Intellect Inside replied on 19 Jul 2007
Hey...

It's a simple paint app, not a photo editor. And it's not even version 1.0 yet. And it's free. Give the developer a break.
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musubana replied on 21 Jul 2007
This program has improved a lot (incl. a lasso tool!), so I will modify my original harsh review a bit.

However, I do think that the app was launched to the public too early.
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strider72 replied on 01 Jan 2008
It's pretty standard that any time you see a pre-1.0 version, it's a pre-release version -- essentially a beta version.

Wait for version 1.0 before judging it on completeness of features. It _was_ released to the public early, and knowingly so, in order to get feedback on the parts that are done.
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Aetnaria rated on 27 Aug 2013

[Version 2.1.1]



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Hshin rated on 16 Apr 2012

[Version 2.1.1]


Downloads:86,908
Version Downloads:44,271
Type:Multimedia Design : Illustration
License:Free
Date:24 Oct 2010
Platform:PPC 64 / PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Paintbrush is a simple paint program for Mac OS X, reminiscent of Microsoft Paint and Apple's own now-defunct MacPaint. It provides users with a means to make simple images quickly, something which has been noticeably absent from the Mac for years.


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