Pinta free download for Mac


27 January 2013

Open source drawing and editing.


Pinta is a free, open source drawing/editing program modeled after Paint.NET. Its goal is to provide users with a simple yet powerful way to draw and manipulate images on Linux, Mac, and Windows.

What's new in Pinta

Version 1.4:

New Features/Improvements:

  • Magic Wand tool selection modes (Union, Exclude, Xor, and Intersect).
  • Layer blend modes.
  • Reduced memory usage in the Open Images Pad (over 100mb in some cases).
  • Significantly reduced memory usage for history (only the difference between the two images is stored)
  • Copy/Paste support for the text tool.
  • Improved rendering performance.
  • The colour picker tool now supports different sampling sizes, and sampling from a single layer or the entire image.
  • Improved support for special characters and alternate input methods in the text tool.
  • Added a Copy Merged command to copy the flattened image/selection to the clipboard, instead of just the current layer.
  • Added a drop shadow to the canvas.
  • Improved support for extensions:
  • Extensions can be initialized/uninitialized properly, including removing any tools/effects that were registered.
  • Downloads from remote repositories are now enabled.
Fixed Bugs:
  • #999571New image flattening functionality breaks saving functionality.
  • #956195Many effects do not work with Gtk# 2.12.11.
  • #696293 Clicking text tool can crash OSX. (fixed in Mono 2.11.4)
  • #984573 New layer with Text object does not put text on this new layer.
  • #987641Opening TGA files created by Pinta does not work on Linux.
  • #995767Using 'cut' in text object does not delete text.
  • #996490Two undo actions required to fully undo after pasting an image.
  • #998629Crashes when using copy/paste in Pinta.
  • #1001536 Exception in Text Tool when attempting to select beyond end of string.
  • #1006753 Exception when saving ORA file on Mac.
  • #1008439 Disabling the "Default Tools" extension crashes Pinta.
  • #1036041 Undo using CTRL+Z not working if this is the first action in new image.
  • #1036485 Undo is broken for cropping or resizing the canvas (regression).
  • #1048137 Crash when disposing the ResizeHistoryItem (regression).
  • #602651Inverting colors overwrites transparency with white pixels.
  • #606240Move pixels tool corrupted by scrolling.
  • #724982After pasting from clipboard in a image, pasted selection dissapears.
  • #776328Chinese characters can not be typed in Text tool.
  • #891556Incorrect behavior of Undo command when editing text.
  • #911398Can not change input method in Text tool for non-English language.
  • #932924/usr/bin/pinta has wrong path in it for some Linux x86_64 systems.
  • #983709Undo using Text object displays letter z in text instead of undoing.
  • #999914Can't enter the '<' character using text tool.
  • #1015345 Drawing near the right or bottom edges sometimes causes the border to disappear.
  • #1021426 Broken licence headers in some files.
  • #582114Layer opacity isn't blended with transparent background.
  • #696417Copy and paste does not work for Text object.
  • #859082Diacritics not working in text tool.
  • #868310Drag and drop a picture from Desktop to launcher doesn't open the picture.
  • #988278Dialog "Could not open file" inconsistent with other Pinta dialogs.
  • #992052The todo.txt file includes a broken link.
  • #992680Ruler units option not displayed after Pinta restarts.
  • #992839The order of tools windows is not optimal.
  • #993741Large file/layer names don't fit into window.
  • #999552Three small inconsistencies in Help | About window.
  • #1008557 Shortcuts for Auto Level and Black and White adjustments are broken.
  • #1035812 When no image is available some options are not grayed out.
  • #1048502 Escaping window if file type is not recognized.
  • #732035Compose key doesn't work on text input.

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5 Pinta Reviews

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12 October 2011

Most helpful

Looks alien on a mac, just like every other cross platform product.
Like (2)
Version 1.0
25 July 2018
The required Mono Framework is no longer available, at least from the link in the App.
Version 1.4
28 January 2013
Also works with slightly lower system specs: works fine on Mac OS X 10.5.8 (MacIntel) with MonoFramework-MRE-2.10.9_10.macos10.xamarin.x86
Version 1.4
04 May 2012
crashed on .png
Like (1)
Version 1.3
12 November 2011
Crashes when open a .png file oO unusable
Like (1)
Version 1.0
12 October 2011
Looks alien on a mac, just like every other cross platform product.
Like (2)
Version 1.0