Pinta free download for Mac


13 April 2020

Open source drawing and editing.


Pinta is a free, open source program for drawing and image editing.

Its goal is to provide users with a simple yet powerful way to draw and manipulate images on Linux, Mac, Windows, and BSD.

What's new in Pinta

Version 1.6:

This release includes many new features and improvements, as well as over 50 bug fixes:

New Features / Improvements:
  • Redesigned shape tools (demo video):
    • The Line tool now supports drawing curves and arrows
    • Shapes remain editable after being drawn
    • All shape tools now support drawing dashed lines
  • All selection tools now support the Union, Exclude, Xor, and Intersection modes
  • New community add-in repository - add-ins can be installed through the Add-in Manager dialog (via the Add-ins menu)
  • Redesigned New Image dialog, which includes presets, orientation and background options, and a thumbnail preview of the image.
  • The toolbox and color palette now have a flexible layout and can expand horizontally, making them significantly more usable on small screens.
  • When launching Pinta from the command line, the standard --version and --help options are now supported.
Bug Fixes:

A full list of bug fixes is available at

  • Fixed a number of issues with the text tool’s support for Unicode text
  • Fixed a number of issues with undoing selections
  • Fixed a number of untranslatable strings throughout Pinta, and the zoom toolbar’s percentages are now formatted using the current locale.
  • The text tool now supports the standard shortcuts for toggling bold (Ctrl+B), italic (Ctrl+I), and underline (Ctrl+U), and all of the text can be selected with Ctrl+A.
  • Fixed a potential crash after undoing a text action
  • Fixed a crash when holding both the left and right mouse buttons with the Pencil tool
  • Fixed issues with zooming in very far on large images
  • Fixed a potential crash when exiting Pinta
  • Fixed issues with the toolbar’s state (hidden vs. visible) not being preserved after re-opening Pinta
  • Fixed several bugs where undo did not work correctly for the Freeform Shape tool
  • Fixed a bug where resizing a selection allowed the selection to grow beyond the edge of the canvas
  • The selection handles are now larger and easier to click
  • Fixed bugs where using the Recolor tool after the Line/Curve tool resulted in odd behavior
  • The error dialog now includes a link to the bug tracker
  • Improved the error message when opening an unsupported file format
  • Fixed an issue where cancelling the saving of a jpg image made it appear that the image had actually been saved
  • Auto-hiding now works correctly for the history and open images pads
  • Auto Crop now works correctly if there is an active selection
  • The progress dialog is now modal
  • The Backspace and Delete keys are now usable when editing text fields in the toolbar
  • Improved the readability of the text cursor against dark backgrounds

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How would you rate Pinta app?

7 Reviews of Pinta

25 July 2018
Version: 1.4

Most helpful

The required Mono Framework is no longer available, at least from the link in the App.
22 June 2020
Version: 1.6
Hello! I recently switched from Windows to Mac and have been looking for something to replicate the paint bucket fill feature in Paint. I read some suggestions online and downloaded Pinta as it seemed like the most basic app I could see, which appealed to me as I am specifically looking for just this feature. After installation I tried to open it and it promoted me to download the mono.framwork, which I did following the link and I understand I downloaded the most recent version. After download completed I installed it and tried again to open Pinta but now it just crashes as soon as I try to open it... doesn't actually open at all. Can anyone help me? I'm wondering if I should remove this and the mono framework from my system (if I can even figure out how to do that), but still hopeful there might be a simple way to solve this. Any help would be appreciated!
04 June 2020
Version: 1.6
Works for me..
25 July 2018
Version: 1.4
The required Mono Framework is no longer available, at least from the link in the App.
28 January 2013
Version: 1.4
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
04 May 2012
Version: 1.3
crashed on .png
12 November 2011
Version: 1.0
Crashes when open a .png file oO unusable
12 October 2011
Version: 1.0
Looks alien on a mac, just like every other cross platform product.