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Paintbrush 2.1.1

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USER REVIEWS

A VERY SIMPLE IMAGE EDITING APPLICATION THAT IS VERY USEFULL

By Hande Njr

On Tuesday, June 9, 2015

I like applications that you can create paintwork, designs or edit images in the simplest form possible and that any one in any age group be it a small kid or even an old person can effectively use whether it is for playtime or just a simple design work. Paint brush is such an application which is a product of paintbrush.sf.net whose publishing has been done by Soggy Waffles which is free of charge and it is basically used to edit images. The application supports numerous file formats that range from JPEG, BMP, TIFF, GIFF and PNG. The application has a simple interface that everything arranged in a neat manner with menus like File, View, Edit, Font, window, image and help carefully arranged at the top of the interface each with a specific capabilities that help the users with their image editing tasks. It is generally a good application that is very easy to use.

Pros

  • The application supports numerous file formats.
  • It is very easy to use.

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  • It faces competition from alot of similar products.
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Paintbrush bitmap editor: Perfect friend for your kid who loves shapes and colors!

By Elizabeth Tweetee

On Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Paintbrush is an MS paint equivalent for Macintosh developed by Soggy Waffles. Just like the former, it lets you work with bitmaps without any prerequisite knowledge. It packs enough basic features to mould your kid’s creativity.

Paintbrush packs everything for your child who loves shapes and colours. Smooth brushes are purposefully crafted to entertain his/her little fingers. Brush adjustments are limited to stroke size and colour. Toolbox is comprised of nothing more than geometric shape tools, text tool, fill tools, pencil tool, eraser, brush and a basic selection. The software can handle transparent backgrounds efficiently so that adults can use it for icon creation or leisure time doodling.

Verdict:

Paintbrush is a basic canvas for beginners. It is not at all comparable with professional graphics editors like Adobe Illustrator. This software is mainly intended for kids. It is perfect for developing their painting skills. Adults can use it for icon creation or simply doodling. Overall, I give it 8 out of 10!

Pros

  • All basic bitmap editing facilities
  • Transparent background can be preserved
  • Supports a wide range of formats

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  • Doesn't have layer support as in GIMP
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One of the most intuitive image editors for mac users

By Ellie Teller

On Monday, April 11, 2016

Paintbrush is the simplest app ever created by mankind aside from the world known Microsoft Paint. And it´s basically the same thing. You get a white canvas and several tools that will help you edit your image or create a new one. There are paint buckets, brushes, lines and shapes…The basics. Unlike other professional tools, this program doesn´t work with layers, so you have to be careful when overlapping elements, since you won´t be able to use them separately again. Even though the outcome won´t be the best, you can use this light program for quick sketches or drawings involving a ton of geometry, since it packs a ton of these pre-installed. Another good use for Paintbrush is to zoom in all you can and draw pixel by pixel to create pixel art. This is super useful if you are into retro-looking videogames or things like that, since it allows you to create and edit sprites with no effort.

Pros

  • It´s so simple you will cry
  • A light program with minimal footprint

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  • It offers way less tools than others
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Review

Paintbrush is a basic image editor developed and published by Soggy Waffles. One of the most popular tools of Windows is the classic Paint, and up to a few years ago, Apple did not have an equivalent app. For these reasons, Paintbrush was released. It has been designed for people who like to draw on their computers and that want a simple and easy to use software to do it.

The developers want it to be a useful tool for painting that will entertain your kids or you if you want to draw in your free time

The interface is clear and intuitive, so it is perfect for kids to play and draw their best creations. However, adults can make some amazing drawings, too. In the interface, you can find all the options you need, even though they are very basic. There are no hidden tools nor any special features, just what you see to create your fabulous images.

It is compatible with multiple image formats, so you are able to open and save files in formats such as GIF, TIFF, JPEG, PNG and BMP. Transparency is a more complicated feature to support, but Paintbrush can deal with it without problem. It supports the alpha channel of PNG and GIF files, so transparency is available.

Create beautiful drawings with your Mac

Before you download Paintbrush, take into account that it is not a professional editing tool; it does not pretend to be the alternative to Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator. The developers want it to be a useful tool for painting that will entertain your kids or you if you want to draw in your free time. However, painting with the mouse is not an easy task; you will have to have a lot of practice to master it. Nevertheless, you can add a pen and a pad to make things easier.

It has a tool box that allows you to use the brush, pen, eraser, the color palette, area selector, zoom, predetermined shapes and just a bit more. You can also resize, crop, cut, paste and use all those basic functions of typical graphics editor software. Do not expect layers, effects and more advanced and professional features, because Paintbrush does not have them, but it fulfills its role.

Paintbrush 2.1.1 Features

In this section, the main features of Paintbrush are listed:

  • Compatible with GIF, TIFF, JPEG, PNG, BMP
  • It works with the transparency (alpha channel) of the GIF and PNG formats
  • Multiple tools at your disposal: Brush, Airbrush, Area Selector, Eyedropper, Zoom…
  • Lots of possibilities for your images: Resizing, Cropping, Canvas Resize, Cut and Paste, etc…
  • Text tool to add funny captions to your images or drawings
  • Clear and intuitive interface that displays all the features at first glance
  • Easy to use for kids and adults

Visit the official website of Paintbrush to read more information about this free graphics editor software before you download it.

System Requirements

Read here the minimum system requirements that your computer needs to correctly download and install Paintbrush for free:

  • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger or later