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.
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