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Paintbrush

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Softonic
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License:
Free (GPL)
Language:
English
OS:
  • Mac
Latest version:
2.1.1 12/03/14
Last month's downloads:
22,442
Size:
1.5 MB
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Paintbrush is fully compatible with:

  • Mac OS X

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Others: Mac OS X 10.5+
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Available languages

  • English
  • French
  • Arabic
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Paintbrush 2.1.1 12/03/14 Free (GPL) English
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Limitations

  • Free to use

Basic doodling app for Mac

Nick Mead

Recent changes

  • Color accuracy: All-new internal image storage means far better color accuracy
  • Transparent selection: Automatically remove the background color in selections to obtain pixel-perfect positioning
  • Speed: In addition to full 64-bit support, various tools have gotten speed boosts, especially the massively improved Fill tool

  • We’ve also added plenty of little fixes and features, including better printing options, enhanced image resize UI, improved transparency support (featuring a classic checkerboard pattern), and JPEG quality settings.

Notes

Note that this is a free download in ZIP format. Unzip it to reveal the DMG file. Double click the DMG file to open Paintbrush. You will need OS X 10.5+ for it to open correctly. Note that if you want to uninstall the Softonic toolbar, you must use the uninstall option from the Softonic icon in the Menu Bar. Do not simply drag the application to the Trash as the toolbar will be left behind.

Review last updated: 12/12/13

Pros
  • Great for kids
  • Simple to use
  • Supports a range of graphic formats
Cons
  • Very basic in features and preferences
  • Hard to draw with a mouse

"Good program - but crashes"

  • 5.0
  • 5.0
  • usability8
  • Stability1
  • Installation10
  • Functionality7
  • Appearance8

The paintbrush program is great as far as basic editing goes, but two major bugs have turned me away from this program.

1) The program crashes during certain copy+paste activities. You are trying to copy from one image to another, make sure the first image is deselected before you click paste otherwise the program will crash and any unsaved progress will be lost.

2) The undo function sometimes undoes more than just the last activity depending on whether your undoing text, copied images, drawings, etc. There's no way to tell.

If they can fix these issues, then the program will be pretty good. Until then, the frustrations of losing work are far from worth the download.

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