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Paintbrush

Paintbrush 2.2.1

Basic doodling app for Mac

Paintbrush is a basic image editor that even kids will find easy to use. If you love to doodle without the hassle of learning how to use a design app, Paintbrush is ideal.

Free Downloadfor Mac
5
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  • Mallory Chaput

    by Mallory Chaput

    Very difficult to use, not even half as good as MS paint, program keeps crashing and freezing up my computer. Even when I try to update it, it will have the same problems!

  • by Anonymous

    Keeps closing down. I've been using this software and it keeps closing on me! Very frustrating

  • by Anonymous

    Cannot edit selections. Very disappointed. I used the Paint on my PC incredibly often to draw house plans and I am unable to select and edit (stretch, flip) small images such as doors and walls in my drawings now. Cons: Need to be able to stretch/flip/edit selections

  • by Anonymous

    Brings back the atmosphere of kindergarten. Paintbrush is the great application for kids and their parents. This handy tool is a good way to amuse your child. It resembles Paint for Windows. You can make simple images and save them in different formats. There is an option to copy and paste pictures and edit them. Paintbrush brings back the atmosphere of kindergarten. You can relax and create your More

  • by Anonymous

    GREAT . I really like the use of the 1 tool you have in the whole program 10/10. would recommend to fellow painters who are basic as hell. Pros: paint. making a mess with my pals. Cons: the program. could have faster download times. its paint. lack of real paint when downloading. needs more gravy

  • by Anonymous

    The technical term for this program is "Not Very Good At All".. Relatively useless. This is supposed to replace MS Paint but is trying to be photo shop or something. It is as intuitive as driving an F-16 with a toothbrush.

  • by Anonymous

    Terrible. Terrible for inserting text, and it keeps randomly crashing so that I always lose my saved work. When I copy and paste a selection, not only does the pasted selection appear in a random spot (sometimes even over the drawing itself!), it also doesn't allow me to move it unless I select it again. Which sucks, because, as I already mentioned, it may - no, ALWAYS - appears over the drawing. More

  • by Anonymous

    Outstanding. Having grown up on MS Paint, it's understandable that once I got a Mac, I looked for a software that is comparable in both features and capability. This software gets it right. They capture the primary features that were essential to Paint, and make the software very simple for the user. Most importantly, it is far superior to all other free photo editing software for Mac. Absolutely More

  • by Anonymous

    simple and powerful. This little paintprogram will do almost anything you can want in a single layer. It is fastn inyuitive and very well thought out, Thanks !

  • by Anonymous

    Great for basics!. I love this program. Now, granted, I use it for very simple things: mostly doodles and the like, but it's been very useful. It's the closest thing I have found to MS Paint, which is lovely. It's got several ways to choose colors, and has all the basic cut/paste, paintbrush in various size, eraser, etc. etc. etc. which is lovely. I mean, like others have said, it is basic. It is More

  • by Anonymous

    Buggy - I'd like to downgrade to older version. Lots of problems with pasting images from clipboard. Sometimes it won't paste at all - I can copy and paste directly from the internet, but if I first paste it to Word (to resize it - Paintbrush doesn't allow this), then copy and paste to Paintbrush, it won't paste. Other times if I paste an image, it leaves a wide white band on top and pastes below More

  • by Anonymous

    Good program - but crashes. 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) More

  • by Anonymous

    For the times when you just need to draw shapes!. I really only needed a beyond basic program to do quick diagrams with the utilities that seashore lacks (elipses, squares etc) so I found this program to be alright as anything more complicated could be done with seashore and/or GIMP. Judging from comments about bugs, Paintbrush seems to be best for those times when you just need something to draw More

  • by Anonymous

    There's a big. This software is really useful for some graphics work, but there is a bug. You cannot zoom in and use the cut and paste feature. The stuff you paste ends up in the wrong place and you can't grab it gain. If the programmers would fix this bug, I would give the software a much higher rating.

  • by Anonymous

    Nice, simple app. Lovely, simple to use. Reliable and stylish application. I do a lot of quick and simple image editing, and I am heartlily sick of the big slow graphic apps like paintbrush or Gimp. This is a refreshingly simple app. Pros: Simple to use, quick and easy. Cons: I guess if you are an expert and want to crank out complex images this may not have the power for you.

  • by Anonymous

    Horrible. Are we kidding?. Horrible. I just downloaded it & it timed out on me about 5 times already before I could even do the first step of what I wanted to. Worst thing ever and very annoying. Can't even reduce image size without timing out. Is this thing serious? Pros: None. All I was able to do was paste an image, and when I went to reduce the size of that image, thats as much as it could More

  • by Anonymous

    bah.... Really irritating if I want to reduce picture size or cut the picture. I have to go all the way to Canvas to do some cutting, plus it takes years to succeed pfff..... In Microsoft Paintbrush you can simply slide your picture cutting at will. Why cant this one? :-S ...

  • by Anonymous

    flipping pictures?. when i take a picture with my Photobooth, the pic is flipped some how, the lettering on my tshirt are all backwards, now on my PC i can use paint and flip the pic myself with a flick of a button, is this app the same as the windows when it comes to flipping pictures? I have the macbook OS X 10.6.6 any help would be greatly appreciated Thx, Terinda

  • by Anonymous

    Not nearly complete. This program, while close to paint, is lacking serious features. Plus, I can't undo text boxes?! It needs some serious updating. Pros: Easy to use Has basic features Uploads many file types. Cons: Missing some more advanced features Lacking undo option for text boxes

  • by Nick Mead

    Re: Softonic toolbar uninstall problems. For all those that have had problems uninstalling the Softonic toolbar, please note that if you want to uninstall it, 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. Pros: - Cons: -

  • by Anonymous

    Very fun. This app is great. If you're not a serious drawing person, you'll have lots of fun with it. Reminds me just enough of MS Paint to be fun and make joke drawings, but also to make some really cool stuff. Pros: Fun, very simple. Cons: Could be fun to have an "Import image..." feature to add to your paintings. Whatever.

  • by Anonymous

    Not quite developed enough...!?. The Paintbrush is a good enough replica of Microsoft Paint, I guess, but the amount of tool options is too little! Most Microsoft Paint models have way more tools, for example most have both a brush and a pencil tool, the pencil tool is pretty useless, but the brush tool, which has a variation in brush size to the minimum of one pixel, is really good, especially wh More

  • by Anonymous

    .... well i think i have a problem with this ... it seems that whenever i drag the icon of paintbrush to my application folder, (to install it so says the picture of instructions) and then press on the icon (which by now is on my application folder), then the freaking picture appears!!! Help someone please explain the answer to my problem. you see im horrible with electronics other then using the More

  • by Anonymous

    not the same as MS Paint in a significant way. Unless I"m missing it on my new MacBook Pro, Paintbrush isn't at all as good as MS Paint. On Paint I could open up any jpeg in Paint or saved drawing, and work on it there. I don't see any option for opening up a saved picture file on Paintbrush. Yet another disappointment with switching to Mac.

  • by Anonymous

    Paintbrush comes from MacPaint which was before Win/Paint. I like this Paintbrush, it runs good on Tiger. It's simple to use if you only need simple sketches or if you want to alter an image pixel by pixel, which is something I just can't do with Preview. Paintbrush is FREE, why did someone pay for it?? btw the installation process is like any other app, I didn't have any problem. I clearly remem More

  • by Anonymous

    This is a huge rip-off!. I thought that I could get this after using a PC for 4 years. So, when i switched to a Mac, i automaticly downloaded this for free! It doesn't even open! Why should someone pay for this if it doesnt even open?!? This is a huge rip-off, a waste of money and space on your hard-drive, and a total waste of time. Pros: nothing. Cons: doesnt work, wastes money, wastes time.

  • by Anonymous

    Just like Paint. I wanted something that would behave very similarly to Paint. This is the perfect application. I'm not sure if I would pay for it though. I downloaded it for free, but that may have been just a trial. Other than that though, it works and behaves just like paint. Mac lovers rejoice! :] Pros: Works like Paint. Cons: Could have more features, but it works.

  • by Anonymous

    It's handy!. For simple, basic drawing it's perfect!! Also, it's FREE SOFTWARE, so the reviewer that said he "paid for it" obviously got jipped! BIG TIME!! It was obviosuly a scam, that's why it didn't work!! EPIC FAIL! Pros: Easy to use Fast Friendly Simple. Cons: Few features

  • by Anonymous

    Bad, works terribly, save your money, don't buy it. whatever, paid for it, downloaded it, doesn't open, thanks for nothing...Now it won't let me write anything negative about it here because it obviously doesn't work, save your money! Cons: Everything

  • by Anonymous

    not a clone at all. After using a PC for my entire life, I decided to switch to a Mac. I was disappointed that it didn't have Paint, so I went to find a Mac version. When I found this, I was excited. However, it is complicated and not like PC Paint. It takes a lot of adjustment and really doesn't do the same things. Keep looking.