Mac OS X alternatives to M$ PaintBrush

If you have ever used Microsoft old Paint Brush, and are used to it for specific tasks (pixel drawing), there are alternatives to PaintBrush on Mac OS X.   Even if you are a pro-Photoshop heavy user, these little softwares can be useful to you some day..


Paintbrush for OS X

Description : Paintbrush is a simple paint program for Mac OS X, reminiscent of Microsoft Paint and Apple’s own now-defunct MacPaint. It provides users with a means to make simple images quickly, something that has been noticeably absent from the Mac for years.

paintbrush osx

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Seashore for OS X

Description : Seashore is an open source image editor for Mac OS X’s Cocoa framework. It features gradients, textures and anti-aliasing for both text and brush strokes. It supports multiple layers and alpha channel editing. It is based around the GIMP’s technology and uses the same native file format.

seashore mac os x

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PaintDS for OS X

Description : PaintDS is a full-featured bitmap/image editor for the Mac that is easy to use, but sufficiently powerful to handle most of your basic graphics needs. PaintDS is the perfect tool for creating simple images, cropping photographs, and other tasks similar to MSPaint for Microsoft Windows, or the now missing Apple MacPaint program.

Download link (paid $15)



If I had to chose only one, I would take the first one : Paintbrush for OS X.  Why ?  Because I love pixel drawing, and this one does it exactly like the old Microsoft’s PaintBrush.

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