Basic Paint program

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  1. jwolf6589 macrumors 65816

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    Windows has a basic Paint program built in, and the classic MacOS used to have one in Claris/Apple Works that everyone had, but this seems to be missing from OSX. Anyone got any recommendations?
     
  2. Sciuriware macrumors 6502

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    Not the solution you are looking for, but I have run MSPAINT under WINE emulation for years.
    Simple but satisfactory.
    ;JOOP!
     
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    The closest thing to MS Paint is this: https://paintbrush.sourceforge.io/

    I've used it ... it works fairly well but crashes on occasion.

    If you don't like it, GIMP is a far more advanced editor (also free).
     
  4. jwolf6589 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I have bootcamp. Is WINE emulation parallels?
     
  5. crjackson2134 macrumors 68040

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    wine = wine is not an emulator

    It’s an installable Win library with a GUI settings front end. I used it many years ago on various Linux distros and found it unsatisfactory back then. I’m sure it’s improved, but you’ll be better off sticking with native softwares.
     
  6. Sciuriware macrumors 6502

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    NO. I don't know parallels, but IF you can run MSWindows on it, try MSPAINT from there.
    ;JOOP!
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    I'm not using WINE as is: I bought CROSSOVER which packages WINE inside. Much better.
    ;JOOP!
     
  7. crjackson2134 macrumors 68040

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    Yes, very familiar with crossover. Glad it works well for you. No need for it here. I multi-boot and use VMWare. These are better solutions for my particular needs.

    Nothing against WINE/CROSOVER, it’s just that native code is always better where possible.
     
  8. jwolf6589 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Crashes on occasion? That scares me.
     
  9. Sciuriware macrumors 6502

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    Scares .... ? I tried it on HS 10.13.5 and it showed no tools or menus at all.
    There is a score of tiny programs around that do not work any more.
    ;JOOP!
     

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