Is there an OS X version of "SuperPaint" or something like it?

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  1. GothicChess.Com macrumors regular

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    I miss SuperPaint! Anyone here remember it from OS 9 days? The interface was easy to use, and I can't seem to find anything like it on OS X. Whatever happened to MacPaint being bundled free with the Operating System?

    I actually have an old OS 9.2.2 Cube with SuperPaint on it, and I can't let go of OS 9 until I find an OS X equivalent of it.

    Can anyone recommend an OS X app similar to SuperPaint?
     
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Appleworks is still available, and may be a good choice if you want something with the kind of simplicity that the old-timey Mac paint and draw apps used to have. It never went Universal and the Carbonization was kind of minimal, but you can extract some nice vector work out of it via the OS X print-to-PDF functionality.

    Fireworks still has a reasonably straightforward interface, and is happy to intermingle paint and draw sort of like Superpaint.
     
  3. Trogloxene macrumors regular

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    I keep an old OS9 machine set up just for these kind of things. So many of the new programs are overkill for some simple tasks. More Feature certainly does not equal Better Software.

    -T

    PS. I just did a big web production hypercard project last week. :)
     
  4. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    GIMP :confused:

    Try downloading it and see if it's was you were looking for, if not Version Tracker might have some good imagery software for Mac OSX.
     
  5. kwood macrumors 6502a

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    There is a guy here on the forum who has made a OS X version of paint. I'll see if I can find it.

    EDIT:
    Found this in another thread:

     
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    GraphicConverter, Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0
     
  7. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Yep.

    Use Classic all the time for apps such as this. Also have a Mac or two that can boot directly into Mac OS 9. Sweet!

    Too bad new apps can't have the simplicity of the older ones.
     
  8. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    IMHO, in terms of power and ease of use, the best Mac graphics was Canvas 3.5.x. If you have Classic, then it still works. The MacOS X versions of GraphicConverter and Adobe Photoshop Elements behave very much like their MacOS 9 versions. I am not aware of a graphics app borne under MacOS X that is as good as the good ones borne under MacOS.
     
  9. ChipKidd macrumors newbie

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    superpaint

    Did you have success in finding a replacement drawing program? I, too, am stuck in OS9, in order to use SuperPaint.



     
  10. Bear macrumors G3

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    Paint X might be what you're looking for. It requires Lion (10.7) or later to run.
     

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