Need something like MS Paint

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by samirtv, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. samirtv macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2010
    I just got a Mac and do a lot of quick photo editing for my blog and need something like MS paint. Is there anything like this? Preferably free.
  2. Identity Fraud macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2009

    About Paintbrush
    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 which has been noticeably absent from the Mac for years.

    What’s New in this Version
    - Text Tool now correctly supports subpixel antialiasing
    - Removed artifacts associated when clicking on color wells
    - Now uses higher compiler optimization


    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.
    However, unlike the GIMP, Seashore aims to serve the basic image editing needs of most computer users, not to provide a replacement for professional image editing products. Also, unlike GIMP, Seashore has an all-new Cocoa UI that will fit right in on Mac OS X.
    Seashore was created by Mark Pazolli who led the project until the end of 2009.
  3. Link2999 macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2008

    Better than paint and is almost like a free version of Photoshop. You may need to read some tutorials for more advanced features though.
  4. macbookairman macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2008
    United States
    I use paintbrush. It does the job for me. Heres a link to the devs site:
  5. ARF900 macrumors 65816


    Oct 30, 2009
    You will find nothing, I have made multiple threads about this.

    People on this forum simply do not understand the beauty of paint. Gimp and seashore are overkill, and paintbrush is featureless

    Paint IMO is the best piece of software MS has ever made.

    This post is not sarcastic.
  6. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    a quick warning about GIMP:
    It runs with x11. You have to double click things for them to work and it is just a general pain in the ass.
  7. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    I Agree. 100%.
  8. mac2x macrumors 65816

    Sep 19, 2009
    Ummmm, what? Works quite normally for me. Perhaps you have an old version of X?
  9. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040


    May 20, 2010
    Boulder, CO
    GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is one of the best free image editing software there is for Mac. IMHO, it is not overkill, but it does take quite some time to load up, as opposed to the time MS paint takes to load. Also a note to the moderators-this should go in the OS X software forum.
  10. C64 macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2008
  11. Burnincoco macrumors member

    May 6, 2007
    Really!? Use a brush and canvas and.. REALLY?!! you inhale inwards really hard.

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