PC PaintBrush Alternatives

    PC PaintBrush is described as 'Somewhat of a predecessor to Microsoft Paint , PC Paintbrush is graphics editing software created by the ZSoft Corporation in 1984 for computers running the MS-DOS operating system. It was later adapted for earlier versions of Windows' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to PC PaintBrush for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is GIMP, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PC PaintBrush are Krita (Free, Open Source), Paint.NET (Free Personal), MyPaint (Free, Open Source) and Pixlr (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jan 27, 2021

    1. PhotoFiltre 7 is a complete image retouching program. It allows you to do simple or advanced adjustments to an image and apply a vast range of filters on it. It is simple and intuitive to use, and has an easy learning curve.
    2. Draw, part of the Apache OpenOffice suite, is a graphics editor that gives you the tools to communicate with visuals and diagrams. With a maximum page size of 300cm by 300cm, Draw is powerful tool for posters, graphs, charts, and more.
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    3. Adobe Photoshop Elements combines power and simplicity so you can make ordinary photos extraordinary; tell engaging stories in beautiful, personalized creations for print and the web; and easily find and view all your photos.
    4. Enter a world of infinite creativity with the comprehensive photo-editing and graphic design power of PaintShop Pro X8. Accelerate your photo editing with enhanced layers, more precise selection tools, faster brushes and extensive productivity-boosting improvements.
    5. Draw a picture together with your friends in real-time over the internet in your browser. Create a new canvas and share the link to start drawing a picture together.


    6. Sumo Paint is a powerful image editor with a long-standing history as a fully capable Photoshop clone in the browser.
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    7. Features: + Support for drawing various shapes - lines, rectangles, rounded rectangles, ovals and polygons. + Curves, lines and text. + Colour picker. + Selections. + Rotation, monochrome and other advanced effects.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      Artweaver is a simple Freeware program for creative painting, i.e. Artweaver offers you all artistic effects which you need for your work.
    8. Acorn is a photo editor built for the rest of us. With a simple interface and tools for adding everything from text, shapes, and effects, you can make the perfect picture in seconds and minutes, not hours and days.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Haiku
      Tux Paint is a free, award-winning drawing program for children ages 3 to 12 (for example, preschool and K-6). It combines an easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who guides children as they use the program.
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