Paintbrush 2.0: MS Paint Clone for Mac OS X


I often need to take a screenshot, crop it and save it to a web-friendly format.

In Windows this is a quick and easy process using MS Paint. However, there’s nothing bundled with Mac OS that can perform this basic function. (Which is odd, considering they do bundle software that assumes I will start a garage band…)

Enter Paintbrush 2.0 by Soggy Waffles Software.


Paintbrush does all the basic things you need:

Paintbrush can open and save to most major image formats, includingBMP, PNG, JPEG, TIFF, and GIF. Full support for transparency isavailable for image formats which support an alpha channel (currentlyPNGs and GIFs). You can also paste images copied from many common Macapplications, including Microsoft Office and Apple iWork.

Best of all, it’s entirely free. (Free as in beer, and free as in open: the full source is distributed under the GPL.)

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