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Paint X

By Hong Chen

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The best-known graphics painting app ! Now on the Mac App Store !!!

Paint X is a classic painting application to draw, color, or edit pictures. You can use Paint X like a digital sketchpad to make simple pictures, creative projects, or to add text and designs to other pictures, such as those taken with your digital camera.

This tried-and-true program is easier to use—and fun, too. The realistic digital "brushes" will bring your pictures to life in shades of watercolor, crayon, and calligraphy. And the ribbon—the strip across the top of the window that shows what a program can do—displays choices out in the open rather than in menus.

Efficient tools:
• Pencil tool, Eraser tool, Airbrush tool, Fill tool, Text tool, Color picker tool, Rectangle selection tool, Free-form selection tool
• Over 150 built-in paintbrushes: DNA brush, Calligraphy brush, Blur brush, Ink brush and so on
• 25 ready-made shapes: Line, Curve, Oval, Five-point star, Heart, Cloud, Smile and so on

Drawing functionality:
• Rotate/Resize shapes or selection freely
• Flip the image horizontal/vertical
• Crop image by selection
• Paint with a transparency color anywhere
• Stroke/Fill shapes with respective colors
• Select the most recently used colors from the builtin colorpanel
• Cut/Copy/Paste
• Paste from an image file

Other features:
• Canvas/image size is adjustable
• Support Drag and drop operation
• Support Zoom In/Out feature
• The maximum undo/redo times is adjustable
• Support multiple image windows opened at the same time
• Support printing
• Support file formats: png, tiff, bmp, jpeg, gif

and much more ...

Take your time and enjoy it!

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What's New in Version 2.8.0

Performance improved ;
Bug fixes .


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Customer Reviews


Like everyone, I bought this app because I wanted to replace the Windows Paint application. This almost gets me there. But there are some improvements I would like to see. 1) Desktop .jpg icon - right click, open with->paint x. I still get the blank canvas under the edit window. 2) Shapes - Rounded square - somehow I get this really strange calligraphy brush effect where the corners are thicker than the sides. Annoying. 3) In fact, the brush seems to not effect the square tool at all. 4) There is no Select -> All. 5) I cannot find a resize tool like the one in MS Paint. 6) I wish the Size tool showed the sizes instead of just numbers.

Wonderful again

This Paint is just what i was looking for and i actually had been looking for something very similar to paint in IE which is more then enough to fit my needs..You have basically all the options you may need for editing images ,cropping,copy,width, height,drag & drop and many more which is worth every dime....i actually have created a few logos using this paint an if i have to i would defenitely buy it again if need be, i finally found what i was looking for..

Wonderful again too

I have to second gamefowl’s review almost exactly. I have been looking for something for the Mac pretty much just like MS Paint, forever it seems, without any luck until now. I have other graphics programs that I do other things on but MS Paint, simple as it is, is necessary for me to do certain things. So, if you have been or are looking for something very close to MS Paint for the Mac this, Paint X, is it. Now if I can just find something just like Irfanview for the Mac I will be very happy indeed.

Paint X
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  • $9.99
  • Category: Graphics & Design
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.8.0
  • Size: 8.6 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later

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