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  • 4.0 stars

    "A genuinely useful addition to Mac software"

    October 30, 2010  |   By ian.miller_nz


    I have often wanted to draw simple illustrations/diagrams for articles I am writing, and until now this has been difficult without rather expensive software. Paintbrush seems to fill that gap nicely.


    It is slightly counterintuitive, but a little usage should get over this.


    It is easy to use and, with some slight reservations, does what I want. It is slightly counterintuitive, thus if there are two objects, you select one and flip vertically, it is the other one that flips, which is a little unexpected at first. The biggest absence is the ability to rotate or reorient just a little bit. An attempt to increase the relative size of a selection led to the application crashing, so I do not know whether that is possible or not.

    Overall, a good application, but could be improved.

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