Brush Strokes Image Editor

Brush Strokes Image Editor

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
2.3
out of 15 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1
  • Total Downloads:
    160,995
  • Date Added:
    July 07, 2005
  • File Size:
    607.29KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/XP

Editors' Review

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Similar to Windows Paint with fewer tricks, this application is a decent piece of freeware if you're simply looking to dabble. The main program window of Brush Strokes Image Editor is an empty palette, so to speak; it's not crowded with the toolboxes often seen in design programs. Most program functions are found underneath the main menu as one-touch buttons. Though we liked this organization, it requires a bit of research to figure out which button does what (no alt-text appears when you move your cursor over a button, as is the case with other popular applications). Most traditional editing options, such as color and brightness adjustments or image rotation, are offered, yet we couldn't find an option for sharpening or cropping an image. Overall, Brush Strokes Image Editor isn't the most robust image editor out there, but as freeware it's useful if you'd rather use a tool other than a standard Windows Paint editor.
 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"good"

March 21, 2008  |  By punkiie

 |  Version: Brush Strokes Image Editor 1

Pros

to do my pictures better

Cons

i havent try it yet

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1 stars

"crappy, crappy, crappy"

July 12, 2007  |  By frodoyugi28

 |  Version: Brush Strokes Image Editor 1

Cons

it's just windows paint jazzed up- I was hoping it would freeze frame my .avi files like it claims to be able to, but every time I open one, the program shuts down.

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3 stars

"It did what I needed. Lacks tool-tips, help, not very intuitive."

September 05, 2006  |  By Le Hibou

 |  Version: Brush Strokes Image Editor 1

Pros

It converted an Open Office Draw .odg document into a.jpg file, with some tweaks, like centring the text (not automatically, though, just by shaving pixels off the sides). I could control item positioning and size down to pixel level. Although I didn't use it, I liked it's ability to skew the image to any angle (not just rotation by 90° or 180°) with no apparent loss of quality. In spite of it's faults, it did the job!

Cons

No tool-tips on the toolbar, so it was difficult to know what the icons meant. No help included in the download. Very important for modern web-sites: no support for UTF-8 characters, e.g. ?œ. Not at all intuitive to use: it took me an hour to make some simple edits. However, having climbed the learning curve it should be easier next time.

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3 stars

"It has many useful features you wouldn't find in other free programs."

August 22, 2006  |  By Loboe

 |  Version: Brush Strokes Image Editor 1

Pros

Among very useful features, I found it excelent to edit animated gif images.

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3 stars

"MS Paint on Steroids"

August 10, 2006  |  By tommymc51

 |  Version: Brush Strokes Image Editor 1

Pros

This program has way more features than MSPaint. Tools include all the usual brushes plus: clone brush, blur, shade, liquify, filters, transparency, video frame capture and more. Right-clicking on each tool icon brings up a description, and most are easy to figure out. Another nice feature is that the program has a very small footprint. You just unzip to a folder and run it from there. To uninstall, just delete the folder. While this program can't be compared to Photoshop, as freeware it rocks.

Cons

There are no help files with the free version. Sometimes I get into modes I can't back out of. Without help files, I don't know if this is a glitch or just something I'm missing.

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2 stars

"Useful and free but don't expect too much"

July 12, 2006  |  By A-Khoo

 |  Version: Brush Strokes Image Editor 1

Pros

Brush Strokes is useful enough if you're an amateur image editor, but quite frankly, you could do the same things with paint.

Cons

Only get it if you're not serious about your image editing.

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2 stars

"This software is mediocre at best..."

July 11, 2006  |  By DigitalVSJ

 |  Version: Brush Strokes Image Editor 1

Pros

Very similar to Microsoft's free Paint program that is bundled with Windows.

Cons

Very similar to Microsoft's free Paint program that is bundled with Windows. This program is not even worth paying for the upgraded version.

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2 stars

"Its ok but I think MS Paint is better"

May 19, 2006  |  By Sme is

 |  Version: Brush Strokes Image Editor 1

Pros

I will have to get back to you on that

Cons

It isn't User friendly. It doesn't seem to be any better than paint which should already be on most or all computers. Doesn't come with unistaller

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1 stars

"can't handle large files"

April 25, 2006  |  By abz2005

 |  Version: Brush Strokes Image Editor 1

Pros

simple to use,good for non complicated tasks

Cons

crash when the file is too big,like scanned hiresolution pages...pity

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1 stars

"Just too difficult to use"

September 12, 2005  |  By OctavioO

 |  Version: Brush Strokes Image Editor 1

Pros

It have almost all the tools you will ver need to edit and create images

Cons

This program provides many tools, but those tools are very difficult to use and for each kind of tool it opens a new tool window which leaves you with almost no space to work in the picture

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher PaulBirdSoft
Publisher web site http://www.pabird.supanet.com/freesoftware/brushstrokes
Release Date July 07, 2005
Date Added July 07, 2005
Version 1
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Me
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/XP
Download Information
File Size 607.29KB
File Name brush2.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 160,995
Downloads Last Week 5
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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