PC Paintbrush 1.05 (Win)

ZSoft PC Paintbrush is a bitmap drawing program visually similar to MacPaint. The earlier DOS versions were often bundled with Microsoft and Microsoft compatible mice, and were notable for supporting a huge variety of video adapters. It competed against Mouse Systems PC Paint (not related despite the similar name). ZSoft PC Paintbrush eventually became Microsoft Paintbrush included in Windows 3.x. For Microsoft's rebranded version see Microsoft Mouse and Microsoft Paintbrush

"PC Paintbrush Plus" includes scanning functionality, and "Publishers Paintbrush" adds features for desktop publishing. A much later "Softkey PC Paintbrush" was released by Softkey after ZSoft was bought out.


Release notes

This is the version of ZSoft PC Paintbrush for Microsoft Windows that runs under both Windows 1 and 2. This Windows version was included with some special bundles of Windows 2.

Installation instructions

This archive contains one 720k floppy disk image.

Product type
Application Graphics
Release date
Wed Jan 14 1987
Minimum CPU
Minimum RAM
User interface
Download count
7 (1 for release)


Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
ZSoft PC Paintbrush 1.05 for Windows (3.5-720k) 1.05 for Windows English 444.14KB 1
ZSoft PC Paintbrush 1.05 for Windows Manual.7z 1.05 for Windows English 15.46MB 0


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