PC Paintbrush 2.x (DOS)

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

The Tecmar version appears to be an OEM version provided with Tecmar Graphics Master or Tecmar Graphics Tender video card hardware. It is configured for a Tecmar video card, and only seems to include drivers for these Tecmar cards. However, the lower resolution drivers will work with IBM CGA.

Product type
Application Graphics
Release date
User interface
Download count
5 (0 for release)


Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
PC Paintbrush 2.55 (Tecmar OEM) (1985) (Installed) 2.55 (Tecmar OEM) English 158.09KB 0


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