PC Paintbrush 3.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 variaty of video adapters. It competed against Mouse Systems PC Paint (not related despite the similar name). ZSoft PC Paintbrush eventually became Microsoft Paint in Windows 3.0 and later. 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.

Versions 3.7x adds IBM VGA support instead of just IBM EGA.

Product type
Application Graphics
Vendor
ZSoft
Release date
1985
Minimum CPU
8088
User interface
GUI
Platform
DOS

Downloads

Download Name Version Language CPU File type File size
PC Paintbrush 3.10 (5.25-360k) 3.10 English x86 5¼ Floppy 139.78KB
PC Paintbrush 3.11 (5.25-360k) 3.11 English x86 5¼ Floppy 155.28KB
PC Paintbrush 3.77 (5.25-360k) 3.77 English x86 5¼ Floppy 1.91MB
PC Paintbrush 3.7x Manuals 3.7x English x86 Archive 60.79MB

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