PC Paintbrush IV (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

PC Paintbrush IV Plus is a powerful paint tool for DOS.

IV Plus adds image adjustment and retouching features, such as blend, lighten, darken, adjust contrast, change tints, and blur.

PC Paintbrush supports almost every video card produced prior to release, and the Plus version integrates support for many DOS based scanners.

Product type
Application Graphics
Release date
Minimum CPU
User interface
Download count
7 (0 for release)


Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
ZSoft PC Paintbrush IV 1.01 (5.25-360k) IV 1.01 English 866.77KB 0
ZSoft PC Paintbrush IV Plus (5.25-360kb) (3.5-720kb) IV Plus English 3.62MB 0
ZSoft PC Paintbrush IV Plus Manual IV Plus English 46.84MB 0


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