PC Paintbrush Plus 1.x (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

PC Paintbrush Plus for Windows is an early version of what became the Windows 3.x Paint program. Version 1.22 runs on Windows 2.x. The "Plus" release bundles a number of scanner drivers.

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 Plus 1.12 for Windows (v1.20) (1989) (5.25-360k) (3.5-720k) Plus 1.12 for Windows (v1.20) English 5.51MB 0
ZSoft PC Paintbrush Plus 1.12 for Windows Manual 1.12 for Windows English 31.1MB 0
ZSoft PC Paintbrush Plus 1.22 for Windows Plus 1.22 for Windows English 233.44KB 0
ZSoft PC Paintbrush Plus 1.5 for Windows (1991) (5.25-1.2mb) Plus 1.5 for Windows English 2.15MB 0


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