Paint 2

Developer: Yong Chen

Current Version: 5.5.5

Last Updated: 3 months ago

Download Size: 11.7 MB - Download


Paint 2 is an easy-to-use drawing tool and image editor which can help you to draw pictures and edit your existing photos. With it you can sketch and crop, rotate, scale images very easily. At the same time, you can and text onto images as you want. The app also supports layers, so you can re-edit them freely. Paint 2 is the free version of Paint Pro. It has some limitations. Please upgrade it to enable all functions if you think it is useful.

Key Features:
- Open and save images in TIFF, JPEG, PNG, BMP and many other popular formats.
- Support all kinds of tools, including fill, eyedropper, line, curve, rectangle, ellipse, text and so on.
- Support curved texts.
- Support layers.
- Full support for undo/redo/cut/copy/paste operation.
- Support transparency.
- Support shadow, gradient and reflection.
- Rotate/Crop/Resize/Flip images.
- Support grid and rulers.
- Select and remove unwanted elements of your images.
- Paste images from/to all other apps including Pages, Keynote, Safari, iBooks Author and so on.
- Save images with layers and re-edit them in the future.
- Print images directly.

Note: If you have any problems, please feel free to contact us with our support email:
[email protected]


Release Notes:

Fix some issues.

Version 5.5:
1. Support curved texts in the full version.
Now you can right click a curved line, round rectangle or ellipse to show the context menu and then select the "Add Curved Texts" menu command to add curved texts.
2. Support snapping automatically.
Your layers will be placed and resized properly when you move and resize them.
3. Fix some bugs.

Version 5.4:
1. Canvas rulers and grids support inches, cm and mm.

Version 5.3:
1. Support reflection.
2. Add support for effects and filters. For example, adjust colours, blur, sharpen, black and white and so on. You can apply filters to a whole image or some part of it.
3. Support alignment. You can align your layers to a layout as you want.
4. Enhance pasting. Pasted layers will be placed at your mouse's position.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 5.1.10
Review by periskope

An amazing apps gets more amazing with each update! - Okay, I’m irked at the negative reviews that this app has gotten. This is easily the best image editing app that I’ve found for the Mac. It does absolutely everything that I’ve needed it to do. It has so many options available that sometimes it is hard to learn the full potential of this app. But If you’re considering buying one of those expensive major-band editing apps, I urge you to purchase this one and learn how to use it. Just some of the options included are the ability to edit at custom ppi resolution, select transparency fill-ins, grid editing and grid configuration options, selection rotation, re-coloring, adjust opacity, zooming, cropping, file duplication options, many text options including shadows… the list of options and features goes on… I don’t usually write such raving reviews, but I’m tired of the harsh judgments that this app has received. It’s really an amazing editing program!

Found helpful by 22 out of 24 people
Version 5.3.1
Review by HollsBalls!!!

What’s the point? - I downloaded this for work. There was no point as it won’t let you use anything you make with it. You have to upgrade in order to copy a painted item into anything. The program works really well, BUT that is nothing if you can’t copy and paste from it or export. USELESS

Found helpful by 24 out of 28 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 5.5.5
Review by SquirrelBoy (The Original)

Best Draw/Paint Program I’ve Seen - I downloaded the free version to check it out. With the Apple purchase model I appreciate that programers take the time to put up a testing version. Sure these have limitations or other functions that make a final document less than usable, but you can at least tell if Paint 2 will do what you want it to do without cost. I wanted a program to annotate on images. I want to go beyond just labels, which Paint 2 does great. I wanted to draw on the images. Once I found this capability I upgraded to the full version. I have been extremely pleased with all the capabilities since. I can draw, outline, label on my diagrams. The editing functions are many allowing me to get things just right with little effort. One feature I really like is the ability to outline on an image, such as a group photo. I can then save this layer as a separate image. This produces a locator image that I can then label and include with the original photo to let viewers know who they are looking at. I’ve also used this technique to diagram places, buildings, etc in images. I had found other programs that annotate and draw on images, but wouldn’t allow me to save this work as a separate image. Paint 2 is wonderful. I’ve been impressed with the number of updates that have come out adding new features. This is an app whose creator is still evolving Paint 2 for the better.

Found helpful by 8 out of 11 people
Version 5.5.5
Review by Rob's_Itunes

Comparable to your "Standard Photo Editor" - It’s a very good standard photo editor. I believe the people who gave the poor reviews had either very specific problems or they just expected too much from an essentially free piece of software. Note: It is very very similar to Paint from Microsoft. Don’t be afraid to use the help feature, or to search for how to accomplish something online through a source like Google. Odds are someone else has tried to do something close to the same thing you are.

Found helpful by 5 out of 6 people
Version 5.5.5
Review by FlameEffex

Watermark? Seriously? - Let me just save you some trouble. Anything over 800x800 pixels will get a “watermark”. Now don’t get me wrong, he provided a “free” program and it’s his right to do that… but the watermark covers the entire image. It isn’t just some little watermark that goes in a corner. It basically renders the image worthless to me which makes this program worthless.

Found helpful by 5 out of 7 people
Version 5.5.5
Review by mikeytheguy

Not worth your time - The pixelation is horrible, the watermark is ugly, I would never pay to get the watermark removed. There are far better tools out there.

Found helpful by 1 out of 2 people
Version 5.5.5
Review by rad_hombre

Exactly what I was looking for. - I was looking for a stupidly simple paint application that mimicked the old Microsoft Paint on Windows 95-98. I found with Paint 2. For a free application I was very impressed.

Found helpful by 1 out of 2 people