I love Paint.Net on Windows. It's easy, free and gets the job done.

I am looking for something similar for my mac. Preview is able to resize or crop, but sometimes I want to add a shape or combine images. Any ideas?

  • Preview has annotation tools too, which I often use to mark up an image like drawing circles and arrows and adding text to draw people's attention to things. – Spiff May 11 '11 at 14:04

See the open-source Paintbrush :

Paintbrush is a simple paint program for Mac OS X, reminiscent of Microsoft Paint and Apple’s own now-defunct MacPaint. It provides users with a means to make simple images quickly, something that has been noticeably absent from the Mac for years.


There is also Gimp, but maybe It's a bit oversized regarding your needs...


seashore comes to mind - its a cocoa native graphics application with fairly basic features that's based off gimp.

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    Thanks for your answer. My problem with seashore is that I am not able to draw a simple shape like a circle or a rectangle. Maybe I am to stupid but neither the documentation nor a google-search revealed to me how to do it. – Felix Gruber May 11 '11 at 9:56

You can actually use Paint.NET directly from within a web browser. As of this writing, this only works on Windows PCs, but support is planned for OSX (see edit below).


If you click the "Run" button from within a browser running on OSX, you get the following message:

Spoon.net applications currently only launch on Windows PCs and tablets, but support for Mac is coming soon!

(Emphasis added).

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  • There's nothing on that page about planning OSX support. – Michael Kohne Jul 31 '14 at 19:56
  • @MichaelKohne Yes there is. See edit. – user72923 Jul 31 '14 at 22:35

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