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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
MacPaint.img (393.00 KB)
MD5: 5413c6b47ce3d3c2f497ae24a347baaa
For System 1 - 5 - System 7.0 - 7.6
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (8.69 MB)
MD5: 46a2416779e1ded86135262e7ea5c07a
For System 1 - 5 - System 7.0 - 7.6
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (63.05 KB)
MD5: ba8fd01ae771d931a9c29b120db50b6f
For System 1 - 5 - System 7.0 - 7.6
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
MacPaint_-_Mac_Write_ITA.image_.sit (198.98 KB)
MD5: 92ea7c0f6e8c191aa1bfc3e65a470027
For System 1 - 5 - System 7.0 - 7.6
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
macpaint2.0.sea_.hqx (72.13 KB)
MD5: 789ac75a7776bbb56a5ca111aea6c272
For System 1 - 5 - System 7.0 - 7.6
This app works with: Basilisk II, Mini vMac

Bill Atkinson's foundational program for the Macintosh computer. MacPaint and MacWrite were originally bundled with new Macs, giving users a running start. Perhaps more than any other application, MacPaint opened people's eyes to the potential of the graphical user interface.

Version 2.0 was the first "liberated" version of MacPaint--sold separately from Macintosh systems by Apple's software spin-off, Claris. A multiple document interface, and the addition of some new tools made this update a reasonable buy, at least until SuperPaint 2.0 was released in 1989.

Archive contains: MacPaint 1.0, MacPaint 1.3, MacPaint 1.4, MacPaint 1.5 and MacPaint 2.0--all known versions of MacPaint.

Next download is an image of the floppy disk with ITALIAN MacPaint 1.0 and MacWrite 1.0 shipped with the early Mac models.

The last attachment is allegedly the source code for MacPaint 1.3. Untested.

Architecture: 68k


michele's picture
by michele - 2021, February 21 - 9:45am

Added the original disk image for MacPaint 1.0 in Italian (and MacWrite 1.0 too) shipped with first Macs.

MCP's picture
by MCP - 2012, March 5 - 3:35pm

I don't know what the deal was with the first, or earlier archives, but I've uploaded version 1.5 taken from my own disk, together with docs in PDF. The disk image came from an eBay auction and had a couple of user files that had to be removed, but is otherwise original and virus-free.

pants's picture
by pants - 2009, October 2 - 9:39am

All the copies of MacPaint included here are infected by the nVir A virus. Use Disinfectant to clean them up and they're safe to use. (If I recall, nVir wasn't really harmless, it just spread itself)

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2009, August 24 - 7:22pm

Does anyone have one of the very first copies of MacPaint v2.0, which allegedly has a naked lady on the splash screen.

grawlix.computing's picture
by grawlix.computing - 2009, August 24 - 6:02pm

The stuffit file can be unpacked on any variety of systems or emulators--it is not unusable. Nonetheless, as per site guidelines, I have restored the original archive as a stuffed read-only disk image.

grawlix.computing's picture
by grawlix.computing - 2009, August 24 - 5:36pm

Another problem: What was once an archive containing all versions of MacPaint has been replaced with contents of a single version of MacPaint and MacDraw. What happened there?

Momotaro's picture
by Momotaro - 2009, August 24 - 5:13pm

There is no disk image, so it's unusable. Why would this be up for download if there's no disk image?