iPaint: mspaint in the browser

Most Windows users run MS Paint once in a while to take desktop screenshots. But MS Paint can do many other things. While popular Linux desktop managers do not need an extra application to take desktop screenshots, an exact match for MS Paint can be a welcome addition. There is no Linux native MS Paint yet but a browser based clone is available – iPaint. iPaint is written in HTML5 and JS. It resembles MS Paint straight from the looks to almost all the functionalities. Let’s take a look at the features:

  • Runs on any browser supporting HTML5.
  • Offline storage support.
  • Online image search.
  • Image sharing.
  • Rich set of geometric shapes.
  • Outline/fill support.
  • Various brushes.
  • Various line cap/joint/width support.
  • Colour picker.
  • Dynamic picture size.
  • Ruler support.
  • Measure in pixel, cm or inch.
  • Unlimited undo/redo.
  • Free of cost and no limitations as of now. The author is developing a pro version with more capabilities. Let’s hope that doesn’t affect the free MS Paint clone.

To use iPaint, go to the home page (link below) and click on the big green button that says TRY iPaint Now.

Webpage: iPaint

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