Patina - Paint, Draw, and Sketch with Ease 4/5

Patina - Paint, Draw, and Sketch with Ease

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Patina® is the highest rated Microsoft® Paint replacement app in the Mac App Store.

Tools and color management in Patina are simple and intuitive.

You can use Patina to sketch an idea, draw a diagram, illustrate a concept, or paint a picture.

The screen shots here showcase the type of artwork you can do in Patina, but Patina is great for all kinds of other personal and work purposes too.

Patina can even be used as a basic image management tool for cropping, rotating, resizing, and saving photos as a different file type. (If you also have a Windows computer, check out our Sizester image resizing app at

As a Mac user accustomed to attractive, well-designed software, you'll appreciate Patina's elegant interface and user-friendly design.

If you've used Microsoft Paint before, you'll find that Patina is as simple to use as Paint, if not simpler, and has additional really useful features, including rotation of objects at any angle, transparent image saving, opening/importing of PDF, AI, and PSD files, and more.

Unlike most other Paint-like apps that are derivations of an open source program, Patina was designed and built from scratch in the US with great care and attention to detail to be as easy to use as possible.

We're confident that you'll find Patina to be the best simple painting, drawing, and sketching app in the Mac App Store.

Be sure to check out the tutorial screen in the app (go to the Patina menu, then click on "Show Tutorial") and the demo video on (note that the demo video is from an earlier version of the app and doesn't include all current features).

Read the FAQs on our support page if you want to learn about advanced features, such as transparent background, controlling rotation in fixed increments, smooth edges (anti-aliasing), smooth resizing (interpolation), alpha color blending, DPI settings, and more.

Contact us at if you cannot figure out how to do something.

Please note that Patina is not a vector app, does not have layers, and does not allow you to manipulate already drawn objects in the same way that you can in a layout app like Pages or in a presentation app like Keynote or PowerPoint.

If you have a comment or suggestion, please email us at We greatly value and appreciate your input. Some new features are the direct result of feedback from users.

Patina is Retina optimized and works great with all versions of OS X starting with 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and including macOS Sierra.

If you like Patina, we really appreciate you letting other Mac users know about the quality of the app by leaving a rating in the Mac App Store for this current version, and writing a review if you have time. We offer Patina at a low price to make it available to as many people as possible, and in order to support our ongoing efforts to continually improve the app, it's really helpful if our users can rate it. Thank you for taking a moment to do that for us!

Patina is crafted with care in California and Washington.

Quality assurance and testing assistance by CodeFinesse.

Copyright © 2015-2017 Atek, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Atek and Patina are registered trademarks of Atek, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Apple, the Apple logo, and Mac are registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Microsoft, Windows, and Paint are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Atek, Inc. and the Patina app have no affiliation with Microsoft Corporation or the Microsoft Paint software application.


Release Notes

13/07/2017 | Version : 1.1.4 | Size : 9.1 MB
We had to do a few quick bug fixes. Here are the new features we added just prior to this current update:

• Freehand select tool
• Drawing with transparent "color" using line, pencil, and brush tools
• Preferences setting "Tool Buttons Expand on Mouseover" (if you prefer not to have to click to show all tool choices)
• Resizing grips on the middle of the bottom side and middle of the right side of the canvas
• Improvements to text rendering
• Performance enhancements

01/11/2016 | Version : 1.1.2 | Size : 8.8 MB
This big update of Patina includes some really nice enhancements and a few bug fixes:

- Two new types of arrow tools (solid head and linear head).

- Two new types of line tools (dotted line and dashed line).

- You can now open/import PSD, PDF, AI, and PS files (PSD files only open as non-layered, and you cannot directly save in these formats, but you can use the MacOS print dialog to save as PDF or PS format).

- User-configurable DPI setting (in Image menu, Adjust Canvas Size...).

- The eye dropper tool now shows sampled color in real time when you hover over the canvas, and it even distinguishes between the default white color canvas that represents a transparent background (i.e., a neutral background with no color) vs. a true white color that you have added to the canvas.

- Now you can optionally use a checkerboard canvas instead of the default white canvas to represent a transparent background by toggling Transparent Background on in the View menu. (Saving an image with a transparent background is now done by this same method instead of using a check box in the save dialog.)

- The rotation degrees indicator now has a decimal point, and you can control rotation degrees in exact 1, 5, and 45 degree increments by using the Option, Control, and Shift keys respectively while rotating with the mouse pointer.

- Improved automatic resizing of canvas to accommodate bigger image sizes.

- Improved usage of slider to increase and decrease size of selected areas.

- Keyboard shortcuts for ruler and grid.

- Moved Crop from Image menu to Edit menu.

- Full compatibility with Sierra, the newest version of macOS (formerly called OS X).

If you like these enhancements, please support our ongoing efforts to make Patina increasingly excellent by taking a quick moment to rate this new version of Patina in the Mac App Store. Many people have told us that the price for Patina is very low relative to the high quality of the app. We want to keep it that way, and you can help by posting ratings and reviews. Thank you!

24/05/2016 | Version : 1.1.1 | Size : 8.8 MB
***Update for MacOS Sierra coming very soon!***

Patina is now even better than ever!

Patina version 1.1.1 is a bug fix update for a problem related to running Patina on OS X versions 10.8. and 10.9. If you are using an earlier version of Patina or you are purchasing Patina for the first time, please note that this new update (version 1.1.1) includes all the new enhancements that were in recent update version 1.1, including:

• Additional ways to open/import new images: "drag and drop" and "copy and paste" image files from Finder, email attachments, etc.
• An underline now highlights which tool is active
• Numerical indicator below slider shows zoom percentage, relative tool thickness, and text font size
• Interpolation to better maintain quality of resized images
• Zoom out to less than 100% to more easily view oversize images
• Keyboard shortcuts for shape and text tools
• Tooltips
• Hold down Shift key and then drag corners of shapes and selections, even after rotated, to resize proportionally (i.e., preserve aspect ratio)
• Enhanced the "Ruler Units” setting in Preferences by offering choice of pixels, Imperial, or Metric measurements
• Enhanced the “Grid Size” setting in Preferences by allowing users to set the number of pixels
• Added the item "Reset All Preferences to Default Settings" in Preferences

If you love Patina and have not yet reviewed the app in the App Store, please consider taking a moment to do that since that's a great way to help get the word out about Patina. Thank you very much!


Overall :
#76 : Top Paid Mac Applications

Categories :
#21 : Top Paid Mac Applications [Graphics & Design]
#31 : Top Grossing Mac Applications [Graphics & Design]

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