AvancePaint 5.0.0

Simple painting editor with powerful tools

AvancePaint is a simple but powerful painting editor that gives you bunches of options when it comes to drawing on your computer. View full description


  • Loads more functionality than paint
  • Some fun features
  • Nice effects


  • Old fashioned
  • Help not compatible with Vista
  • No advanced features like layers

Not bad

AvancePaint is a simple but powerful painting editor that gives you bunches of options when it comes to drawing on your computer.

Admittedly, AvancePaint looks seriously out of date, and although the program is compatible with Windows Vista, its Help section is not. You shouldn't really let that bother you, however, as the program is easy to navigate and you'll be able to discover all the tools through trial and error.

AvancePaint is very much a painting editor and a simple one at that, so don't expect Photoshop-like miracles. Even so, it hides a number of interesting tools and effects, and you should be able to use it to produce very interesting art. AvancePaint will allow you to set your pictures as a wallpaper, create profiles and add effects like borders, frames and symbols.

AvancePaint is best thought of as a feature-packed alternative to Paint, and as such, it does a good job. Unfortunately, its appearance is pretty off-putting, but if you can get past that, you'll have a lot of fun creating pictures with AvancePaint.

Simple, feature-packed editing power for your pictures - AvancePaint.


  • New: Detailed Editing Mode
  • New: Snap to Grid!
  • New in Tools: "Color Depth and Dither Control"-> Change color depth and/or dithering on selection or the entire image or parts!
  • New: Hard Spray when using Air Brush tool (Old School type of spray can, Thanks Mike West for the tip)
  • New: Export to BMP with Color Depth and Dither Control - (Pro-edition)
  • New: Export and import PNG-files! (Pro-Edition)
  • New look of the toolbar option buttons and major cosmetic changes throughout the program
  • Toolbar has some functions replaced for ease
  • New: Picture Frames
  • New: Option in Pencil "Smooth Edges" (raindrop icon)
  • New: Option in Pencil-> Colormix pencil(s) gives now a smooth follow of color (gradient style) option to enable gradient style or scattered
  • User color Pencil-tool gave wrong color: fixed
  • New: borders shows default fore- and background color used during painting
  • New: "Set as Wallpaper" in menu Tools: create in one click a wallpaper on your desktop from your drawing

AvancePaint supports the following formats


A complete paint program designed with a intuitive user interface that makes AvancePaint easy to learn and use. It’s powerful enough to suit the advanced user and yet simple enough to please the beginner. Open unlimited number photo's or pictures and unleash your artistic talents as you will discover the advanced and powerful but easy to use graphical options!
A complete set of 20 photo-realistic filters and more then 40 textures are included.

Take a look at what this program has to offer:

  • Easy to use yet powerful
  • All functions of Microsoft Paint
  • Lots of powerful effects: darken, lighten, sharpen, soften, blur, blend, etc.
  • Draw advanced Bezier curves and polygons!
  • Powerful color settings
  • Many pencil style brushes
  • WYSWYG fonts
  • Multiple undo levels
  • Import images from Twain compatible devices



AvancePaint 5.0.0

User reviews about AvancePaint

  • by Anonymous

    A fairly good free paint program.
    I tested the free AvancePaint for half an hour and I found it to be quite capa...   More