MacPaint Like It’s 1984

In 1984, the original Macintosh was a revolution in computing. From the provocative ad to the cutting edge interface, the Mac represented the future of technology. One of the marquee features of the new machine was an app called MacPaint, which cost $195 at the time, in a bundle with MacWrite.

Of course, by today’s standards, MacPaint was an incredibly primitive graphics program. But at the time, the idea that a computer and a mouse could create images that you could save and re-use in other applications was nothing short of amazing…and it kick-started the Mac’s reputation as the go-to machine for graphic designers and other people who work in visual mediums.

MacPaint was discontinued in 1988, but thanks to CloudPaint you can take MacPaint for a spin in your web browser. It’s a whole lot of retro bitmap monochrome fun. Although, we’re glad we have some better design tools at our disposal now:


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