Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope

A paintbrush may refer to any of the following:

Paintbrush icon

1. A paintbrush is a tool found in image editing and paint programs that allows users to digitally "paint" on an image file. This feature enables users to make edits to an image, like giving a picture a mustache or create something new on a blank page. The image shows an example of what the paintbrush icon looks like in many programs.

2. Paintbrush is also the name of a free, open-source raster image editing program; similar to Microsoft Paint.

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