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App Specs
File size:
8.86 MB
December 2, 2015
March 20, 2016

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If you miss Microsoft Paint and need something similar for your Mac, you are in the right place. Patina is the #1 highest rated simple drawing app for Mac. Check out the high 5-star average rating and outstanding reviews. Better yet, download Patina now for free.

Patina® - the beautiful and simple drawing app for Mac®.

Adorn your Mac with Patina, the best app for making drawings, sketches, diagrams, and simple illustrations on your Mac.

Patina can also be used as a basic image editing tool for cropping, rotating, resizing, and converting the file format of photos (by saving as a different file type).

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

And if you've used Windows® before and you miss Microsoft® Paint® and wish you had it on your Mac, you'll find that Patina not only offers the simplicity you like about Paint but also has some great additional features, including:

  • Continuous shape rotation - objects can be rotated at any angle instead of being limited to specific degrees of rotation

  • Easy tool width adjustment - use the slider to adjust the thickness of shape strokes as well as text font size

  • Intuitive color management - user-configurable favorite colors are prominently displayed and easily selected or edited

  • Transparent image saving - allows you to create an image that has no background color

  • Independently moveable crop frame - easily move and resize crop frame without affecting the image

  • Alpha blending of colors - blend a translucent color with the canvas color to create a new color

  • Anti-aliasing control - turn on and off smooth edges at any time

    Patina is Retina optimized and requires OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or higher. Yes, Patina works with OS X 10.11 (El Capitan).

    Note that Patina is a bitmap app, not vector.

    If you like Patina, reviews in the Mac App Store are much appreciated.

    If you found a bug or encountered any other problems or have a comment or suggestion, please email us at We appreciate your valuable input and will respond to your email promptly.

    Crafted with care in California and Washington.

    Quality assurance and testing assistance by CodeFinesse.

    Copyright © 2015 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.

  • What's New
    In Preferences, changed default setting for Smooth Edges from checked (on) to unchecked (off). With Smooth Edges on when drawing a shape/object, a fill color may not fill all the way to the inside edge of the shape/object. Since users may not realize they can avoid that problem by turning off the Smooth Edges setting when drawing the shape/object, we changed the default setting to off.

    Patina (com.atek.patina) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is Patina 11. The most popular version of this application used by our users is Patina 1.1.1.

    Operating System: Mac

    Minimum OS version: 10.8

    Copyright: Copyright (c) 2015 Atek, Inc. All rights reserved.