The beautiful and simple drawing app for Mac®

Patina® is a great way to draw 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, you'll find that Patina not only offers the simplicity you like about Microsoft® 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 smooth edges on and off at any time

The Patina Story

In response to the often heard remark "I love my Mac, but I wish it had something like Paint," we evaluated currently available drawing apps for Mac. We found many complicated apps for doing sophisticated illustrations, but we did not find any apps for doing simple drawings and sketches that we felt were truly excellent. Many of the more simple apps we found were based on the Paintbrush open source code, which is not a very appealing replacement for Paint.

With the realization that there was no currently existing app that could satisfactorily fulfill the role of "Paint for Mac", our team in California and Washington set out to develop a simple drawing app from scratch that would delight Mac users. We didn't want to rush Patina to market, and we knew it couldn't be hacked together in a fortnight, but the journey ended up being longer than anticipated. More than a year of hard work went into making sure the app was up to the standard that Mac users should expect in terms of visual appeal, user-friendliness, performance, and quality.

Throughout the development process, we adhered to a very thorough testing process, and we only launched Patina once we were confident that most major bugs were already found and eliminated. Please let us know how we did. If you like Patina, reviews in the Mac App Store are much appreciated. If you found a bug or encountered any other problems, please give us a shout at

Adorn your Mac with the best app for making simple drawings and sketches.
Download Patina now exclusively from the Mac App Store.
Requires OS X 10.8 or later
Optimized for Retina Display
Crafted with care in California and Washington.
Quality assurance and testing assistance by CodeFinesse.