HeliosPaint is a basic editor that allows you not only to draw anything from scratch, but also to add some easy effects to your pictures in a couple of clicks.
The program is quite similar to Microsoft Paint both in appearance and utilities, though the truth is that it does include more tools and options than the standard Windows graphic editor – each of them with their own configuration settings. Also, HeliosPaint can work with a wide range of formats, which makes it a really handy editor for quick photo retouches.
HeliosPaint doesn't include a proper Help file, just a quick guide to get you started. In any case it only takes a couple of minutes to get used to the program's interface and icons – though I must admit I had a hard time when trying to find the selection tool, hidden under a scissors icon.
HeliosPaint doesn’t match up to other more powerful graphic editors and you may find it too basic for your needs. However it works perfectly fine as a possible replacement for Microsoft Paint and includes a bunch of photo effects (oil painting, emboss, gray image and more) that look nice on pictures.
HeliosPaint is no Photoshop competitor but works fine as an easy graphic editor with which to create simple drawings and perform quick photo retouches.
- Texture paint support for all tools
- Full image or selected area edge feathering with selected paint