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"I have used other drawing packages on the Electron, but I haven't found a better one yet."
Electron User


Paintbox is probably the ultimate drawing program for the Electron. It is highly sophisticated and yet easy to use. Use it to doodle or to design intricate full colour pictures.

As well as featuring an 'elastic band' cursor, Paintbox will draw in full colour with various widths, and will automatically draw (and fill) circle, triangles, rectangles etc.

The keyboard may be used to insert text anywhere on the screen, using any colour and in any of seven sizes.

All options are selected from an on screen palette.

Graphics may be produced in eight colours and painting achieved in eight different brush widths. A special feature permits automatic shading of any area, in a combination of any two colours.

As well as dots, lines, airbrush or freehand sketching, horizontal and vertical stripes may be automatically drawn.

Screens may be saved or loaded from disc or cassette.

If you want to create colourful screens, Paintbox is the program for you.

This program will not work on the old 0.1 operating system.


Cover Art Language(s): English
Compatibility: Acorn Electron
Release: Professionally released On Cassette
Original Release Date: 1st Nov 1985
Links: Everygamegoing,

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Paintbox (5.25" Disc)
Paintbox (Book)