Photoshop? We Don't Need No Stinking Photoshop

Norbyte Software, formerly Addiction Interactive, has released a new version of their popular shareware image editor, Rainbow Painter. Version 1.9.3 of the full-featured image editor fixes a number of bugs while incorporating the new Rainbow Painter web site. According to Norbyte Software:

Norbyte (formerly Addiction Interactive) has released Rainbow Painter 1.9.3, a new version of their award-winning shareware image editor. The new version fixes a couple of bugs, and adds references to the new web site within the program and in the text files.

Rainbow Painter is a unique painting and photo retouching program for the Macintosh. The unregistered version lets you try all features, with the exception of some effects and the export function. Any pictures you produce in the unregistered version are saved internally, and can be exported when you have registered.


  • Innovative design.
  • Unique user interface.
  • Letis you edit and view a picture in multiple windows simultaneously with individual magnifications and layer controls.
  • Up to 8 image layers with alpha/opacity channels.
  • More than 60 different effects and tools to use on your pictures.
  • Mask layer with special sets of tools and operations/effects.
  • Three different studios, where you may rearrange and add windows as you like.
  • Imports/exports Jpeg and PICT images, as well as a few other formats.

Killed bugs:

  • Exporting tiny pictures (around 16x16 pixels, or so) as jpeg could cause the program to crash.
  • In some rare cases, the program corrupted the very last pixel of the picture (in the lower right-hand corner).
  • References to our new web site have been added.

Rainbow Painter is available for US$20. You can find more information at the Rainbow Painter web site.