Photon Paint

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Photon Paint
Initial release1987; 35 years ago (1987)
Stable release
2.0 / 1989; 33 years ago (1989)
Operating systemAmigaOS, Mac OS
TypeBitmap graphics editor

Photon Paint is a Hold-And-Modify (HAM) based bitmap graphics editor for the Amiga, first released in 1987. Photon Paint was the first bitmap graphics editor to incorporate 3D solid modeling and texture mapping as an integral part of the program.

Photon Paint was programmed by Oren Peli, Eyal Ofek, and Amir Zbeda at Bazbosoft, an Israeli software house. It was published by MicroIllusions of the US and distributed all over the world. The program sold some 250,000 units and received a best of breed award from Amiga World magazine.

Release history[edit]

  • The original Photon Paint was released in 1987
  • Photon Paint v2.0 was released in 1988[1]
  • A Macintosh version was also released in 1988

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Photon Paint 2.0 - Software - Computing History".
  • Macworld. 1988. Retrieved 2013-08-23.
  • Verbum. 1987. Retrieved 2013-08-23.