SuperPaint (Macintosh)

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Developer(s)Silicon Beach Software
Initial release1986; 33 years ago (1986)
Operating systemSystem 4–System 6
System 7
TypeBitmap and vector-based image editing

SuperPaint is a graphics program capable of both bitmap painting and vector drawing. It was originally written by William Snider, published by Silicon Beach Software, and originally released in 1986 for the Apple Macintosh. William Snider wrote and designed the program from his house on an Apple Lisa in Pascal. SuperPaint was one of the first programs of its kind, combining the features of MacPaint and MacDraw.[1] It was the only program that outsold Silicon Beach's Dark Castle games, but SuperPaint was much more lucrative for the company.[2] Later versions were published by Aldus until about 1992.

As it requires Classic, SuperPaint is unsupported as of Mac OS X version 10.5, but can still be used with the assistance of Mac OS emulators.


  1. ^ Neuburg, Matt (March 23, 1992). "SuperPaint 3.0 Review". Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  2. ^ Moss, Richard (2018-03-22). "The making of Dark Castle : An excerpt from The Secret History of Mac Gaming". Gamasutra. Retrieved 2018-03-25.

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