Patina Fills Need for Simple Drawing App for Mac

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[] Fountain Valley, California - Mac users in search of a simple drawing app now have an appealing option in a polished but low cost new program called Patina. Developed by a California company called Atek, Patina echoes the simplicity of Microsoft Paint, the widely used go-to drawing tool for generations of Windows users.

Patina sports a modern and slick appearance, with large tool buttons and color controls. Although more stylish in appearance than Paint, Patina shares the simple feel of Microsoft's popular app. Basic operations, such as drawing and manipulating shapes, setting and changing colors, moving and resizing objects, and doing annotations, are all very straightforward.

Patina's functionality surpasses that of Paint in a number of ways. For example, objects can be rotated at any angle rather than being limited to specific degrees of rotation. Other enhanced features include transparent image saving and a convenient slider for controlling a variety of app functions, such as tool stroke thickness and text font size.

According to Atek company president Dan Rothman, "Many people who have switched over from Windows to Mac love Apple hardware and software but miss Microsoft Paint for doing simple drawings. We evaluated drawing apps for Mac that were currently available and found they were either unrefined open source programs or complex vector applications for designers and artists. There were no OS X apps that could match the user-friendliness of Paint. We aimed to fill that void with Patina."

Rothman added: "With all kinds of people now using Apple computers, unlike in the past when most users were design professionals, the time is right for there to be a simple, user-friendly drawing app for all types of Mac users to enjoy, including adults, students, and children."

Patina, which is currently offered for free on promotion in the Mac App Store through December 9, 2015, opens with a tutorial screen that points out the main features of the app and makes it easy to start using it.

Supported Languages:
* English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Korean

System Requirements:
* OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or later
* 9.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Patina 1.0, which is optimized for Retina Display, is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Graphics & Design category for $2.99 USD (free on promotion through December 9, 2015 only).

Based in Fountain Valley, California, Atek, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is a diversified enterprise engaged in both hardware and software development. Copyright (C) 2015 Atek, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Atek and Patina are registered trademarks of Atek, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Apple, the Apple logo, and Mac are registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Microsoft, Windows, and Paint are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Atek, Inc. has no affiliation with Microsoft Corporation or the Microsoft Paint software application.


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