NeoPaint is a raster graphics editor for Windows and MS-DOS. It supports several file formats including JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG, and TIFF.[12] The developer, NeoSoft, advertises NeoPaint as "being simple enough for use by children while remaining powerful enough for the purposes of advanced image editing".[citation needed]

NeoPaint for Windows
Developer(s)OSCS Software Development, Inc.(1991-1993)[1][2][3][4]
NeoSoft Corp (1993 - present)
Initial releaseNovember 5, 1992; 29 years ago (1992-11-05)[5][6][7][8]
Stable release
Operating systemMS-DOS,[9][10] Microsoft Windows[11]
Available inEnglish
TypeRaster graphics editor
LicenseProprietary software

The first version, NeoPaint 1.0, was release in 1992 on two floppy disks.[13] It supported video modes ranging from 640x350 to 1024x768 and multiple fonts.

NeoPaint 2.2 came out for MS-DOS 3.1 in 1993, with support of for 2, 16, or 256 color images in Hercules, EGA, VGA, and Super VGA modes.

NeoPaint 3.1 was released in 1995[14] supporting 24-bit images and formats like PCX, TIFF and BMP. NeoPaint 3.2 was released in 1996.[15] An updated version, NeoPaint 3.2a, supported the GIF file format.[16] NeoPaint 3.2d was released in 1998.[17]

A Windows 95 version named NeoPaint for Windows v4.0[18] was released in 1999[19] supporting the PNG file format.

On September 1, 2018 the program was rebranded as PixelNEO becoming one of the VisualNEO software products. Formats such as JPEG 2000, ICO, CUR, PSD and RAW are supported.


  1. ^ NeoPaint - Version 1.1, (C)1992 OSCS Software Development, Inc.
  2. ^ NeoPaint 1.0 Copyright © 1992 OSCS Software Development, Inc., "OSCS" stands for "On-Site Computer Services.", Daniel's Legacy Computer Collections
  3. ^ OSCS Software Development, Inc. Trademarks, Justia Trademarks, NEOPAINT, software for creating and editing graphic images, Owned by: OSCS Software Development, Inc., Serial Number: 74318700
  4. ^ Small firm creates menu to success, By Barney Lerten, The Bulletin, Jan 5, 1992, ...Glen Tippetts, 35, and Dave Riley, 28, formed OSCS Software Development Inc. ...
  5. ^ This Month's Hottest Software Downloads, PC Mag, 12 Oct 1993, Page 460, ...NeoPaint, NPNT1.ZIP,NPNT2.ZIP, Great color graphics painting program for DOS...
  6. ^ This Month's Hot Software Downloads, PC Mag, 30 Mar 1993, Page 320, ...NeoPaint, NPNT1.ZIP,NPNT2.ZIP, Paint and graphics program, Create and edit many different types....
  7. ^ NeoPaint 2.2. (paint software) (Software Review) (Evaluation), by Scott A. May, COMPUTE! ISSUE 166 / JULY 1994 / PAGE 102, ...NeoPaint 2.2 dazzles your senses without denting your wallet. Programs of this caliber prove the future's still bright for quality DOS-based applications.
  8. ^ NeoPaint offfers versatile image editing under DOS. (NeoSoft Corp's version 3.0) (Software Review)(Evaluation)(Brief Article), Computer Shopper, April 1, 1995, Glinert, Susan, HighBeam Research
  9. ^ Subject: Kites & Computers (translation of a DRAma article), Date: Mon, 16 May 1994 06:07:01 -1000, From: Simo Salanne, ...3. Graphics design...then import the sail layout into a paint program like Neopaint II...NeoPaint - Version 2.0...OSCS Software Development, Inc...Bend, OR 97701-4631 U.S.A. NeoPaint $45 + $21 (shipping and handling)
  10. ^ An alternative Operating system, by Thorleif Bundgaard, Revised: Nov 16, 1998, NeoPaint 3.2 - A complete image editing/paint program for DOS! Includes powerful features and naturalistic tools (such as oil and water colors) usually found only in more costly apps. Resolutions up to 24-bit. Supports PCX, TIFF, BMP, GIF formats. SIA Awards runner-up, Ziff-Davis/PC Mag. s/w awards finalist 1994. Drivers for 300+ printers. Easy to use. Reqs: DOS 3.1+; 640K+; Hard disk; mouse; Herc.mono, EGA/VGA/SVGA graphics card & monitor.
  11. ^ 32-BIT UPDATE TO DOS PAINT AND PHOTO EDITOR DEBUTS., GUI Program News, November 1, 1999, HighBeam Research, ...NeoSoft Corp., Bend, Oregon, developer of graphics and multimedia software, has released its long-anticipated 32-bit Windows version of NeoPaint...
  12. ^ NeoPaint PC Review, By Andrew B, Neopaint for Windows, Review Date: 5 September 2003, Distributor: Manaccom,
  13. ^ "DANIELSAYS.COM - Daniel's Legacy Computer Collections - Screen Shot Gallery - DOS Shareware & Freeware - NeoPaint 1.0".
  14. ^ "NeoPaint 3.1c". May 5, 1995 – via Internet Archive.
  15. ^ DOS, Abandonware. "NeoPaint 3.2". Abandonware DOS.
  16. ^ "Download NeoPaint 3.2a at".
  17. ^ "Download NeoPaint 3.2d by NeoSoft | VETUSWARE.COM - the biggest free abandonware collection in the universe".
  18. ^ "NeoPaint PC Review - -".
  19. ^ "32-BIT UPDATE TO DOS PAINT AND PHOTO EDITOR DEBUTS. - GUI Program News | HighBeam Research". September 11, 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-09-11.

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