Artweaver Free is a freeware painting program which is suitable for beginners but also suitable for advanced users. You can record all your steps and replay them afterwards or provide them to other users. Also there are many tools and features like layers and effect filter in Artweaver Free.

Vent Saving and Playback

You can record the whole painting process, save it and replay it later with Artweaver Free. So it is possible to show other users your painting style or you can just show the progress from an empty paper to a finished artwork.

Many Brushes and Individual Configuration Possibilities

Artweaver Free includes a big number of predefined brushes. But you can also configure each brush individually or create new custom brushes. Beside simple round brushes it's also possible to use custom images as brushes.

User Friendly Program Windows

Artweaver Free has an intuitive and easy to use program window. But you can also adjust it to your own needs. For example free arrangement and docking of palettes.

Work Simultaneously on the Same Document

You can work together with several artists over Network or Internet on the same document with Artweaver Plus. Besides watching at brush strokes other artists or adding own brush strokes, you can also chat among each other with messages. Create an own team at which is worldwide reachable.


  • Support for many file formats like AWD (Artweaver), BMP, GIF, JPEG, PCX, TGA, TIFF, PNG and PSD (incl. layers)
  • Transparency, layers and layer groups
  • Common image editing tools like gradient, crop, fill and selection tools
  • Many effect filters like sharpen, blur, emboss and mosaic
  • Expandable by Plug-In modules (Artweaver standard)
  • Editable text layers
  • Pen tablet support
  • History function to undo/redo last editing steps
  • Support for many languages through language files

What's New:

New Features

  • integration improved
  • Artweaver Team Uploader Plug-In added to default setup
  • Automatic saving of recovery information added
  • Perspective grid support to AWD file format added2
  • Support for rotated view to guides and grid added2
  • Character limits for many preset names removed
  • Clone color support for pixel, hairy brush and imagestamp brushes added2
  • Merge opacity expression added2


  • Impasto quality improved
  • Color variability quality improved
  • PSD file format support improved2
  • Support of layer groups in AWD file format improved
  • Custom icon saving improved2
  • Various program interface improvements
  • Minor performance improvements2


  • Not working color picker from full preview in curves and levels filter fixed
  • 1 pixel border when using hairy brush brushes fixed
  • Missing transparency support in color range command fixed

2 only Artweaver Plus