Preview Photoshop Brushes Easily: ABRView

For any designer with significant amount of Photoshop brushes installed, it is always a pain to navigate through the brushes & find the one you need.

ABRView is a free software that makes this process much easier. It allows you to define the folder(s) where brushes are installed & preview them.


Also, once you download a brush, although you have an opinion on how it looks, you can not be sure until installing it, running Photoshop & checking the look from the brush palette. As ABRView can display brushes from any folder, you simply save time on seeing how they look.

It has an .exe version for Windows & .jar version for Mac & Linux.

  1. Reply Web Design April 20, 2009 at 1:22 PM

    Thanks…I really needed some thing of this sort. I was really having pains with brush.I will start using this ABRView…hope it will ease things out.

  2. Reply QBrushes April 20, 2009 at 2:22 PM

    I found a lot better to use 🙂

  3. Reply johny April 20, 2009 at 3:18 PM

    Hi, Is it commercial software or free?

  4. Reply Dementho April 20, 2009 at 3:55 PM

    This is something I was searching for a lon g time already. Pretty good thing

  5. Reply ArthasMX April 21, 2009 at 10:17 AM

    Great! 😀

  6. Reply Tamara April 21, 2009 at 11:12 AM

    I was about to link you on this app but sadly I can’t make it work on my Win Vista with Photoshop CS3 brushes, I don’t know what’s wrong since it seems a pretty easy application. Too bad, it looks so helpful!

  7. Reply twingo September 2, 2009 at 9:19 AM

    Does not work on Windows XP either. Just rubbish.

  8. Reply sleph October 7, 2009 at 7:50 PM

    sounded like it was worth a try – downloaded to my mac – but just doesn’t work.

    Program opens ok – I select the directory where my brushes are located ….then nothing….it returns to the program and shows nothing….don’t waste your time.

  9. Reply MarkC November 7, 2009 at 5:14 PM

    This thing wants the .NET Framework installed – but no matter what version of it .NET I get for it, it never seems satisfied. Won’t even install right for me.

    BrushPilot is only for Macs … anyone know of a good (free) PS brush utility for Win?

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