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.

  • 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.

  • I found a lot better to use 🙂

  • Hi, Is it commercial software or free?

  • Dementho

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

  • ArthasMX

    Great! 😀

  • 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!

  • twingo

    Does not work on Windows XP either. Just rubbish.

  • sleph

    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.

  • MarkC

    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?