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Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0.19
  • Total Downloads:
    8,282,759
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 03, 2017
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    6.88MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,887
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Paint.NET depends on Microsoft's .NET Framework 4.6, which is automatically installed if it isn't already on the system.

Editors' Review

Paint.NET is a full-featured image editing program that gives you tons of tools to work with through an intuitive and streamlined interface. Whether you just want to touch-up your photos before you share them with friends or you need high-quality images for another type of project, this program will get you where you need to go.

Pros

Nice interface: This app presents all of the tools you need to create beautiful images in a clean and accessible way. Many of these are arrayed around the main working window, while others are contained within their own windows, which you can reposition anywhere on the screen to clear the space you want to work in.

Lots of tools: Whether your project involves adding layers, introducing text, or using filters and effects to get the look you're going for, you'll find what you need in this program. There are more options in all of these categories than you'll probably ever use, giving you the ability to create just about anything you could imagine.

Cons

No extremes: This program is a good option for intermediate users. It isn't quite accessible enough to make it the right choice for users who have no experience with photo editing programs, and it doesn't offer all of the advanced features that experienced users will be looking for.

Layers for text: While this app does let you introduce text into your images, you have to create it in a separate layer if you want to be able to move it around or experiment with it as you work. This may not be a huge inconvenience, but it does add an extra step to a lot of projects.

Bottom Line

Paint.NET has a lot to offer when it comes to editing and enhancing images for a variety of purposes. It's a free app that provides nearly as much functionality as some of the more highly rated image editing programs and makes these features available to everyone.

 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.0.19
  • Fixed missing thumbnails in Explorer for non-.PDN images (e.g. .PNG, .JPG), if Paint.NET was configured to open these types by default
  • Fixed a crash at startup that affected some people with a redirected Documents folder (e.g. network share)
General
Publisher dotPDN
Publisher web site http://www.dotpdn.com
Release Date October 02, 2017
Date Added October 03, 2017
Version 4.0.19
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7/8/10/8.1
Additional Requirements .NET Framework 4.6.1, Windows 7 SP1
Download Information
File Size 6.88MB
File Name paint.net.4.0.19.install.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 8,282,759
Downloads Last Week 3,887
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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