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Paint.NET

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0.12
  • Total Downloads:
    8,047,016
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 15, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    6.72MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    296
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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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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1 stars

"Would not install"

July 13, 2016  |  By jachome

2016-07-13 08:48:55  |  By jachome

 |  Version: Paint.NET 4.0.10

Pros

small footprint
fast download

Cons

would not install

Summary

tried downloading from CNet and it would not install. tried downloading directly from site with the same problem.

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3 stars

"Decent program, but buggy."

May 28, 2016  |  By Mitchmaitree

2016-05-28 10:26:45  |  By Mitchmaitree

 |  Version: Paint.NET 4.0.9

Pros

Great with basic image manipulation. Also has a number of more complex tools, giving it the potential to do a lot.

Cons

The tools don't always work right. In particular, I have a terrible time setting a background transparent, or putting text over an existing image. Sometimes I can do it when the program first starts. Other times, the tools just don;t work like they are supposed to.

Summary

This is a great program for basic image manipulation and combination. But for more complex tasks, it's not reliably effective.

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4 stars

"Great program - Simpler to use than Gimp"

May 12, 2016  |  By TomParris

2016-05-12 18:26:05  |  By TomParris

 |  Version: Paint.NET 4.0.9

Pros

This actually works better than Gimp in some respects (e.g. resizing) and is a little more intuitive and easier to use. Gimp is really the pro version, Paint.net is the advanced armature version.

Cons

Occasionally I need to use Gimp to do something that Paint.net won't do, but not very often.

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1 stars

"If I want .NET Framework 4, I'll get it from Microsoft"

March 10, 2016  |  By dave1984bull

2016-03-10 21:01:37  |  By dave1984bull

 |  Version: Paint.NET 4.0.9

Pros

Still hoping there could be any pros to this download.

Cons

When installing the .NET Framework, the installer took me to a third-party website to download .NET Framework 4.6.1 as if that was going to make me feel like I had chanced upon a secure website. No, I won't fall for that phishing trick. I'm downloading the real deal from Microsoft. I wanted a photo editor, not a phishing expedition.

Summary

Don't even bother with this. Just get GIMP instead. I know I will.

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1 stars

"Can't rate it if I can't install it!"

February 17, 2016  |  By BCNET3

2016-02-17 15:18:18  |  By BCNET3

 |  Version: Paint.NET 4.0.9

Pros

I used to love Paintnet. While it didn't do everything and a few interfaces were clunky, it was superior to Paint.

Cons

Opened the program today and it told me to update. So I did. Kind of. It completely froze my computer while in the install stage. When I finally rebooted (after needing to have a disk checked) it had uninstalled the old version but not installed the new one. I though that maybe I had too many programs open.
A few hours later, with very few windows open, I tried again. Just like the movie Groundhog Day, the same thing happened; I waited and waited to see if this was temporary but it wasn't.
I had to turn off my computer, and when it rebooted, go through the disk check again.
Updated but definitely not improved.
I'm looking for a different program.

Summary

Sorry, no longer recommended.

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4 stars

"very useful free software."

December 17, 2015  |  By hsmlik012

2015-12-17 11:11:22  |  By hsmlik012

 |  Version: Paint.NET 4.0.6

Pros

It has so much tools to create any kind of drawing and painting.

Cons

can't draw circle and triangle but just rectangle. this increases the time of drawing because i force to use several lines to draw them instead.
The default screen size of painting is a bit little, maybe 900*700 is good.

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5 stars

"Very useful"

October 19, 2015  |  By Le User

2015-10-19 04:49:39  |  By Le User

 |  Version: Paint.NET 4.0.6

Pros

Easy to use and has lots of features

Cons

Nothing really.

Summary



Updated on Oct 19, 2015

Good alternative to Gimp or Photoshop.

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5 stars

"I love this program!"

August 08, 2015  |  By SMFrancis

2015-08-08 10:13:19  |  By SMFrancis

 |  Version: Paint.NET 4.0.6

Pros

It does everything I need it to do and the user interface is very easy to figure out.

Cons

I've had no problems with this program at all. Been using it many years now.

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5 stars

"Powerful image editor for great price"

July 16, 2015  |  By PixelMetrics

2015-07-16 07:23:31  |  By PixelMetrics

 |  Version: Paint.NET 4.0.5

Pros

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Cons

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Summary

Great alternative to complicated and expensive programs like Photoshop.

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2 stars

"IT NEEDS A MERCY !!!!!"

April 13, 2015  |  By edstak

2015-04-13 22:19:08  |  By edstak

 |  Version: Paint.NET 4.0.5

Pros

NOTHING !!!!!

Cons

UNINSTALLED !!!!!

Summary

UNINSTALLED !!!!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.0.12
  • Fixed: Rounded Rectangle rendering was incorrect for some values of "Corner size"
  • Fixed: Effects and Adjustments were crashing the app on systems with only 1 CPU core, or virtual machines configured for only 1 CPU
General
Publisher dotPDN
Publisher web site http://www.dotpdn.com
Release Date September 12, 2016
Date Added September 15, 2016
Version 4.0.12
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 6.72MB
File Name paint.net.4.0.12.install.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 8,047,016
Downloads Last Week 296
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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