Paint.NET

Paint.NET

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 1100 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0.5
  • Total Downloads:
    7,541,128
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 08, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    6.23MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8,128
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.1

    out of 8 votes

    • 5 star 4
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 1100 votes

    • 5 star 553
    • 4 star 368
    • 3 star 105
    • 2 star 29
    • 1 star 45
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5 stars

"Good software but I changed to Mybrushes"

February 26, 2015  |  By kmoim8o

 |  Version: Paint.NET 4.0.5

Pros

I upgrade my compurter to Mac so I changed to MyBrushes that is an alternative app to MS paint on Mac.The whole drawing process could be saved as drawing video and playback anytime. http://mybrushes-app.com/MyBrushes-MAC.html

Cons

should be more powerful

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4 stars

"It's a fast program for basic photo editing."

February 25, 2015  |  By waterrat2

 |  Version: Paint.NET 4.0.5

Pros

The price (duh). It's much better than Paint (from MS) but it's been so long since I've compared them, I don't remember why. Works easily with multiple pictures and when adding text. Mostly I use it for quick sizing and cropping. Changing the canvas size and pasting together screen shots for printing (or when one screen shot isn't big enough) it works fast and easy.

Cons

I can't find a way to make small tilts. It just goes 90 or 180 degrees. I also haven't found a user help site or place that users can share tips.

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5 stars

"The best fastest image editor ever!"

February 06, 2015  |  By Andrew.Y.96

 |  Version: Paint.NET 4.0.5

Pros

I really enjoy using Paint.NET for it's simplicity and ease of use, whilst still empowering lots of features that I need!

Cons

It could be a little more improved with some features expanded and/or additional editing tools. I come from using CS2 so obviously this is pretty darn good for being free.

Summary

Even though I usually use CS2, I like this program because it loads up a lot quicker and it also results in faster edits when I have a lot of photos.

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4 stars

"Love paint.net but have a mac. Damn"

January 23, 2015  |  By PerryTenitiss

 |  Version: Paint.NET 4.0.5

Pros

Paint.net is quick and flexible, great for posters and drawings without the unwieldy size and time consuming loading times.

Cons

It does not work on a mac.

Summary

I wish it did.

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5 stars

"Awesome Program"

January 21, 2015

 |  Version: Paint.NET 4.0.5

Pros

Its scalable for one thing, also, of course the price. I like the way that I can understand the commands and know what everything does that I install on it without it being complicated and hard to find, the stuff that I am lookin for to use. There is way more support online than most that I have found. Plugins are easily installed as well.

Cons

I have to come here to download it instead of finding its website for one thing. There isn't too much that I don't love about this program.

Summary

This is one of the best programs for free that I have found. At first I was told that it was a rough program etc, but I have found absolutely nothing about this program that I wouldn't put up against some of the expensive programs out there.

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4 stars

"It's better than Paint is."

January 18, 2015  |  By Michael69101

 |  Version: Paint.NET 4.0.5

Pros

I like how you can use layers and can open more than one file to work with since I like to mess with my photos or online photos.

Cons

It doesn't keep the selection outline that you copy or selected.

Summary

It's a good program and it does have more tools to work with then Paint dose.

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5 stars

"Excellent so far"

January 15, 2015  |  By xtermin8

 |  Version: Paint.NET 4.0.5

Pros

does everything I need.

Cons

Learning the protocol

Summary

Best value photo management software to date

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1 stars

"Installs Malware"

January 08, 2015  |  By RandyStimpson

 |  Version: Paint.NET 4.0.5

Pros

I have used this software in the past and it was great. 5 stars great,

Cons

One of my kids installed it on their computer and blindly accepted all the requests to install a bunch of malware which resulted in an infestation of viruses including password stealers and bunch of other nasty stuff. I spent 2 days trying to clear them before I gave up and just reinstalled the Windows 7.

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5 stars

"Fills a Much Needed Gap for Most People"

November 19, 2014  |  By merkaba369

 |  Version: Paint.NET 4.0.3

Pros

Love PDN, it has just the right amount of complexity for people not needing GIMP or Photoshop (and those not interested in "renting" PS month to month) but does every kind of editing the average person might need.

Cons

Working with Text is a bit more tricky than Photoshop, but download the plugins and you'll be able to do most things well.

Summary

Give it a try; it's free and works for most needs. (I have not had any problem with malware downloading, but I do download it from getpaint.net)

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5 stars

"Very good and powerful image editor"

October 14, 2014  |  By WallyBenny

 |  Version: Paint.NET 4.0.3

Pros

- Simple to use and PhotoShop-similar-operation
- Free

Cons

- None that I could find

Summary

Recommended

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.0.5
  • Fixed: Subtraction mode in the Magic Wand tool was generating B-A instead of A-B.
  • Fixed: Crash when using Effect->Repeat.
  • Fixed: Crash (AccessViolationException) on some systems when initializing the canvas for hardware accelerated rendering. It will still crash but then switch to software rendering for the next startup, which will then avoid the crashing.
  • Fixed: Crash when clicking on the Shapes tool if you had run an old 4.0 beta/alpha and had also changed which shape is used at startup to be a line or curve.
  • Fixed: Crash when using Settings -> Update -> Check Now due to incorrectly determining that UAC is not enabled.
General
Publisher dotPDN
Publisher web site http://www.dotpdn.com
Release Date December 07, 2014
Date Added December 08, 2014
Version 4.0.5
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements .NET Framework 4.5, Windows 7 SP1
Download Information
File Size 6.23MB
File Name paint.net.4.0.5.install.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 7,541,128
Downloads Last Week 8,128
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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