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Paint.NET

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Editors' Rating:
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Average User Rating:
out of 1108 votes out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0.9
  • Total Downloads:
    7,924,715
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 06, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    6.66MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5,957
  • 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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    out of 1108 votes

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    • 4 star 370
    • 3 star 105
    • 2 star 30
    • 1 star 47
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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.0.9
  • Fixed: Selection tools would sometimes crash
  • Fixed: Line/Curve tool would draw nothing if the Shapes tool was configured for "Draw Filled Shape"
  • Fixed: Thumbnails for .PDN files were not working on some systems
  • Fixed: The "Finish" button in the toolbar would not update its enable/disable state when switching between images
General
Publisher dotPDN
Publisher web site http://www.dotpdn.com
Release Date January 05, 2016
Date Added January 06, 2016
Version 4.0.9
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 6.66MB
File Name paint.net.4.0.9.install.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 7,924,715
Downloads Last Week 5,957
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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