Paint.NET

Paint.NET

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 1091 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3
  • Total Downloads:
    7,296,855
  • Date Added:
    January 29, 2007
  • File Size:
    5.98MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8,461
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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If you just want to retouch images a bit, Photoshop is overkill. Check out Paint.NET, an open-source freeware editor with all the essential tools, including those for cropping, rotating, resizing, adjusting colors, and creating collages.

Paint.NET supports the most popular image formats--JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, and others--but not superhigh resolution ones like RAW. However, you'll find such basic effects as Red Eye Removal, Emboss, Mosaic, and Oil Painting, and a few higher-end features such as Clone Stamp, Lasso Select, and Magic Wand. Like a full-fledged graphics package, Paint.NET even supports layers and an actions manager. The interface is very convenient, and the panels are semitransparent, so you won't need to hide them.

Version 3 fixes many old quibbles. Multiple-image editing is done through a convenient thumbnail manager in the upper-right corner of the app; blurry tool icons have been sharpened as well. Paint.NET is far better than Microsoft Paint, and given its free price, it's a no-brainer for anyone who does a lot of minor graphical tweaking.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.6

    out of 36 votes

    • 5 star 26
    • 4 star 7
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 1091 votes

    • 5 star 548
    • 4 star 365
    • 3 star 105
    • 2 star 29
    • 1 star 44
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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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4 stars

"Good software but I changed to Mybrushes"

September 16, 2014  |  By kmoim8o

 |  Version: Paint.NET 4.0.3

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

"Better than MS Paint"

September 08, 2014  |  By msturmco

 |  Version: Paint.NET 4.0.3

Pros

Works as advertised. I find it has more features compared to MS paint.

Cons

None so far.

Summary

Great paint product. To all dimwits who installed malware - pay attention. Just keep clicking NO to all offers. There is more than one.

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1 stars

"CNET / ARE U FOR REAL ??"

September 06, 2014  |  By bobojack

 |  Version: Paint.NET 4.0.3

Pros

If It didn't have soo much bad stuff might be good

Cons

Anything I have read says that it malwayers the HELL out of your computer
I have Bullguard and It stop the Load !!
Cnet I will never trust you adain
and the Editor ?? what he have a too much drink
or bribe ????

Summary

Do your research on line about ANYTHING CNET Recommends
Your Eyes will be open !

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5 stars

"The best free picture editing program I've ever used!"

September 06, 2014  |  By Crystalh73

 |  Version: Paint.NET 4.0.3

Pros

Paint.net is by far the best free picture editing program I've EVER used. It is so user friendly and if you have any questions there are tons of tutorials online.

Cons

I haven't had anything go wrong in five years of using this program.

Summary

I have downloaded it on every computer I have used (work and home) for the last 5 years. I just downloaded it onto my new work computer and didn't have any of the issues of malware or added programs I read about in some of the other reviews. The "magic wand" is my most favorite tool to use. It's so cool!!!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher dotPDN
Publisher web site http://www.dotpdn.com
Release Date January 29, 2007
Date Added January 29, 2007
Version 3
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows XP/2003 Server/Vista, Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Download Information
File Size 5.98MB
File Name paint.net.4.0.3.install.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 7,296,855
Downloads Last Week 8,461
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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