Paint.NET

Paint.NET

Download Editors' Rating:
5
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Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 1092 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3
  • Total Downloads:
    7,404,948
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 29, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    6.23MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9,137
  • Platform:
    Windows
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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 1092 votes

    • 5 star 549
    • 4 star 365
    • 3 star 105
    • 2 star 29
    • 1 star 44
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5 stars

"Excellent!!"

April 01, 2007  |  By decg

 |  Version: Paint.NET 3

Pros

Everything about this software is great !! Free, simple user interface and great tools.

Cons

Haven't found any yet

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5 stars

"really nice. replaced Paint"

March 28, 2007  |  By elfavrefan

 |  Version: Paint.NET 3

Pros

i make contact tables for myspace and was using paint before. i switched to this program and its so much easier and they look much better. this is like an upgrade to paint. you can do so many things that paint cannot do! i've never used photoshop, so i dont know how it compares, but its good enough for me. im sticking with this program.

Cons

only thing is, this program is difficult to figure out. if you're in need of a photo editing program like paint, this is a great choice, but you just need to stick with it and learn everything. its great after you figure out what the features do.

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5 stars

"Impressive"

March 07, 2007  |  By ImDaFrEaK

 |  Version: Paint.NET 3

Pros

The product is truly impressive. So many options yet still very user friendly for what it does. Anyone can use this program with just a little experimenting but it doesn't lack complexity. There is more than meets the eye when using Paint.NET. I really enjoy the choices and ease of use as well as the ability to actually manually adjust each effect. You can take one effect only and make hundreds of different images out of it. Your creativity and time can build a masterpiece with Paint.NET.

Thank you Paint.NET team for the hard work. As a fellow developer I am exceedingly impressed.

Cons

NO CONS, it's FREE and beautiful. You can't beat it.

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5 stars

"nice program"

March 01, 2007  |  By lm_acme

 |  Version: Paint.NET 3

Pros

lots of intuitive tools, I like the gradient tool.

Cons

It doesn't have good brush tools, you may need to get artweaver or other free ones

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3 stars

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February 28, 2007  |  By lady_loki21

 |  Version: Paint.NET 3

Pros

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Cons

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1 stars

"Can not get it to work."

February 28, 2007  |  By joe lepore

 |  Version: Paint.NET 3

Pros

Can't get MS to download the nessary program.

Cons

Can't get it to work.

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5 stars

"Brilliant"

February 24, 2007  |  By jacko0402

 |  Version: Paint.NET 3

Pros

Pros: Nice and fast to install and run, only took 1 minute or so.

Easy interface, i found photoshop a little too complicated in some parts, but paint.net has an simple view and looks nice.

Cons

Cons: Haven't found any yet.

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5 stars

"Kindda lighter version of Adobe Photoshop"

February 15, 2007  |  By budi_datsun

 |  Version: Paint.NET 3

Pros

It give prove that FREEWARE is not always CHEEP quality. It is very useful for novice user to do image/photo editing with enough tools: layering, wand selection, image effect (blur, distortion, etc), and much more. Much much better than MSPAINT, but lighter than Adobe Photoshop.

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4 stars

"much better with MDI support"

February 09, 2007  |  By vista_net

 |  Version: Paint.NET 3

Pros

lots of improvement than version 2, some of the painting tools are really creative.

Cons

Still can't be the best, missing lots of tools as a real paint program. However, you could get all these free ones and find the best fit (all of them have pros and cons): GIMP, artweaver, photobie, photofiltre.

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4 stars

"Nice program."

February 09, 2007  |  By gothrock06

 |  Version: Paint.NET 3

Pros

It's a good program but certainly not the best. But it does what it needs to do to a point.

Cons

There are better FREE programs out there.

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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 Vista, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows XP/2003 Server/Vista, Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Download Information
File Size 6.23MB
File Name paint.net.4.0.5.install.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 7,404,948
Downloads Last Week 9,137
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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