Paint.NET

Paint.NET

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 1090 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.36
File Size:
5.98MB
Date Added:
September 03, 2008
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Total Downloads:
7,296,855
Downloads Last Week:
8,461
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0

Editors' review

If all you want is a quick image retouch, Photoshop is overkill. Paint.NET, on the other hand, is an open-source freeware editor with all the essentials, including tools to crop, rotate, resize images, adjust colors, and create collages.

Paint.NET supports common image formats--JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, and others--but not high-resolution RAW files. There are enough basic and intermediate effects and features to keep image-tweakers happy, though the red-eye removal tool is notably weak; those images may require manual attention.

Unlike most free image editors, Paint.NET supports layers and has an actions manager. The pleasing interface boasts semitransparent windows for ease of use.

Version 3 fixes many old quibbles, including a convenient thumbnail manager for handling multiple image editing, and improved program graphics. Paint.NET is far more advanced than Microsoft Paint, and given its free price, it's a must-have for anyone needing to fix images.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.2

    out of 1090 votes

    • 5 star: 547
    • 4 star: 365
    • 3 star: 105
    • 2 star: 29
    • 1 star: 44
  • Current Version:

    4.2

    out of 189 votes

    • 5 star: 87
    • 4 star: 73
    • 3 star: 19
    • 2 star: 7
    • 1 star: 3
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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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