Paint.NET

Paint.NET

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.36
  • Total Downloads:
    7,296,855
  • Date Added:
    September 03, 2008
  • File Size:
    5.98MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8,461
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.2

    out of 189 votes

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

"What a great program - 'specially for free!"

July 31, 2010  |  By missmaru

 |  Version: Paint.NET 3.36

Pros

It's very easy to use, with almost no prep. Even a novice with graphics programs like me can jump right in and make it do what is required. Perfect for my needs.

Cons

I would have liked a basic overlay feature, but I can work around that. The proliferation of little work boxes is annoying.

Summary

For ease of use and orverall functionality, this program rates a huge thumbs up in my book, especially without a price tag attached. Given those conditions I can certainly overlook the few minor inconveniences I encountered, as opposed to the major problems my previous programs posed on my Windows 7 machine. It gets my job done quickly and efficiently, and even remids me when I've forgotten to save one of my images. I can't lose!

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5 stars

"Excellent free softare"

December 19, 2009  |  By bmcgee26

 |  Version: Paint.NET 3.36

Pros

Reasonable text input.

Cons

Could have alternate to windows printing.

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3 stars

"gampang ja"

November 07, 2009  |  By kebonbaru

 |  Version: Paint.NET 3.36

Pros

instalnya ngak ribet

Cons

kurang menarik

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4 stars

"Great only with plugins"

November 06, 2009  |  By Thail

 |  Version: Paint.NET 3.36

Pros

Easy, with tutorials, lots of free plugins(very useful), and basically very good for a free program.

Cons

It's only worthy with the right plugins and effects

Summary

Learning photoshop is even easier after knowing how to use Paint.NET :)

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3 stars

"A nice program"

November 06, 2009  |  By vacation2

 |  Version: Paint.NET 3.36

Pros

Free. That's hard to beat for software that does a lot.

Cons

It wasn't as intuitive as I would have expected.

Summary

I had to ask how to use the Posterize function because I couldn't figure it out myself, including combing the help sections and googling for an answer.

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2 stars

"only basic editing"

November 02, 2009  |  By Royale86

 |  Version: Paint.NET 3.36

Pros

recommended for novice

Cons

lack alot of image editing features..

Summary

dont waste ur time.. just buy Photoshop.. u can do basic editing as well as advanced editing..

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2 stars

"Annoying with updates I could not remove from list."

November 02, 2009  |  By syncnet

 |  Version: Paint.NET 3.36

Pros

Did let me know of software that needed updating.

Cons

Certain software that could not update was unable to remove from list.

Summary

I removed this application from my computer because it was annoying with it popping up when I would start my PC with a list of software that would not update and I could not manage to remove these software from the list.

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4 stars

"Great Alternative to Photoshop"

November 01, 2009  |  By Numer0bis

 |  Version: Paint.NET 3.36

Pros

+lightweight
+feature rich
+easy to use

Cons

-needs dot .net framework

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5 stars

"Excellent!!!"

October 28, 2009  |  By dalla_via

 |  Version: Paint.NET 3.36

Pros

Full of great tools and it is free!

Cons

There is no one.

Summary

100% recommended.

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4 stars

"Wow...it's great"

October 27, 2009  |  By fireboy241

 |  Version: Paint.NET 3.36

Pros

Easy to use; great text abilities, good for touching up abilities

Cons

Not quite as broad a range of colors as GIMP.

Summary

I love it and would recommend this to anyone looking for a free image editor.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.36
Version 3.36 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher dotPDN
Publisher web site http://www.dotpdn.com
Release Date September 03, 2008
Date Added September 03, 2008
Version 3.36
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements 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
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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