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Key Details of Paint.NET

  • Master the subtleties of image and photo editing with a vast array of sophisticated yet powerful tools
  • Last updated on 08/07/20
  • There have been 3 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon
Paint.NET depends on Microsoft's .NET Framework 4.6, which is automatically installed if it isn't already on the system.

Developer's Description

Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software. Every feature and user interface element was designed to be immediately intuitive and quickly learnable without assistance. In order to handle multiple images easily, Paint.NET uses a tabbed document interface. The tabs display a live thumbnail of the image instead of a text description. This makes navigation very simple and fast. Extensive work has gone into making Paint.NET the fastest image editor available. Whether you have a netbook with a power-conscious Atom CPU, or a Dual Intel Xeon workstation with 16+ blazingly fast processing cores, you can expect Paint.NET to start up quickly and be responsive to every mouse click. Usually only found on expensive or complicated professional software, layers form the basis for a rich image composition experience. You may think of them as a stack of transparency slides that, when viewed together at the same time, form one image. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plug-ins.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.2.13

  • New: Added 2-bit per pixel support when saving as PNG
  • New: Added 1-bit per pixel support when saving as PNG, BMP, and TIFF
  • Fixed low-bit-depth saving quality (8-bit, etc.), as it would sometimes produce very bad results (e.g. only using 64 colors instead of 256)
  • Fixed: Resizing an image at very large sizes (e.g. 32K pixels to 64K pixels) would fail due to an arithmetic overflow
  • Fixed: Sometimes recently saved images would not have an updated thumbnail in File Explorer unless/until its window was manually refreshed
  • Fixed: Sometimes saving an image to a network share would not work
  • Updated bundled DDSFileTypePlus plugin to version 1.10.4.0, which fixes an issue when loading and saving images using the sRGB color space

General

Release August 7, 2020
Date Added August 7, 2020
Version 4.2.13

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 8,659,994
Downloads Last Week 1,217
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