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image editor with layer support Paint.NET is image and photo manipulation software that was jointly developed at Washington State University with additional help from Microsoft, and is meant to be a free replacement for the MS Paint software. The program offers a clean and easy to understand interface that includes all common editing tools, as well as clone stamp and various image effects. More advanced users will also appreciate the fact that Paint.NET supports layers with transparency and layer adjustments. Additional features include Red-Eye removal, image resizing, sharpening, multi-level Undo and more. Copyright

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Publisher Rick Brewster/ WSU Price Free
Version 5.0.13  history Last updated Mar 06, 2024
File Size 6.72 Mb Requirements .NET Framework 4.5

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Based on 16 reviews

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Excellent alternative to photoshop. 4 stars by Vademecum Apr 13, 2017
I'm not a professional user of this kind of programs but for what I need most of the time (banners, thumbnails, etc) Paint.NET is amazing. I've tried Photoshop before (and others alike) but the interface and the amount of options was overwhelming. When I discovered Paint.NET I was intrigued by it. Seems to be more friendly, although with the same amount of options as other more popular software. I haven't use it to its max potential yet, because of my casual approach to this kind of programs but so far, has been great. For free, it's fantastic. I would say, give it a try, play hard with it and then decide wether is good or not. I'm biased to it now. I cannot live without it. show Review details
Must-have replacement for paint 5 stars by rupert783 Mar 10, 2015 (Read all my 3 reviews)
Paint.NET is an excellent picture editing program. Always my first choice for a graphics program due to the simple, tidy interface and solid performance. show Review details
Good for casual users, not for pros 3 stars by realbull2009250 Feb 07, 2015 (Read all my 60 reviews)
Paint.Net is a great image editor, but it is really meant to be a MS Paint replacement. Out of the box, it has all of the normal editing features, but if you want more out of it for various reasons then you'll have to install some plugins. Most of the plugins available are for touching up and manipulating the appearance of the image. For pro users, you won't have the control that you want from it. After using a program like PhotoShop, I got frustrated that I couldn't do certain things with layers on Paint.Net. It's a great editor for touching up images, manipulating it or saving it to different formats, but not much more. Maybe in the future they will build it up to PhotoShop like program, but for now it's best for the casual user who want a little more than MS Paint. I'd recommend Chasys Draw IES or GIMP for pro users. show Review details
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