paint.NET is a free image editing and photo manipulation software for Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface. It supports layers, unlimited undo special effects, and a wide variety of valuable and powerful tools.
paint.NET started development as an undergraduate college senior design project mentored by Microsoft. Originally intended as a free replacement for the MS Paint software, it has become a powerful yet simple photo and image editing tool.
An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plugins.
Compare Paint-NET to other digital photo editing software packages, such as Photoshop, Corel Paint Shop Pro, Microsoft Photo Editor, and GIMP.
You can use Paint.NET to enhance and clean up your photographs. Using the Clone Stamp tool, you can carefully remove the power lines crisscrossed in front of the Space Needle. Every feature and user interface element is immediately intuitive and quickly learnable without assistance.
Paint.NET contains easy tools for drawing shapes and an easy-to-use curve tool for drawing splines or Bezier curves. The Gradient tool has been cited as an enormous enhancement over comparable tools supplied by a different software. The services for creating and dealing with picks are highly effective but easily sufficient to be picked up rapidly. Other highly effective tools embody the Magic Wand for choosing areas of comparable shade and the Clone Stamp for copying or erasing parts of a picture. There can be an easy textual content editor, a tool for zooming, and a Recolor tool.
Everybody makes errors, and all people adjust their minds. To accommodate this, each motion you carry out on a picture is recorded within the History window and could also be undone. Once you’ve undone an action, you can redo it.
paint.NET has effects such as blurring, sharpening, red-eye removal, distortion, noise, and embossing. Also included is a unique 3D Rotate, Zoom effect that makes it very easy to add perspective and tilting. The app also has included Adjustments. They help you tweak an image’s brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, curves, and levels. You can also convert an image to black and white, or sepia-toned.
- Fixed a silent crash that was preventing the app from opening when double-clicking an image in Explorer, due to a bug in .NET’s ProfileOptimization class
- Fixed some canvas navigation keyboard shortcuts that have some overlap with the new tab movement shortcut keys (Ctrl+Shift+PageUp/PageDown)
- Fixed a crash in the Move Selected Pixels tool when the GPU does not support Direct3D Feature Level 11
- Fixed another rare crash when rapidly undoing changes made with the Move Selected Pixels tool
- Fixed a few typos, inconsistencies, and bugs in some plugin APIs
- Updated the bundled AvifFileType plugin to v184.108.40.206, which now supports loading the primary image of an animated/multi-frame AVIF
- Updated the bundled WebPFileType plugin to v220.127.116.11, which now supports loading the first frame of an animated WebP image instead of saying the file is not supported
Supported Operating Systems:
- Windows 11 or Windows 10 (version 1809 or newer)
- A 64-bit CPU (Intel/AMD x64 or ARM64)
- Optional: A pen or drawing tablet that supports Windows Ink
- Recommended: A 64-bit CPU that supports AVX2
- Recommended: A GPU or APU that supports Direct3D 11, such as an NVIDIA GeForce, AMD Radeon, Intel Arc, Intel Iris (Plus or Xe), or Intel HD/UHD
Size: 62.4 MB