Paint.NET is image and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers that run Windows. It supports layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. It started development as an undergraduate college senior design project mentored by Microsoft, and is currently being maintained by some of the alumni that originally worked on it. Originally intended as a free replacement for the MS Paint software that comes with Windows, it has grown into a powerful yet simple tool for photo and image editing. The programming language used to create Paint.NET is C#, with a small amount of C++ for installation and shell-integration related functionality.
Paint.NET is freeware, but the team is accepting donations here.
- Text tool Colored fonts are now supported in Windows 8.1 (e.g. Segoe UI Emoji)
- You can now choose between Smooth, Sharp (Modern), and Sharp (Classic) rendering. These correspond to the DirectWrite’s rendering modes of Outline, Natural Symmetric, and GDI Classic
- OpenType/Adobe fonts are now included in the list of fonts
- Fixed some layout glitches that caused text to be incorrectly clipped and/or the cursor to appear in the wrong location
- Selections Drawing a rectangle selection with a fixed ratio followed by a Crop operation was often resulting in an extra row or column of partially transparent pixels
- When using aliased selection clipping while zoomed in, the selection was often rendered in the wrong location and/or at the wrong angle
- When drawing a rectangle selection, the status bar would always say it had zero area
- Selection adjustments would sometimes result in half-pixel alignment of the selection outline
- Deselecting via pressing Enter or Escape was not working consistently
- Fixed some rendering artifacts when scaling the selection to a small size
- Fixed some rendering glitches after pasting when a selection was already active
- You can now use the middle mouse button for panning at any time
- Panning via spacebar while a selection tool was active didn’t always show the correct mouse cursor
- UI text now honors the user’s control panel settings for ClearType and antialiasing of text
- Edit->Copy now includes the PNG format when initializing the clipboard data, which allows applications like Office to paste with full transparency information
- The Diagnostics page in the Settings dialog now includes a “Copy to Clipboard” button and a “Open crash log folder” link
- The Eraser tool now uses the alpha value of the current color
- Double-clicking the “roll ball” in Rotate/Zoom was not resetting all the values to their defaults
- Fixed some visual artifacts when using the Line or Curve shape along with certain arrow end caps
- Ctrl+[ was not reducing the brush size by 5
- Fixed a crash in the Move and Shape tools when adjusting the rotation anchor while using the Classic theme on Windows 7
- Some of the new toolbar items didn’t have tooltips
- When hovering the mouse over a taskbar image, the main window was always showing a blank image for the corresponding tab
- Fixed a bug in the Colors window where it would incorrectly switch to the Primary color when you clicked on the Hue slider
- Removed the legacy Ctrl+Alt+0 keyboard shortcut for View->Zoom to Actual Size, which was preventing some characters from working in the Text tool
Reviewing 3.56.3955.29199 Beta 1 (Nov 2, 2010)
Muchacho this programs be a rockin it. paints yo stuff legit and all like you wants to, no problems over here my yos
Reviewing 3.55.3762 Beta (Apr 22, 2010)
recent earlier versions were .net 3.5 , clearly stated on the download page.
3.55 betas - "Paint.NET v3.5.5 - Download, released on April 20th, 2010
This update fixes a bug when saving 8-bit images, improves layer composition and Gaussian Blur performance, and is now updated to support the new .NET Framework 4.0." framework 4 is in fact now a requirement.
Absolutely one of the top 10 pieces of free software ever.
Reviewing 3.55.3742 Beta (Apr 6, 2010)
Actually sbeckstead, Paint.NET is .net based, hence the ".NET" in the name.
Also I've been using this app for a while. Haven't found anything this can't do. The PSD plugin is lacking though. But thats not Paint.NET's fault.
Reviewing 3.55.3742 Beta (Apr 5, 2010)
Diam0nd>I hate .net languages and imho 99.9% of all net-based applications suck.
Your humble opinion is worthless as you obviously don't know what a .net language is and definitely didn't use the product as it's not even net based.
That being said your 5 stars are worth a grain of salt. It's a good product and deserves continuing.
Reviewing 3.5.3591 Beta 4 (Nov 2, 2009)
I hate .net languages and imho 99.9% of all net-based applications suck. But this is a work of art and truly a testament of HOW .net applications should be written and done.
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