Paint.NET (Beta) 4.10.6022.820 Fileforum Pick

4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (167 votes)


Windows 7/8/10/Vista / Open Source / 30,954 downloads

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.

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  • Latest Changes

    - New: The canvas may now be scrolled past the edge of the image (aka "overscroll")

    - New: When holding the spacebar, you may scroll using the keyboard arrow keys (in addition to click-and-drag panning). Holding Ctrl will scroll at 10x the rate

    - Improved: The rate of auto-scrolling, which triggers when the mouse is at the canvas edge and a mouse button is being held down, has been improved and is based on time instead of frames

    - Improved: Fixed Size selection drawing now defaults to 400x300 pixels instead of 4x3 inches

    - Improved: Tooltips for Custom Shapes now include their file system location

    - Improved: Edit->Invert Selection should perform much faster when used with unmodified selections from the Magic Wand tool

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Reviews of Paint.NET (Beta)

  1. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.4.5442 Beta (Nov 26, 2014)

    I have been using Paint.Net for years now. I have rolled it out to over 1000 users in our company with some extra addons, and it's been great. No hassles, no crashes and with a great modding community, there really is not much it cannot do. Keep up the great work !

    4.5 / 5 stars from me, as it's true the menu couild use a little work. Still love it though.

  2. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0.5278 Beta (Jun 16, 2014)

    5 stars. If you're still using XP give yourself 1 star, not this great app.

  3. 3 out of 5 stars
    Karol Mily

    Reviewing 4.0.5268 Beta (Jun 6, 2014)

    Editor is quite capable. Has some advanced functions, but it's useful only if you need them - rating 7/10.

    Stil needs more attention for basic functionality user confort - rating 3/10.

    Dependency on .NET 4.5.2 limits editor for Windows 7+ only.

  4. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0.5268 Beta (Jun 6, 2014)

    Not work on XP

  5. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0 Beta Build 5168 (Mar 12, 2014)

    pretty good

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