Paint.NET (Beta) 4.0 Beta Build 5168 Fileforum Pick

4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 (144 votes)


Windows 7/8/Vista / Open Source / 29,048 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

    - Added new languages: Dutch, Finnish, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal)

    - Fixed many typos and clumsy translations in various languages

    - Fixed the main window growing taller and flashing black after being minimized and then restored

    - Fixed the tools committing their changes to the image when trying to exit the application (waste of CPU/disk)

    - Fixed the current layer not being preserved when using one of the Image -> Rotate commands

    - Fixed keyboard shortcuts not working in some cases if the mouse was positioned over the toolbar

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Reviews of Paint.NET (Beta)

  1. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0 Beta Build 5168 (Mar 12, 2014)

    pretty good

  2. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0 Beta Build 5168 (Feb 24, 2014)

    Version 4.0 5168 is a password protected .zip archive. Any chance you could include the password so that it can actually be opened? It's kind of useless as is.

  3. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0 Alpha Build 5105 (Dec 23, 2013)

    Have used Paint.Net for a while, and have had no problems with it. Very good software.

  4. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0 Alpha Build 5105 (Dec 23, 2013)

    Works flawlessly and is very intuitive IMHO. Perfect for my requirements. And it free!

  5. 5 out of 5 stars

    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

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