Paint.NET (Beta) 4.1.5305 Beta Fileforum Pick

4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (161 votes)


Windows 7/8/Vista / Open Source / 30,255 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

    - Move Selected Pixels tool performance has been significantly optimized

    - Move Selected Pixels tool was always leaving transparent black behind instead of the secondary color with alpha removed

    - Brush tools with odd-sized brushes and no antialiasing were drawing at 1 size smaller

    - Fixed some apparent 'lag' in the brush tools due to an off-by-1 glitch in the stroke path calculation code

    - The brush tool preview circle no longer scales by the system DPI setting, which made it too big

    - Removed the momentary hourglass/wait cursor after drawing (e.g. pencil and brush tools)

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Reviews of Paint.NET (Beta)

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0.5268 Beta (Jun 6, 2014)

    Not work on XP

  4. 3 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 4.0 Beta Build 5168 (Mar 12, 2014)

    pretty good

  5. 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.

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