Paint.NET 4.0.19 for Windows

by Paint.NET Team

Avg. Rating 4.7 (1,560 votes)

File Details

File Size 6.9 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 7/8/10
Date Added
Total Downloads 5,647,284
Publisher Paint.NET Team
Homepage Paint.NET
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

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.

Latest Reviews

carlvui

carlvui reviewed v4.0.4 on Dec 8, 2014

Many bugs has gone, the application itself got faster. Nice job.

carlvui

carlvui reviewed v4.0.2 on Jul 20, 2014

Very user friendly, easy to use, but much too buggy. The previous versions often crashed, than the newer releases sometimes didn't load, the present one refuses to change language even after changing it in the option window. ( Accepts changes in language settings but whatever language I chose it will only display system’s default language ).

Their forum moderators are occasionally unnecessarily impolite and rude.

I opted for GIMP but yet, after Paint.net will get fixes and start working reliably I would be happy to download and use it for simple and quick, less demanding works. Unfortunately the last few versions were disappointing, I removed it and gave up further experimenting.

uberfly

uberfly reviewed v4.0 on Jun 26, 2014

The reviews speak for themselves. 5 stars and free.

Monkey_Punch: "does damn near everything Photoshop does"

When you learn how to use Photoshop beyond opening photos and applying the sharpen filter you'll feel stupid for your comment.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v4.0 on Jun 25, 2014

Dear Adobe:

What's it like to not have a program that installs from a 6.1MB installer, does damn near everything Photoshop does, has gobs of free filters available and is free itself? Suck it long. Suck it hard.

Amazing app that handles almost any image file format you can throw at it.

Andem

Andem reviewed v3.5.10 on Oct 3, 2012

Paint.NET is the program I use on all of the systems where I don't have a license for Adobe Photoshop, that is on all of the systems where I sometimes need to do light image editing such as resizing, cropping, adding text, etc.

It is extremely fast and if you're not doing much more than minor image modifications, then Paint.NET is perfect. I have it installed on our home PC (which is a touch screen) and the kids love creating things with the touch screen.

MikeTechno

MikeTechno reviewed v3.5.8 on Mar 8, 2011

I absolutely love this program. I am a professional photographer and use Paint.net for editing on 95% of the shots that I take now. Sure, there are things that this program can't do and that you need a program like Photoshop for, but those are things that most people are likely to need to do only once in a great while (and maybe never). Since this program came out, I have (almost) stopped using Photoshop all together. This program is so much smaller, lighter, faster, less boated and easier to use than a huge editing applications like Photoshop, that unless there is a specific reason to have to do so, Paint.net is just a far better tool to use for nearly all of your editing needs, at just about every level. Well done!

PaulWilliams

PaulWilliams reviewed v3.5.6 on Jan 21, 2011

This is so much easier to use than Photoshop. You can save in almost any image format, resize, crop, add layers, adjustments and effects. Basically Paint.NET is everything that Microsoft and Adobe programs should be, but aren't. Thanks for your hard work.

us3r

us3r reviewed v3.5.5 on Apr 27, 2010

Paint.NET v3.5.5 - Download, released on April 25th, 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 in some cases.

* Fixed the bug where saving as 8-bit PNG/GIF/BMP wasn't always working, usually with larger images.
* Improved the performance of the Gaussian Blur effect by 30-40%.
* Improved the performance of all the layer blending modes by 15-30%.
* Improved the performance of zooming with the mouse wheel on dual-core Intel Atom systems.
* Updated to support .NET 4.0 if no other version of .NET is installed.
* Reduced download size from 4.8MB down to 3.5MB.
* Fixed a small error in the Chinese translation.

Please note that the system requirements have been updated. For Windows XP, you must now have Service Pack 3 (SP3) installed; SP2 is no longer supported. For Windows Vista, you must now have Service Pack 1 installed.

frankwick

frankwick reviewed v3.5.5 on Apr 26, 2010

I am a pro photo and this is not a Photoshop replacement for me. However, this tool is great for people who don't need a full-blown photoshop. If you use Photoshop Elements, then you should consider this tool. Paint.net is MUCH easier to use than the GIMP.

Mystenes

Mystenes reviewed v3.5.3 on Feb 9, 2010

Changes and fixes since v3.5.2:

* Fixed DirectDraw Surface (.dds) file format support for CPUs which do not have SSE2 (Pentium III, Athlon XP)
* Fixed an issue with the File->Save dialog related to file type plugins that were only written for opening (importing).
* Fixed some crashes which were supposed to be "out of memory" errors.
* Fixed a race condition with the New Image, Canvas Size, and Resize dialogs. If you typed extremely fast you could cause a crash by typing a negative number and immediately pressing OK or Enter.
* Fixed a File->Save dialog issue in Win7/Vista where it could ask you about overwriting the wrong file.

Avg. Rating 4.7 (1,560 votes)
Your Rating
carlvui

carlvui reviewed v4.0.4 on Dec 8, 2014

Many bugs has gone, the application itself got faster. Nice job.

carlvui

carlvui reviewed v4.0.2 on Jul 20, 2014

Very user friendly, easy to use, but much too buggy. The previous versions often crashed, than the newer releases sometimes didn't load, the present one refuses to change language even after changing it in the option window. ( Accepts changes in language settings but whatever language I chose it will only display system’s default language ).

Their forum moderators are occasionally unnecessarily impolite and rude.

I opted for GIMP but yet, after Paint.net will get fixes and start working reliably I would be happy to download and use it for simple and quick, less demanding works. Unfortunately the last few versions were disappointing, I removed it and gave up further experimenting.

uberfly

uberfly reviewed v4.0 on Jun 26, 2014

The reviews speak for themselves. 5 stars and free.

Monkey_Punch: "does damn near everything Photoshop does"

When you learn how to use Photoshop beyond opening photos and applying the sharpen filter you'll feel stupid for your comment.

Monkey_Punch

Monkey_Punch reviewed v4.0 on Jun 25, 2014

Dear Adobe:

What's it like to not have a program that installs from a 6.1MB installer, does damn near everything Photoshop does, has gobs of free filters available and is free itself? Suck it long. Suck it hard.

Amazing app that handles almost any image file format you can throw at it.

Andem

Andem reviewed v3.5.10 on Oct 3, 2012

Paint.NET is the program I use on all of the systems where I don't have a license for Adobe Photoshop, that is on all of the systems where I sometimes need to do light image editing such as resizing, cropping, adding text, etc.

It is extremely fast and if you're not doing much more than minor image modifications, then Paint.NET is perfect. I have it installed on our home PC (which is a touch screen) and the kids love creating things with the touch screen.

MikeTechno

MikeTechno reviewed v3.5.8 on Mar 8, 2011

I absolutely love this program. I am a professional photographer and use Paint.net for editing on 95% of the shots that I take now. Sure, there are things that this program can't do and that you need a program like Photoshop for, but those are things that most people are likely to need to do only once in a great while (and maybe never). Since this program came out, I have (almost) stopped using Photoshop all together. This program is so much smaller, lighter, faster, less boated and easier to use than a huge editing applications like Photoshop, that unless there is a specific reason to have to do so, Paint.net is just a far better tool to use for nearly all of your editing needs, at just about every level. Well done!

PaulWilliams

PaulWilliams reviewed v3.5.6 on Jan 21, 2011

This is so much easier to use than Photoshop. You can save in almost any image format, resize, crop, add layers, adjustments and effects. Basically Paint.NET is everything that Microsoft and Adobe programs should be, but aren't. Thanks for your hard work.

us3r

us3r reviewed v3.5.5 on Apr 27, 2010

Paint.NET v3.5.5 - Download, released on April 25th, 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 in some cases.

* Fixed the bug where saving as 8-bit PNG/GIF/BMP wasn't always working, usually with larger images.
* Improved the performance of the Gaussian Blur effect by 30-40%.
* Improved the performance of all the layer blending modes by 15-30%.
* Improved the performance of zooming with the mouse wheel on dual-core Intel Atom systems.
* Updated to support .NET 4.0 if no other version of .NET is installed.
* Reduced download size from 4.8MB down to 3.5MB.
* Fixed a small error in the Chinese translation.

Please note that the system requirements have been updated. For Windows XP, you must now have Service Pack 3 (SP3) installed; SP2 is no longer supported. For Windows Vista, you must now have Service Pack 1 installed.

frankwick

frankwick reviewed v3.5.5 on Apr 26, 2010

I am a pro photo and this is not a Photoshop replacement for me. However, this tool is great for people who don't need a full-blown photoshop. If you use Photoshop Elements, then you should consider this tool. Paint.net is MUCH easier to use than the GIMP.

Mystenes

Mystenes reviewed v3.5.3 on Feb 9, 2010

Changes and fixes since v3.5.2:

* Fixed DirectDraw Surface (.dds) file format support for CPUs which do not have SSE2 (Pentium III, Athlon XP)
* Fixed an issue with the File->Save dialog related to file type plugins that were only written for opening (importing).
* Fixed some crashes which were supposed to be "out of memory" errors.
* Fixed a race condition with the New Image, Canvas Size, and Resize dialogs. If you typed extremely fast you could cause a crash by typing a negative number and immediately pressing OK or Enter.
* Fixed a File->Save dialog issue in Win7/Vista where it could ask you about overwriting the wrong file.

JustForMyMemory

JustForMyMemory reviewed v3.5.3 on Feb 9, 2010

i prefers GIMP for more advanced features.

Paint.NET should be included in Windows so long ago as "basic paint program", but Microsoft did not.

rstat1

rstat1 reviewed v3.5.2 on Jan 20, 2010

Wouldn't use anything else. Plus its dependence on .NET is a non-issue since .NET is kind of embedded in windows now and has been for a while.

nugro

nugro reviewed v3.5.2 on Jan 5, 2010

changelog?

While this is a great program on its own, I question the usefulness of it.
I have this, GIMP, and your standard MS Paint on Win 7.
I ended not using this, cause if I want to do something serious, GIMP is more powerful despite the horrendous UI and MS Paint if it's just a printscreen and small quick text placement is more than enough.

And then we have Photofiltre which is also as good (or more) as this and faster cause no .Net dependency.

3 stars for now.

roj

roj reviewed v3.5.2 on Jan 4, 2010

DudeBoyz:

First of all, .NET is the NOW of application development. Not the future, the NOW. Accept it and move on.

Secondly, The GIMP is pure and utter garbage, rendered that way by a pathetic excuse for an interface that was designed by propeller-headed weenies FOR propeller-headed weenies - not humans. It is the equivalent of dropping a 442 engine block into a Lada. No one I know who uses Photoshop (including several professional graphics artists) would replace it with that ersatz.

This program has both power and usability (something the GIMP cannot spell the "U" in) and is developed in a very credible application framework that is now standardized since two major Windows releases. It continues to grow, evolve and (again unlike the GIMP) enjoy interface enhancements. While no Photoshop replacement, it can easily hold its own against the GIMP or Paint Shop Pro.

FIVE stars.

gubmonte

gubmonte reviewed v3.5.1 on Dec 13, 2009

So wait, you come to a program named "Paint.NET" just to rate it down because it uses .net? Again, all of your reviews seem to have jack to do with the application and instead focus on stuff that has little impact on the usability of the application. Stop being a troll Dudeboyz and rate the application for usability and not some oddball thing like using dot net when ".NET" is in the program title!

On that note, Paint.NET is not designed to be a Gimp/Adobe PS replacement but a paintbrush replacement for windows. So comparing it to such tools is laughable and like comparing apples to seaweed. 5/5

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