Image and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers that run Windows.
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.
* Alternatively you can download the latest Beta version of this software.
- Performance in many areas has been substantially improved,
and overall memory usage has also been greatly reduced (especially when more
than 1 image is open).
- The user interface has been refreshed with new icons, and
visual styling has been enhanced for Aero Glass (Windows 7 / Vista only).
- Upgraded to use the latest .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, which has many built-in
- New effect: Blurs -> Surface Blur, by Ed Harvey
- New effect: Distort -> Dents, by Ed Harvey
- New effect: Distort -> Crystalize,
by Ed Harvey
- The font manager for the Text Tool has been completely rewritten,
resulting in increased performance and better reliability. On Windows 7, the
quality of text is much better as a result of using DirectWrite (this also works
on Windows Vista if you have installed DirectX 11).
- The built-in updater now
has the ability to download updates in the background, and will wait until you
exit Paint.NET to install them. In previous versions, the download happened in
the foreground, and you had to wait for the entire process to complete before
you could use Paint.NET again.
- Now includes a Russian translation.
This update fixes several issues related to copy-paste, improves
performance and quality for a few As usual, you can either use the built-in
updater from the Utilities menu, or you can download and install directly from
the website: http://www.getpaint.net/. There’s no need to worry about removing
the old version; that is all handled automatically.
This update improves
reliability of saving, further improves Copy/Paste functionality, and fixes some
other miscellaneous bugs.
Changes since v3.5.8:
- Improved: The "Auto-detect" bit-depth setting for PNG, BMP, and TGA now
also determines which bit-depth to use based on which one produces the
smallest file size, as well as which ones can save the image without losing
- Improved: You can now use Ctrl+0 as a shortcut key for View -> Actual
Size, in addition to Ctrl+Shift+A and Ctrl+Alt+0.
- Fixed: Some text in the DirectDraw Surface (DDS) Save Configuration UI
was not being loaded.
- Fixed: Some DirectDraw Surface (DDS) files authored with other software
(e.g. Unreal 2004) could not be loaded.
- Fixed: In some rare circumstances, clicking on the Save button in the
toolbar would crash.
- Fixed: The Korean translation has been added back in, with the help of
Bing machine translation to cover the few remaining strings that were