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image editor with layer support Paint.NET is image and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers that run Windows XP or 2000. Paint.NET is jointly developed at Washington State University with additional help from Microsoft, and is meant to be a free replacement for the MS Paint software. The program offers a clean and easy to understand interface that includes all common editing tools, as well as clone stamp and various image effects. More advanced users will also appreciate the fact that Paint.NET supports layers with transparency and layer adjustments. Additional features include Red-Eye removal, image resizing, sharpening, multi-level Undo and more. Copyright

Windows 7/8/10

Product Details

Publisher Rick Brewster/ WSU Price Free
Version 4.0.13  history Last updated Dec 13, 2016
File Size 6.72 Mb Requirements .NET Framework 4.5

User Reviews

5 stars53% 8
4 stars26% 4
3 stars13% 2
2 stars0% 0
1 star6% 1
Based on 15 reviews

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Must-have replacement for paint 5 stars by rupert783 Mar 10, 2015 (Read all my 3 reviews)
Paint.NET is an excellent picture editing program. Always my first choice for a graphics program due to the simple, tidy interface and solid performance. show Review details
Good for casual users, not for pros 3 stars by realbull2009250 Feb 07, 2015 (Read all my 60 reviews)
Paint.Net is a great image editor, but it is really meant to be a MS Paint replacement. Out of the box, it has all of the normal editing features, but if you want more out of it for various reasons then you'll have to install some plugins. Most of the plugins available are for touching up and manipulating the appearance of the image. For pro users, you won't have the control that you want from it. After using a program like PhotoShop, I got frustrated that I couldn't do certain things with layers on Paint.Net. It's a great editor for touching up images, manipulating it or saving it to different formats, but not much more. Maybe in the future they will build it up to PhotoShop like program, but for now it's best for the casual user who want a little more than MS Paint. I'd recommend Chasys Draw IES or GIMP for pro users. show Review details
A limp noodle 1 stars by mholm1818746 Aug 16, 2012
This thing is a waste of time. Windows Paint is more useful. There's no control over the interface and virtually none for printing. My choices are standard photo sizes? COME ON!! It tries to mimic photoshop but skimps on the very things I NEED from a photo editor, which is control. Downloading it from their site was tedious, with the actual download link way off to the side and BIG graphics buttons to download other garbage I didn't want. Really? You're going to trick me into downloading junk and virtually hide the real download link? Tell me that's not scammy. A dozen other programs do the same things but with less annoyance. Get GIMP or something else and don't bother with this nonsense. show Review details
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