Paint.NET is an open source, raster graphics editing program for Windows, developed on the .NET Framework. Paint.NET has evolved from a simple replacement for the Microsoft Paint program, which is included with Windows, into a powerful editor with support for layers, blending, transparency, and plugins.
Paint.NET has many of the powerful features that expensive commercial applications have, including the ability to use layers.
- Simple, intuitive, and innovative user interface. Every feature and user interface element was designed to be immediately intuitive and quickly learnable without assistance.
- Layers. Usually only found on expensive or complicated professional software, layers form the basis for a rich image composition experience.
- Frequently Updated. Updates usually come about every 4 to 6 weeks, and contain new features, performance improvements, and bug fixes.
- Special Effects. Many special effects are included for enhancing and perfecting your images. Everything from blurring, sharpening, red-eye removal, distortion, noise, and embossing are included. Also included is our unique 3D Rotate/Zoom effect that makes it very easy to add perspective and tilting.
- Adjustments are also included which help you tweak an image's brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, curves, and levels.
- Powerful Tools. Paint.NET includes simple tools for drawing shapes, including an easy-to-use curve tool for drawing splines or Bezier curves.
- Unlimited History. Once you've undone an action, you can also redo it. The length of the history is only limited by available disk space.
- Open Source and Free.
Paint.Net requires the .NET Framework 2 in order to run.
- Fixed missing thumbnails in Explorer for non-.PDN images (e.g. .PNG, .JPG), if Paint.NET was configured to open these types by default.
- Fixed a crash at startup that affected some people with a redirected Documents folder (e.g. network share).