Saturday, July 21, 2007

Paint.Net - #19 on "Top 100 Products of 2007"

An excellent replacement for Paint and even Photoshop (am i Exaggerating on this?)

What : Image editing software
Current Version: 3.08
Installation file Size: 1.3 MB

Languages: English, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), and Spanish
Cost: Free!
File Formats supported: JPEG, version(".pdn"), BMP, GIF, PNG, TIF, TGA

Paint.NET is free 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. Paint.Net 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.

Paint.Net is simple, intuitive, and uses an innovative user interface, the usage of layers are very handy and support can be obtained from Active Online Community and t
he tutorials. The frequent updations of the program helps to try new features. This program have got nice special effects and image manipulation capability.
Powerful tools for drawing shapes, and an unlimited history with an "Open Source and Free" tag helps Paint.Net to be ahead of its competitors.

The issues I faced when i used the same was the OS getting a little slow, the issues with clone stamp and other little bugs. (Am not a graphics buff to get into that deep :). But this helps me with my day to day imaging activities.

Paint.Net can be downloaded for free from Get Paint.NET!


Parchemin said...

I would tend to agree with you... is one of the best design program under Windows. It is very powerfull and easy to use.

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