Paint.NET is image and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers that run XP, Server 2003 or Vista. Paint.NET started development at Washington State University as an undergraduate senior design project mentored by Microsoft, and is currently being maintained by some of the alumni that originally worked on it. Paint.NET is meant to be a free replacement for the MS Paint software that comes with all Windows operating systems.
Paint.NET has many of the powerful features that expensive commercial applications have, including the ability to use layers. We welcome any suggestions, and provide the source code for final releases under the MIT License.
Paint.Net requires the .NET Framework 2 in order to run.
Paint.NET Current Version:
Paint.NET New Version Change Log:
- * New: Italian translation.
- * New: Ability to save PNG's at 8- and 24-bit color depths.
- * New: Ability to save BMP's at 8-bit color depth.
- * New: "Auto-detect" bit-depth option for PNG, BMP, and TGA file types. It will analyze the image and determine the lowest bit-depth that can still save the image without quality loss.
- * New: "Fragment" blur effect, by Ed Harvey
- * New: The "Polar Inversion" distortion effect has been enhanced to allow changing the rendering offset, and the behavior for "edge" pixels (clamp, reflect, or wrap).
- * New: For developers, added a Color Wheel control to IndirectUI for use in effect plugins.
- * New: For developers, added ability to customize certain properties of the effect configuration dialog via IndirectUI.
- * New: For developers, IndirectUI can now be used to write configuration UI for file types.
- * New: For developers, IndirectUI has a new radio button control type for enumerations, and some new property constraint rules.