Paint.NET 3.0 Beta 3

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.

Changes:

* More complete translations, especially for German
* Fixed: All known high-DPI scaling and layout issues. The UI should work great at 96, 120, 144, and 196 DPI screen resolution settings.
* Fixed: Some toolbar layout issues
* Fixed: Thumbnail renderer had a race condition in its renderer thread which prevented proper shutdown in a few rare cases
* Fixed: Crash when shutting down the system
* Fixed: View->Grid did not work right
* Fixed: History and rendering problems when typing text with the Text tool and then using Image->Flip
* Fixed: Some selection text reporting a "0 x 0" selection when it shouldn't have been
* Miscellaneous tweaks and fixes

Download: Paint.NET 3.0 Beta 3
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View: Paint.Net Home Page

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Nice..Very impressed with this, im along time PS user and now adays ive been using Gimp and from the looks of it ill be using Paint.Net ..Kudos!

Wonderful. It comes with a little bit of a learning curve, but if you play around with it long enough, it becomes just like second nature. Much like Photoshop was for me.

There is a lot to be said for simplicity and speed. This app is not paint and shouldn't replace paint. It's definably a more advanced application that most of our grandparents couldn't use. Having said that it doesn't mean you cant use it.

So you're saying they should remove features because you don't understand them? Hell I don't know how to use a lot of things in it, but I use what I know how to use. The other stuff might come as a pleasant surprise later on.

i think maybe if you're gonna model you app after a popular commercial one, the interface should use some familiar elements to keep switchers from getting too confused using it.

This should replace paint, nothings changed much since Windows 95... it would be a worthy replacement!

Same for sound recorder except that lost features in vista

^ I wouldn't let MS screw it up.

This program is ok. But one of the first things I would say is to make it slightly more user friendly. I tried using it the other day (I am used to Photoshop) and it took me awhile to get stuff done in it. But I have the same complaint about Gimp so.... Other than that this program is really good.

Quote - Jon 5 said @ #4.1
^ I wouldn't let MS screw it up.

This program is ok. But one of the first things I would say is to make it slightly more user friendly. I tried using it the other day (I am used to Photoshop) and it took me awhile to get stuff done in it. But I have the same complaint about Gimp so.... Other than that this program is really good.

I agree with you 100% here. After using Photoshop for a few years, I had a go on Linux and tried to use GIMP without any results, it seems a bit too complicated.

If they're going to make something called "Paint", they should make it similar to paint, easy to use etc. just with better choice of brushes, colour and selection. There's no need for it to have too many features.

Quote - traxor said @ #4.2

I agree with you 100% here. After using Photoshop for a few years, I had a go on Linux and tried to use GIMP without any results, it seems a bit too complicated.

If they're going to make something called "Paint", they should make it similar to paint, easy to use etc. just with better choice of brushes, colour and selection. There's no need for it to have too many features.

erm, i don't agree though... for the "Paint" part

This app is great. Its like a free photoshop. Photoshop is a great app and all... but waaaaaaay overpriced. Especially for up and coming artists and developers.

Another thing about this app is that it's lightning fast. Much quicker than Photoshop.

Quote - wtaag said @ #3
Another thing about this app is that it's lightning fast. Much quicker than Photoshop.

Yeah. I downloaded the latest stable version earlier today to see what the hype was about. I went to launch it for the first time, expecting a few second wait for it to load up completely, and literally in a blink of an eye, it was open...I actually uninstalled CS2 after playing around with Paint.NET for a while, since it can do everything I ever needed Photoshop to do.

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