Paint.NET 3.5.1

Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for computers that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plugins.

What's new:

  • New: For Windows 7, added taskbar progress reporting for long running operations (effects, adjustments, Image->Resize, save, install)
  • Made some corrections to the French translation
  • Running setup with /auto will no longer launch Paint.NET when it's done
  • Fixed an issue where Paste into New Image would refuse an image on the clipboard, even if regular Paste would take it
  • Fixed a race condition with Edit->Paste and Image->Resize whereby it would take up 100% CPU and take between 1 minute to 1 hour to finish
  • Fixed an issues with Copy/Paste where it would leave an extra line of transparent pixels on the left, top, right, and/or bottom edges
  • Fixed lag with the paintbrush tool that was being seen on some systems
  • Fixed some issues with the paintbrush and eraser tool being misaligned when zoomed in
  • Fixed a crash that would happen at (seemingly) random times, such as after drawing with the paintbrush tool, on some systems
  • Fixed a minor and obscure rendering glitch with the Move Selected Pixels tool
  • Fixed an issue with glass over Remote Desktop or Windows 7 Virtual PC
  • Fixed a minor glitch whereby the "Unsaved Changes" confirmation dialog could never finish rendering the image thumbnail if one of the Move tools was active

View: Official website
View: Features
Download: Paint.NET v3.5.1

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I am a PhotoShop guy myself, but everything I have read about Paint.NET it is a great little app. But at the same time I have read that it doesn't really mesure up to GIMP. I'm wondering if anyone has used both and can comment.

I think that gimp has more features (layer options, masking, larger filter and effect library) than paint.net. But paint.net is a LOT easier to use and more streamline with the windows UI. I like paint.net more and have since stopped installing new versions of gimp. Heck I prefer paint.net to Photoshop in most cases (although my needs are basic).

Gimp, just like photoshop, has been around longer. Relativlly speaking Paint.NET should match up and pass Gimp in overall features at some point. Maybe by version 4? Who knows.

GP007 said,
Gimp, just like photoshop, has been around longer. Relativlly speaking Paint.NET should match up and pass Gimp in overall features at some point. Maybe by version 4? Who knows.

but the real trouble with Gimp is (ahem) that Gimp is not like photoshop.
The gimp interface of separates windows is annoying at best, and you can have a windows miss in no time.
Photoshop is MDI, Paintshop pro is MDI, Corel is MDI, and Paint.net is MDI, while gimp is sdi.

Magallanes said,
but the real trouble with Gimp is (ahem) that Gimp is not like photoshop.
The gimp interface of separates windows is annoying at best, and you can have a windows miss in no time.
Photoshop is MDI, Paintshop pro is MDI, Corel is MDI, and Paint.net is MDI, while gimp is sdi.

Um, learn what SDI and MDI means before opening your mouth. GIMP isn't SDI, never has been been and won't be until 2.8.

Raa said,
Dammit I just put 3.5.0 on our laptop image!!

lol, join the club mate! I do this all the time, create a fresh new image and then a new version gets released! Still, can't complain about superb developer support.