Paint.NET 4.0 Build 5152 Beta

Paint.NET is an image and photo manipulation application. Every feature and user interface element was designed to be immediately intuitive and quickly learnable without assistance. In order to handle multiple images easily, Paint.NET uses a tabbed document interface. The tabs display a live thumbnail of the image instead of a text description. This makes navigation very simple and fast.

Usually only found on expensive or complicated professional software, layers form the basis for a rich image composition experience. You may think of them as a stack of transparency slides that, when viewed together at the same time, form one image.

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. You can also convert an image to black and white, or sepia-toned.

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This is a very nice update. I like the improvements in usability and functionality. It is much easier to get to things and just use in general. Great job. Can't complain much about it, since it's free. However, I am very impressed at the polish and care that seems to be poured into this nice little application.

Like it too, great free utility. Too bad Rick (who works at Microsoft) is dropping support for Vista with 4.0 though.

as a freeware: excellent little application.

to compete against the likes of Photoshop or lightroom? they are eons away. I need certain features but mostly what I'm saying is revolving around working with my .RAW files themselves. If this were to really evolve in that direction.. and offer the basic tools I use for my photography that I use in photoshop cloud services... I'd jump at it in a heart beat. the wait continues.

Paint.NET isn't designed to be a direct Photoshop competitor, it's supposed to be a more advanced alternative to MS Paint. I doubt that Paint.NET will even try to encroach on proper photo-editing territory.

Paint.NET seems to suit me for quick things, but if I really need something done that I can't do in Paint.NET, photoshop is what I use.

This app started out as a MSPaint alternative, but overtime it has grown to be more than that.