Paint.NET 4.0.3

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.

What's new in this version:

  • Further improved performance when working with images that have a lot of layers.
  • Fixed some flickering in the Layers form.
  • Fixed the Language selector in the Settings dialog.
  • Fixed 2-finger touchpad and touch screen scrolling.
  • Aero peek thumbnails now include the pixel grid if it's enabled.
  • Fixed a crash in the thumbnail renderer that sometimes happened when switching between images.
  • Ctrl+W no longer exits the application if zero images are open.

Download: Paint.NET 4.0.3 | 6.0 MB (Freeware)
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It's too bad they don't offer at as a portable executable, as that would probably run on Windows RT with the jailbreak without having to compile it from source.

i thought i made it clear ennough so this is my last try. i remember when i used ms paint it could not even resize my desktopscreenshots for example. when i made the pic smaller it would just crop off everything bigger. then i looked for a ms paint replacement for basic things, and that brought me to paint.net (and sometimes gimp). they could do this. and i was just wondering why such basic stuff is not included in windows. i dont wanna have a photoshop or office suite included in windows, just some basic tools. how long did it take them to include .zip support? rar support still not there, a simple dvd ripper, ... thats not much to ask for, because everyone using the computer for more than just opening a webbrowser will need such tools. bloated? nope... thats about 10mb in total maybe.
but since the webbrowser debate i am convinced that ms prefers to let their users die stupid. after legal enforcement they had do include a window showing probably every webbrowser possible and offer the user to install it. why not just offering a kind of "powertoys 2014" where the basic things are included and can be done with a single click install.
thats obviously too much asking for and while there are some specialised linux distributions out where a lot of stuff is there i would never touch (esp. edubuntu, medibuntu) they all have their place and while i browse the web to kill the time during a typical linux installation, i am forced to just look at the screen while windows installs. after finish, in linux i have the tools included (and can look for more ofc), while the "fun" with windows just starts, looking for drivers, codecs, codecpacks (this often makes the system crash), installing 3 tools and getting 5 toolbars installed on top of this because i forget to click "custom" instead of "standard" installation....
no thanks. just saying.

MS could avoid any legal problem easily. Just do not install the apps with the OS. The os is barebone with IE. To install the apps the user needs to do it via the Windows Store a place 3rd party devs can also put their apps to compete with the ones made by Microsoft. As simple as that.

so wanting to open file archives, doing proper image resizing (ms paint still fails with that!), and a few else is expecting too much of an os which costs me money?
windows is like if you only write the half exam at school leave out most important things and still expect the teacher to give you the best grade...

Kamran Mackey said,
Go away you Windows hater....

Well to be honest he is kind of right. Either do it or not do it. Trying aint enough. The low quality of apps coming built-in with Windows is starting to be a sad. Most of them have not been seriously updated for ages. And the new RT apps really do ****.

MS should update them or simply not install them and let 3rd party devs publish their desktop apps on the Windows Store so we can update them from a single hub.

Kamran Mackey said,
Go away you Windows hater....

it's not about hate, it's about facts! the same fact that high-end-gaming under linux is not possible or that steve ballmer is fat. these are facts. you might not like em but they still are...

Developers can publish desktop apps in the windows store, but the download links are external.

Windows doesn't need GIMP preinstall or anything else Linux does. Most of the things Linux has preinstalled are nothing compared to what you can install on Windows. Linux doesn't have Microsoft Office, Photoshop, and many other powerful applications. Windows Starts with the bare minimum, where users can pick and choose what they need to have. Many Linux distros on the other hand comes with many preinstalled tools that the average user doesn't even need.

And why are you even attacking Windows in a Post about Paint.NET? That's just childish.

link6155 said,
Developers can publish desktop apps in the windows store, but the download links are external.

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As far as i know they wont update automatically like RT apps. So there's no point to it honestly.

But yeah you're right a post about Paint.NET is not really the place to discuss the state of apps bundled with Windows.

paint.net? oh yep i remember that one. just another program you had to install to get windows nearly to a basic function level of linux and gimp in that example. and then an archiver, a text editor, an office suite (costs money), a dvd ripper, a non-ie webbrowser, installing about 10 different drivers, firewall, anti virus, etc. etc.

Yeh because I want my computer to come pre-loaded with lots of software that I'm not going to use. It's an operating system, that's all it should be.

From your comment I assume you are from the past?

Tomo said,
Yeh because I want my computer to come pre-loaded with lots of software that I'm not going to use. It's an operating system, that's all it should be.

From your comment I assume you are from the past?

niks2456 said,
Which distro do you use ?

Kind of what I was thinking also.

Sounds like a bloated Ubuntu user that requires EVERYTHING including the kitchen sink, whether it's ever used or not or ever needed or not. That's exactly what I dislike about Ubuntu.

macstar said,
paint.net? oh yep i remember that one. just another program you had to install to get windows nearly to a basic function level of linux and gimp in that example. and then an archiver, a text editor, an office suite (costs money), a dvd ripper, a non-ie webbrowser, installing about 10 different drivers, firewall, anti virus, etc. etc.

gimp vs paint.net is apple to oranges.

Gimp is low level photoshop with a learning curve, where paint.net is happy medium between easy to use as paint, but some advance photo editing features.

macstar said,
paint.net? oh yep i remember that one. just another program you had to install to get windows nearly to a basic function level of linux and gimp in that example. and then an archiver, a text editor, an office suite (costs money), a dvd ripper, a non-ie webbrowser, installing about 10 different drivers, firewall, anti virus, etc. etc.

I see you haven't been introduced to the group of people who have been complaining for years that Windows is bloated because it comes with a bunch of useless crap that shouldn't even be included with an OS.

macstar said,
paint.net? oh yep i remember that one. just another program you had to install to get windows nearly to a basic function level of linux and gimp in that example. and then an archiver, a text editor, an office suite (costs money), a dvd ripper, a non-ie webbrowser, installing about 10 different drivers, firewall, anti virus, etc. etc.

Troll much? Windows has half of that baked in. Windows includes text editors (two, in fact!), Drivers, a firewall, and an anti-virus. Also, what's wrong with IE? Have you even tried IE11?

macstar said,
paint.net? oh yep i remember that one. just another program you had to install to get windows nearly to a basic function level of linux and gimp in that example. and then an archiver, a text editor, an office suite (costs money), a dvd ripper, a non-ie webbrowser, installing about 10 different drivers, firewall, anti virus, etc. etc.

As others have mentioned, Windows already has a lot of that built in.

Also, Microsoft is probably cautious about what it includes in the operating system. Microsoft certainly doesn't want to be accused of using anti-competitive practices and thus being slapped with fines.