Paint.NET is free image and photo manipulation application for the Windows platform. Every feature of Paint.NET, including the user interface, was designed to be immediately intuitive and easy to learn without assistance.
Key Features Include:
- Special effects tools include: blurring, sharpening, red-eye removal, distortion, noise and embossing.
- 3D Rotate/Zoom effects make it very easy to add perspective and tilting.
- Image manipulation tools include: brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, curves, and levels. You can also convert an image to black and white, or sepia.
In order to navigate multiple images easily, Paint.NET uses a tabbed document interface. The tabs display a live thumbnail of the image instead of a text description.
Paint.NET uses a layers system to form the basis for rich image composition. Layers are likened to a stack of transparency slides that, when viewed together at the same time, form an image.
This update focuses on improving performance (sometimes significantly) and fixing important bugs:
Improved: Image -> Rotate should now complete almost instantly (thanks @Bruce Bowyer-Smyth!).
Improved: Optimized a portion of the rendering engine for newer CPU instruction sets (SSE2, SSSE3, AVX2). Depending on zoom level, CPU type, and other factors, rendering throughput has been improved by 10-50%.
Improved: Some performance optimizations for code that uses the indexers on the Surface class, which should improve effect plugin performance (thanks @Bruce Bowyer-Smyth!).
Fixed: Shortcut keys for the Adjustments menu weren't working until after you opened the menu for the first time.
Fixed: Canvas checkerboard, used to indicate transparent regions of the image, now scales with DPI.
Fixed some of the more rare cases of the SEHException/AccessViolationException crash caused by Direct2D.
Fixed: A bug in IndirectUI was resulting in a crash when using @BoltBait's Level Horizon plugin.
Fixed: Per-user fonts no longer cause a crash for the Store version.
New: The paintdotnet: protocol now works for the Classic version.
Fixed: The paintdotnet: protocol should now work properly with paths that have spaces in them.
Fixed: Hardened security for loading Custom Shape plugins via XAML (thanks @Bruce Bowyer-Smyth!).