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.
# 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