Photo Editing Software
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.
It started development as an undergraduate college senior design project mentored by Microsoft, and is currently being maintained by some of the alumni that originally worked on it. Originally intended as a free replacement for the Microsoft Paint software that comes with Windows, it has grown into a powerful yet simple image and photo editor tool. It has been compared to other digital photo editing software packages such as Adobe® Photoshop®, Corel® Paint Shop Pro®, Microsoft Photo Editor, and The GIMP.
The programming language used to create Paint.NET is C#, with a small amount of C++ for installation and shell-integration related functionality. The source code is available under the terms of the MIT License.
English, Chinese (Simplified),
French, German, Italian,
Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish
Windows XP (SP2 or later),
or Windows Vista,
or Windows Server (2003 SP1 or later)
-.NET Framework 2.0
-500 MHz processor (Recommended: 800 MHz or faster)
-256 MB of RAM (Recommended: 512 MB or more)
-1024 x 768 screen resolution
-200+ MB hard drive space
-64-bit support requires a 64-bit CPU that is running a 64-bit version of Windows, and an additional 128 MB of RAM
There are a number of plugins that have been made available, and that may be downloaded on our forum. These plugins add new effects and the ability to handle new file types.
You may browse and download the plugins here.