Graphics & Photo Software Editing Paint.NET (Unstable)

Paint.NET (Unstable) Paint.NET (Unstable) 4.3.3 Beta Build 7991 for Windows

by Paint.NET Team

Avg. Rating 4.5 (169 votes)

File Details

File Size 53.7 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Windows 7/8/10/Vista
Date Added
Total Downloads 32,358
Publisher Paint.NET Team
Homepage Paint.NET
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Publisher's Description

Paint.NET is image and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers that run Windows. It supports layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. 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 MS Paint software that comes with Windows, it has grown into a powerful yet simple tool for photo and image editing. The programming language used to create Paint.NET is C#, with a small amount of C++ for installation and shell-integration related functionality.

Paint.NET is freeware, but the team is accepting donations here.

Latest Reviews

mactwistie

mactwistie reviewed v4.4.5442 Beta on Nov 26, 2014

I have been using Paint.Net for years now. I have rolled it out to over 1000 users in our company with some extra addons, and it's been great. No hassles, no crashes and with a great modding community, there really is not much it cannot do. Keep up the great work !

4.5 / 5 stars from me, as it's true the menu couild use a little work. Still love it though.

uberfly

uberfly reviewed v4.0.5278 Beta on Jun 16, 2014

5 stars. If you're still using XP give yourself 1 star, not this great app.

Karol Mily

Karol Mily reviewed v4.0.5268 Beta on Jun 6, 2014

Editor is quite capable. Has some advanced functions, but it's useful only if you need them - rating 7/10.

Stil needs more attention for basic functionality user confort - rating 3/10.

Dependency on .NET 4.5.2 limits editor for Windows 7+ only.

budzis

budzis reviewed v4.0.5268 Beta on Jun 6, 2014

Not work on XP

mikebray

mikebray reviewed v4.0 Beta Build 5168 on Mar 12, 2014

pretty good

aegamemnon

aegamemnon reviewed v4.0 Beta Build 5168 on Feb 24, 2014

Version 4.0 5168 is a password protected .zip archive. Any chance you could include the password so that it can actually be opened? It's kind of useless as is.

egg83

egg83 reviewed v4.0 Alpha Build 5105 on Dec 23, 2013

Have used Paint.Net for a while, and have had no problems with it. Very good software.

UPieper

UPieper reviewed v4.0 Alpha Build 5105 on Dec 23, 2013

Works flawlessly and is very intuitive IMHO. Perfect for my requirements. And it free!

krakokainer

krakokainer reviewed v3.56.3955.29199 Beta 1 on Nov 2, 2010

Muchacho this programs be a rockin it. paints yo stuff legit and all like you wants to, no problems over here my yos

Yakumo

Yakumo reviewed v3.55.3762 Beta on Apr 22, 2010

recent earlier versions were .net 3.5 , clearly stated on the download page.

3.55 betas - "Paint.NET v3.5.5 - Download, released on April 20th, 2010
This update fixes a bug when saving 8-bit images, improves layer composition and Gaussian Blur performance, and is now updated to support the new .NET Framework 4.0." framework 4 is in fact now a requirement.

Absolutely one of the top 10 pieces of free software ever.

Avg. Rating 4.5 (169 votes)
Your Rating
mactwistie

mactwistie reviewed v4.4.5442 Beta on Nov 26, 2014

I have been using Paint.Net for years now. I have rolled it out to over 1000 users in our company with some extra addons, and it's been great. No hassles, no crashes and with a great modding community, there really is not much it cannot do. Keep up the great work !

4.5 / 5 stars from me, as it's true the menu couild use a little work. Still love it though.

uberfly

uberfly reviewed v4.0.5278 Beta on Jun 16, 2014

5 stars. If you're still using XP give yourself 1 star, not this great app.

Karol Mily

Karol Mily reviewed v4.0.5268 Beta on Jun 6, 2014

Editor is quite capable. Has some advanced functions, but it's useful only if you need them - rating 7/10.

Stil needs more attention for basic functionality user confort - rating 3/10.

Dependency on .NET 4.5.2 limits editor for Windows 7+ only.

budzis

budzis reviewed v4.0.5268 Beta on Jun 6, 2014

Not work on XP

mikebray

mikebray reviewed v4.0 Beta Build 5168 on Mar 12, 2014

pretty good

aegamemnon

aegamemnon reviewed v4.0 Beta Build 5168 on Feb 24, 2014

Version 4.0 5168 is a password protected .zip archive. Any chance you could include the password so that it can actually be opened? It's kind of useless as is.

egg83

egg83 reviewed v4.0 Alpha Build 5105 on Dec 23, 2013

Have used Paint.Net for a while, and have had no problems with it. Very good software.

UPieper

UPieper reviewed v4.0 Alpha Build 5105 on Dec 23, 2013

Works flawlessly and is very intuitive IMHO. Perfect for my requirements. And it free!

krakokainer

krakokainer reviewed v3.56.3955.29199 Beta 1 on Nov 2, 2010

Muchacho this programs be a rockin it. paints yo stuff legit and all like you wants to, no problems over here my yos

Yakumo

Yakumo reviewed v3.55.3762 Beta on Apr 22, 2010

recent earlier versions were .net 3.5 , clearly stated on the download page.

3.55 betas - "Paint.NET v3.5.5 - Download, released on April 20th, 2010
This update fixes a bug when saving 8-bit images, improves layer composition and Gaussian Blur performance, and is now updated to support the new .NET Framework 4.0." framework 4 is in fact now a requirement.

Absolutely one of the top 10 pieces of free software ever.

rstat1

rstat1 reviewed v3.55.3742 Beta on Apr 6, 2010

Actually sbeckstead, Paint.NET is .net based, hence the ".NET" in the name.

Also I've been using this app for a while. Haven't found anything this can't do. The PSD plugin is lacking though. But thats not Paint.NET's fault.

sbeckstead

sbeckstead reviewed v3.55.3742 Beta on Apr 5, 2010

Diam0nd>I hate .net languages and imho 99.9% of all net-based applications suck.
Your humble opinion is worthless as you obviously don't know what a .net language is and definitely didn't use the product as it's not even net based.

That being said your 5 stars are worth a grain of salt. It's a good product and deserves continuing.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v3.5.3591 Beta 4 on Nov 2, 2009

I hate .net languages and imho 99.9% of all net-based applications suck. But this is a work of art and truly a testament of HOW .net applications should be written and done.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v3.5.3591 Beta 4 on Nov 2, 2009

This appears to be getting much closer:

Fixed some miscellaneous small issues and crashes
Optimized performance in a few places, especially undo/redo and copy/paste
Korean translation has been removed. Sadly, we were unable to find the resources to complete this.
Other translations are now complete: Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v3.5.3572 Beta on Oct 13, 2009

* Fixed a performance glitch with some tools, where the action and subsequent undo/redo would be slow.
* Reduced temporary memory usage of commands in the Image menu.
* Reduced disk space use by about 12MB by using NTFS compression on installation files related to staging (.MSI) and diagnostics (.PDB).
* Fixed many clipping issues with tools and effects with respect to an active selection.
* Improved compression for .PDN images.
* Fixed many small miscellaneous glitches and crashes.

thartist

thartist reviewed v3.5.3561 Beta on Oct 2, 2009

this is the official Beta 2.
Getting more and more lovely with each release, and still light as a feather and non bloated. Marvelous.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v3.5.3561 Beta on Oct 2, 2009

Changes here:
http://www.getpaint.net/roadmap.html

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v3.50.3529.34255 Alpha on Sep 1, 2009

For the very minimal amount of photo editing I do, this program works very well (in spite of being written in .NET)

Why does microsoft not include this in windows as a paint replacement?

GrailKnight

GrailKnight reviewed v3.50.3529.34255 Alpha on Aug 31, 2009

Do not let some of the reviewers mislead you.
Paint.NET is not a do it all photography program nor does
it claim to be but a very good free Paint replacement program
that is feature rich for its size and light on resources.

If you want a program that does it all pick The Gimp or pay for
Photoshop. Paint.NET is all I need.

some guy

some guy reviewed v3.50.3522.33900 Alpha on Aug 25, 2009

very nice for a free ware program, worth a try, If you want a more powerful freeware paint program give the Gimp a try

bobad

bobad reviewed v3.50.3480.39777 Alpha on Jul 13, 2009

Good! 5 stars! Not a real power house, but has enough features to make it very useful. I think it's the best Freeware paint/photo editing software, a virtual tie with Photofiltre.

Paint.Net and Photofiltre are really no more powerful than the rest of the top 5 Freeware paint/photo editing programs, but their GUI's are far more usable than the others. I just can't bring myself to use some of the weird, ugly, and awkward GUI's on the others, so Paint.Net and Photofiltre win.

rstat1

rstat1 reviewed v3.50.3480.39777 Alpha on Jul 13, 2009

I'll take better performance over new tools any day.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v3.50.3450.236 Alpha on Jun 15, 2009

"a bit underwhelming", really does sum this up.

myboy

myboy reviewed v3.50.3424.34110 Alpha on May 20, 2009

A bit underwhelming to be honest. Seems like most of the improvements were under the hood, so to speak. Due to the long wait between versions, I expected more tools or things like re-editable text in this new version instead of new effects. It's still good, of course, but to the average user, there's not much added functionality than 3.36 and I dare say, you might even get less because your plugins will be broken. But then again, this is alpha so there should be an expectation of incompleteness and bugs.

picsoetje

picsoetje reviewed v3.50.3424.34110 Alpha on May 19, 2009

The changelog still does not show a "magnetic lasso tool".
I will not even try this new version.

SuzzyWoozy

SuzzyWoozy reviewed v3.50.3424.34110 Alpha on May 19, 2009

...and is FASTER than the 3.36!

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