Paint.net

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Paint.net is a basic raster graphic editor for Windows which uses an unobtrusive nagware model. It was first released on 2004-05-06, and has seen constant upgrades since then.

A co-worker of mine suggested Paint.net after I complained about wanting a high-quality free graphics program to replace Corel Photo-Paint, but was annoyed by the horrible interface of Gimp. I installed it and found that it had some decent features, but was by no means a replacement for a professional graphics program.

Review

Good

  • It supports the more common raster image formats including PNG, JPEG, BMP, TIFF, GIF, TGA, and the newer WEBP as well as its custom format.

Bad

  • The UI uses the stupid Adobe zoom system where you have to hold CTRL on the keyboard to zoom with the mouse wheel.
  • The installer drops a shortcut into your root Start menu each time it upgrades, and there is no option to prevent it.

Ugly

  • Paint.net only supports plain RGB.

Links

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