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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Paint.net only supports plain RGB.