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Free image and photo editing application.

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  • Latest Version: 5.0.13
  • License: Free
  • Final Released: 05/03/2024
  • Publisher: dotPDN LLC
  • Setup File:
  • File Size: 70.60 MB
  • Operating Systems: Windows 11, Windows 10 (version 1809 or newer), Windows 8 and Windows 7
  • System Type: 32-bit & 64-bit
  • Language: Belarusian, Chinese, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian
  • Category: Graphic
  • Uploaded: GitHub and

About Paint.NET

Paint.NET is a free image and photo editing application for Laptops/computers that uses a Windows operating system. If you want a simple photo editing software then this is for you. Many such features are available in this program.

The look of this app impressed me very simply. The interface is similar to Adobe Photoshop. But Photoshop is a complex instrument, less accessible to ordinary users. And also, very expensive. On the other hand, it is a free option with important and user-friendly functions. Obviously, you can’t compare it with PS but includes the most important features for applications in which category it belongs.

This can be done, among other things, using various selection masks and shapes, pipettes and functions for correcting details. Feel free to experiment a bit. Using the back button, any number of work steps can be undone.

This software can be ideal for those who draw pictures. It has a pencil for image size with which you can create a natural image or oil painting on the screen.


Editing: Without a doubt, it’s a complete photo editing or graphics processing program. Although it doesn’t provide the same functionality as Adobe PS, in most cases, these tools are sufficient for ordinary users to improve the quality of a picture or change some aspects.

Effects: The program offers numerous effects that can be applied to photos. The effects are artistic, Blurs, Color, Distort, Noise, Object, Photo, Render and Stylize. You can improve with this effect from distorted images.

Import: It is also possible to import photos from digital cameras and other external sources.

Plugins: If the standard functionality of the image editor is not enough, you can download plugins from the official forum. If the additional effects are not needed or the file is in a currently supported format, it is best not to use the plugin. For example, if you want to edit a Photoshop file but don’t have Photoshop, a plug-in allows you to edit it with Paint.NET. It is also possible to open RAW files.

Menubar like Photoshop: Despite the ease of use, many professional editing functions are available. This means you can change and optimize your images and photos as you want. It has a lot of features such following details…

File Edit View Image Layers Adjustments Effects
Open… (Open Recent, Acquire)
Save As…
Save All
Copy Merged
Paste into New Layer
Paste into New Image
Copy Selection
Paste Selection
Erase Selection
Fill Selection
Invert Selection
Select All
Zoom In
Zoom Out
Zoom to Window
Zoom to Selection
Actual Size
Pixel grid
Crop to Selection
Canvas Size…
Flip Horizontal
Flip Vertical
Rotate 90° Clockwise
Rotate 90° Counter-Clockwise
Rotate 180°
Apply Embedded Color Profile
Add New Layer
Delete Layer
Duplicate Layer
Merge Layer Down
Toggle Layer Visibility
Import From File…
Flip Horizontal
Flip Vertical
Rotate 180° QRotate/Zoom…
Go to Top Layer
Go to Layer Above
Go to Layer Below
Go to Bottom Layer
Move Layer to Top
Move Layer Up
Move Layer Down
Move Layer to Bottom
Layer Properties…
Black and White
Highlights/ Shadows…
Hue / Saturation…
Invert Alpha
Invert Colors
Temperature / Tint…

Tools: On the left is a toolbar that gives you a very Photoshop-like feel. It is designed to make your photo editing easier. The toolbar is designed with the following functions such as Ractange select, Move selected pixel, Lasso select, More selection, Ellipse select, Zoom, Magic wand, Pan, Paint bucket, Gradient, Paintbrush, Eraser, Pencil, Color picker, Clone Stump, Recolor, Text, Line/Curve and Shapes.


History: I am excited It records every editing action performed on an image in the history window. The history option works by undo. But it is advanced from undo (Step backword) and redo (Step forward). If you want to preview, it’s very easy, just one click.


Layers: One of the advantages of Paint.Net is working with layers. Very few free image processing programs include support for layers. Using this feature does not raise any difficulties for novice users or for those who have worked with Photoshop. The principle is similar to working with layers, a similar function as PS.

Its layer is based on a small window in which they are displayed one under another. Note that you are on the right. Each layer is sorted including Add new layer, delete layer, Duplicate layer, Merge layer down, Move layer up, Move layer down and Properties.


Colors: Press Ctrl+Shift+F8 to quickly access color bank. This option is not less than premium. Choose a color you like. If you want, you can make a new palette and save it. There are other two options here. You can even import a new palette from the computer or reset to default palette.


Settings: You can customize this program’s User Interface, Tools, Pen & Tablet, Graphics Updates, Plugin Errors and Diagnostics by going to Settings.

Helps: It finally has a help section so that users of this application can go directly from here for detailed online help. The hotlinking helps to visit Documentation, Publisher website, publisher Search…, Donate Forum, Tutorials, Plugins, Send feedback or bug report… and About page.

  • Free but professional
  • Runs very quickly on PC
  • Lightweight and impressive application
  • Installation size is small
  • Full version of MS Paint
  • No healing brush tool, blur tool, dodge tool, path selection tool, eyedropper tool etc
  • No inverse
  • No installation on the Mac operating system

Is Paint.NET Completely Free?

Paint.NET Classic Edition is completely free. But it has a different edition called “Store”. But I think there is no advanced difference between the two editions.

Free VS Paid
Classic edition Store edition
Free of charge Paid at $9.99
Downloaded from this website Download through Microsoft’s Windows Store
Manual update Automatic update

Minimum System Requirements

Its latest version is 5.0.11 which supports only on 64-bit operating system. But if your 32-bit operating system you must download Paint.NET 4.312 old version.

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