Paint.NET is free image editing and photo manipulation 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.
This release adds two new effects originally written by David
Issel ("BoltBait"), support for the DDS filetype originally written by
Dean Ashton, as well as many small bug fixes and some visual fit and finish.
Note: For the beta, the new features are only
presented in English. The final release will have complete translations for
the other supported languages.
New: Soften Portrait effect, by David Issel
New: Ink Sketch effect, by David Issel
New: DirectDraw Surface (DDS) file format support,
by Dean Ashton. Improved from the original source code by optimizing the DXT
compression library ("Squish") to take advantage of multiple cores
Improved: Visual fit-and-finish for the Layers
Improved: Visual fit-and-finish for the close / 'X'
button on image thumbnails.
Improved: Small (about 5-10%) performance
improvements for some effects such as Oil Painting, Frosted Glass, and
Changed: The keyboard shortcut key for the Color
Picker is now 'k'. This makes it so that the toolbar option, "After
click: Switch to previous tool", is not useless for those using the
Fixed: Pressing Ctrl+[ no longer cancels out of
drawing a line/curve, but instead decreases the brush size by 5 as expected.
Fixed: Ctrl+clicking on the brush size +/- buttons
now changes the brush size in increments of 5
Fixed: Save Configuration dialog would "creep
downward" from its last position every time it was opened again
Fixed: TGA codec now saves the # of alpha bits to
the image descriptor byte. This was causing some other applications to load
TGA files saved with Paint.NET as solid black images.
Fixed: Clicking the 'X' to close the Layer
Properties dialog was not reverting changes made to the layer while the
dialog was open.
Fixed: Installation will not proceed unless
Paint.NET is closed, and will also not allow Paint.NET to be opened until
installation is completed. This helps to ensure a fully coherent and
complete installation or update.
Fixed: In Vista, it was possible to crash the Save
As dialog by typing a filename that was too long.
Fixed: In Vista, it was possible to crash the
updater if you let the UAC prompt time-out.
Fixed: It was possible to crash Paint.NET on some
systems by clicking on a tool in the Tools window while the "Save
As" dialog was open.
Program Information Category:
Free Version: 3.10 beta Size: 1.4MB Works on: Windows