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Paint.NET
« on: August 24, 2015, 09:11:20 pm »
Paint.NET is free image editing 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 can be used to enhance and clean up your photographs. Using the Clone Stamp tool, the power lines that criss-crossed in front of the Space Needle were carefully removed.
Other operations were performed that had the effect of smoothing out the image without blurring it, adding some "bloom" (glow), and increasing the contrast.


FEATURES:
Simple, intuitive user interface
Every feature and user interface element was designed to be immediately intuitive and quickly learnable without assistance. It is also designed to be immediately familiar to users of the original MS Paint software that comes with Windows.
Layers
Usually only found on expensive or complicated professional software, layers form the basis for a rich image composition experience. You may think of them as a stack of transparency slides that, when viewed together at the same time, form one image.
Powerful Tools
Paint.NET includes simple tools for drawing shapes, including an easy-to-use curve tool for drawing splines or Bezier curves. The Gradient tool, new for 3.0, has been cited as a huge improvement over similar tools provided by other software. The facilities for creating and working with selections is powerful, yet still simple enough to be picked up quickly. Other powerful tools include the Magic Wand for selecting regions of similar color, and the Clone Stamp for copying or erasing portions of an image. There is also a simple text editor, a tool for zooming, and a Recolor tool.
Unlimited History
Everybody makes mistakes, and everybody changes their mind. To accommodate this, every action you perform on an image is recorded in the History window and may be undone. Once you've undone an action, you can also redo it. The length of the history is only limited by available disk space.
Special Effects
Many special effects are included for perfecting your images. Everything from blurring, sharpening, red-eye removal, distortion, noise, and embossing are included. Also included is our unique 3D Rotate/Zoom effect that makes it very easy to add perspective and tilting.
Adjustments are also included which help you tweak an image's brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, curves, and levels. You can also convert an image to black and white, or sepia-toned.
Open Source and Free
Paint.NET is provided free-of-charge, and the source code (all 133,000 lines of it) is also available for free under generous licensing terms. The bulk of Paint.NET is written in C#, with only a small amount of code related to setup and shell-integration written in C++.

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Re: Paint.NET
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2018, 07:41:26 pm »
Paint.Net vv4.0.21 Released
Jan 14, 2018

This hotfix corrects a bug that was introduced when pasting images that are larger than the canvas.

Whats New
Fixed a bug where a pasted image would be clipped after choosing "Keep canvas size"
• New: Dark Theme support
• New: .NET Framework 4.7 is now required, and will be automatically installed if needed
• New: Explorer thumbnails are now supported for TGA and DDS file types
• Fixed and Improved: High-DPI support throughout the application
• Fixed: Color Picker tool was not always honoring the "Switch to previous tool" setting
• Fixed the arrow keys not working properly until the second shape (or line/curve) was drawn. Reported here: https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/112145-moving-points-in-lines-not-working-how-its-supposed-to/
• Fixed the zoom slider being "wiggly" while being dragged around
• Fixed a glitch with the mouse cursor (resize handle) at the lower-left corner of the main window
• Fixed a crash in the Shape tool renderer (BadNumberException via ID2D1Geometry::GetWidenedBounds)
• Fixed a hang in the Frosted Glass effect that was reported here:https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/112005-frosted-glass-hangs-indefinitely-on-a-1x1-pixel-image/
• Fixed a hang in the Levels adjustment that was reported here: https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/111629-hang-bug-in-a-levels-tool/
• Fixed a rendering issue in the Move Selected Pixels tool that was reported here:https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/112187-selections-out-of-bounds-use-the-out-of-bounds-pixels-when-resizing/
• Fixed: Canvas now processes WM_MOUSEHWHEEL, which was preventing some horizontal mouse wheels and trackpad swipe gestures from working properly
• Fixed: Plugins will no longer completely crash the app on Windows 10 S (note, however, that plugins other than custom Shapes do not work on Windows 10 S)
• Fixed: a data loss bug when saving very large images (greater than 4GB). Reported here:https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/111823-large-image-save-bug/

Download: Paint.NET v4.0.21

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