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Paint.NET (freeware)

Post by ckit » Fri Mar 10, 2006 1:46 am

Image and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers that run Windows 2000, XP, Vista, or Server 2003. It supports layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools.

It started development at Washington State University as an undergraduate 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 setup and shell-integration related functionality.

Download: http://www.eecs.wsu.edu/paint.net/download.html
Homepage: http://www.eecs.wsu.edu/paint.net/index.html
Screenshot: http://www.eecs.wsu.edu/paint.net/scree ... eattle.jpg
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Re: Paint.NET (freeware)

Post by xnview » Fri Mar 10, 2006 8:47 am

Really good freeware, a little slow...
Pierre.

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Post by ckit » Thu Mar 30, 2006 5:10 am

Paint.NET v2.61 has been Released.

Latest Changes:

* Fixed crash when clicking File->New when there is a malformed image in the clipboard
* Fixed several obscure crashes related to drawing and pressing Ctrl+Z (Undo) or Ctrl+Y (Redo) before releasing the mouse button
* Fixed Zoom Tool "haze" remaining after pressing Ctrl+Z before releasing mouse button
* Fixed uninstaller not removing shortcut in Start->Programs
* Fixed "Auto" button in Adjustments->Levels not updating one of its sliders
* Fixed a few plugin API problems
* Fixed rare race condition in file loading code related to EXIF tags
* Added "Donate" item to Help menu

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Post by Troken » Fri May 19, 2006 9:45 am

How is it compared to i.e. GIMP?

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Post by ckit » Fri May 19, 2006 10:07 am

Paint.NET v2.62 Released: May 10th, 2006 - Download
This small update fixes some bugs, and improves the user experience on some Windows Vista systems.

* Small icon (16x16) is brand new, redesigned so that it is clearer
* Application resolution is no longer virtualized in high-DPI mode in Windows Vista
* Fixed race-condition related crash with Edit->Paste and Move Selected Pixels tool ("Object is in use elsewhere")
* Fixed some font related crashes that occur when standard fonts are corrupt or missing
* Fixed a crash that sometimes occurs when trying to save files whose name begins with a period
* Fixed a rare division-by-zero crash in the Clone Stamp
* Fixed rare crash related to scanning
* Mitigated rare crash that can happen in various places, ("GetRegionData returned false, GetLastError() = 6")
* Improved crash log reporting

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hmmm

Post by Guest » Fri May 19, 2006 11:13 am

Ya, it's a nice freeware, but the fact that u can use layers as objects is a drawback for me!

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Post by Guest » Fri May 19, 2006 11:14 am

"can't use" .
My keyboard is dead!

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Post by Troken » Fri May 19, 2006 11:49 am

Can it work with CMYK images?

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Post by Troken » Sun May 28, 2006 11:13 am

Nobody really knows about CMYK? If somebody has tested this software, please tell me if you know. Thank you! ;)

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Post by Troken » Mon May 29, 2006 4:48 pm

Thanks man, well what can you do? Just have to search further :wink:

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Post by ckit » Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:11 am

Paint.NET v2.63 Released: June 4th, 2006 - Download
This small update fixes some more relatively minor bugs, and makes the built-in updater much more convenient in Windows Vista.

* Built-in updater now works in Vista without having to use "Run as Administrator" beforehand (UAC permission is still required to install updates)
* Fixed a color intensity calculation that had Red and Blue swapped (affects Brightness/Contrast adjustment, and some plugins)
* Fixed .PDN images with transparency having a black background in their Explorer thumbnail
* Fixed crash when an image has bizarre DPI settings (such as 6 billion DPI)
* Fixed crash when an image has an invalid resolution unit specified (neither pixels, inches, nor centimeters)
* Fixed a few rare race conditions which resulted in crashes
* Fixed a rare crash with the history
* Fixed crashlog being created when the updates dialog appears over another modal dialog
* Fixed crashlog not reporting application version with certain damaged installations
* Placed a clickable Windows Live OneCare ad in the Setup wizard

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Post by ckit » Thu Aug 03, 2006 7:55 am

Paint.NET v2.70 has been Released.

* New effect: Glow
* New effect: Bulge
* New effect: Polar Inversion
* New effect: Tile Reflection
* New effect: Twist

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Paint.NET 3.0 Beta 3

Post by Aokromes » Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:37 pm

Whats New From Beta 2?

* More complete translations, especially for German
* Fixed: All known high-DPI scaling and layout issues. The UI should work great at 96, 120, 144, and 196 DPI screen resolution settings.
* Fixed: Some toolbar layout issues
* Fixed: Thumbnail renderer had a race condition in its renderer thread which prevented proper shutdown in a few rare cases
* Fixed: Crash when shutting down the system
* Fixed: View->Grid did not work right
* Fixed: History and rendering problems when typing text with the Text tool and then using Image->Flip
* Fixed: Some selection text reporting a "0 x 0" selection when it shouldn't have been
* Miscellaneous tweaks and fixes

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