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.
Changes in Paint.NET 3.10 Beta 2:
* Changed: Increased max brush size to 500, as per forum members request
* Fixed: Some layout issues with the Save Configuration dialog and the DDS configuration control
* Fixed: In some cases, undoing an action that removed a layer would result in the un-removed layer not showing up until you resized the Layers window (”ghost layers”)
* Fixed: Pressing F1 from the main window would launch the online help in two browser tabs
* Fixed: Adding a new layer now adds it above the currently active layer instead of at the very top of the layer list
* Fixed: Merge Down now activates the merged layer instead of the one above it
* Fixed: Put the ‘x’ close button back in the Layer Properties window (managed to fix the bug w/o necessitating removal of the ‘x’)
* Fixed: In Vista, clicking on a URL link from the installer will no longer launch the web browser with inherited, elevated privileges