Paint.NET – image editor with layer support


Paint.NET is a free open source image and photo manipulation software specially designed for Microsoft Windows. Paint.NET is a jointly developed at Washington State University with additional help from Microsoft, and is meant to be a free replacement for the MS Paint software.

The program offer Simple, intuitive, and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. In order to handle multiple images easily, it use tabbed document interface. The tabs display a live thumbnail of the image instead of a text description. This makes navigation very simple and fast.


The Interface also offer Aero glass effect if you are using Windows 7 or Vista. Paint.NET support to all common image formats such as JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, and others–but not high-resolution RAW files. C# with GDI extensions programming language are used to create Paint.NET software.

It offer many advanced features that expensive commercial software have such as ability to use layers for a rich image composition experience. Additional features include blurring, sharpening, red-eye removal, distortion, noise, and embossing, image resizing, multi-level Undo and many more.

System Requirement :

  • .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 1024 x 768 screen resolution
  • 200+ MB hard drive space
  • 64-bit mode requires a 64-bit CPU and a 64-bit edition of Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, Windows 7


  • Simple, intuitive, and innovative user interface
  • Layers
  • Performance
  • Active Online Community
  • Automatically Updated
  • Special Effects for enhancing and perfecting your images.
  • Powerful Tools
  • Unlimited History/undo
  • free open source software
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