Thursday, February 01, 2007

Paint.NET 3.0 Released

Microsoft have updated their free, low-end image editing and photo manipulation tool Paint.NET to version 3.0. It supports layers, unlimited history/undo, special effects (blurring, sharpening, red-eye removal, distortion, noise, and embossing) and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. 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 and there's even a 3D rotate/zoom tool to add perspective and tilting.

Paint.NETOriginally developed as an undergraduate college senior design project mentored by Microsoft and intended as a free replacement for the Microsoft Paint software that comes with Windows, it has grown into a powerful yet simple tool for photo and image editing.

Version 3.0 brings in…
  • A tab-based multi-document interface.
  • Support for eight languages.
  • An interactive gradient tool.
  • A user-definable colour palette.
  • New effects - Clouds, Median, Unfocus, Outline, and an improved Sharpen.
  • A more intuitive and more powerful toolbar.
  • A generally improved and cleaner user interface.
  • History files are now compressed to save disk space, reduce disk activity, and improve performance.
  • A "Merge Down" layer command.
I usually use IrfanView and Picasa but this looks well worth trying out.

Get it here

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1 comment:

Bob said...

Just to let you know that Paint.NET is not in any case developed by Microsoft Corporation.