Free Image Editing Software - Paint.Net

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I haven't had the chance to install Photoshop on my new laptop running Vista Business yet. I caught this link from tech republic yesterday and decided to install Paint.net and give it a shot.
http://www.getpaint.net/

user-wise it's nearly as simple as the built in Paint that comes with the OS, but with many of the features of more complex and expensive editors like Photoshop. It includes all the basic familiar tools, like lasso, magic wand, fill, rectangle, ellipse, and many effects common to expensive editors. Image adjustments include auto levels, levels, hue, contrast, curves, etc. And like other editors you can easily work in layers.

In fact, the UI is so similar to Photoshop it was a breeze to use. First effort in 15 minutes (about 5 or 6 minutes to familiarize myself with the program and the remainder to do the editing), just did a basic background crop to demo. I was impressed at how simple it was.

This:
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image1a.jpg

It's very rough, but I wasn't trying to be perfect.


From This:
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image1_orig.jpg


I would suggest if you want to just play with this but have other favorite imaging software that you do the custom install so you don't mess up your file associations.
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thanks fort he heads up. I'll have to check it out.
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It's very useful information most of people using the software its so nice.
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Paint. NET is pretty cool, and I'm not just saying that because it was originally developed by Washington State University ;) Go Cougs :!:
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You should give GIMP a try gimp. org it has all the features of photoshop and is totaly free, also i learned a few tricks on photoshopvideos. co. uk
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I'm currently in the process of installing Paint.net and it's been stuck at 63% for about 10 minutes now.......

Might have to restart the install, if i can.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Make sure you have .NET 3.5 SP1 installed. That's one of the minimum requirements.

http://www.getpaint.net/download.html
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Post 3+ Months Ago

its nice to have it for free

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