Saturday, August 15, 2015

Off Again

I'm taking the weekend off to finish up a writing project for one of the clients. So your stop here was not entirely wasted, here's some interesting freeware to check out:

Paint.NET is a "free image and photo editing software for PCs that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plugins.

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 Microsoft Paint software that comes with Windows, it has grown into a powerful yet simple image and photo editor tool. It has been compared to other digital photo editing software packages such as Adobe® Photoshop®, Corel® Paint Shop Pro®, Microsoft Photo Editor, and The GIMP" (OS: Windows 7/8/8.1/10 [32-Bit/64-Bit])


  1. Thanks! I'll look into that. I've been trying to find a comparable replacement to my ancient MS Image Composer program, but so far, bleh. (:grumble: stupid MS discontinuing a perfectly lovely program that they never even tried to market to its full potential)

  2. I used Paint.NET before GIMP and I thought it was a much more user-friendly experience. I made a number of covers in it when I started out and highly recommend it for those who want to jump right in without any fuss. I also highly recommend that anyone who downloads it check out the Paint.NET forums. They've got some great tutorials and plug-ins there.


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