Paint.NETfor Windows



Paint.NET: Free image editing tool

Paint.NET is a cool tool for anyone who likes to play with digital art or edit photos on Windows PCs. It's easy to use, which means you don't have to be a tech wizard to get started. This software is full of tools that let you work on several pictures at once, thanks to its tab system. You can see little previews of your images, making it easy to switch between them.

What does Paint.NET do and what are the features?

Paint.NET is all about making things easy and fast. It opens up in a snap, and everything you do in it feels smooth, thanks to the smart tech it uses. Here are some of the features:

  • Drawing with style: If you like using a pen tablet, you're in luck! The latest version of Paint.NET is friends with devices from Wacom and others, letting you draw lines that look natural.
  • Working with different picture types: Paint.NET can handle all the common image formats you might use. Plus, you can add more with plugins.
  • Staying up-to-date: The cool part? It updates itself. So, you get all the new stuff and fixes without doing anything if you got it from the Microsoft Store. The regular version is also easy to update.
  • Layers: Think of layers like transparent sheets that you can stack up to make a picture. It's a pro move, but Paint.NET makes it easy.
  • Cool effects: Want to fix a photo or add some flair? Paint.NET has tons of effects, from making things sharp to adding a twist or turning photos into black and white.
  • Tools galore: There are simple tools for drawing shapes, making parts of your picture stand out, copying parts, and even a handy text tool. Plus, a cool history feature that lets you undo anything, giving you the freedom to try out different ideas without worry.

Is Paint.NET free for Windows?

Yes, it is free. Paint.NET doesn't cost a dime, which is great if you're looking to edit photos or create art without spending money. The people who made it accept donations on their website, so if you really like it, you can give them a few bucks, but you don't have to.

Paint.NET system requirements

Here are the system requirements:

  • Windows 11
  • or Windows 10 (version 1809 or newer)
  • or Windows Server 2019
  • or Windows Server 2022
  • 64-bit CPU (Intel/AMD x64 or ARM64)
  • Optional: A pen or drawing tablet that supports Windows Ink
  • Recommended: A CPU that supports AVX2
  • Recommended: A GPU or APU that supports Direct3D 11, such as an NVIDIA GeForce, AMD Radeon, Intel Arc, Intel Iris (Plus or Xe), or Intel HD/UHD

Paint.NET is a choice for anyone who is into photo editing or digital art. It's packed with features, super fast, and free, making it a hit whether you're just starting or you've been at it for a while.


  • Newer Windows support
  • Free to use


  • Not for Macs

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