Paint.NET Reviews

Good Alternative

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Good alternative to Gimp and Adobe Photoshop

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Nice and relatively simple

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free alternative to Photoshop

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Most handy image editor for me!

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I like the "move selected pixels" and "move selection" feature, I find only Paint.Net has them both.

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SO easy to use!

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SO easy to use!

Packs all the day-to-day features in a simple to use design - things are where you'd expect them to be!

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unlike GIMP, Paint.NET is actually easy to use

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Unlike GIMP, Paint.NET is actually easy to use because stuff is actually where you expect it to be!

Great program overall. If you want a free image editor, it is this and only this.

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simple yet powerful.

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should be on top!
simple yet powerful.
gr8 online community and support.

great except for software author's attitude

You don't have to go on the forums, you know.

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not a perfect program, but really great)

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It's like MS paint but with everything we wish it had

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Great and easy to use Windows only photo editing application. It gives me all the functions I need that MS Paint does not.

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Not advanced features but it's easy to use

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Paint.net is great not because of all of it's advanced features but because it is easy to use and produces good results. It reminds me a bit of Photoshop but a much more stripped down version. And it's much cheaper than Photoshop! Takes up less room on the computer as well. I highly recommend it.

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Paint.net doesn't require guides and tutorials

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Paint.net is easy and simple to use, unlike other image editing programs, which require guides and tutorials (coughPhotoshopcough). If you know how to use MS Paint, you will get the hang of Paint.net in less than half an hour. It's way better than bare-bone MS Paint in nearly every single aspect, too.

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My go-to program for quick editing . Many GPU effects and filters.

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acdsee and photoshop obviously better, but costs money. The strong community is always putting out new plugins on their website.

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Manipulation of text fields is a big weak point of Paint.net

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I like Paint.net, but it bothers me very much, that it is not possible to select and to move a text object and change the font size. You can only select areas with pixels, not text objects. From the moment, when a text has been created, you can edit it only as an area with pixels, not as a text with changeable size, letters and changeable text position. The manipulation of text fields is a big weak point of Paint.net.

If the developers would improve this weak point, or if someone does not use texts in pictures, Paint.net would be on of the best picture editing applications.

There is now an add-on to the latest version specifically for text editing and changing. It's also easy to move, change or resize text if you remember to put it in a different layer, and save the project as a pdn file so it can be changed later. If you compress the layers into a jpg, it is then much harder to change.

Could you specify a link to a description and download of this add-on? Can it be installed with Paint.net portable?

http://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/TextTool.html
I recommend you simply use a separate layer for text. That way you can simply delete the layer and add new text in whatever color, format, etc. you like. Save the project WITH THE LAYER in it as PDN if you feel you will edit this later. ALSO save as your preferred format (.jpg etc)but be aware you can't edit text in a flat (single layer) format like that, you will have to use the saved pdn file. This is similar to "that other" image manipulation software, just different file names for different programs that work similarly)
Be aware also latest version is paint.net 4.0.6 which is likely to have quite a few new features! (No, I haven't tried it yet)

[Edited by fixitmanarizona, December 13]

It should be possible to select some letters of a text with shift + > or shift + end and cut off the selected text.
The developers should improve this big weak point. So it is uncomfortable to use paint.net .

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