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Pinta is a free, open source drawing/editing program modeled after Paint.NET . Its goal is to provide users with a simple yet powerful way to draw and manipulate images on Linux, Mac, and Windows.
On Windows, Pinta requires the .NET framework, just like Paint.NET.
Make this page better by adding screenshots to Pinta.
or https://pinta-project.com/pintaproject/pinta/releases (Windows, Mac, Ubuntu, BSd.. etc)
Preview version (pre-release) 1.7x
Current version 1.6.3...
Maintainer is Cameron White (Canonical)
I recently received responses (March 2017) to crashes & bugs in the program from him and was able to resolve several issues!
Yes, it is being actively developed.
NO, it is not a drop-in replacement for Paint.net (Windows version) NOR claim to be a GIMP replacement. It does have layering, which simpler paint type programs lack, but is not as full-featured as either GIMP or Paint.net, and not all features work in all versions (which is why it is still under development for improvements!)
[Edited by fixitmanarizona, May 29]
pinta 1.6+git1798-936d6aa6-1ppa1~xenial1 Alexander Pozdnyakov (2019-03-31)
Also, for Ubuntu:
(current stable release) Pinta trunk series
1.6-2 release (universe) 2018-10-30
Still maintained, not discontinued, I don't know why it is listed that way STILL.
There are a lot of open bugs, but it's still being worked on, and 1.7 should be out within the next few (five to ten) years, so definitely not a discontinued project.
I really liked Paint.NET, but was saddened to learn that it wouldn't be supported on anything other than Windows; I guess it has something to do with depending on the .NET framework? Pinta is the closest you can get to a Paint.NET experience on Linux. However... I may be a very unlucky fellow, but Pinta occasionally has some noticeable slowdown while using the program. Whether it be changing a tool or opening a new dialog, Pinta intermittently stops to catch its breath before doing what you wanted it to do. I don't think it's my computer hardware, as other more intensive programs run fine. Other than that little issue, Pinta is a nice program to use.
I decided to try Paint.NET in a virtual Windows 7 machine to compare performance. Paint.NET was more responsive than Pinta.
[Edited by TerrifiedTyphlosion, June 18]
Piece of junk saved a corrupted version of a file I was working on as .ora and only two layers out of 5. I lost 4+ hours of work. Crashes when you so much as sneeze. Use Krita instead, much better interface and works better too. Used on Ubuntu MATE.
[Edited by ghylama, December 01]
This is very very similar to Microsoft Paint. the tools are the same and layout is the same. it is also very lightweight and fast to open. it supports layering which is a big plus. I think every linux should be shipped with this. it comes very handy every now and then when you take screen shots and want to annotate them quickly.
NOT similar to Microsoft anything. Similar to Paint.net, which it's true, is only available on Windows. The Microsoft one is a joke. However, the development of Pinta is mostly aimed at Linux users, as a lighter and easier alternative to the GIMP.
It is great and simple Application I try it on centos 7 and on Ubuntu 16.04 without any problems.
Crashed while trying to open a PNG file => uninstall Pinta
I had a problem with png files, as well, on Linux. It's been fixed. What OS are you using? If you're on Windows try Paint.net instead, which is what this is based on.
For me it didn't realize i had gtk# installed. So no install for you and me, Pinta. Kind of a PITA, really.
On Mac this is full of bugs. Layers are a mess, text tool doesn't work, errors when trying to open JPG and PNG files from the Finder. Time to find an alternative to Pinta!
Piece of crap on Mac. Nothing works.
elekromin, how about seashore?