Allows Windows users to edit images for free
Windows 10 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7
Paint-net is free photo editing software that is easy to use. It is the ideal product for people who would like to use a program that has the simplicity of Microsoft Paint but without the complex interface associated with other photo editing software such as Paint Shop Pro or Photoshop.
Paint-net's design may appear to be simple, but it has many tools and options to offer its users. Some of the quality features include photo editing effects and filters, as well as support for layers. These options are typically only found with larger or more expensive software programs, however with Paint-net, you can try your hand at perfecting your favorite photos without the added cost.
Another Paint-net feature that users may enjoy would be the software's ability to allow work on simultaneous images all at the same time. This can allow photo editors to retouch their images much faster. The software also has an action history so that you can undo any unwanted changes. While it may not be an ideal free Photoshop alternative, it is a wonderful tool for quick touch-ups or simple image editing tasks.
Free to use
Nice user interface that is easy to use
Provides support for layers
Features an assortment of photo effects and filters
Allows you to work on more than one image simultaneously
Not as complete as other major photo editing suites
May be too simple for some who are used to working with Photoshop
Minimal photo editing options to choose from
Update for Photoshop that addresses bugs, stability issues, and performance
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