Paint.NET 4.0.21

An easy to use photo and image editor with a lot of filters and effects

  • Category:

    Graphics Editors

  • Version:


  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows 10 / Windows 7 / Windows 10

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    6.3 (711)
Paint.NET 4.0.21
Paint.NET 3.5.11

Paint.NET is a great tool for those who want to develop skills in basic graphic design and drawing on their computer. It is completely free to download on Windows operating systems. Unlike its predecessor, Windows Paint, Paint.NET is much more robust and allows for much more customization and while not being as overwhelming as a more professional editing suite. Paint.NET is incredibly user-friendly and no matter the user's skill level they will be able to get working right away.

Paint.NET has a similar interface to that of Windows Paint but integrates a lot of new features. For those who are at all familiar with the Windows interface, they will recognize the same icons and be able to quickly begin using the tools that they already know and love. Paint.NET allows users to create layers of different pictures, have multiple screens open with different projects on each one, and it keeps track of their work so users can easily go back and see the changes that they have made over time. Paint.Net allows for users to add filters to their photos and images with ease, making it fun and enjoyable for any skill-level user.

While it is not ideal for those who want a more complex editing suite, Paint.NET is great for those who want to learn the skills needed to create images on their computer. It has a large arsenal of colors and design elements to allow for a massive amount of personalization on whatever project that the user is working on. Paint.NET is a great choice for those who have advanced beyond Windows Paint but are familiar with the interface. Paint.NET is truly a great addition to any Windows computer.


  • Easy to use interface, especially for those who have familiarity with the Windows operating system
  • Completely free for download
  • Allows for multiple images to be edited at once
  • Allows for layering
  • More robust than Windows Paint but no more difficult to use
  • Great amount of filters and design options


  • Not as robust as some editing suites
  • Reportedly now only works on Windows 7 SP1 or newer

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

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