December 24th, 2006 by Keith

Paint.Net 3.0 Beta 3 – Photo Editing Program

Posted in Graphics, Utilities, Windows

Since the last article on Paint.Net, a beta version has emerged. Designed and developed at Washington State University with guidance from Microsoft, Paint.NET, a student project programmed in C# and GDI+, is a photo and image editing tool designed for computers running Microsoft Windows XP or Windows 2000. Currently it is maintained by some of the alumni that originally worked on it.

Bringing powerful features to the desktop, such includes a myriad of special effects, plug-in extensibility, and layer manipulation, to enhance the image editing process. Digital photographers and artists can enhance their images with features and effects such as levels adjustment, cross-layer cloning, anti-aliased tools, motion blur, and red eye removal.

Some Change Log in Beta 3

  • * More complete translations, especially for German
  • * Fixed: All known high-DPI scaling and layout issues. The UI should work great at 96, 120, 144, and 196 DPI screen resolution settings.
  • * Fixed: Some toolbar layout issues
  • * Fixed: Thumbnail renderer had a race condition in its renderer thread which prevented proper shutdown in a few rare cases
  • * Fixed: Crash when shutting down the system
  • * Fixed: View->Grid did not work right
  • * Fixed: History and rendering problems when typing text with the Text tool and then using Image->Flip
  • * Fixed: Some selection text reporting a “0 x 0″ selection when it shouldn’t have been
  • * Miscellaneous tweaks and fixes

Minimum System Requirement

  • * Windows XP (SP2 or later), Windows Server 2003 (SP1 or later), or Windows Vista
  • * .NET Framework 2.0
  • * 500 MHz processor (Recommended: 800 MHz or faster)
  • * 256 MB RAM (Recommended: 512 MB or more)
  • * 1024 x 768 screen resolution
  • * 200+ MB hard drive space
  • * 64-bit support requires a 64-bit CPU that is running an x64 or 64-bit version of Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows Server 2003, and 256 MB RAM or more

Users can download Paint.NET here:

.Net Framework can be obtained either from Windows Update or here:

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