January 30th, 2007 by Keith

Paint.Net 3.0 Released – Photo Editing Software

Posted in Development Software, Graphics, Site News, Utilities, Windows


Finally, Paint.Net 3.0 has gone out of beta and released. 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

  • # Simple and intuitive tab-based multi-document user interface
  • #Now available in 8 languages: English, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), and Spanish
  • # Interactive Gradient Tool that makes it very easy to draw and then fine-tune placement and coloring of a gradient.
  • # User-definable color palette (as opposed to just the color wheel)
  • # New effects: Clouds, Median, Unfocus, Outline, and an improved Sharpen
  • # More intuitive and more powerful toolbar
  • # Generally improved and cleaner user interface
  • # History files are now compressed to save disk space, reduce disk activity, and improve performance.
  • # “Merge Down” layer command

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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