Paint.NET is a free image and photo editor, and is developed on the .NET Framework. All the basic tools for stylizing, blurring, correcting, distorting images, and photos are built into the Paint.NET editor.
You can download additional effects and tools for your work.
Paint.net 5.0 has been released. The final version of the Windows image editor is a major release that features performance improvements, a new effects system for better GPU performance, support for pressure sensitivity from pens and drawing tablets, and more.
The first alpha version of Paint.net 5 was released in November 2022. Paint.net 5.0 is the first major release that no longer supports older versions of Windows.
Paint.net 5.0 only supports 64-bit versions of Windows 10 and 11. All older versions of Paint.net will still be installed on Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 but will not be supported.
- Windows 10 v1809+ or Windows 11
- NOTE: Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1 are no longer supported.
- 64-bit CPU and 64-bit version of Windows
- Both Intel/AMD x64 and ARM64 are natively supported.
- NOTE: 32-bit x86 is no longer supported.
A post on the official Get Paint website provides detailed descriptions of the major changes in the new version of the image editor.
Highlights include support for pressure sensitivity, which allows users to "design beautiful, natural strokes." The feature requires Windows Ink, which is supported by most drawing devices, such as the Surface Pen and drawing tablets from Wacom or UGEE.
Paint.net users who use the image editor for drawing will be pleased with “path smoothing”, which applies smoothness to the brush path automatically, and a new “distance” feature, which allows finer manipulations in drawing. Path smoothing is enabled by default, but can be disabled.
Download the installer directly (web installer for all supported CPUs and OSes)