PAINT.NET is one of the best freeware alternative available for expensive Adobe Photoshop. The user interface of this software is brilliant and very easy to understand. It supports all major features of any expensive photo editing software like layers, unlimited undo’s, special effects, and many other powerful tools. Editing multiple images becomes very easy with the tabbed interface as each image is opened in a separate tab. Many special effects are included for enhancing your images. Everything from blurring, sharpening, red-eye removal, distortion, noise, and embossing are included, a unique 3D Rotate/Zoom effect that makes it very easy to add perspective and tilting is also included .
- Fixed the bug where saving as 8-bit PNG/GIF/BMP wasn’t always working. This often happened when “Auto” bit-depth was selected, and based on the color complexity of the image it would choose 8-bit (for a smaller file-size) and then fail with “error”. Usually this only happened with larger images.
- Improved performance of Gaussian Blur by 30-40% depending on your CPU (Intel Core i7 seems to show the best improvement).
- Improved performance of all the layer blend modes by 15-30%, depending on your CPU (Intel Atom seems to show the best improvement).
- Improved performance of zooming with the mouse wheel on dual-core Intel Atom systems.