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Back after a long period of time away from the internet. This won't be much of a comeback though, as I'm getting married (!) the day after tomorrow and then I'm going here for a week: Santorini on 43places.

But I digress. I just want to recommenced Paint.NET. In a sentence, it's the open source Photoshop. It's a free for download open source photo editing software.

Of course it's not a real competitor for Photoshop - certainly not for professionals - but all the basic stuff is there - the lasso tool, gradients, layers and a lot of special effects. It's perfect for the casual user like myself.

It's open source and it's written in .net 2.0. Which means even I can tweak it and contribute to its development.

I heard about it from Jeff Atwood's post "Programming Tip: Learn a Graphics Editor" over at Coding Horror. After you've read it and agreed with every word, there's also a followup post for you to read: "Basic Design Principles for Software Developers"

See you after I get hitched! --urig

Posted on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 5:08 AM | Back to top


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Thanks so much :)
Left by urig on May 08, 2007 8:01 AM

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Hey,

Paint.NET is great! I have been using it for some time now, and it has been an invaluable tool.

You might want to look into the photoshop plugin for Paint.NET, which allows Paint.NET to open and save PSD files.

Checkout: http://frankblumenberg.de/doku/doku.php?id=paintnet:psdplugin
Left by Jason Whitehorn on May 08, 2007 5:37 PM

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Greatness is just for ALLAH Almighty however this would be very good tool for me completely shift towards kubuntu or may be I will use GIMP.
Left by Hafiz on Mar 05, 2011 2:33 PM

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