Paint.NET a FREE image and photo editing software for Windows is a viable
alternative for higher priced graphics software.
It has many features similar to Photoshop and has an uncomplicated interface
which makes using this free graphics software quick and easy.
All round Paint.NET is an excellent graphic editing software program which can handle simple to advanced image editing.
Usually only found in expensive image editing software, free Paint.NET allows the user to work with layers.
Editing images using layers means you can add different effects to separate parts of your image easily, move and add additional aspects to an image, make changes to your original image whist keeping it intact and much more.
Many special effects are included in Paint.NET for enhancing and perfecting images. Everything from blurring, sharpening, red-eye removal, distortion, noise, and embossing are included. Also included is the unique 3D Rotate/Zoom effect that makes it very easy to add perspective and tilting.
Some great tools that are similar to those included in high priced image editing programs are:
Ability to tweak an image's brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, curves, and levels.
Magic Wand for selecting regions of similar color
Not sure how to use a particular tool or need some tutorials?
The Pain.NET forums provide a wealth of information and which also boasts a growing list of plugins.
Click the link below to download Pain.NET (only 1.5 MB!)