New Free Plug-ins for Paint.NET

Paint.NET is a free image and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers that run Windows 2000, XP, Vista, or Server 2003. It supports layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools.


It started development at Washington State University as an undergraduate senior design project mentored by Microsoft, and is currently being maintained by some of the alumni that originally worked on it. Originally intended as a free replacement for the MS Paint software that comes with Windows, it has grown into a powerful yet simple tool for photo and image editing. The programming language used to create Paint.NET is C#, with a small amount of C++ for setup and shell-integration related functionality. 


Download FREE Paint.NET Here 

Download the New FREE Plug-Ins Here 

  • Four Distortion Effects Plug-ins

  • Benchmark Utility (PdnBench)

  • Glow Effect Plug-in

  • Effect Plug-in: CodeLab (for advanced users)

  • Conditional Hue/Saturation Effect

  • Icon/Cursor Format Plug-in  

Support Blog: Rick Brewster  


Click here for: All Free Microsoft Research Software

About blakehandler

BLAKE was a Microsoft MVP and award winning programmer with over 20+ years experience providing complete Windows and networking support for small to medium sized businesses. BLAKE is also Jazz Musician and Instructor for residential clients on the Los Angeles West Side.
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