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Paint.NET is getting noticed!

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I am using the trial for Photoshop CS2, after it is over, I plan on moving on to Paint.NET, since it's almost identical,[...].

Almost identical.

Wow.

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It's been less than 20 days since the last post so I'm hoping it's not classed as a dead topic.

In the most recent issue of WebUser (1st March-14th March) they did an article on photo editors and paint.NET 3.0 got gold award claiming it to boast many features while still an easy to use program. What's more it beat the Gimp who didn't even get an award just a quick mention. How brilliant is that?

Just to prove:

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Sorry about the bad quality but you can pick out the titles, star ratings of PDN and the lack of an award for the Gimp.

Also if anyone is interested in what they said I can post a transcript of the bit about PDN. It is spreading and beating even well known alternatives to Photoshop.

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Also if anyone is interested in what they said I can post a transcript of the bit about PDN. It is spreading and beating even well known alternatives to Photoshop.

Yeah a transcript would be great!

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"Paint.NET used to be something of a complicated, high-end tool, but over the past year it has been transformed into a serious contender for the best image-editing software around. Despite a raft of powerful features, this latest version of the program remains easy to use and boasts excellent performance with fast response times.

There are a number of automated image optimisation tools integrated into the program such as colour adjustment, red-eye removal and conversion to black-and-white or sepia, but more advanced tweaks allow for full manual control. Unlimited levels of undo, support for layers, a range of filters and a unique thumbnail preview when multiple images are open mean the program is suitable for all levels of ability and remains easy to navigate.

But it’s not just the tools that make paint.NET impressive: the interface itself is something to behold. Clear, well sized buttons provide easy access to a wide range of options without looking cluttered or messy. A number of floating panels house layer, colour and history information, and when not in use they become slightly transparent as so not to distract from the image you’re working on – hold the mouse over one and they will fade back into view. Touches like this make the program an absolute joy to use."

The Gimp got three sentences haha.

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Thanks!

"... An absolute joy to use."

Looks like I found a new quote for the homepage.

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Glad you like it and that it'll come in useful for you.

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My school just recently downloaded Paint.NET on every computer.

I'm like whoa!

Lol.

They have 2.72 though.

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You should persuade them to update just for the fact that 3.0 is the most recent.

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I wish my school would do that. The only thing they have added for years is google earth.

Paint.net's day is coming though. On the freeware site i use, PDN is pretty much tied with the GIMP for popularity, but the users rate PDN higher. I used to use the GIMP, but then pdn came along.

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UH, it stops on November, it does not show the 3.0 effect.

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You can also use this page that I've set up to track some 'buzz':

http://www.getpaint.net/buzz.html

It just has a few public web controls, but they're on one page so you don't have to track them all down. If you can think of anything else worth adding, just let me know.

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