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I've been telling my other intawebz pals about pdn. A few of them have downloaded it and some say they like it more than photoshop. :shock: Just trying to help spread the word.

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I've been telling my other intawebz pals about pdn. A few of them have downloaded it and some say they like it more than photoshop. :shock: Just trying to help spread the word.
Same here. As a teacher, we're supposed to take pictures for documentation purposes, and sometimes you need to adjust your pictures. To keep people from feeling overwhelmed with spending money on photo editing programs they don't need, I tell them about PDN. Also, it's fairly easy to use. Some former Paint users like how similar it is. Maximum PC says it's a supercharged version of Paint!

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Same here. As a teacher, we're supposed to take pictures for documentation purposes, and sometimes you need to adjust your pictures. To keep people from feeling overwhelmed with spending money on photo editing programs they don't need, I tell them about PDN. Also, it's fairly easy to use. Some former Paint users like how similar it is. Maximum PC says it's a supercharged version of Paint!
I used to use MS Paint myself and I took maybe a day or two to adjust. A month later I'm making some pretty neat things, or at least what I think are neat looking. :P

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I've been telling my other intawebz pals about pdn. A few of them have downloaded it and some say they like it more than photoshop. :shock: Just trying to help spread the word.

yes but photoshop does suck a bit its just hard to find things is what i find (my school has it(were an arts school :D )) and i have gimp but i rarely use it because it takes ages to load (i have way to many brushes) and it has a real bad interface it just gets really anoying :evil:

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Come on , surely by now you should have realised that PDN is ultimately 100% better than PS, even though you have to pay £400 odd. PS isnt all that great, it is way to complicated, and you can't get extra plugins. Case closed :D

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Come on , surely by now you should have realised that PDN is ultimately 100% better than PS, even though you have to pay £400 odd. PS isnt all that great, it is way to complicated, and you can't get extra plugins. Case closed :D

No, PS is better than PDN, power wise, and in the effects it can produce.

PDN isn't meant to be a free Photoshop, we have the GIMP to thank for that. PDN is meant to make graphic editing a hell lot easier for the standard user.

We're not going to shout at anyone for saying PS is better than PDN. We just bite their fingers off if they try and torrent it :roll:

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Yeah I gave them some flack for automatically updating my listing to 3.30 RC1 without asking me. They're back on 3.22 -- I need to send them the 3.30 Final now. I was actually pretty mad that they updated the listing behind my back like that. I don't want my betas on download.com.

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I'm pretty certain this hasn't been mentioned before, apologies if it has.

George Ou, Technical Director for ZDNet, posted in a blog dated Feb 6, 2008, a list of his 10 must have free programs, one of which is Paint.NET. The list contains programs he installs on every new computer, not just for himself, but for others. I'm pretty certain this is a serious endorsement! (But then, I'm easily impressed! :wink: )

Full review at http://blogs.zdnet.com/Ou/?p=989.

--GeorgeB

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Too web pages about Paint.NET for Polish users.

http://www.paintnet.info.pl (This web page is only about Paint.NET)

Examples of particular pages:

Gradient - http://www.paintnet.info.pl/gradient.html

Layers - http://www.paintnet.info.pl/warstwy.html

List of functions - http://www.paintnet.info.pl/funkcje.html

and

http://planetslajd.cba.pl/viewpage.php?page_id=6 (This web page is partly about Paint.NET).

These too pages are partly under construction but (I hope) useful.

I am not sure if this post is against the forum rules, because I am the author of http://www.paintnet.info.pl (this is no commercial web page).

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I was at Borders the other day, looking at some books and magazines, and I found a special edition of Shutterbug magazine, full of how-tos. I skimmed through the entire magazine and didn't learn a thing. However, I was interested by an article on recomended Photoshop alternatives. Of course, Paint Shop Pro, Aperture, and Lightroom were all there. The last column was about Paint.NET. They used the same screenshot and logo from the getpaint.net homepage*. Though I can't recall what the article said word-for-word, this is what I do recall:

The .NET part of the program's name comes from the Microsoft-born coding system it was fabricated upon. I have gone to a few coding classes myself, and I wouldn't be boasting about using the .NET Framework if I were them. However, Paint.NET gets the job done very well. It comes with a number of Adjustments such as RBG Curves, a Level Histogram, and an HSV modifier. The program also has a variety of useful effects that include Gaussian, Radial, and Zoom blurs, a number of Distortions, a very effective Sharpen effect, and a useful Red Eye remover. Unfortunately, due to copyright limitations, Paint.NET doesn't support PSDs or Photoshop plugins, nor does it allow for custom brushes, but the Paint.NET forums are full of user-made plugins and patches and friendly program support in case you hit a roadblock.

Final Notes: The program is free to download, and comes in a very small package [less than 2MB] as long as you have the .NET framework installed on your computer, which comes with all Vista PCs and most updated XP installations.

*by the way, the logo looks horrible when printed in a magazine

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