The latest version of Paint.NET is out, version 2.6, it offers full 64-bit support (including an installer that works regardless of 32- or 64-bits and does the work for you), color curve adjustments, seven new layer blend modes, aesthetic improvements, better performance and zooming and support for really high screen resolutions, among many other improvements and fixes.
You can, as always, get it here.
Paint.NET is a free image editing tool for Windows systems running the .NET framework. It is extremely powerful, and a viable alternative to Photoshop. If you really love Paint.NET, as I do, you can donate some cash, all of which goes to the University of Washington to help them pay for equipment and curriculum.
To coincide with the release, Betanews has a profile of project lead Rick Brewster. Rick recounts the history of the program, from its early days as a Microsoft-mentored student project to its current state as an unofficial, independently developed product. He also explains their philosophy regarding the goals of the project.
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