If you love to take photos but sometimes miss the perfect picture by a detail, an image editing programme can help you to erase little imperfections! Our series of articles about such programmes is to present technical support that is easy to use and turns your photos into pieces of art and yourself into a professional photographer.
Part number six deals with Paint.NET.
Where can I find Paint.NET and how can I get it?
Simply visit Paint.NET and download this free image editing programme for computers that run Windows. It is easy to use and features support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of other tools. If you need help, tutorials or plugins, you can ask the online community.
Which features does it offer?
After opening the programme and choosing a picture you can either use the symbols of tools or select a tool from the menu bar. When it comes to editing your image you have the options to resize (crop to a selection or adapt canvas size), flip (horizontally or vertically) or rotate (clockwise or counter-clockwise) it as well as to work with different layers. Apart from that you can also make adjustments on colours, contrasts or saturation as well as add several effects (like different blurs, distorts or even noises). Each editing step will be documented in the programme`s history (little window on the upper right) where you can undo single or several steps. The window on the lower right shows all layers that an image has and that you added.