Portable Paint.NET 5.0.2 (x64) Multilingual




Paint.NET Portable is free image and photo editing software designed for use on computers running Windows. It supports layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and various useful and powerful tools. It started as an undergraduate design project overseen by Microsoft and is now maintained by some of the alumni who originally worked on it.

Originally intended as a free replacement for the MS Paint software that comes with Windows, it has evolved into a powerful yet simple tool for editing photos and images. The programming language used to build Paint.NET is C#, with a small amount of C++ for installation and shell integration features.

Enhance and clean up your photos with Paint.NET. Carefully remove the wires that crossed in front of the Space Needle with the clone stamp tool. Other manipulations were performed that smoothed the image without blurring, added “bloom” (glow), and had the effect of increasing contrast.

Structured GUI and creating file associations

Users are met with a clean and well-organized interface, which requires some getting used to in order to operate it successfully.

File associations can be easily made, thus making paint.net the default software for opening and, subsequently editing graphic files on the computer. It should be mentioned that even if it is not the default app, all supported formats can still be processed from within the main window of the application.

Options you can take advantage of and tweak

Novices surely appreciate the multitude of buttons that can perform both basic functions like cut, crop or rotate, as well as more advanced ones as color picking, clone stamping or inserting a new layer.

One of the features experts find especially handy is the full keyboard support, meaning that all actions can be completed by pressing dedicated hotkeys, thus reducing the time it would take locating the appropriate menu or button.

Experimenting with the menus reveal additional adjustments and effects which can be applied to enhance any artistic project: layer editing, invert colors, posterize, image sketch, blur or sharpen, distort, emboss or even fractals.


Simple, intuitive, and innovative user interface
Every feature and user interface element was designed to be immediately intuitive and quickly learnable without assistance. In order to handle multiple images easily, Paint.NET download uses a tabbed document interface. The tabs display a live thumbnail of theimage instead of a text description. This makes navigation very simple and fast.

Usually only found on expensive or complicated professional software, layers form the basis for a rich image composition experience. You may think of them as a stack of transparency slides that, when viewed together at the same time, form oneimage.

Active Online Community
Paint.NET download has an online forum with a friendly, passionate, and ever-expanding community. Be sure to check out the constantly growing list of tutorials and plugins!

Frequently Updated
Updates usually come about every 4 to 8 weeks, and contain new features, performance improvements, and bug fixes. Upgrading to the latest version is very simple, requiring only two clicks of the mouse.

What’s NEW:

Welcome to Paint.NET 5.0! This major update brings many performance improvements, new features like pressure sensitivity for pens and drawing tablets, and an all-new effects plugin system with GPU rendering support. Almost all built-in effects and adjustments are now rendered using the GPU, greatly improving performance and quality.


By popular request*, pressure sensitivity is now supported, allowing you to draw beautiful, natural brush strokes (see above). Support for the Windows “pointer” input system ( aka “Windows Ink”) is needed. Most devices support this, including the Surface Pen and various drawing tablets such as Wacom, UGEE, etc.

Implemented path smoothing, sometimes called stabilization (turned on by default in the toolbar).

There is a new spacing property on the toolbar. The default is 15%, which works well, but sometimes you need more control. This also enables new character styles.

A rewritten brush engine is supported by all brush tools.

Duplicate brushes, erasers, stamps and colors. Support for more brush shapes and types, including custom brushes, will come in future updates.


Paint.NET already uses hardware accelerated rendering to draw the canvas to the screen since v4.0. Added GPU acceleration to some effects (mostly blur) in v4.1. In v5.0, GPU support has been greatly expanded. More UI now uses the GPU, including the layer and gradient windows, the rulers, the image list at the top of the main window, and the curve and level adjustment UI. This will improve performance and also extend your laptop’s battery life.

Plus, since (almost**) all adjustments and effects now use his GPU, Sergio’s awesome his Direct2D image processing and effects with pixel shaders built on his ComputeSharp.D2D1 library Utilizing the system will greatly improve performance. Pedri is implemented. These effects now run in full 32-bit floating point precision (128 bits per pixel), greatly improving rendering quality and color accuracy as it passes through the processing pipeline.

Effects plugins can now also use his GPU for rendering, and have full access to the Direct2D, DirectWrite, and Windows Imaging Component (WIC) Windows graphics libraries. More on that later. (File type plugins can also use these libraries, but GPU rendering is not supported.)

Updated the Move Selected Pixels tool to use the GPU when the Bicubic Sampling option is selected. Performance has proven so good that this is now the default mode (unless you are using software rendering or an Intel HD/UHD GPU, in which case Bilinear remains the default ). Added a new anisotropic sampling mode that also uses the GPU. Whether to use bicubic or anisotropic is a matter of personal preference. The former produces sharper results, the latter produces smoother/softer results.

Configuring GPU support is divided into two sections: UI and canvas hardware acceleration that can be enabled or disabled, and choice of GPU used for rendering (tools, tweaks, effects). By default, Paint.NET uses what Windows identifies as a “performance GPU” for rendering, and performs best on systems with both integrated GPUs (“iGPU”) and discrete GPUs (“dGPU”). so that you can get ).

Previously, Paint.NET only used the iGPU, which greatly improved performance on hybrid graphics laptops. The UI/Canvas always uses what Windows identifies as the “default” GPU (usually the iGPU), which helps improve battery life.

Apply Embedded Color Profile

Paint.NET does not have a color management system (CMS). Photoshop, Krita, GIMP, etc. We hope to add this in a future update, but for now Image -> Apply Embedded Color Profile is a working solution that can help you get your images looking right.

Paint.NET has been doing an excellent job of storing image metadata such as EXIF, XMP, IPTC and color profiles since v4.2. However, it has nothing to do with color profiles. If you open an image and the colors are incorrect in the app and look different externally (such as in a web browser), this is probably the cause. This command converts the image to the sRGB color space and then removes the color profile metadata. This allows you to make changes while viewing the image as intended.

Image -> Resize Enhance

Image -> Resize has been updated with new resampling modes.
Adaptive and Ranchos. Bicubic and Bilinear modes have been updated with better quality. On the other hand, the old implementation of bilinear is now called bilinear (low quality) and resembles linear filtering in 3D graphics engines (only 4 samples per output pixel). With the exception of Bilinear (lower quality), Nearest Neighbor, and Fant, these are all backed by Clinton Ingram’s @saucecontrol awesome his PhotoSauce. MagicScaler library. It provides very high quality results and is also super fast.


There are a handful of new adjustments in this release: ExposureHighlights / Shadows, and Temperature / Tint. These are staples of photo editing that you have previously needed to install plugins for.

Last but not least, Paint.NET has a very high quality bokeh blur effect. This replaces the old Unfocus Blur effect (formerly called Bokeh by another name). Both simulate the aesthetic quality of blur created by out-of-focus parts of an image.

This gives very high quality results that eliminate almost all edge artifacts, even in gamma corrected images or images with many contrasting edges. If you also increase the Gamma Exponent property, be sure to increase the quality. However, please note the following: It’s a bit of a GPU killer! *** It’s available in the Effects -> Blurs menu

Release Note:

  • New Adjustment: Invert Alpha
  • Greatly improved performance for some distortion effects (Bulge, Crystalize, Dents, Frosted Glass)
  • Improved performance with large images, especially when making small/quick edits
  • Fixed keyboard tabbing between the Width and Height text boxes in the toolbar when using Fixed Ratio or Fixed Size with the Rectangle Select tool
  • Fixed Bokeh blur effect’s handling of the alpha channel for images with transparency
  • Fixed the keyboard up/down increments for the Offset property in the Drop Shadow effect
  • Fixed compatibility with the Lightning effect plugin
  • Fixed compatibility with the ApplyTexture effect plugin
  • Removed keyboard shortcuts for Image -> Rotate 90° Counter-clockwise and Rotate 180°
  • Updated the bundled AvifFileType plugin to version
  • Updated the bundled DDSFileTypePlus plugin to version


Note: the program requires .NET Framework 4.8 (already included in Windows 10 and above).




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