Transform your pictures with these great free image editors.

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Paint.NET

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A classic that we’ve still got a lot of love for, every feature of Paint.NET including the user interface, was designed to be immediately intuitive and easy to learn without assistance. This all makes sense when you learn that it was originally developed as a college design project, mentored by Microsoft; and it continues to be maintained by alumni of the programme. To allow easy navigation of multiple images, Paint.NET uses a tabbed document interface. The tabs display a live thumbnail of the image instead of a text description. Paint.NET uses a layers system to form the basis for rich image composition. Layers are likened to a stack of transparency slides that, when viewed together at the same time, form an image: clever, eh?