Paint .NET -- Free Image Utility
I was in dire need of a quick-to-learn and elegant Image Creation utility. While Irfanview, helps you to manage existing images, when it comes to creating a new image from the scratch, it might not be able to address the requirement. You are left in the dark with Windows default Paint but it has very restricted feature set or prick your wallet for purchasing Paintshop Pro.
I came to know of this free utility called Paint .NET. Again like Irfanview, this is a freeware. It has a very good number and a long list of good features to share too. A few of them are:
- It is a freeware and opensource.
- Full-fledged image editing application like Paintshop Pro.
- Written purely in C#/Managed Code
- With a bit of effort it also supports creation of animated GIFs.
- Good support through forums