- Windows 7 with SP1 or newer (including Windows 8, 8.1, and 8.1 Update 1)
- .NET Framework 4.5 (this will be installed automatically if not present).
- 1GHz processor (dual-core is recommended)
- 1Gb RAM
- 1024 x 768 screen resolution
- 200+ MB hard drive space
Paint.NET uses the hard drive to store temporary files related to editing history. Actual disk space requirements will depend on the type of actions performed and the size of the image.
Paint.NET is optimized for systems with multiple processors and/or multiple cores. Systems with multiple cores will experience higher performance than dual cores.
Since version 2.6, Paint.NET has had full support for 64-bit processors. Benefits of 64-bit mode include better performance, and the ability to work with larger images and multiple images. 64-bit support requires that you have both a 64-bit capable processor and a 64-bit operating system installed.
No additional configuration is required to enable 64-bit mode. Paint.NET will automatically run in 64-bit mode as the processor and operating system allow.
Hardware acceleration (GPU) via Direct2D is now supported. This further enhances performance on some systems.
If visual artifacts appear, disable hardware acceleration (