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Revision Date: 19 April 2019

Links

paint.net Website

The official paint.net website: www.getpaint.net

This is the best place to go to download paint.net, make a donation or to read the online documentation.

Windows Store

Paint.net is available for purchase from the Windows Store. The Store version features automatic background updates, effortless installation onto all of your Windows devices, and improved reliability.
Get it on Windows 10

paint.net Forum

The paint.net forum: paint.net forum

The forum has many users just like you. Its a family-friendly place where users gather online to discuss paint.net related topics and to learn, teach and show off their abilities.

If you need questions answered, want to find out how to use paint.net, or are reporting bugs, the forum is the place to go. You can also find artwork, a wealth of tutorials and third-party plugins.

Registration is required to participate in the forum discussions or to ask questions. There is no charge associated with using the forum.

paint.net Search

Paint.net search engine: Custom Search

The search will span the online resources (forum, blog, the official paint.net website and other websites) looking for the search term.

Tip

Open the custom search engine from within paint.net with the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + E.

paint.net Blog

The official site for paint.net development updates and announcements: blog.getpaint.net

Contact the paint.net Developer

contact [at] getpaint.net (English only please)

Please direct only bug reports, general feedback, and licensing / distribution questions to this e-mail address.

For "how to" questions, technical support and troubleshooting issues, please search the paint.net forum.  If your inquiry is not resolved by searching, feel free to register (there is no charge) and post your question in the appropriate section of the forum.

Privacy Information

For information on the paint.net privacy policy: Privacy Information

Custom Shapes

Information on how to install custom Shapes: BoltBait's guide installing custom Shapes

Information on how to create custom Shapes: BoltBait's guide to creating Shapes

Plugins

Plugins are developed by third-party developers and released via the paint.net forum: paint.net forum | plugins.

A comprehensive list is of plugins is maintained by forum Administrator Ego Eram Reputo: paint.net forum | plugin index.

Forum Administrator BoltBait has written a comprehensive guide to installing plugins: BoltBait's guide installing Plugins

CodeLab is a plugin which creates new plugins. It is maintained and developed by forum Administrator BoltBait: CodeLab