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Our privacy information covers two distinct entities: the software that is installed onto your computer, and this website.


Paint.NET, as a software, does not, in any way, collect or transmit any Personal Information. In fact, no information (personal or not) is ever collected or transmitted except as described in the next paragraph for the purpose of checking for and installing updates.

There are currently two (2) releases of Paint.NET: "Classic" and "Windows Store". The Classic release is downloadable from this website. The Windows Store release is available on Microsoft's Windows Store. There are no functionality differences between the releases. However, the Classic release will periodically check for updates. This is done by downloading a small file from the website and is anonymous. You can disable this from the Settings dialog, or at install time by choosing the "Custom" path. The Classic release of Paint.NET will anonymously report when an install or update has completed (NOTE: this does not happen if you are using MSI-based Deployment). This allows us to count how many installations there are for each version of Paint.NET, and how many install/update attempts were successful or not.

Paint.NET supports plugins (sometimes called "add-ons"). These are developed, released, and managed by 3rd parties, and are not covered by this privacy policy.


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