I can’t say enough good things about paint.net. My top reason for loving it is that it’s free! When I wanted to start doing more than basic photo editing, I searched for software and didn’t really want to dish out alot of money for other programs.  Paint.net is the perfect solution.  As far as I can tell, it has many of the features that other more expensive programs have.  However, I have never used other programs so I can’t really make a proper comparison.  Let’s just say that for the average user, like myself, paint.net does all that I need it to do and more.  Personally, I use it to edit my photos and for digital scrapbooking (mostly for the latter).

Following are a few examples of scrapbook pages I’ve made and a few digital greeting cards.

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There is definitely a learning curve with the software, as there is with anything new.  I found it very helpful to go through the tutorials that are offered on the paint.net forums site.  You can also find some tutorials on youtube…just do a search for paint.net tutorials.   I also just opened up the software and played around with it.

Once I was familiar with the software and comfortable with using it, I started downloading some of the fun plug-ins they have available, which will add many more fun features and tools to paint.net.  I also downloaded free fonts to the font folder on my computer and those showed up on paint.net as well.

If you have any specific questions about how things work with paint.net, just let me know.  I’d be happy to help!

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