For my blog’s I often have to edit, resize, modify images often. The default paint application with Windows lacks a lot of features while Photoshop is too advanced for my needs. Paint.net is a freely available tool with many advanced features and is lightweight.
Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for PCs that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools
In addition to the basic features expected off an image editing tool, paint.net supports layers, create special effects with unlimited history/undo. It also includes gradient tool, Magic Wand, Clone Stamp, etc. for advanced editing. Every action performed on the image is recorded in the History window and allows undoing.
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