Download Alpha Build of Paint.NET v3.5 Enhanced for Windows 7

Written By Sam on 15 August 2009

Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for computers that run Windows. Instead of using complex software like Adobe Photoshop, Corel Paint Shop Pro, Microsoft Photo Editor and The GIMP you can use the freeware application Paint.NET. Paint.NET 3.5 is now available with the latest iteration of the windows client for download. The alpha build of Paint.NET 3.5 gives directwrite application programming interface which ships by default with Windows 7 for Text tool. The users of Windows 7 can only take this advantage of Paint.NET 3.5 and those running the previous releases of Windows should content themselves with the graphics design solution using GDI.


Paint.NET 3.5 can be used as an alternative to MS Paint. Yet it is not very simple as the Microsoft’s default MSPaint. Windows 7 users will benefit from the faster text rendering with Directwrite. It also benefits from GPU acceleration when things are correctly setup. A new level of performance for the application’s Text tool is introduced in the alpha build. The instantaneous move to Alpha Build of Paint.NET 3.5 can be done by accessing the font list drop down in Paint.NET.

Directwrite is limited to Alpha Build of Paint.NET 3.5, it is the addition to DirectX family of APIs in Windows 7. Directwrite enables good readability, adds support for large variety of languages and scripts. Direct2D provides superior rendering performance for windows application which can also use Directwrite with GDI. .NET Framework 2.0 and above is required to use Paint.NET. The current Aplha Build of Paint.NET 3.5 will expire on 09-10-2009.

Download Paint.NET v3.5 Alpha

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