Paint.NET v2.5 Release Candidate 1 Beta

by Keith

Paint.NET RC1

This is a follow-up of the previous article on Paint.NET v2.5 Beta 4. Designed and developed at Washington State University with guidance from Microsoft, Paint.NET, a student project programmed in C# and GDI+, is a photo and image editing tool designed for computers running Microsoft Windows XP or Windows 2000.

Bringing powerful features to the desktop, such includes a myriad of special effects, plug-in extensibility, and layer manipulation, to enhance the image editing process. Digital photographers and artists can enhance their images with features and effects such as levels adjustment, cross-layer cloning, anti-aliased tools, motion blur, and red eye removal.


Some of the latest changes over the Beta 4 version are:

  • Increased updater’s compatibility with various proxies, especially those requiring authentication
  • Fixed Auto-Levels incorrect white-balance computation
  • Fixed the Save As dialog not showing filenames
  • Fixed the updater not offering stable releases if the user opts-in to beta notification
  • Fixed data corruption bug with interaction between the two Move tools and undo
  • Fixed many various input, localization, and crash bugs
  • Help documentation is more complete, but NOT finished (RC status is for the code)

Minimum System Requirements:

  • 500MHz processor (800MHz recommended)
  • 128MB RAM (512MB recommended)
  • 1024×768 screen resolution
  • Windows XP (SP1 or SP2), Windows 2000 (SP3 or later), Windows 2003, Windows Vista
  • .NET Framework 1.1 (not tested on .NET Framework 2.0)
  • 50+MB Hard disk space

# Note that this RC 1 version will expire on December 13th, 2005. An update will be available before then, and the final release is scheduled for November 30th, 2005.

Users can download .NET Framework from Microsoft website or by going to the Windows Update.
Download Paint.NET (2.5MB).
Download .NET Framework.

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