Friday, October 10, 2008
As the popularity of online photo-sharing rises, so too does that of photo-editing. After all, people want their images to be in top shape when they are posted onto the web.
The feature-rich Adobe Photoshop series is without doubt the #1 software but it comes at quite a price. The $500 that some pay, drives others crazy. However, even without this application, photographers and artists can make extremely high-quality pictures with Paint.NET.
Paint.NET all the tools needed for everyday jobs and is perfect for any non-professional photographer. Its intuitive and simplistic interface make powerful touch-ups a breeze. In fact, I really could not find any real holes in Paint.NET.
I was most impressed by the layers aspect that permits users to put images on top of each other for a polished, professional appearance.
Of course, this is all free for download at their website. You merely need a Windows XP, .NET Framework 2.0 or newer, a 500 MHz processor, 256 MB of RAM, and 200 MB of hard drive space.