eduSTAR software - Win > Paint.NET resource

Paint.NET is great for digital photo editing. Paint.NET includes simple tools for drawing shapes, including an easy-to-use tool for drawing curves. Other powerful tools include the ‘magic wand’ for selecting regions of similar colour, and the ‘clone stamp’ for copying or erasing portions of an image. There is also a simple text editor, a tool for zooming, and a ‘recolour’ tool.  

There are lots of ways to use Paint.NET in your classrooms:

  • Add perspective and tilting to images by using the unique 3D rotate/zoom effect
  • Create special effects such as blurring, sharpening, red-eye removal, and embossing, and
  • Create layers for image-rich compositions. 

Comparing Gimp and Paint.NETCompare Gimp and – ask students to make judgements and validate their choice of software. Which software do they prefer? They could complete a Venn diagram to show their findings.