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System Requirements

Minimum System

  • Windows 8 or 8.1,
       or Windows 7 SP1,
       or Windows XP SP3,
       or Windows Vista SP1
  • 800MHz processor (dual-core recommended)
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 1024 x 768 screen resolution
  • Optional: 64-bit mode requires a 64-bit CPU and a 64-bit edition of Windows

Paint.NET does not work on Windows RT.

Paint.NET depends on Microsoft's .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, which is automatically installed if it isn't already on the system.

Paint.NET uses your hard drive to store temporary files related to undo/redo history. Because of this, actual disk space requirements will depend on the actions you perform on an image, and on the size of the image.

If you would like to install Paint.NET, please use one of the download now buttons below.  






Mirror Host


Aug 17

English, Chinese (Simplified),
French, German, Italian,
Japanese, Korean,
Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish

3.5 MB


4.0 beta

Feb 8

English, Chinese (Simplified),
Dutch, Finnish, French, German,
Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean,
Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil),
Portuguese (Portugal), Russian,

5.8 MB


* NOTE: 4.0 requires Windows 7 SP1 or newer (including 8/8.1, but excluding XP and Vista), and uses .NET Framework 4.5.1 (it will be installed automatically if needed).

The documentation, or help file, for Paint.NET is available online:
Documentation (help file) for Paint.NET
There are a number of plugins that have been made available, and that may be downloaded on our forum. These plugins add new effects and the ability to handle new file types.

You may browse and download the plugins here..

Spread the word about Paint.NET! Simply copy and paste the code below into your web page as HTML. Both buttons are 79 x 20 pixels.

Simply right-click and save the image to where you wish to use it. Note that, while the logo is cased as "paint.net", the preferred form in text is to capitalize the first letter and the .NET part of the name, like so: "Paint.NET". There is no space before or after the period.

Creative Commons License
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The Paint.NET license, along with answers to frequently asked questions, is available by clicking here.

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