Pinta The Best Alternative to Paint.Net For Linux
There is no doubt that Paint.Net is one of the best photo editing software available for free/open source on Windows platform. People who are were using windows and recently migrated to linux platform are missing Paint.net as it is not available for linux. So what is the best alternative to Paint.net for Linux? I would say it is Pinta.
Some Words About Pinta
Pinta is a free, open source drawing/editing program modeled after Paint.NET. Its goal is to provide users with a simple yet powerful way to draw and manipulate images on Linux, Mac, and Windows. Paint.net is available for Windows platform but Pinta is available for Linux and Mac as well.
As Pinta is modeled after Paint.net, you can find full features of Paint.net here and you will not face difficulty in the user interface of Pinta.
A Quick Overview of Pinta
The latest stable release of Pinta is 1.4, so lets see what are new features available in Pinta 1.4.
Highly optimized and faster.
The Magic Wand tool gained new modes, such as Union, Exclude, Xor, Intersect, modes accessible under Selection Mode (after clicking the left-side tool area’s magic wand icon).
- Supports Layer Blend Modes
- Copy and Paste Support for Text tool.
- Different sampling sizes for the color picker tool.
- Suports Copy Merged command.
- Enhanced support for Special Characters.
- Improved rendering.
All other Paint.net features are already there in Pinta.
How to Install Pinta?
For Windows and Mac you can download the intaller from Pinta Website and install on your system. For Linux users you can follow the guideline given at official install page at http://pinta-project.com/pinta/HowTo.Installing-Pinta.ashx.