Pinta The Best Alternative to Paint.Net For Linux

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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 as it is not available for linux. So what is the best alternative to 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. is available for Windows platform but Pinta is available for Linux and Mac as well.

As Pinta is modeled after, you can find full features of 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 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


+Ayodhyanath Guru holds a B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering and has worked with various prestigious clients in the IT industry and presently working as a Software Engineer. He is a part time blogger and presently authors the Jafaloo.Com blog. Being a tech enthusiast Guru likes to surf the web and blogs about interesting technical topics like How-To guides, freewares, Tutorials, Software, Gadgets, web applications etc. Apart from blogging he likes coding in Java/J2EE and PHP.

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