I may have laughed a little when I saw the hubs wanted to subscribe to “PC World” last Fall during his school’s magazine sale. I may have thought the hubs was a tiny bit geeky for wanting to receive this magazine on a monthly basis. I may have even teased him a little bit when he received his first issue in the mail.
But what I didn’t expect from this magazine? Some great advice for photographers… or wanna-bes like me. The hubs provided me with an article that discussed different programs to help edit photos. I decided to download Paint.net and give it a whirl, because the article claimed the following:
Photoshop may be the king of photo editing tools, but it’s also expensive and too powerful for most users. The desktop app Paint.Net is a lightweight, powerful, and easy-to-use alternative that can handle almost any editing task.
Here are a few “Before” and “After, using Paint.Net” pictures:
The second picture was edited using Soften Portrait + Oil Painting effects.
The second picture was edited using Ink Sketch + Unfocus + Crystalize.
There are many, many more effects to test and play with, including the “layers” option similar to Photoshop. I haven’t played with all of the options this program has to offer, but all in all, I think this will be a pretty fun program to use and play around with – and it is FREE. Why not give it a whirl?