Smarter Paint, Freeware

Propellerhead Top Tip

paintnet.jpgWindows Paint is usually the first and sometimes the only graphics program many PC owners ever use and to be fair it does the job, but it is incredibly basic and really not much use for anything other than very simple editing.

Well if you like Paint but you hanker after something a bit more sophisticated then have a look at a free Open Source picture editor called All of the familiar elements from Paint are there but it adds a whole load of new features, including a very good assortment of special effects, it supports layers, and if you get it wrong there’s an unlimited undo facility. It could be the only picture editor you’ll ever need. Don’t forget there are hundreds more PC tips, tweaks and games to try over at:

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