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Image Editing For All Platforms With Pinta

By Codrut Nistor

Posted in Software

Need to edit some image? Not really into GIMP and considering Photoshop too much for your needs from every possible point of view? Well there are plenty of software tools left to help you get the job done but only a few of them work on all three major operating systems for desktop computers and laptops so get ready to meet one such program - ladies and gentlemen here's Pinta!

According to the official mumbo-jumbo that can be found on the official page of this pretty cool newbie known as Pinta what we have here is a "free open source drawing/editing program modeled after Paint.NET" that has a really nice goal - "to provide users with a simple yet powerful way to draw and manipulate images on Linux Mac and Windows." Its features include a complete set of drawing tools unlimited layers full history a bunch of adjustments and effects fully customizable workspace and in case you want to recommend Pinta to someone who doesn't handle English well there's no need to worry - as I write this translations in over 40 languages are already available!

To properly install Pinta you'll also need to download and setup Gtk# for Windows. Both setup packages have about 10 MB in size so if you're still stuck with a really slow connection you may want to enjoy a beer and a pizza until they both arrive on your hard drive... Anyway once Pinta is ready to go there should be nothing left that could stop you - the program works pretty well using it is pretty straightforward it doesn't need a ridiculous amount of system resources (it's not great in saving them either if you thought it will run using 5 MB of memory...) and last but not the least it comes for free. That's all folks - get to it and don't forget to share some of your thoughts with the rest of us after you spin Pinta around for a few times all right? Good luck! ;)