Pinta is a Cross-Platform Paint.NET Clone

By Akemi Iwaya on October 28th, 2010

Are you a frequent user of Paint.NET but feel frustrated that it is limited to Windows only? Fret no more because now you can get similar functionality on multiple platforms with Pinta.

Here is what you get with Pinta:

  • Drawing Tools: Pinta includes a wide array of common tools like Paintbrush, Pencil, Shapes, Eraser, and Selections.
  • Multiple Layers: Pinta supports unlimited layers.
  • Full History: Pinta provides unlimited levels of Undo/Redo.
  • Adjustments and Effects: Pinta includes a wide array of adjustments and effects for tweaking your images.

Pinta is chock-full of goodness in the panels and menus while the layout/menu arrangement is very close to Paint.NET’s setup. So if you are familiar with Paint.NET, then you will feel right at home using the software. This is definitely a software worth taking a few minutes to check out.

Note: Pinta is available for Ubuntu, openSUSE, Windows, Mac OS X, and also comes in zip file, tarball, source code formats.

Pinta – Simple Painting for Gtk


Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 10/28/10
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