Bored with Paint.exe ? Want more?

August 22, 2006 at 2:41 pm (Technology)

Folks who have had enough with the default Graphics tool Paint that is shipped with Windows- here is some respite for you! There is a PowerToy called Paint .NET

Replace Paint with Paint .NET
Paid .NET

You can get Paint .NET here

Paint.NET is image and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers that run Windows 2000, XP, Vista, or Server 2003. It supports layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools.

Paint .NET Screenshot

Some common FAQs

    Is Paint.NET free?
    Yes, Paint.NET is indeed free in the sense that we do not charge money for it.

    Will Paint.NET ever replace Paint in Windows?
    There are no plans to include Paint.NET with Windows. But you can always download it for free from our website. Honestly, it’s better that Paint.NET is not integrated in to Windows, because that let’s keep our own design and agenda for everything.

Personally, I use Paint only for cropping screen shots and it works quite well for me. But for folks who think Paint hasn’t evolved at all since Win 95 days – then Paint .NET is for you.

Actually, not many people know that Paint.exe is PBrush.exe(remember Windows 95/98??) :)


Bored with the plain old notepad? try the all new notepad2. You can download Notepad2 from here

The original Notepad shipped with Windows is probably the handiest program of all times, small, fast, without frills! Notepad2 tries to follow this principle, it’s a small, fast and free text editor with syntax highlighting for HTML and other common languages

Also, try the all new Microsoft Calculator Plus – by Microsoft

Calculator Plus offers conversions between different measurement units for area, temperature, volume and more. It also includes all the mathematical functions offered in Microsoft Calculator

Microsoft Power Calculator

You can download the Power Calc.exe here



  1. bhuvans said,

    vanand – Your wish has been fulfilled….
    I cannot find mine in urs…

  2. vanand said,

    Welcome aboard Bhuvana! I have blogrolled you in…


  3. hbr said,

    cool dude

  4. pavitra said,

    Hey .. Notepad 2 is cooll ..I am using that and it sure does have a lot of features when compared to notepad ..

  5. vanand said,

    @hbr – hey dude – where have you been?

    @Pavithra – Now, if only Notepad2 was already a part of the Windows instead of a hidden download somewhere on the internet :)

  6. Params said,

    hey…this stuff is cool man!!!!!!

  7. andy said,

    my comp sucks and won’t open the paint download page. would somebody be awesome and send me the file attached to an email =)

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