After browsing through the different picture editing tools, I decided that I wanted to give Paint.NET a go! I downloaded the program (which was only a very small 3.5 MB) and began editing straight after it had finished installing. I decided to edit another pic from my holiday to Bali, a personal favourite, that was taken as I did the high ropes course at the beautiful ‘Botanical Gardens’, which is south of Kuta.
I had a play around with effect and text and decided that i wanted to keep this picture simple. There are so many ohter effects and tools on Paint.NET, some that I am still exploring.
– It’s free
– It’s an offline editing program, which means you can use it anywhere that you can use your computer
-It’s only a very small program that takes up basically no space on your hard drive
– It is set up so that all of the existing picture folders on your PC automatically appear when you select open- no having to import folders into the program
-Fairly easy to navigate – many basic and simple to use features as well as complex features to add fine details
– I found it quite confusing to download, with several adds, it is difficult to find exactly which Download button to click. This could be an issue in the classroom, I would think that the teacher would definitely need to download and install this program, to avoid students clicking on any of the many harmful adds.
– Quite a few of the features are not parallel with features used in Microsoft, i.e students would probably take a little while to get used to using the program, as they would need to figure out from scratch how to use certain features that they use differently in Microsoft Programs.
Overall, I think it is an excellent FREE offline program for editing and manipulating pictures.
Give it a try!
Until next time, Jess 🙂