Application Details:

Version: 3.5.X
License: Free to use and share
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.12

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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Test Results

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What works

Note, this result belongs to the old Paint.NET version 3.5.11 (in a stock 64bit Wine prefix). All newer 4.x Paint.NET releases are (as of July 2021) unfortunately still broken because of some unimplemented functions (in Wine or Mono).

Almost everything works:

 - Open picture

 - Simple manipulations of images (e.g.: gradient, text, selection, fill, etc.)

 - Effects

 - Save picture in different formats like PNG, GIF, etc.

In contrast to most previous test reports also the following aspects are definitely working:

 - JPEG quality change

 - Saving in .gif format

 - Layers: Rotate / Zoom

 - Effects: Blurs, Radial Blur, Zoom Blur

 - Distort: Bulge

 - Polar Inversion

 - Twist

What does not


What was not tested

 - Plugins

 - Printing

 - Import picture from a scanner or camera

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

No winetricks option was used. It looks that newer Mono 6.x versions are stable enough to run Paint.NET bilds of the 3.x branch.

This is true for a 64bit and most likely also for a 32bit Wine prefix.

However, it seems still to be recommended to use an older Windows version string like "Windows XP". This may prevent some minor UI glitches.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Jul 13 20227.12Yes Yes NoSilverAlexey 
CurrentUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 06 20216.12Yes Yes NoPlatinumC. Leu 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 08 20205.7-stagingYes Yes YesSilverIlya Prokopenko 
ShowDebian 10.x "Buster"Jan 18 20205.0-rc6Yes Yes YesSilverFabStz 
ShowDebian 10.x "Buster"Jan 18 20205.0-rc6Yes Yes NoSilverFabStz 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
12336 Paint.NET 3.22 window rendering broken CLOSED FIXED View
22242 Paint.NET 3.5.4 installer fails with Wine-Mono CLOSED FIXED View
22259 Paint.NET 3.5.4 custom install can't progress past directory selection CLOSED INVALID View
22390 Paint.NET 3.5.4 installer shows a corrupted image CLOSED FIXED View
22412 Paint.NET 3.5.4 - EULA display has worsened CLOSED INVALID View
22439 Paint.NET 2.5 EULA is garbled with Wine-Mono CLOSED FIXED View
22806 Paint.NET 3.36 fails to start without native gdiplus CLOSED FIXED View

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