Paint.net is the go-to app for a full-featured but free image editor. If you like the Paint app on Windows 10 but really want to have a little more of its basic editing and painting tools, then Paint.net is the app you usually install to replace it.
Paint.net, although free, is in active development. However, you can install it as a desktop app or as a Microsoft Store app, if you get it from the Microsoft Store you must purchase it.
Paint.net download issues
If you want to use Paint.net for free, you have no choice but to use the desktop version of the app. This desktop version is as easy to install as any other desktop app. You download the file as a ZIP file and you need to extract it. Inside the extracted folder you will find an EXE file. Run it and install Paint.net.
Installation of Fresh Paint.net
If the Paint.net EXE file does not install the app, try the solutions below.
1. Run EXE as administrator
Installing an app on Windows 10 usually requires administrative rights. If you are trying to install an app for a single user, or system-wide, admin rights should still apply.
- Right-click the Paint.net EXE file.
- Choose Run as administrator from the context menu.
- Confirm with the admin username and password.
- Run through the installation steps and Paint.net will be installed.
2. Install .NET Framework from Microsoft
Paint.net needs the .NET framework to work. If your .NET framework is not installed on your system, Paint.net will install it for you during its own installation process. The installation will not always go smoothly and if you do not install Paint.net, you should try to install the .NET framework manually.
- Download the .NET framework from Microsoft.
- Run the Exe file with admin rights.
- Install the .NET framework.
- Once installed, set it up run the Paint.net EXE file.
3. Use Express installation options
If you select ‘Custom’ on the installation screen and change where Paint.net is installed, switch to Express installation instead. Install it to the default directory selected by Paint.net.
4. Install upcoming updates
If you have received a Windows 10 update that needs to be installed, or you need to reboot the system, restart now. Install all upcoming updates. Restart the system even if no update is required and then try installing Paint.net.
Paint.net usually does not install when there is a problem with the .NET framework installed on your system. If it is already installed, you should also try removing it and reinstalling it. Make sure you use the latest version of the .NET framework and the latest version of Paint.net.
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