Spotlight: Paint.NET graphics editor

Filters and effects

Like any good graphics editor, Paint.NET applies filters and effects only to selected area, and provides a preview of the change before you apply it, to allow you to make tweaks to the filter settings.

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By Mark Kaelin

Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.