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This package was approved as a trusted package on 10/1/2017.

Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for PCs that run Windows.
It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers,
unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools.
An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plugins.


  • Simple, intuitive, and innovative user interface
  • Performance
  • Support for layers
  • Unlimited undo
  • Active Online Community

To install Paint.NET, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install --version 4.0.18

To upgrade Paint.NET, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade --version 4.0.18


  • tools\ChocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference  = 'Stop'
    $arguments              = @{
        packageName         =  $env:ChocolateyPackageName
        softwareName        = 'Paint.NET*'
        url                 = ''
        checksum            = 'f254361cab183d637d4915b6fa321254132158d02491ad5243357868c0b07785'
        fileType            = 'zip'
        destination         = Join-Path $env:Temp 'Paint.NET'
        checksumType        = 'sha256'
        silentArgs          = '/auto'
        validExitCodes      = @(0, 1641, 3010)
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @arguments
    $arguments.file = Get-ChildItem $arguments.destination -Recurse -Include *.exe | Select-Object -First 1
    $arguments.fileType ='exe'
    Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @arguments
    Remove-Item $arguments.destination -Recurse -Force

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Rick Brewster
  • dotPDN


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Paint.NET 4.1.5 80002 Wednesday, December 5, 2018 approved
Paint.NET 4.1.4 29990 Monday, November 5, 2018 approved
Paint.NET 4.1.3 13321 Thursday, October 25, 2018 approved
Paint.NET 4.1.2 5127 Tuesday, October 23, 2018 approved
Paint.NET 4.1.1 40713 Wednesday, September 12, 2018 approved
Paint.NET 4.1 8516 Thursday, September 6, 2018 approved
Paint.NET 4.0.21 266690 Monday, January 15, 2018 approved
Paint.NET 4674 Friday, January 12, 2018 approved
Paint.NET 4.0.20 8374 Tuesday, January 9, 2018 approved
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