LazPaint: A free and open source alternative to Paint.NET

Introduction: LazPaint is an alternative to open source Paint.NET with cross-platform support. This is a lightweight program with many basic options to edit images quickly. This is an overview of LazPaint.

LazPaint: an open source Paint.NET alternative to Linux

If you like to use tools to quickly edit and process images and screenshots, you may have heard of Paint.NET, Only applicable to Windows system.

It is a popular beautiful tool that can accomplish many basic editing tasks and many available options. You may know several image editing tools, but Paint.NET is a very popular option because it is easy to use and does not have any bloat for ordinary users.

LazPaint Coming as an impressive open source alternative to Paint.NET on Linux, Windows and macOS, it didn’t come easily. It provides most of the basic functions that are easy to use when manipulating images.

Lazpaint screenshot 2

Since it is a cross-platform application, even if you are not using a Linux system, you can still use it as a free and open source tool first. Now, let us look at some of the features it provides.

Features of LazPaint

Lazpaint screenshot

As mentioned earlier, LazPaint provides many basic functions. Here, I will list the key points that can help you determine if you need it. However, I recommend that you explore to learn more about it.

  • Supports all major file formats (including layered bitmap and 3D files)
  • Selection tool, crop to selection, selection pen, reverse selection
  • Output to Creta Supported
  • Image resampling with various quality settings
  • Motion blur, custom blur, radial blur and pixelation tools
  • Ability to remove transparency and flatten the image
  • Rotate and flip the image
  • Convert image to negative
  • Ability to adjust canvas size
  • Deformation tool (perspective view)
  • Advanced drawing tools
  • Set workspace color
  • Dark theme
  • Support script function
  • Tier support and basic management options
  • Layer effect
  • Filter
  • Grayscale effect
  • Ability to enable/disable the toolbar or attach it to the Dock

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Install LazPaint on Linux

You should find it in the official repository, which can be installed through the default package manager, but to get the latest version, you must download it.Debbie File or compile it from source code from a non-Debian-based distribution.

I hope there is a Flatpak that can get the latest version on every Linux distribution-but not yet.

It also works on Windows and macOS. You will also find a portable version available for Windows, which may come in handy.


Summary thoughts on LazPaint

I found it really easy to use, and various quality settings that can resample (or resize) images are definitely a good choice. If you have already installed it, you must have noticed that it does not require a large amount of storage space to install, and is generally a lightweight program.

It’s fast, and most of the features I tested in the quick use run well without any problems.

What do you think of LazPaint as an alternative to Paint.NET? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

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