Simple Painting for Gtk.
|Original author(s)||Jonathan Pobst|
|Initial release||February 7, 2010|
|Stable release||1.4 / September 27, 2012|
|Written in||C# (GTK#)|
|Operating system||Linux, Mac OS X, Windows|
|Size||less than 2 MB|
|Available in||Multilingual (41 languages)|
|Type||Raster graphics editor|
Pinta is an open-source, cross-platform bitmap image drawing and editing program inspired by Paint.NET, a similar image editing program which is limited to Microsoft Windows. Pinta is lighter and simpler than open-source image editor GIMP. It has fewer features than GIMP.
Pinta is a bitmap image editor with many features typical of image editing software including drawing tools, image filters and colour adjustment tools. The focus on usability is reflected in several of the main features of the program:
- Unlimited undo history.
- Multiple language support.
- Flexible toolbar arrangement, including floating as windows or docking around the image edge.
History and development
Development of Pinta began in February 2010 and was driven by Jonathan Pobst, then working at Novell. In September 2011 Pobst announced that he was no longer interested in developing Pinta. A new group of developers continued the project.
|Version||Release date||Major changes|
|0.1||February 7, 2010||Initial release|
|0.2||March 15, 2010||Improved layer and history windows; zoom, paint bucket, color replacer, line, and pan tools; live preview for layer changes; multithreading support for effects and adjustments|
|0.3||May 3, 2010||Live preview for adjustments and effects; pixel-precise zoom; gradient, magic wand and text tools; 26 new effects ported from Paint.NET|
|0.4||July 6, 2010||Internationalization support; docking windows; OpenRaster support; saving in BMP, ICO and TIFF formats in addition to JPEG and PNG|
|0.5||November 2, 2010||Multiple image support; TGA format; palette editing; more languages; bug fixes|
|0.6||January 11, 2011||53 bug fixes; improvements to the “History” feature stability; rewritten text tool|
|0.7||March 2, 2011||Text outline support; more bug fixes|
|0.8||March 31, 2011||Bug fixes|
|1.0||April 27, 2011||First stable version; 6 bug fixes|
|1.1||November 13, 2011||Several improvements and bug fixes, first release with new maintainers|
|1.2||April 22, 2012||Individual layers can now be rotated arbitrarily; tools have specific mouse cursors; improving gradient tool; image autocrop; added image preview to the images pad; bug fixes|
|1.3||April 30, 2012||Bug fixes|
|1.4||September 27, 2012||Magic Wand tool selection modes; new layer blending modes; copy/paste support for the text tool.|
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- Morlock, Johnathan. "Release Notes 1.2". Retrieved 16 August 2012.
- Morlock, Johnathan. "Release Notes 1.3". Retrieved 16 August 2012.
- Morlock, Johnathan. "Release Notes 1.4". Retrieved 28 September 2012.
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