|Original author(s)||Jonathan Pobst|
|Initial release||February 7, 2010|
1.7 / August 4, 2020
188.8.131.52 / August 1, 2015
|Written in||C# (GTK#)|
|Operating system||Linux, Mac OS X, Windows|
|Available in||Multilingual (55 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 has more features than Microsoft Paint. Compared with open-source image editor GIMP, Pinta is simpler and has fewer features.
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.|
|1.5||May 24, 2014||Re-editable text; Mouse cursors now resize based on the active brush size; The Move Selection and Move Selected tools can now rotate the selection using the right mouse button; Added an Invert Selection command; New or redesigned mouse cursors for every tool; Improved OS X integration (file associations and improved dock integration); Redesigned Windows installer, which automatically downloads and installs the correct version of GTK# and the .NET Framework if necessary; Improved JPEG Compression Dialog (remembers previous settings and has the OK button as the default control); The Open File dialog now shows image previews for ORA files, as well as any file formats provided by add-ins|
|1.6||March 1, 2015||Re-editable shapes; Union, exclude, xor, and intersection selection modes; Add-in repository; numerous bug fixes|
|1.7||August 4, 2020||UI improvements; Tab view to switch between images, Dragging and dropping a URL to open image; Zooming and panning supports; Performance improvements when interacting with selections; numerous bug fixes|
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- Morlock, Johnathan. "Release Notes 1.2". Retrieved 16 August 2012.
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- Morlock, Johnathan. "Release Notes 1.4". Retrieved 28 September 2012.
- White, Cameron. "Release Notes 1.5". Retrieved 26 May 2014.
- White, Cameron. "Release Notes 1.6". Retrieved 2 March 2015.
- White, Cameron. "Release Notes 1.7". Retrieved 6 August 2020.
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