Texturing. Free software. Paint.Net

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Termaximus, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. Termaximus

    Termaximus L5: Dapper Member

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    This is not an ad, it is a genuine recommendation of some great freeware.

    Hey everyone. Have not posted in a while. My old PC broke. I got a new one and I am eager to get started with mapping again.

    I had a copy of Photoshop on my old PC, but lost it. Not wanting to spend cash on it or Paint Shop Pro, I went searching for a free program that would suffice for my custom texturing needs. What I found not only fulfilled my hopes, but absolutely blew them away.

    It is called Paint.Net and is setup and functions much the same as Photoshop, but is completely 100% free. It is not malware, it is recommended by PC World, and is available for download from download.com.

    Check it out here: http://www.getpaint.net

    If you don't have the money for Photoshop and/or are too honest to pirate it check this out. Seriously, I'm not a paid spokesperson, I was just so impressed that I had to share it with my fellow mappers.

    It's great to be back.
     
  2. Icarus

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  3. eerieone

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    although i am a proud owner of an adobe suite, i found gimp being a great substitude for PS
    i think there is also a .vtf plugin available
     
  4. Psyphil

    Psyphil L3: Member

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    I've used Paint.net for ages and I love it! Much simplier than PS but you can do pretty much the same things, even if PS has some advance options which paint.net doesn't.
     
  5. gerhard2202

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    Honestly, I kinda like my Photoshop better. No, don't make fun of my pirate hat!
     
  6. Termaximus

    Termaximus L5: Dapper Member

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  7. 3DRyan

    3DRyan L2: Junior Member

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    It's great to see that people have a way to make good work without having to shell out hundreds to thousands of dollars. Not all of us are made of the moneys. Cheers to this :)
     
  8. Altaco

    Altaco L7: Fancy Member

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    The GIMP is pretty nice too.
     
  9. Brandished

    Brandished L5: Dapper Member

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    Heh, I've been using Paint.net for a good while now. It works great for saving images between multiple formats, the file size estimator has come in very handy at times.