1.4 27 Jan 2013

Open source drawing and editing.


Developer website: Pinta Project

Pinta is a free, open source drawing/editing program modeled after Paint.NET. Its goal is to provide users with a simple yet powerful way to draw and manipulate images on Linux, Mac, and Windows.

What's New

Version 1.4:

New Features/Improvements:

  • Magic Wand tool selection modes (Union, Exclude, Xor, and Intersect).
  • Layer blend modes.
  • Reduced memory usage in the Open Images Pad (over 100mb in some cases).
  • Significantly reduced memory usage for history (only the difference between the two images is stored)
  • Copy/Paste support for the text tool.
  • Improved rendering performance.
  • The colour picker tool now supports different sampling sizes, and sampling from a single layer or the entire image.
  • Improved support for special characters and alternate input methods in the text tool.
  • Added a Copy Merged command to copy the flattened image/selection to the clipboard, instead of just the current layer.
  • Added a drop shadow to the canvas.
  • Improved support for extensions:
  • Extensions can be initialized/uninitialized properly, including removing any tools/effects that were registered.
  • Downloads from remote repositories are now enabled.
Fixed Bugs:
  • #999571New image flattening functionality breaks saving functionality.
  • #956195Many effects do not work with Gtk# 2.12.11.
  • #696293 Clicking text tool can crash OSX. (fixed in Mono 2.11.4)
  • #984573 New layer with Text object does not put text on this new layer.
  • #987641Opening TGA files created by Pinta does not work on Linux.
  • #995767Using 'cut' in text object does not delete text.
  • #996490Two undo actions required to fully undo after pasting an image.
  • #998629Crashes when using copy/paste in Pinta.
  • #1001536 Exception in Text Tool when attempting to select beyond end of string.
  • #1006753 Exception when saving ORA file on Mac.
  • #1008439 Disabling the "Default Tools" extension crashes Pinta.
  • #1036041 Undo using CTRL+Z not working if this is the first action in new image.
  • #1036485 Undo is broken for cropping or resizing the canvas (regression).
  • #1048137 Crash when disposing the ResizeHistoryItem (regression).
  • #602651Inverting colors overwrites transparency with white pixels.
  • #606240Move pixels tool corrupted by scrolling.
  • #724982After pasting from clipboard in a image, pasted selection dissapears.
  • #776328Chinese characters can not be typed in Text tool.
  • #891556Incorrect behavior of Undo command when editing text.
  • #911398Can not change input method in Text tool for non-English language.
  • #932924/usr/bin/pinta has wrong path in it for some Linux x86_64 systems.
  • #983709Undo using Text object displays letter z in text instead of undoing.
  • #999914Can't enter the '<' character using text tool.
  • #1015345 Drawing near the right or bottom edges sometimes causes the border to disappear.
  • #1021426 Broken licence headers in some files.
  • #582114Layer opacity isn't blended with transparent background.
  • #696417Copy and paste does not work for Text object.
  • #859082Diacritics not working in text tool.
  • #868310Drag and drop a picture from Desktop to launcher doesn't open the picture.
  • #988278Dialog "Could not open file" inconsistent with other Pinta dialogs.
  • #992052The todo.txt file includes a broken link.
  • #992680Ruler units option not displayed after Pinta restarts.
  • #992839The order of tools windows is not optimal.
  • #993741Large file/layer names don't fit into window.
  • #999552Three small inconsistencies in Help | About window.
  • #1008557 Shortcuts for Auto Level and Black and White adjustments are broken.
  • #1035812 When no image is available some options are not grayed out.
  • #1048502 Escaping window if file type is not recognized.
  • #732035Compose key doesn't work on text input.


  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • Mono


Current Version (1.x)


Version Downloads
Multimedia Design / Image Editing
27 Jan 2013
OS X / Intel 32