Because you might be getting as tired of waiting for the next update of Paint.NET as I am, you just might want to go to something that is a bit more refined, but still free.
Gizmo’s Freeware has a special version of Xara XS , a great graphics program, with a similar interface, and more complete toolset.
For some years Xara has been developing a vector graphics editor in its family of image creation products. Their efforts have produced a first rate illustration software. Whether your a professional seeking an alternative to illustrators like Corel Draw and Adobe Illustrator, or a casual user wanting to acquire a quality vector editor without breaking the bank, this may be just what you have been looking for.
Xara XS, is a special version of Xara Xtreme, Xara’s flagship product, and we here at Gizmo’s Freeware are pleased to be able to offer it to you completely free of charge. Having worked in the graphics design field for many years, I have used most of the big name illustration software packages. The first time I ran across Xara I was sceptical, but after trying it for just a few minutes I was hooked. One of the first things I noticed is how much faster I could do my work. Each of the tools are well designed and intuitive. The process of drawing and editing shapes is very straight forward. The tools for creating gradients, and transparency work beautifully, allowing for precise and visual adjustment directly on the object. The text tools work very well and the results of fitting the text to a complex path are some of the best I have seen.
The version is totally free, with the surrendering of your e-mail address, which, by the way, allows you to upgrade cheaply to the most complete commercial version, should you so decide. The offer to do that lasts for a full 60 days, so you can try this, and either stay with it indefinitely, or upgrade to the higher priced spread within that 60 day window of opportunity.
Either way, a great deal on a very nice software package, which is easy enough to pick up immediately, without major study, and powerful enough that you might never need more.
Quote of the day:
I don’t really trust a sane person. – Lyle Alzado
[One of the greats, we remember him well.]