I have found that Paint.NET is a great and FREE image editing software program. Yes, I realize that you can upload images to the media library inside the back end of a WordPress blog or website. But sometimes you have HUGE image files that someone created for computer screen wallpaper or maybe a HUGE image file that you downloaded from your digital camera and you want to upload it to your latest and greatest blog post. So instead of uploading a huge image megafile to your WordPress media library and consequently the server hosting your WordPress site, why not just crop (cut or chop) and resize the image first? This is especially important if you are editing images that you want to add into your WordPress slider.
So I looked around for a free, easy-to-use image editing software program that loaded fast but had respectable design features for the intermediate and advanced user as well. I found Paint.NET. It’s not as sophisticated as Adobe Photoshop, but it loads quicker and is easier to use, and oh, did I mention, it’s FREE!
What Does Kim Say About Paint.NET ?
WSU and Paint.NET
Washington State University has put together an excellent resource for tutorials and all kinds of information about Paint.NET
The following Paint.NET video tutorial will show you how to crop and resize images for use in WordPress websites and blogs or for any purpose at all.
Article Written by Jim Landers aka “Jupiter Jim”