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  • Angelo R.

    For simplicity, I prefer Paint.NET simply because it’s really lightweight, and you’re right, as far as screenshots go, coupled with Evernote’s screenshot app (lets you set boundaries) it’s a great way to put together some nifty screenshots without resorting to popping open Photoshop.

    However, as far as more powerful image editing applications go, I doubt anything will be able to push Photoshop out of the top spot.

  • @Angelo

    Yeah, average user is kinda missing in image editing. People need either something very basic – and it is really hard to put together app easy to use for novice. Or they are pro and need high-level stuff.

    By the way Paint.NET is not really lightweight. :) Relatively small distribution size but it’s (relatively) resource hog itself, especially when working with multiply images.

  • I still use the freeware version of FastStone Capture for all my screen-capturing needs, including minor edit (arrow, label and such). Is there something I’m missing if I’m not using Paint.NET?

  • Angelo R.

    That’s definitely true, but it lies somewhere between Paint and Photoshop, which is exactly what I need most days :P

  • @MK

    I use FSCapture myself and wrote about it in screenshoting series. :) They complement each other: Capture is awesome screenshot grabber, Paint.NET is good and easy to use editor. It is easier to work with image compression in Paint.NET as well.

    @Angelo

    Probably farther from Photoshop. Paint.NET is what Paint should be. :)

  • Right now i am using pirated Photoshop CS3

    Will also check this.

  • @Nihar

    Check Paint.NET one. :) This review was done on suggestion, not something I use daily.

  • Vlasta

    .msi is actually a bit safer than .exe
    You can learn about it for example here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Installer

    It is strange that you had problems installing it, there might be something wrong or non-standard with your Windows…

  • @Vlasta

    I am aware what MSI is, I was referring to mismatch between link and actual download.

    Strange or not I hadn’t problems installing software for months (and back then it was Java-related). And I try a lot of apps. :)

  • Vlasta

    That really is suspicious – did you download it from the homepage or from another source? Maybe someone has tampered with it…

  • @Vlasta

    Yep, downloaded from home page (and re-downloaded). I also mentioned that I had checked it with VirusTotal and it was in database so it’s unlikely that file was corrupted.

    I don’t have much love for MSI by the way and when that gets stuffed in EXE I suspect things can get wacky.

  • Vlasta

    hm, I downloaded it with Firefox, IE, Opera and G-Chrome and I always got .msi. If I manually rename it to .exe and run it, I get the error you mentioned in the article. Are you using some kind of download accelerator that can be blamed for the renaming?

  • @Vlasta

    Checked in Firefox, got msi. Still getting exe in Opera. Most weird.

    I have trouble imaging what can cause such, really strange redirect directive on server?..

  • Vlasta

    Hm, it might be due to mime type (application/x-msdownload) sent by the server… Maybe Opera is changes the extension by the mime type, but who knows for sure?

  • @Vlasta

    Maybe, only I use 9.63 and hadn’t ever problems downloading MSI files. So weird anyway.

  • Vlasta

    That it is. I had 9.51 and it worked correctly and after upgrading to 9.63, it still works correctly ;-).

  • @Vlasta

    Well, let’s conclude that server doesn’t like my Opera. I’ve updated post.

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