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September 27, 2016 1 comment

As the family winds down the homeschooling lifestyle, there is one program that I continue to be thankful for, and this is Paint.Net ( 2004 was the initial release which coincides the time we began homeschooling. Actually, I think we started schooling a year before this program came out. is a free download that allows you to alter images or create images. There are add-ins to improve the capability of the program, and once you play with it for a while, it becomes a great program to use. At one time, you used to be able to download the code, in C# I believe. For what I used it for, the program was great for homeschooling.

Porfolios were a must where we live, and our family constructed as nice of portfolios as we could. We took pride in educating our sons, and the portfolios were are a part of that pride. I altered images or fixed imperfect images and created artwork to apply to the portfolios. As you can see, the portfolio was the main purpose of this program, though occasionally I used on photos that I took. I never really did much graphical artwork with the program, but it could work with it.

If you are looking for a cheap graphics editor, then this program may be worth a shot. Having this program can’t hurt, since it is free. If you don’t like it, you can easily remove it.

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