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07 September 2011, 12:59

Development ceases on Pinta Paint.NET clone

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Development of the simple, open source Pinta painting application has ceased. When asked by a user if the project was dead as no commits had been made since April, Novell open source programmer Jonathan Pobst, the Pinta project's creator and only developer, simply said "It is dead because I have no desire to work on it, and I was the only one working on it."

Pinta was first announced by Pobst in February 2010 as an open source Paint.NET clone with the launch of version 0.1. The Mono-based image editing application reached 1.0 status earlier this year. The app has support for an unlimited number of layers and a full history so users can undo any of their actions, as well as various drawing tools, a clone stamp tool and more than 35 adjustments and effects for tweaking images.

Pinta 1.0 is still available to download for Mac OS X, openSUSE and Ubuntu from the project's site. Windows is also supported and requires Gtk# for Windows and Mono for Windows. Pinta requires Mono and is released under the MIT X11 licence.

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