Paint.net is an incredibly powerful image editor for Windows. Some Windows users are not installing the program because of its dependence on version 3.5 SP1 of Microsoft's .Net Framework. While that's bundled in newer Windows operating systems, it needs to be installed separately on older systems. Enough to keep users from installing and using the application.
Those users, and everyone else who is looking for a lightweight image editor, might want to take a closer look at Hornil StylePix. The free program is available as a portable version and installer. And with a setup size of less than two Megabytes it is a lightweight application by all means.
The features it offers appear to be very similar to those of comparable image editors like Paint.net. I have to admit that I have not used image editors for anything but basic tasks like resizing images, batch processing or filters, which makes me an amateur dabbler at best when it comes to image editing programs.
Experienced users who need more than that find a large assortment of tools, from histograms and layers to objects.
Hornil StylePix supports JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIF, TGA, BMP and TSP image formats. PSD is unfortunately not supported.
Hornil StylePix Features:
I suggest you look at the overview page at the developer website for a detailed feature list.
You can also watch this video introduction which showcases some of the image editor's features (unfortunately without sound).
The program has been translated into 53 different languages. It will run on all versions of Windows from Windows XP on.
Windows users can download Hornil StylePix from the developer homepage.
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