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Downloads of v 5.0.13:


Last Update:

06 Mar 2024

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Rick Brewster
  • dotPDN


admin editing freeware graphics image paint paint.net photo


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5.0.13 | Updated: 06 Mar 2024



Downloads of v 5.0.13:



Software Author(s):

  • Rick Brewster
  • dotPDN

Paint.NET 5.0.13

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This Package Contains an Exempted Check

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exemption:

Due to dependency on .Net Framework 4.7.1, this needs to be exempted from installation testing.


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

Learn More

Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Paint.NET, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Paint.NET, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Paint.NET, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade paint.net -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade paint.net -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install paint.net
    name: paint.net
    version: '5.0.13'
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'paint.net' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '5.0.13'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller paint.net
    Name     = "paint.net"
    Version  = "5.0.13"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'paint.net':
  ensure   => '5.0.13',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 06 Mar 2024.


Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for PCs that run Windows.
It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers,
unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools.
An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plugins.


  • Simple, intuitive, and innovative user interface
  • Performance
  • Support for layers
  • Unlimited history
  • Active Online Community
  • Automatically Updated
  • Special Effects
  • Powerful Tools



$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsPath = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition

$packageArgs = @{
  PackageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  fileType       = "msi"
  file64         = "$toolsPath\paint.net.5.0.13.winmsi.x64.msi"
  silentArgs     = "/qn /norestart /l*v `"$($env:TEMP)\$($packageName).$($env:chocolateyPackageVersion).MsiInstall.log`""
  validExitCodes = @(0, 1641, 3010)
  softwareName   = 'Paint.NET*'

Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs
Get-ChildItem $toolsPath\*.msi | ForEach-Object { Remove-Item $_ -ea 0; if (Test-Path $_) { Set-Content "$_.ignore" '' }}

$packageName = $packageArgs.packageName
$installLocation = Get-AppInstallLocation $packageArgs.softwareName
if (!$installLocation)  { Write-Warning "Can't find $packageName install location"; return }
Write-Host "$packageName installed to '$installLocation'"

Register-Application "$installLocation\PaintDotNet.exe" paint
Write-Host "$packageName registered as paint"
md5: 3BC812D608FD70F38665918F5FE07CE5 | sha1: 679C3E987441A38F794437BFB84FB7CC41B078EF | sha256: 76D6BA79DB46C28AC9FCE6EB831AD9BFEF3BAE073E7F3D49EBCD589FD43907E3 | sha512: F34D4BF3BD8D374425C15C69B7D97B707CDD704B22D508CBDF49184943ECA883EFCC1A95121FFE0A2B62673E173D6626AC672B0756FB84299D66857F7DE32AA3

Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community
in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.

Package can be verified like this:

1. Go to

   x64: https://github.com/paintdotnet/release/releases/download/v5.0.13/paint.net.5.0.13.winmsi.x64.zip

   to download the installer.

2. You can use one of the following methods to obtain the SHA256 checksum:
   - Use powershell function 'Get-FileHash'
   - Use Chocolatey utility 'checksum.exe'

   checksum64: 2FE9B5E9D7C002291696B16AE1EEA7184B50068BE81F17973A70C95C5E00858B

File 'license.txt' is obtained from:
Paint.NET (R)
Copyright (C) dotPDN LLC, Rick Brewster, and contributors. All Rights Reserved.
Paint.NET is a registered trademark of dotPDN LLC.

Paint.NET is free for use in any environment, including but not necessarily limited to: personal, academic, commercial, government, business, non-profit, and for-profit. "Free" in the preceding sentence means that there is no cost or charge associated with the installation and use of paint.net. Donations are always appreciated, of course! http://www.getpaint.net/donate.html

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software (the "Software"), to use the Software without restriction, including the rights to use, copy, publish, and distribute the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so.

You may not modify, adapt, rent, lease, loan, sell, or create derivative works based upon the Software or any part thereof. However, certain icons used in the paint.net user interface are from or adapted from those in the "Crystal" icon set, http://www.everaldo.com/crystal/, or the "Oxygen" icon set, http://www.oxygen-icons.org/. These icons are covered by the LGPL license, http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/lesser.html. These icons are stored as "loose" PNG image files in the Resources\en-US\ directory where paint.net is installed.

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies of the Software.


Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Paint.NET 5.0.12 113185 Saturday, December 2, 2023 Approved
Paint.NET 5.0.11 73929 Thursday, October 12, 2023 Approved
Paint.NET 5.0.10 62895 Monday, October 2, 2023 Approved
Paint.NET 5.0.9 426818 Wednesday, August 9, 2023 Approved
Paint.NET 5.0.8 66348 Wednesday, August 2, 2023 Approved
Paint.NET 5.0.7 386384 Sunday, June 25, 2023 Approved
Paint.NET 5.0.6 333801 Thursday, May 25, 2023 Approved
Paint.NET 5.0.5 53181 Saturday, May 20, 2023 Approved
Paint.NET 5.0.4 5956 Saturday, May 20, 2023 Approved
Paint.NET 5.0.3 533331 Thursday, March 30, 2023 Approved
Paint.NET 5.0.2 413010 Monday, February 20, 2023 Approved
Paint.NET 5.0.1 287622 Sunday, January 22, 2023 Approved
Paint.NET 5.0 104543 Wednesday, January 11, 2023 Approved
Paint.NET 4.3.12 1329829 Sunday, August 21, 2022 Approved
Paint.NET 4.3.11 980287 Wednesday, May 25, 2022 Approved
Paint.NET 4.3.10 1007555 Thursday, March 10, 2022 Approved
Paint.NET 4.3.9 13300 Wednesday, March 9, 2022 Approved
Paint.NET 4.3.8 314571 Thursday, February 17, 2022 Approved
Paint.NET 4.3.7 651192 Tuesday, January 4, 2022 Approved
Paint.NET 4.3.6 11400 Tuesday, January 4, 2022 Approved
Paint.NET 4.3.5 3538 Tuesday, January 4, 2022 Approved
Paint.NET 4.3.4 399578 Saturday, December 4, 2021 Approved
Paint.NET 4.3.3 202011 Monday, November 22, 2021 Approved
Paint.NET 4.3.2 171574 Tuesday, October 5, 2021 Approved
Paint.NET 4.3.1 41806 Tuesday, September 28, 2021 Approved
Paint.NET 4.3 10195 Sunday, September 26, 2021 Approved
Paint.NET 4.2.16 484863 Friday, April 23, 2021 Approved
Paint.NET 4.2.15 129911 Monday, January 25, 2021 Approved
Paint.NET 4.2.14 158009 Saturday, October 24, 2020 Approved
Paint.NET 4.2.13 168287 Wednesday, August 5, 2020 Approved
Paint.NET 4.2.12 80837 Saturday, May 30, 2020 Approved
Paint.NET 4.2.11 14946 Thursday, May 21, 2020 Approved
Paint.NET 4.2.10 159346 Friday, February 14, 2020 Approved
Paint.NET 4.2.9 19986 Saturday, February 1, 2020 Approved
Paint.NET 4.2.8 52081 Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Approved
Paint.NET 4.2.7 16366 Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Approved
Paint.NET 4.2.6 10019 Friday, November 22, 2019 Approved
Paint.NET 4.2.5 59498 Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Approved
Paint.NET 4.2.4 17944 Saturday, September 21, 2019 Approved
Paint.NET 4.2.3 4241 Friday, September 20, 2019 Approved
Paint.NET 4.2.2 4777 Thursday, September 19, 2019 Approved
Paint.NET 4.2.1 50101 Thursday, August 8, 2019 Approved
Paint.NET 4.2 30932 Sunday, July 14, 2019 Approved
Paint.NET 4.1.6 104847 Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Approved
Paint.NET 4.1.5 80324 Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Approved
Paint.NET 4.1.4 30278 Monday, November 5, 2018 Approved
Paint.NET 4.1.3 13605 Thursday, October 25, 2018 Approved
Paint.NET 4.1.2 5370 Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Approved
Paint.NET 4.1.1 40922 Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Approved
Paint.NET 4.1 8783 Thursday, September 6, 2018 Approved
Paint.NET 4.0.21 266997 Monday, January 15, 2018 Approved
Paint.NET 4946 Friday, January 12, 2018 Approved
Paint.NET 4.0.20 8613 Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Approved
Paint.NET 4.0.19 125862 Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Approved
Paint.NET 1476 Monday, October 2, 2017 Approved
Paint.NET 4.0.18 2862 Sunday, October 1, 2017 Approved
Paint.NET 4.0.17 35155 Friday, July 21, 2017 Approved
Paint.NET 4.0.16 33839 Saturday, May 6, 2017 Approved
Paint.NET 4.0.15 495 Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Approved
Paint.NET 4.0.14 476 Monday, April 10, 2017 Approved
Paint.NET 4.0.6 104077 Monday, August 3, 2015 Approved
Paint.NET 4.0.5 54603 Monday, December 8, 2014 Approved
Paint.NET 4.0.4 2026 Sunday, November 30, 2014 Approved
Paint.NET 4.0.3 8893 Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Approved
Paint.NET 4.0.2 1282 Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Approved
Paint.NET 4.0.1 913 Sunday, July 13, 2014 Approved
Paint.NET 4.0 1655 Saturday, June 28, 2014 Approved
Paint.NET 9566 Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Approved
Paint.NET 3.5.11 1147 Monday, August 19, 2013 Approved
Paint.NET 4775 Tuesday, June 5, 2012 Approved
Paint.NET 3.5.10 970 Monday, January 9, 2012 Approved
Paint.NET 3.5.8 741 Friday, September 23, 2011 Approved
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