Downloads of v 4.0.18:


Last Update:

01 Oct 2017

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Rick Brewster
  • dotPDN

Tags: photo editing paint admin


This is not the latest version of Paint.NET available.

4.0.18 | Updated: 01 Oct 2017



Downloads of v 4.0.18:


Software Author(s):

  • Rick Brewster
  • dotPDN

Paint.NET 4.0.18

This is not the latest version of Paint.NET available.

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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:


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1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • 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 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. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade -y --source="'STEP 3 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 -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure installed
    state: present
    version: 4.0.18
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package '' do
  action    :install
  version  '4.0.18'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Version: 4.0.18,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

   Name     = ''
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '4.0.18'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { '':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '4.0.18',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install version="4.0.18" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 01 Oct 2017.


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 undo
  • Active Online Community

$ErrorActionPreference  = 'Stop'
$arguments              = @{
    packageName         =  $env:ChocolateyPackageName
    softwareName        = 'Paint.NET*'
    url                 = ''
    checksum            = 'f254361cab183d637d4915b6fa321254132158d02491ad5243357868c0b07785'
    fileType            = 'zip'
    destination         = Join-Path $env:Temp 'Paint.NET'
    checksumType        = 'sha256'
    silentArgs          = '/auto'
    validExitCodes      = @(0, 1641, 3010)

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @arguments

$arguments.file = Get-ChildItem $arguments.destination -Recurse -Include *.exe | Select-Object -First 1
$arguments.fileType ='exe'

Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @arguments

Remove-Item $arguments.destination -Recurse -Force

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