Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Paint.NET


Paint.NET is image and photo manipulation software designed to be used on computers that run Windows 2000, XP, or Server 2003. It started development at Washington State University as an undergraduate senior design project mentored by Microsoft, and is currently being maintained by some of the alumni that originally worked on it. It is meant to be a free replacement for the MS Paint software that comes with all Windows operating systems. The programming language used to create Paint.NET is C#.

Paint.NET has many of the powerful features that expensive commercial applications have, including the ability to use layers. We welcome any suggestions, and provide the source code for final releases under the MIT License.

# Development Status: v2.1 - Stable, v2.5 - Alpha
# License: MIT License
# Operating System: Windows (2000/XP/2003)
# Programming Language: C#

A very good replacement for the rather little MS Paint on Windows. The source code is available under the MIT license and in other words is completely open and free. My initial remark on this is that it is definitely a very good and useful one on Windows. A major addition to this application is the use of layers which is available only with some high end and costly image editors. Would like to mention about GIMP here but will be detailed sometime in my next posts ;-)

Monday, September 26, 2005

LetMe Type

LetMe Type is a tool which completes a word or a piece of text we type dynamically. As we type the words the application gives us the next few possible words which might complete the sentence for us. The application learns what we type and then suggests the possible words that we might be using. A very cool and very useful tool for anyone.

The tool initially seems to have been shareware but is now open source and licensed under the GNU GPL. Find a screen shot of the same in action here.