BoltBait's FREE Paint.NET Plugins

Download these or create your own!

I just love the free paint program Paint.NET. The program is extensible and I have written several effect plugins that you can download and use.

>> Download or learn how to create your own plugins. <<

If you need help installing effects, read: Installing Paint.NET Effects.

Once you get these plugins installed and you've played with them for a while, please consider sending me a few dollars via PayPal. Although I allow these to be downloaded and used for free, if you value them and would like to see me create more plugins for Paint.NET, fill out the form below:


I don't get many donations, so I totally appreciate every one! Thank you for taking the time to consider this. The suggested donation is $5. However, if you feel that that is too high or too low, feel free to adjust the dollar amount before pressing the donate button.

Plugin Pack Contents

Once installed correctly in Paint.NET, these plugins will show up under either the Adjustments menu or the Effects menu. (Sometimes the effects will be located in submenus under the Effects main menu.)

This pack requires Paint.NET v5.0+

The pack contains the following 36 plugin files with 44 effects:

The following effects have been GPU accelerated
  1. Adjustment > Black and White Plus
  2. Adjustment > Color Balance
  3. Adjustment > Combined Adjustments
  4. Adjustment > Transparency
  5. Artistic > Dream
  6. Fill > from Clipboard
  7. Fill > from File
  8. Object > Apply Alpha Mask
  9. Object > Bevel Object
  10. Object > Feather Object
  11. Object > Inner Shadow
  12. Object > Outline Object
  13. Object > Switch Alpha to Gray (This is Create Alpha Mask)
  14. Object > Switch Gray to Alpha
  15. Photo > Level Horizon / Plum Bob
  16. Photo > Meme Maker
  17. Photo > Photo Adjustments
  18. Photo > Remove Dust
  19. Photo > Vignette Plus
  20. Render > Calendar Creator
  21. Render > Flames
  22. Selection > Bevel Selection
  23. Selection > Blur Selection Edge
  24. Selection > Feather Selection
  25. Selection > Inner Shadow
  26. Selection > Outline Selection
  27. Text Formations > Outlined / Gradient Text

The following classic effect now has Tabs in the UI
  1. Text Formations > Creative Text Pro

The following effects are classic flavor*

  1. Adjustment > Hue / Sat+
  2. Flip Horizontal
  3. Flip Vertical
  4. Artistic > Oil Paint+
  5. Artistic > Pastel
  6. Blurs > Gaussian Blur+
  7. Color > Complementary Colors
  8. Object > Paste Alpha
  9. Photo > Sharpen Classic
  10. Photo > Seam Carving
  11. Photo > Sharpen Landscape
  12. Render > Chart / Graph
  13. Render > Dimensions
  14. Render > Gradients
  15. Render > Grid / Checkerboard
  16. Render > Polygon / Stars
  17. Stylize > Edge Detect Classic
  18. Stylize > Floyd-Steinberg  Dithering

Outdated plugins removed from my pack

  1. Adjustment > Temperature / Tint (now built-in)
  2. Object > Drop Shadow (now built-in)


I will be making a new Drop Shadow plugin eventually.




CodeLab 6.10 Released
(October 12, 2023)
This latest release of CodeLab for Paint.NET includes the ability to write GPU accelerated plugins.

Double-Six Dominoes 3.1
(May 10, 2021)
This long-awaited refresh of the most popular dominoes game on is now available!

HTML Editor 1.5 Released
(March 31, 2016)
This latest release is a complete rewrite adding a wysiwyg editor mode and a much improved UI.