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    What is a free, easy-to-use, replacement for Paint?

    I need something that I can use as the background for my social media profiles/accounts, that has text and lines that won't be blurred
    and amateurish-looking.

    I have tried Paint.net (two thumbs down).
    I have tried GIMP (two thumbs down)
    It's possible that no such a free program exists. I would pay someone to do it for me, but I'd have to know what program they were using, because
    the internet is still in its infancy, and this is a problem that should have been solved by someone years ago.

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    Have you tried Irfanview?
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    It would make it easier for us to recommend something if you told us why Paint.net and GIMP don't do what you want. I've used both and they're fine, as is Irfanview that Coochin suggests. I also have Paint on my PC, don't you? Paint 3D is similar - you don't, as far as I know, need to use the 3D functions.
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    Let me get this straight. You want free and easy to use, and you reject the Top 3 rated and most popular products that are free and easy to use?

    Riiiiiiiiggggghhhhhttt!

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    This MakeUseOf article might help:
    7 Free Microsoft Paint Alternatives

    The 7 are:
    1. Paint.NET
    2. IrfanView
    3. Pinta
    4. Krita
    5. Photoscape
    6. Fotor
    7. Pixlr
    Lugh.
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    I first tried Irfanview about 1999 when I was entering University studies towards my Bachelor of Business degree and have since used Irfanview as my primary image editor.

    Most things I want to do w/ images I can do w/ Irfanview (resize, rotate, add text, etc.). It's really only necessary for me to fire up Photoshop or PaintShopPro when I need to work with layers.
    Computer Consultant/Technician since 1998 (first PC was Atari 1040STE in 1988).
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    Confuscius said: "no use running harder if you're on the wrong road" and "any problem once correctly understood is already half-solved".

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