I blogged over a year ago about Microsoft's Image Editor problem when Balmer said "I didn't know anything about this. So I called up some folks at Microsoft, and apparently we make a lot of different image editors."
Personally, I use Paint.NET because it reminds me of Paint Shop Pro before it got an inferiority complex. I also use ArtRage, because it's truly a Painting Program. I use Picassa2 for managing my photos.
(Remember when PSP didn't suck? Remember the glory that was Version 5? Then all the vectors and layers came and it suddenly took four clicks to what used to take one. Sigh. Anyway.)
But, here's my list of Microsoft Paint Programs that I can remember:
Did I miss any? Interestingly you can also buy most of these on TWO PAGES of Microsoft's own Marketplace.
Anyway, now, Microsoft has YAMPP (Yet Another Microsoft Paint Program) in the form of Microsoft Acrylic, now in Beta. I'll check it out and report back.
Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. I am a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed herein are my own personal opinions and do not represent my employer's view in any way.