Most of designs are designed in adobe illustrator or adobe Photoshop, but its heavy to have such a huge application on a developer work station and its very expensive also . now all adobe products are cloudifying, so future updates are available only on clouds . All are commercial products .
Since i am a opensource supporter , i usually search for opensource product then i got Paint.NET , it has everything for me , it has layer , effects , multi image editor, drag and drop, compressor , re-sizer , gradient . many more ..
Its a opensource product , you can install it in any windows platform , this is a light-weight designing tool for me..
I use this tool to edit photos, add some text on images, …
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