Paint.NET is a fairly nice free paint package for Windows, not the most powerful but unlike GIMP is has something like a decent UI… Which is nice cos it means you only have to dip into GIMP for the more obscure bits and peices.

Friend and colleague Simon Brown has written an open source DDS compression library called Squish and another friend and colleague Dean Ashton (the other Dean…) has turned it into a Paint.NET plugin.

Which means being able to make texture nice and easy and most importantly free.

All this free love, is making me wonder if I should open source one or two of my tools…