So I was drinking my morning coffee and I happened to do a quick ego search for Paint.NET at . To my surprise I saw half a dozen blogs linking to a new PC World article where Paint.NET had been ranked as the 19th Best Product of 2007!

(image editing software; free) This open-source photo editing application packs tons of muscle into a measly 1.3MB download that doesn’t cost a dime. Impressive.

The word I use to describe my reaction is floored. Regardless of the footnote-worthy review text, that ranking puts Paint.NET above industry heavyweights such as Gmail (#31), YouTube (#34), Firefox (#35), Picasa (#36), and (#58)!

Thank you PC World! That’s definitely an issue worth buying 😉