I heard of Paint.NET before, but saw it again today from a Steve Bass email. I think it’s worthwhile to mention it. “Paint.NET has many of the powerful features that expensive commercial applications have, including the ability to use layers.” Stable version 2.0 is 7MB without .NET Framework v1.1, and 28.7MB with it. If you have RSS Bandit, then you already have the .NET Framework. (Since it’s not available there, download the .NET Framework through Microsoft Windows Update. Please note the minimum system requirements on the download page.