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Veranderingen voor v4.0.14 - v4.0.15

  • Fixed a crash in the Magic Wand tool if it was used twice in a row with a selection mode other than Replace.



Veranderingen voor v4.0.12 - v4.0.13

  • Fixed "Missing api-ms-win-core-timezone-l1-1-0.dll" error that was being seen on some Windows 7 systems due to partial install or uninstall of Microsoft's Universal C Runtime
  • Fixed the layout for the File->New, Image->Resize, and Image->Canvas Size dialogs in all known situations (various languages, DPI sizes, font configurations)
  • Fixed: Old versions of PSD plugin couldn't load due to removal of PrivateThreadPool
  • Fixed a crash when typing a negative number for a zoom level



Veranderingen voor v4.0.8 - v4.0.9

  • Fixed: Selection tools would sometimes crash
  • Fixed: Line/Curve tool would draw nothing if the Shapes tool was configured for "Draw Filled Shape"
  • Fixed: Thumbnails for .PDN files were not working on some systems
  • Fixed: The "Finish" button in the toolbar would not update its enable/disable state when switching between images



Veranderingen voor v4.0.6 - v4.0.8

  • Fixed: The Line/Curve tool was crashing when drawing vertical lines of particular lengths.
  • Changes in 4.0.7:
  • Changed: .NET Framework 4.6 is now required, and will be installed if necessary
  • New: Swedish translation
  • Fixed: Title bar now uses the Windows 10 accent color
  • Fixed: Floating windows were not remembering their locations on some non-English systems
  • Improved: Performance of "committing" (finishing) is now up to 10x faster, which greatly improves responsivness for quick drawing operations
  • Improved Shapes tool quality when drawn without antialiasing, with line styles, and at 1 pixel brush width
  • Improved Shapes tool rendering performance on CPUs with many cores (8+)
  • Improved: Installing a "complex" custom Shape no longer causes very long hangs at app startup
  • Improved: Image->Resize is now much faster
  • Fixed: Image->Resize would sometimes cause the main window to flicker or lose focus
  • Fixed: Image->Resize would sometimes do nothing instead of resizing the image to a very large size
  • Fixed: Labels on the vertical ruler were misleading because they were on the wrong side of the tick mark
  • Improved the ruler's performance
  • Fixed: Edit->Copy now works if the data copied to the clipboard is larger than 2GB
  • Fixed: Page Up, Page Down, Home, and End keys now work in the main canvas area
  • Fixed: Paint.NET will no longer incorrectly block Windows from restarting
  • Fixed: Rotate/Zoom no longer crashes on very large images
  • Improved: Reduced CPU/GPU and battery use when the app is not in the foreground
  • Improved: Reduced CPU and battery use of the UI for the Move and Shapes tools
  • Added: Custom Shapes XAML now supports cardinal splines via PolyCurveSegment (a new PathSegment type)
  • Improved: Various performance improvements
  • Fixed: Several rare or uncommon crashes



Veranderingen voor v4.0.5 - v4.0.6

  • New: You can now create and install custom shapes for the Shapes tool.
  • New: Updated to work better with Windows 10.
  • New: Increased the maximum brush size to 2000.
  • New: IndirectUI-based effect plugins can now provide help text, accessible via the question mark button.
  • New: Effect plugins may now access the current palette via IPalettesService.
  • Improved: Reduced memory usage of brush tools when using large brush sizes.
  • Fixed: Holding shift to constrain the angle of the roll control (Layers -> Rotate/Zoom) wasn't working correctly.
  • Fixed: Various shapes (hexagon, pentagon, triangle, etc.) are now symmetric when holding the shift key.
  • Fixed: Multiple high-dpi blemishes in the main window and many dialog boxes (Settings, Save Configuration, all effect dialogs, etc.)
  • Fixed: Various minor/rare crashes.



Veranderingen voor v4.0.4 - v4.0.5

  • Fixed: Subtraction mode in the Magic Wand tool was generating B-A instead of A-B.
  • Fixed: Crash when using Effect->Repeat.
  • Fixed: Crash (AccessViolationException) on some systems when initializing the canvas for hardware accelerated rendering. It will still crash but then switch to software rendering for the next startup, which will then avoid the crashing.
  • Fixed: Crash when clicking on the Shapes tool if you had run an old 4.0 beta/alpha and had also changed which shape is used at startup to be a line or curve.
  • Fixed: Crash when using Settings -> Update -> Check Now due to incorrectly determining that UAC is not enabled.



Veranderingen voor v4.0.3 - v4.0.4

  • New: Added a ‘Fill’ property to the Paintbrush tool (regression from 3.5).
  • Faster: Move Selected Pixels has been significantly optimized.
  • Faster: Magic Wand Tool has been significantly optimized.
  • Faster: Working with aliased selections ("aliased selection quality" in the toolbar) has been significantly optimized.
  • Faster: Edit->Copy and Edit->Copy Merged are now up to 2x faster.
  • Faster: Drawing when a selection is active; clipping performance is now improved.
  • Fixed: The Text tool no longer produces terrible looking text when using Smooth rendering mode without antialiasing.
  • Fixed: The Gear shape had a few glitches.
  • Fixed: Using a Fill pattern with the Paint Bucket would sometimes produces misaligned or "corrupt looking" results.
  • Fixed: The alignment of the menu buttons in the top-right was off by 2 pixels, causing them to look weird at high-DPI.
  • Fixed: The zoom buttons in the status bar would not recognize clicks unless the main window was already in focus.
  • Fixed: Some incorrect errors about requiring Windows 7 SP1 when launching the installer from something like an old version of WinZip.
  • Fixed: Edit->Clear Selection and Edit->Cut were filling with transparent black (#00000000) instead of transparent white (#00FFFFFF). This caused some discrepancies compared to older versions of Paint.NET (regression from 3.5).
  • Fixed: Pressing Ctrl+A when a drawing tool was active would sometimes incorrectly show a tinted selection.
  • Fixed: Text in the title bar was not visible when using a 3rd party Aero theme with black titlebars.



Veranderingen voor v4.0.3 - v4.0.4 (build 5442) Beta

  • New: Added a 'Fill' property to the Paintbrush tool
  • Faster: Move Selected Pixels has been significantly optimized.
  • Faster: Magic Wand Tool has been significantly optimized.
  • Faster: Working with aliased selections ("aliased selection quality" in the toolbar) has been significantly optimized.
  • ​Faster: Edit->Copy and Edit->Copy Merged are now up to 2x faster.
  • Faster: Drawing when a selection is active; clipping performance is now improved.
  • Fixed: The Text tool no longer produces terrible looking text when using Smooth rendering mode without antialiasing.
  • Fixed: The Gear shape had a few glitches.
  • Fixed: Using a Fill pattern w/ the Paint Bucket would sometimes produces misaligned or "corrupt looking" results.
  • Fixed: The alignment of the menu buttons in the top-right was off by 2 pixels, causing them to look weird at high-DPI.
  • Fixed: The zoom buttons in the status bar would not recognize clicks unless the main window was already in focus. (see also: http://blogs.msdn.co.../09/511003.aspx ).
  • Fixed: Some incorrect errors about requiring Windows 7 SP1 when launching the installer from something like an old version of WinZip.
  • Fixed: Edit->Clear Selection and Edit->Cut were filling with transparent black (#00000000) instead of transparent white (#00FFFFFF). This caused some discrepancies compared to older versions of Paint.NET.
  • Fixed: Pressing Ctrl+A when a drawing tool was active would sometimes incorrectly show a tinted selection.
  • Fixed: Text in the title bar was not visible when using a 3rd party Aero theme with black titlebars.



Veranderingen voor v4.0.2 - v4.0.3

  • This update fixes a few small bugs and improves performance.
  • Further improved performance when working with images that have a lot of layers.
  • Fixed some flickering in the Layers form.
  • Fixed the Language selector in the Settings dialog.
  • Fixed 2-finger touchpad and touch screen scrolling.
  • Aero peek thumbnails now include the pixel grid if it's enabled.
  • Fixed a crash in the thumbnail renderer that sometimes happened when switching between images.
  • Ctrl+W no longer exits the application if zero images are open.



Veranderingen voor v4.0.1 - v4.0.2

  • Fixed the gamma and contrast for text rendering on some systems where the wrong values were being used ("rainbow" text)
  • Colors window now correctly lets you paste a hex color value that starts with a hash, e.g. #112233
  • Gradient tool now lets you reverse a transparency gradient by clicking the right mouse button on one of the handles (regression from 3.5)
  • Move Selected Pixels now lets you hold Control to leave a copy of the selected area behind on the initial move (regression from 3.5)
  • Paint Bucket tool's hatch fill modes weren't working with the Overwrite blending mode (regression from 3.5)
  • Fixed a keyboard tabbing issue in the Resize dialog (regression from 3.5)
  • Fixed the language setting in the Settings dialog not always allowing you to set it to English if your system's default language is non-English
  • Fixed a performance issue that caused images with many layers (50+) to take a VERY long time to open, close, or even switch away from (regression from 3.5)
  • Fixed a rare crash at application exit
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the 4.0.1 from installing on top of 4.0 when using the MSI (e.g. AD/GPO network deployment)
  • Fixed an issue that would sometimes cause the installer to take 30+ seconds to appear



Veranderingen voor v4.0 - v4.0.1

  • Move Selected Pixels tool performance has been significantly optimized.
  • Move Selected Pixels tool was always leaving transparent black behind instead of the secondary color with alpha removed.
  • Brush tools with odd-sized brushes and no antialiasing were drawing at 1 size smaller.
  • Fixed some apparent ‘lag’ in the brush tools due to an off-by-1 glitch in the stroke path calculation code.
  • The brush tool preview circle no longer scales by the system DPI setting, which made it too big.
  • Removed the momentary hourglass/wait cursor after drawing (e.g. pencil and brush tools).
  • Optimized performance of the Shapes tool, especially for the Ellipse shape.
  • Paint Bucket tool will now correctly treat the selection as a boundary contour.
  • Zoom tool no longer crashes sometimes when pressing the right mouse button while already holding the left mouse button.
  • The status bar now reports the correct selection location when it’s outside the image boundaries (e.g. negative values).
  • Auto-scrolling on the edge of the window now works correctly and doesn’t require you to "jiggle the mouse" for each scroll update.
  • Touch screens no longer scroll when swiping up/down with one finger.
  • Improved the pixel grid’s contrast so it’s not overwhelmingly bright.
  • The transparency "checkerboard" is now aligned to the top-left of the image, instead of the top-left of the canvas.
  • The cursor position reported in the status bar was off-by-1 when the value was supposed to be negative.
  • Some controls (e.g. units selection in the Image->Resize dialog) were not drawing focus rectangles when using the keyboard.
  • Fixed a crash (OutOfMemoryException) when using a selection tool when hardware acceleration is disabled.
  • Fixed a crash (TimeBeforeLastUpdateException) in the installer. This usually happens when running in a virtual machine, and only affects animations.
  • Fixed a crash (BadImageFormatException) at startup. This indicates an installation error, and will be automatically repaired.
  • Fixed various crashes caused by having the wrong (old) version of PaintDotNet.SystemLayer.Native.dll. This indicates an installation error, and will be automatically repaired.
  • Improved performance when software rendering is used (e.g. when hardware accelerated rendering is disabled).
  • All 7th generation Intel GPUs now default to hardware rendering. All older Intel GPUs default to software rendering.
  • Fixed graphical artifacts (blackness, flickering, mouse trails) on certain GPUs (e.g. NVIDIA Optimus).
  • NVIDIA ION graphics cards now default to software rendering due to crashes.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing beta updates to be offered even if “Also check for pre-release (beta) versions of paint.net” was disabled in Settings



Veranderingen voor v4.0 - v4.0.1 beta build 5305

  • Move Selected Pixels tool performance has been significantly optimized.
  • Move Selected Pixels tool was always leaving transparent black behind instead of the secondary color with alpha removed.
  • Brush tools with odd-sized brushes and no antialiasing were drawing at 1 size smaller.
  • Fixed some apparent 'lag' in the brush tools due to an off-by-1 glitch in the stroke path calculation code.
  • The brush tool preview circle no longer scales by the system DPI setting, which made it too big.
  • Removed the momentary hourglass/wait cursor after drawing (e.g. pencil and brush tools).
  • Optimized performance of the Shapes tool, especially for the Ellipse shape.
  • Paint Bucket tool will now correctly treat the selection as a boundary contour.
  • Zoom tool no longer crashes sometimes when pressing the right mouse button while already holding the left mouse button.
  • The status bar now reports the correct selection location when it's outside the image boundaries (e.g. negative values).
  • Auto-scrolling on the edge of the window now works correctly and doesn't require you to "jiggle the mouse" for each scroll update.
  • Touch screens no longer scroll when swiping up/down with one finger.
  • Improved the pixel grid's contrast so it's not overwhelmingly bright.
  • The transparency "checkerboard" is now aligned to the top-left of the image, instead of the top-left of the canvas.
  • The cursor position reported in the status bar was off-by-1 when the value was supposed to be negative.
  • Some controls (e.g. units selection in the Image->Resize dialog) were not drawing focus rectangles when using the keyboard.
  • Fixed a crash (OutOfMemoryException) when using a selection tool when hardware acceleration is disabled.
  • Fixed a crash (TimeBeforeLastUpdateException) in the installer. This usually happens when running in a virtual machine, and only affects animations.
  • Fixed a crash (BadImageFormatException) at startup. This indicates an installation error, and will be automatically repaired.
  • Fixed various crashes caused by having the wrong (old) version of PaintDotNet.SystemLayer.Native.dll. This indicates an installation error, and will be automatically repaired.
  • Improved performance when hardware acceleration is disabled.
  • All 7th generation Intel GPUs now default to hardware rendering. All older Intel GPUs default to software rendering.
  • Fixed graphical artifacts (blackness, flickering, mouse trails) on certain GPUs (e.g. NVIDIA Optimus).
  • "NVIDIA ION" graphics cards now default to software rendering due to crashes.



Veranderingen voor v3.5.11 - v4.0

  • System Requirements
  • Windows 7 SP1 or newer is now required.
  • .NET Framework 4.5 is now required, and will be installed if needed.
  • A dual-core (or more!) processor is highly recommended.
  • Hardware acceleration (GPU) via Direct2D is now supported.
  • Please disable this in the Settings dialog if you experience visual artifacts.
  • Performance
  • A brand new, asynchronous, fully multithreaded rendering engine allows performance to scale very well with respect to the number of CPU cores whether you have 2, 4, 6, or even 16 of them.
  • The responsiveness of the user interface has been greatly improved, especially when working with large images.
  • Memory usage is lower.
  • Improved battery life impact due to fixing the way the floating windows manage their transparency.
  • Startup performance when many plugins are installed is improved, thanks to the Multicore JIT feature introduced in .NET 4.5.
  • Selections
  • Selections are now antialiased, which greatly improves the quality around the edges of selected content. You can turn this on and off at any time from the toolbar.
  • Everything related to selections now has much higher performance and greatly reduced CPU usage, especially if hardware acceleration (GPU) is enabled.
  • The selection outline is now rendered using the “dancing ants” animation, which greatly improves the contrast between it and the image itself.
  • General
  • The functionality previously provided by the Utilities, Window, and Help menus has been simplified, consolidated, and moved to the top-right corner of the main window.
  • pdn4_topright.png
  • The image thumbnail list has been moved up 1 row so that it no longer intrudes into the current Tool’s toolbar space. This means it will no longer “jump around” when you switch between tools. This also means that it is aligned to the top of the monitor when the main window is maximized, making it easier to click on images (Fitt’s law).
  • The image thumbnail list can now be reordered with drag-and-drop.
  • A brand new Settings dialog makes it much easier to configure all the tool and toolbar defaults, among other things.
  • The zoom slider and units selector have been moved from the toolbar to the bottom right corner of the window (into the status bar).
  • Each image now shows up as its own taskbar item. This can be disabled in the Settings dialog with “Show image previews in the Windows taskbar.”
  • Layers can now be reordered with drag-and-drop.
  • Ctrl+Click on the Move Layer Up/Down buttons will now move a layer to the top/bottom, respectively.
  • Improved quality of Image->Resize.
  • Edit –> Copy Merged will copy all layers to the clipboard without having to use Image->Flatten first.
  • Copying to the clipboard now includes the “PNG” format, which allows transparency to survive from many popular applications (e.g. Office)
  • You can now use the middle mouse button to scroll/pan the image at any time (same functionality as holding down the spacebar along with clicking and dragging the mouse).
  • Shift+Backspace will now fill the selection with the secondary color (Backspace, the shortcut key for Edit -> Fill Selection, still fills with primary color as usual).
  • paint.net now shows up in Windows’ “Default Programs” control panel so you can configure its file type associations without reinstalling.
  • EXIF rotation metadata is now applied when opening images (e.g. JPG taken with a rotated camera).
  • Eleven (11) new languages, bringing the total to 21: Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English,Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean,Lithuanian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese (Portugal), Russian, and Spanish.
  • Crash logs are now stored in%LOCALAPPDATA%\paint.net\CrashLogs (e.g. C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\paint.net\CrashLogs) instead of on the desktop.
  • Effects
  • New effect: Photo -> Vignette.
  • Improved the quality of the Photo -> Red Eye Removal effect.
  • Improved UI for Layers -> Rotate/Zoom.
  • Effect plugins now show up with a jigsaw puzzle icon next to them in the menus. You can hover over the effect to see information about it, including the author and location of its DLL.
  • Errors while loading effect plugins are now displayed in the Settings dialog.
  • Tools
  • Most Tools now support “fine-grained history.” You may adjust the properties of what you’ve drawn (e.g. colors, toolbar settings) before committing to the layer (use the “Finish” button or press Enter), and each change is tracked in the history.
  • Tools may now draw directly with a blending mode, configurable from the toolbar. All of the layer blending modes are supported, as well as “Overwrite.”
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  • Drawing tools (Pencil, Paintbrush, Eraser, Clone Stamp, Recolor) now have much smoother mouse input handling via GetMouseMovePointsEx.
  • Brush tools (Paintbrush, Eraser, Clone Stamp, Recolor) now have soft brushes support via a “Hardness” setting in the toolbar.
  • The Move tools (Move Selected Pixels, Move Selection) have a much better UI for scaling, moving, and (especially) rotation.
  • The Move tools now support moving the rotation anchor, which changes the center of rotation.
  • The new Shapes tool replaces the Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, Ellipse, and Freeform shape tools. 27 shapes are currently available. You may move, resize, and rotate a shape, as well as reconfigure any other properties from the toolbar (color, outline size, etc.) before committing it to the layer.
  • Color Picker has a configurable sampling radius, and can sample from either the current layer or the whole image.
  • Gradient tool now supports a new Spiral gradient type and allows configuration of the repeat mode (none, repeat, wrapped).
  • Gradient tool has improved rendering quality via dithering and antialiasing. You can control both of these with the standard antialiasing toggle in the toolbar.
  • Magic Wand and Paint Bucket now allow live adjustment of Tolerance and the Origin (click location) after clicking (press Enter to commit/finish).
  • Magic Wand and Paint Bucket can now sample from either the current layer or the whole image.
  • Paint Bucket tool now supports anti-aliasing.
  • Recolor tool can now use the color of the pixel where you click as the color to be replaced. Or, as usual, it can use the secondary color.
  • Text tool now supports multiple rendering modes: Smooth, Sharp (Modern), and Sharp (Classic). These correspond to DirectWrite rendering modes of Outline, ClearType Natural Symmetric, and GDI Classic, respectively.
  • Text tool now supports colored fonts on Windows 8.1.



Veranderingen voor v4.0 beta build 5278 - v4.0 RC Build 5284

  • Pasting with the Text tool should no longer hide the move handle
  • The rotation anchor (Move, Shapes) is now less intrusive
  • Fixed focus rectangles in some controls that effects use (check boxes, radio buttons, sliders)
  • Fixed a layout issue with the ruler in some very specific scenarios
  • Hardware acceleration is now enabled by default for some Intel GPUs (e.g. Intel HD 4000 series)



Veranderingen voor v4.0 beta build 5268 - v4.0 beta build 5278

  • Significantly improved performance of the Ellipse shape
  • Fixed the selection outline being drawn in the wrong location when zoomed in
  • Fixed a glitch in the Line/Curve tool
  • Fixed a rendering glitch and crash in the Move Selected Pixels tool
  • Fixed a crash when attempting to draw a shape with zero width and/or zero height
  • Updated installer to use .NET 4.5.2
  • Fixed a problem that was preventing the installer from working with certain McAfee antivirus configurations (MsiOpenDatabaseW error 110)
  • New language: Persian
  • New language: Danish



Veranderingen voor v4.0 beta build 5226 - v4.0 beta build 5268

  • The Line/Curve tool is now back, and the Line and Curve shapes have been removed from the Shapes tool
  • Improved rendering quality of the Line/Curve tool, especially when antialiasing is disabled
  • The rectangle shape now draws using an "inset" brush stroke. This helps prevents blurriness with odd-sized brush widths
  • Shapes tool now lets you commit by clicking outside of the bounding box of the current shape. (you can also start drawing a new shape via clicking and dragging, of course)
  • Improved rendering quality of brush tools when antialiasing is disabled
  • Improved performance of Shapes and Line/Curve tools on most systems (e.g., less than 8 CPU cores)
  • Improved rendering quality of Image->Resize when using Nearest Neighbor
  • Fixed the Palette chooser in the Colors window, which was going away when you tried to move the mouse to click on one of its items
  • Fixed some broken clipping when using Paste and "Expand Canvas"
  • Intel-based GPUs now default to having hardware acceleration disabled. You may still force it to be enabled from the Settings dialog.
  • When pasting, the PNG format now has a higher priority than CF_DIB, which allows easier access to transparency (alpha) from other applications
  • Tools no longer incorrectly commit when clicking on the currently active layer in the Layers window
  • The layer's opacity was being ignored while drawing if it was the lowest (index zero) layer
  • You can now copy a file from File Explorer and Paste it into Paint.NET (regression from 3.5)
  • Fixed the canvas scroll bars occasionally being incorrect after maximizing the main window and then restoring it
  • Fixed radio button group tab processing
  • Fixed many small miscellaneous crashes
  • New language: Czech



Veranderingen voor v4.0 beta build 5168 - v4.0 beta build 5226

  • Rotation (Move, Shapes) now allows you to use the right mouse button to rotate, no matter where the mouse cursor is
  • The hit-zone for rotation no longer extends inside the object's (e.g. selection, shape) bounding box
  • New languages: Hungarian, Lithuanian
  • Fixed some mouse input glitches when using Paint.NET inside of VMWare
  • Fixed all sorts of issues with Paste
  • Fixed blending modes sometimes getting saved incorrectly
  • Fixed an infinite loop with the crash dialog handling
  • Fixed constrained rotation (e.g. Move, Shapes) using a relative instead of absolute offset
  • Fixed a rendering issue with the Move Selected Pixels tool caused by a flawed implementation of coverage sampling
  • Fixed an issue in the Magic Wand and Paint Bucket tools when using a Tolerance value of 0 whereby it would sometimes include colors that weren't exactly the same as what you clicked on
  • Fixed a crash when using horizontal scroll wheels
  • Fixed the Settings dialog showing the wrong language
  • Fixed the increment for Pan/Zoom in the Rotate/Zoom dialog (it was 1.0, it is now 0.01)
  • Fixed the Rotate/Zoom dialog not always reloading the values that were used previously
  • Fixed the Pixel Grid indicators (View menu, toolbar) being out of sync
  • Fixed various plugin compatibility issues
  • Fixed various crashes



Veranderingen voor v4.0 beta build 5152 - v4.0 beta build 5168

  • Added new languages: Dutch, Finnish, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal)
  • Fixed many typos and clumsy translations in various languages
  • Fixed the main window growing taller and flashing black after being minimized and then restored
  • Fixed the tools committing their changes to the image when trying to exit the application (waste of CPU/disk)
  • Fixed the current layer not being preserved when using one of the Image -> Rotate commands
  • Fixed keyboard shortcuts not working in some cases if the mouse was positioned over the toolbar
  • Fixed some inappropriate text wrapping in drop down boxes in German (the text is now clipped with "..." instead)
  • Fixed the Recolor tool's shortcut mistakenly being 'e' instead of 'r'
  • Pressing 'A' now cycles through the shapes when the Shapes tool is active (Shift+A cycles backward)
  • Fixed mouse input centering for the brush tools when antialiasing was disabled
  • Re-enabled Ctrl+D as a "commit" button
  • Moved the "Finish" button (green checkmark) to the end of the toolbar and included the "Finish" text so that it is easier to aim at
  • Fixed some font previews rendering as gray instead of black
  • Fixed a crash that was most easily reproducible by copying an image from IE11 and then clicking on File->New Image
  • Image close buttons are now appropriately styled on Windows 7
  • Fixed a dangling progress bar after running some effects
  • Fixed some drifting color value problems in the Colors window when changing Hue, Saturation, and/or Value
  • Fixed a crash caused by 3rd-party visual themes that try to use fonts that don't exist
  • Fixed a crash when toggling a layer's visibility while using the Move Selected Pixels tool and then undoing
  • Fixed a crash when opening an image due to not being able to create the thumbnail for the File -> Open Recent list
  • Fixed a crash on startup due to the user's My Documents folder not existing
  • Changed the canvas background color to gray when using the Blue theme
  • Fixed an error whereby committing an action, changing the active layer, undoing, and then redoing would cause the action to be redone on the new layer instead of the one it was originally drawn on
  • Fixed shortcut keys not working for toggling line styles and caps for the Shapes tool
  • Fixed some styling issues in the Settings dialog in the Tools section
  • Fixed some delayed crashes with some effect plugins which would happen when trying to do an action afterward
  • Fixed a crash caused by pressing Escape while drawing a shape
  • Fixed many plugin compatibility and crash issues



Veranderingen voor v4.0 alpha build 5143 - v4.0 beta build 5152

  • Added a "Finish" (aka commit) button in the toolbar. It looks like a green check mark. This makes it much easier to discover how you finish a shape and then draw another one, for instance. Most of the non-brush tools support this (e.g. Move, Gradient, Magic Wand, Paint Bucket, Text).
  • Added a choice between Light and Blue color schemes to Settings. The default on Windows 8/8.1 is Light, and the default on Windows 7 is Blue.
  • Fixed some artifacts in the Magic Wand when making a "Global" selection
  • Fixed a crash in the Magic Wand tool that was causing people a lot of grief ("this.baseGeometry == null")
  • Fixed a crash in various tools (crash in ClickDragBehavior.cs line 270)
  • Fixed brush strokes being completely erratic over Remote Desktop
  • Fixed some very broken UI rendering over Remote Desktop with Windows 8
  • The icons in the top-right of the main window are now scaled correctly for high-DPI
  • Fixed a crash if you clicked to undo multiple actions after committing a shape
  • Fixed some performance issues whereby non-active images were still rendering stuff in the background
  • Fixed many tools emitting a history item even if the image was unaffected (e.g. drawing a brush stroke outside of the canvas)
  • Fixed a leftover progress bar in the status bar after loading an image
  • Fixed Ctrl+Arrow keys not moving the selection by 10 pixels (it only moved by 1 px) if you didn't first release the Ctrl key after you pasted with Ctrl+V
  • Removed the dangling "Tool:" tooltip on the Tool selection button in the toolbar
  • Fixed a crash when the language was changed if the new language's localized "paint.net User Files" folder already existed
  • Fixed the dash style button in the toolbar being too skinny at 96 DPI (it worked fine at >96 DPI)
  • Fixed the main window's application icon being off by 2 pixels
  • Fixed Ctrl+D reverting selection movement if it was pressed too quickly after using the arrow keys
  • Fixed some missed thumbnail updates, especially for the Layers window
  • Fixed the Width/Height text boxes in the toolbar for Fixed Selection not having an outline around them
  • Fixed a visual styles related crash on some buttons in some cases
  • Fixed the main installer not running after the .NET 4.5.1 installer if it required a reboot
  • Fixed the installer seeming to disappear if there wasn't enough disk space to install .NET 4.5.1
  • Shapes no longer finish/commit if you press the delete key
  • Non-active images no longer update their thumbnails when you make changes in another image which affect them (e.g. if you leave an uncommited shape on image 1, then switch to image 2 and change the color)
  • Fixed a crash in the Text tool if you try to use a "bad" font (one which shows up in the font list as a yellow exclamation mark)



Veranderingen voor v4.0 Alpha Build 5105 - v4.0 alpha build 5143

  • Cropping after several simple selection manipulations (e.g. move, scale) would often result in an extra row or column of blank pixels in the cropped image
  • Move Layer Up/Down would often result in the wrong scroll location in the Layers window
  • Panning the canvas via holding the spacebar and click-and-drag of the left mouse button was still panning even after the mouse button was released, but before the spacebar was
  • Clone Stamp tool now uses the Primary color's alpha value (or Secondary if you use the right mouse button)
  • Fixed a crash that would happen if you clicked on the image list dropdown button (to the right of the image thumbnail list) too quickly after opening a large image
  • The Move tools would revert changes made with the keyboard if the Enter or Esc keys were pressed too quickly afterwards
  • Using the "Check Now" (for Updates) button in the Settings dialog did not close the application if you had any images open which had unsaved changes
  • Fixed some issues with the Colors window whereby left clicking would reset the Primary/Secondary choice to Primary
  • The floating window positions (Tools, History, Layers, Colors) were not being persisted across sessions
  • Plugins can now retrieve the correct value for CurrentCulture and CurrentUICulture from any thread
  • Fixed some rather pernicious crash bugs in several tools related to a "Committing changes" dialog popping up during click-and-drag operations
  • Clicking and dragging on handles in the Gradient tool was lagging behind by 1 frame of mouse movement
  • Fixed a focus bug on startup whereby you couldn't use keyboard commands until you clicked on the canvas
  • Fixed a crash on Win7 when switching from Aero to Classic theme
  • Settings dialog now works correctly in High Contrast mode
  • Fixed the pixel grid being off by 1 screen pixel (it didn't line up with the ruler)
  • Fixed a CPU usage issue with the Move and Shape tools. They were running the animations and UI code even if the UI wasn't visible yet (e.g. no selection / no shape).
  • The "OK" button wasn't working in the New Image, Resize, and Canvas Size dialogs when the rest of the application's CPU usage was very high (e.g. slow CPU, slow GPU, disabled hardware acceleration)
  • Reduced CPU usage of animated UI elements, especially when not the active application or when the user has disconnected (locked workstation, Remote Desktop)



Veranderingen voor v3.5.10 - v3.5.11

  • The primary goal of this update is preparing for the v4.0 release: previous versions of Paint.NET will not be able to offer the v4.0 update. Also included are some small fixes and performance improvements that have been ported over from the v4.0 codebase.
  • Fixed: The Gaussian Blur effect was incorrectly calculating alpha values for non-opaque pixels.
  • Improved performance of the Sharpen effect by about 25%
  • Improved performance of the Median effect by about 30%
  • Improved performance of the Fragment effect by about 40%
  • Improved performance of the Unfocus effect by about 100%
  • Reduced memory usage when many selection manipulation operations are in the history/undo stack (the undo data is now saved to disk)
  • The built-in updater now supports upgrading to paint.net 4.0 (when it's available)



Veranderingen voor v3.5.10 - v3.5.11 Beta

  • The primary goal of this update is preparing for the v4.0 release: previous versions of Paint.NET will not be able to offer the v4.0 update. Also included are some small fixes and performance improvements that have been ported over from the 4.0 codebase.
  • Fixed: The Gaussian Blur effect was incorrectly calculating alpha values for non-opaque pixels.
  • Improved performance of the Sharpen effect by about 25%
  • Improved performance of the Median effect by about 30%
  • Improved performance of the Fragment effect by about 40%
  • Improved performance of the Unfocus effect by about 100%
  • Reduced memory usage when many selection manipulation operations are in the history/undo stack (the undo data is now saved to disk)
  • The built-in updater now supports upgrading to paint.net 4.0 (when it's available)



Veranderingen voor v3.5.8 - v3.5.9 Beta

  • This update improves the "Auto-Detect" bit-depth feature, and fixes a few small issues.
  • Improved: The "Auto-detect" bit-depth setting for PNG, BMP, and TGA now also determines which bit-depth to use based on which one produces the smallest file size, as well as which ones can save the image without losing fidelity.
  • Improved: You can now use Ctrl+0 as a shortcut key for View -> Actual Size, in addition to Ctrl+Shift+A and Ctrl+Alt+0.
  • Fixed: Some text in the DirectDraw Surface (DDS) Save Configuration UI was not being loaded.
  • Fixed: Some DirectDraw Surface (DDS) files authored with other software (e.g. Unreal 2004) could not be loaded.
  • Fixed: In some rare circumstances, clicking on the Save button in the toolbar would crash.
  • Fixed: The Korean translation has been added back in, with the help of Bing machine translation to cover the few remaining strings that were untranslated.



Veranderingen voor v3.5.7 - v3.5.8

  • This update fixes some issues with the fault-tolerant save feature introduced in 3.5.7.
  • Fixed: Saving to a folder that has been moved or renamed will display an error instead of crashing (regression from 3.5.6)
  • Fixed: Saving to a Sharepoint site will now work (regression from 3.5.6)
  • Fixed: Saving to a file that is marked as read only will now give an error instead of crashing (regression from 3.5.6)
  • Fixed: General reliability and correctness improvements to fault-tolerant saving



Veranderingen voor v3.5.6 - v3.5.7 Beta

  • This update improves reliability of saving, further improves Copy/Paste functionality, and fixes some other miscellaneous bugs.
  • Saving an image is now fault-tolerant. If there is an error or crash while saving, the original file will be left alone.
  • Worked around a bug in some plugins that are incorrectly using the built-in Gaussian Blur effect. For example, Sharpen+. Now they won't crash.
  • Fixed a bug with Edit->Paste into New Image, where the new image would be 1 pixel too wide or tall, as reported at http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/20969-paste-problem/
  • Fixed a bug with the Rectangle Select tool and Fixed Ratio selection, which would be off by 1 pixel, as reported at http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/20820-croppig-by-fixed-ratio-is-inexact
  • When pasting an image from Paint.NET into Paint.NET, it will be a little smarter about where it puts the image. Previously, if the location wasn't within the viewport, it would be placed at the top-left corner of the viewport. Now it will find the nearest point along the edge of the viewport to place the image.
  • The EXIF rotation ("orientation") metadata is now discarded when opening an image, which was causing aggravation with images that could then never be reoriented correctly using Image->Rotate
  • The EXIF metadata for JPEG thumbnail data are now correctly discarded.
  • Fixed a potential memory leak in the Gaussian Blur effect.
  • Fixed a typo in the Italian translation. In the setup wizard it was referring to "Pain.NET" (woops)



Veranderingen voor v3.5.6 Beta - v3.5.6

  • This update fixes several issues related to copy-paste, improves performance and quality for a few adjustments, and fixes a data loss bug.



Veranderingen voor v3.5.5 - v3.5.6 Beta

  • Improved: When pasting an image, Paint.NET will be smarter about ensuring it is placed within the area that has been scrolled/zoomed to.
  • Improved: Performance and quality of the Curves and Hue/Saturation adjustments.
  • Improved: Some minor improvements to memory usage, which should help out a few scenarios on 32-bit systems.
  • Fixed: Copy-paste from a Remote Desktop session will no longer be 'shifted' by 3 pixels.
  • Fixed: Copy-paste from Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome should preserve alpha/transparency.
  • Fixed: Copying from Paint.NET and pasting into Windows Live Writer should now work.
  • Fixed: Taking a full-screen screenshot with Print Screen on a multimonitor system, where those monitors don't form a simple rectangle, will now fill the 'gap area' with transparent instead of black. (Example: two monitors of the same size, one of which is rotated by 90 degrees)
  • Fixed: If Paint.NET is opened without specifying an image to open, and then the default image is modified and saved, then Paint.NET will no longer close that image upon opening another one. This was causing data loss if that default image had layers, and was then saved in a format that did not support layers (anything other than .PDN).
  • Fixed: Some systems were showing 'red X' thumbnails for .PDN files in Windows Explorer, instead of the real thumbnail.
  • Fixed: The EXIF "Creation Software" saved along with images is no longer localized. This prevents certain languages from seeing "Paint.NET ????? v3.5.6" in the image properties (metadata).



Veranderingen voor v3.5.4 - v3.5.5.3755 Beta



Veranderingen voor v3.5.3 - v3.5.4

  • Improved performance of the Image->Flatten command by making it multithreaded.
  • Fixed the File->Save As dialog not opening to the correct folder.
  • Fixed a crash with certain plugins and their use of the File Open dialog.
  • Fixed a very rare crash with the toolbar's font list.



Veranderingen voor v3.5.1 - v3.5.2

  • this update resolves some feature disparities in the Text tool between GDI (XP) and DirectWrite (Win7/Vista). It also improves overall performance, as well as the correctness and quality of the Move Selected Pixels tool, the Image->Resize function, and the Hue/Saturation adjustment. You can either use the built-in updater, or go to the website and download it. There’s no need to uninstall the old version; that will be taken care of automatically. Changes and fixes since v3.5.1: All font face variants (e.g., Arial vs. Arial Narrow) are now available with the Text tool in Win7/Vista with DirectWrite. Bitmap font types (e.g. Courier, Terminal, Fixedsys) are now available with the Text tool in Win7/Vista. Fixed some bad text kerning with the Text tool at small font sizes when antialiasing was turned off. For the Image->Resize function, the quality, correctness, and performance ...



Veranderingen voor v3.36 - v3.5

  • Performance in many areas has been substantially improved, and overall memory usage has also been greatly reduced (especially when more than 1 image is open).
  • The user interface has been refreshed with new icons, and visual styling has been enhanced for Aero Glass (Windows 7 / Vista only).
  • Upgraded to use the latest .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, which has many built-in performance improvements.
  • New effect: Blurs -> Surface Blur, by Ed Harvey
  • New effect: Distort -> Dents, by Ed Harvey
  • New effect: Distort -> Crystalize, by Ed Harvey
  • The font manager for the Text Tool has been completely rewritten, resulting in increased performance and better reliability. On Windows 7, the quality of text is much better as a result of using DirectWrite (this also works on Windows Vista if you have installed DirectX 11).
  • The built-in updater now has the ability to download updates in the background, and will wait until you exit Paint.NET to install them. In previous versions, the download happened in the foreground, and you had to wait for the entire process to complete before you could use Paint.NET again..
  • Now includes a Russian translation.



Veranderingen voor v3.5.3561 Beta 2 - v3.5.3572 Beta 3

  • Fixed a performance glitch with some tools, where the action and subsequent undo/redo would be slow.
  • Reduced temporary memory usage of commands in the Image menu.
  • Reduced disk space use by about 12MB by using NTFS compression on installation files related to staging (.MSI) and diagnostics (.PDB).
  • Fixed many clipping issues with tools and effects with respect to an active selection.
  • Improved compression for .PDN images.
  • Fixed many small miscellaneous glitches and crashes.



Veranderingen voor v3.5.3550 Beta 1 - v3.5.3561 Beta 2

  • The menu bar was rendering incorrectly for certain themes (Windows 7 / Vista).
  • Some items were not showing up in the 'Recent Items' jump list (Windows 7).
  • Clicking on the canvas straight from the menu would cause the paintbrush to draw a long streak.
  • Copy+Paste would sometimes miss a pixel edge on the right/bottom sides, when using Fixed Ratio / Fixed Size modes.
  • Fixed a crash when moving pixels off-canvas, switching tools, then trying to move the pixels back onto the canvas.
  • Fixed some messed up rendering for IndirectUI effect dialogs (Windows XP).
  • Performance is improved when switching between images that have lots of layers.
  • Aero 'snap' wasn't working when dragging part of the glassy area of the toolbar (Windows 7).
  • Added a new menu item, Window -> Glass Dialog Buttons. You can use this to disable the "glass footers" for dialogs (Windows 7 / Vista).
  • Glass Dialog Buttons are now disabled when font smoothing is disabled.
  • If an e-mail program isn't installed, the error message for Help->Send Feedback is more informative.
  • "Centimeters" was being truncated in the toolbar.
  • The shape tools were not using pixel snapping.
  • Layer names with ampersands were not showing up correctly.
  • Updated the internal list of incompatible and unstable plugins, which are then blocked from loading.
  • Fixed a crash with the Rectangle Select tool if "Fixed Size" mode was used and negative numbers were entered.
  • Fixed an access violation due to a race condition in finalizing effect rendering versus un-write protecting the layer's pixels.
  • Fixed an access violation in the renderer for the background transparency "checkers".
  • Fixed a crash when you would resize a selection to 0-width and/or 0-height, then expand it.
  • Fixed a crash due to an overflow that prevented very large images from working (64-bit only).
  • Fixed a crash with scanning/printing.
  • Fixed the status bar's progress bar showing up and doing nothing for codecs that don't report saving progress, such as JPEG.
  • Fixed a major issue with the readability of the "update is available" dialog in any non-English language.
  • Fixed a crash with the Zoom tool.
  • Fixed some really weird scroll-flickering with the Text tool.



Veranderingen voor v3.35 - v3.36

  • Improved: Effect rendering should be a little faster now
  • Changed: Implemented some changes to the "Add Noise" effect that were suggested by a forum member
  • Changed: The canvas background color is now always #c0c0c0
  • Changed: The auto-updater should now correctly detect .NET 3.5 and newer, which will help to save bandwidth when Paint.NET v4.0 is released (it will require .NET 3.5)
  • Fixed: Paint.NET now works on a system that has the .NET 3.5 SP1 "Client Profile" installed
  • Fixed: When zoomed in and the cursor is to the top-left of the image (negative coordinates), the ruler is now highlighted in the correct area. Fixed: The effect rendering system no longer sets the "Tag" property on the configuration dialog
  • Fixed: Some incorrectly authored plugins would cause a crash when loading their support details (author, copyright, etc.)
  • Fixed: There was a bug in the color wheel for IndirectUI that caused it to show the wrong values at initialization
  • Fixed: There was a performance problem for effects that used the IndirectUI color wheel control
  • Fixed: In some rare cases, Paint.NET would crash while shutting down
  • Fixed: When using the "Fixed Ratio" feature of the Rectangle Selection tool, it would crash if 0 was specified for both the width and height



Veranderingen voor v3.31 - v3.35

  • Posterize adjustment.
  • Intersect selection mode.
  • Dramatically improved performance for selection editing modes (add, subtract, intersect).
  • Bug fixes.



Veranderingen voor v3.31 - v3.35 Beta

  • This releases introduces a new Posterize adjustment, a new Intersect selection mode, and dramatically improved performance for selection editing.
  • New: Posterize adjustment, by Ed Harvey.
  • New: Intersect selection mode.
  • Improved: Dramatically improved selection editing performance for the Add and Subtract modes (and also for Intersect). The performance used to be dependent on image size, and thus was often unusable on images larger than 1024x768 pixels. It is now dependent only on selection complexity (number of polygon edges) -- the improvement is generally between 3x and 1000x.
  • Changed: Hotkeys for selection modes are now Left click for Replace, Control+Left click for Add (union), Alt+Left click for Subtract (difference), Ctrl+Left click for Intersect, and Ctrl+Right click for Invert (xor).
  • Fixed: Sometimes pasting would result in a crash when certain types of malfored data were on the clipboard.
  • Fixed: It was possible to get around some of the protections imposed by the IndirectUI system. This was causing instability with some plugins.
  • Fixed: There were some issues with the implementation of "linked" sliders in IndirectUI.



Veranderingen voor v3.30 - v3.31

  • New: Enabled integration with Window Clippings, which is a high quality screen capture utility by Kenny Kerr
  • Fixed: Fixed a crash with the Open/Save dialogs if the Documents or Pictures directories were either inaccessible or if the user did not have certain file system permissions
  • Changed / Fixed: The hotkey for Adjustments -> Levels is now Ctrl+Shift+L instead of Ctrl+Alt+L. This was preventing certain characters, such as the Polish '?', from being typed



Veranderingen voor v3.22 - v3.30

  • New: Italian translation
  • New: Ability to save PNG?s at 8- and 24-bit color depths
  • New: Ability to save BMP?s at 8-bit color depth
  • New: "Auto-detect" bit-depth option for PNG, BMP, and TGA file types. It will analyze the image and determine the lowest bit-depth that can still save the image without quality loss
  • New: "Fragment" blur effect, by Ed Harvey
  • New: The "Polar Inversion" distortion effect has been enhanced to allow changing the rendering offset, and the behavior for "edge" pixels (clamp, reflect, or wrap)
  • New: For developers, added a Color Wheel control to IndirectUI for use in effect plugins
  • New: For developers, added ability to customize certain properties of the effect configuration dialog via IndirectUI
  • New: For developers, IndirectUI can now be used to write configuration UI for file types
  • New: For developers, IndirectUI has a new radio button control type for enumerations, and some new property constraint rules
  • Changed: Most effects and adjustments, including plugins that use IndirectUI, have been visually refreshed. The new look is cleaner and more compact. These changes are shown in more detail at http://blog.getpaint.net/2008/03/10/cleaning-up-the-ui-for-pain
  • Fixed: Various UI issues with the Levels adjustment
  • Fixed: When pasting text into the Text tool with Ctrl+V, it would hide the nub for moving the text
  • Fixed: If the startup tool was set to the Zoom or Pan (Hand) tool, then the toolbar would render incorrectly
  • Fixed: Thumbnails for PDN images now include transparency, which improves their appearance in Windows Vista



Veranderingen voor v3.30 Beta 2 - v3.30.3019 RC1

  • Fixed: Various UI issues with the Levels adjustment
  • Fixed: When pasting text into the Text tool with Ctrl+V, it would hide the nub for moving the text
  • Fixed: If the startup tool was set to the Zoom or Pan (Hand) tool, then the toolbar would render incorrectly
  • Changed: Enabled some compiler settings which improve security via support for DEP (/nxcompat), and Windows Vista’s Address Space Layout Randomization feature (ASLR) (/dynamicbase)



Veranderingen voor v3.20 - v3.22

  • New: “Reduce Noise” effect
  • Changed: Ctrl+W will now close Paint.NET if zero images are open
  • Fixed: In Windows XP, when launching web content, sometimes Internet Explorer was used instead of the user’s chosen default browser
  • Fixed: The Unfocus effect was not handling alpha values properly
  • Fixed: The Brightness / Contrast adjustment was only displaying its text in English
  • Fixed: The /auto parameter for the installer now correctly allows for an automated installation. This was inadvertently broken in 3.20



Veranderingen voor v3.22 Beta - v3.22.2925 Beta 2

  • Fixed: Some uncommon installer bugs
  • Fixed: Very poor performance during installation or updating, sometimes causing the removal of the previous version to take 20 minutes



Veranderingen voor v3.20 - v3.22 Beta

  • New: “Reduce Noise” effect
  • Changed: Ctrl+W will now close Paint.NET if zero images are open
  • Fixed: In Windows XP, when launching web content, sometimes Internet Explorer was used instead of the user’s chosen default browser
  • Fixed: Unfocus was not handling alpha values properly
  • Fixed: Brightness / Contrast adjustment was only displaying its text in English
  • Fixed: The /auto parameter for the installer now correctly allows for an automated installation. This was inadvertantly broken in 3.20



Veranderingen voor v3.10 - v3.20

  • This release adds numerous enhancements and tweaks to the built-in effects, a re-organized Effects menu, a new and much easier system for effect plugin development, better error handling for plugins, and the ability to draw Fixed Ratio and Fixed Size selections with the Rectangle Select tool. It also includes the customary list of tweaks and fixes.
  • Rectangle Select tool can now draw selections based on a Fixed Size or Fixed Ratio setting.
  • The selection combination mode is now accessible from the toolbar (Replace, Add, Subtract, Invert ("xor")).
  • The "flood mode" for the Magic Wand and Paint Bucket tool are now accessible from the toolbar (Continuous, or Global).
  • Reorganized the Effects menu so that all effects are classified under submenus named Artistic, Blurs, Distort, Noise, Photo, Render, and Stylize.
  • Improved rendering quality for the Motion Blur effect.
  • Enhanced the Radial Blur effect so that the center of blurring can be chosen, as well as the quality.
  • Enhanced the Zoom Blur effect so that the center of zooming can be chosen.
  • Enhanced the Bulge distortion effect so that the center of "bulging" can be chosen.
  • Enhanced the Frosted Glass distortion effect in several ways: 1) performance has been improved from between 1,000% to 10,000% depending on image size and property settings, 2) the scatter radius can now be set up to 200 pixels, 3) a "minimum" scatter radius can be chosen, 4) a smoothness setting is now available.
  • Enhanced the Tile Reflection distortion effect by adding a Quality property.
  • Enhanced the Twist distortion effect by 1) allowing counter-clockwise twisting, 2) allowing the size of the twisted area to be configured, 3) allowing the location/center of twisting to be chosen.
  • Enhanced the Add Noise effect by adding a "coverage" property.
  • New Mandelbrot Fractal and Julia Fractal render effects.
  • New IndirectUI system for plugin authors so that they can develop much more sophisticated effect configuration dialogs with a fraction of the amount of work that used to be required.
  • If an effect plugin crashes, it is much more likely that Paint.NET will be able to recover from the error.
  • The option to restart Paint.NET will then be provided as a recommended course of action.
  • If an effect plugin fails to load, or is blocked from loading, then a "View Plugin Load Errors..." item will be added to the File menu which can be clicked on to show the error and/or diagnostic information.
  • Improved the cursors for the Magic Wand and Paint Bucket tools.
  • Ctrl+Alt+0 now works for View->Actual Size (aka, "Zoom to 100%"), which is a shortcut key that other software uses (e.g., Photoshop).
  • Updates are now installed faster by only creating one System Restore point instead of two (it used to implicitly create one for uninstall, then one for the reinstall).
  • Lots of little bug fixes.



Veranderingen voor v3.20 Beta 2 - v3.20 RC 1

  • Note: New features will be displayed in English through the Alpha and Beta release(s). The final release will include full translations for the other supported languages
  • Fixed: If a floating tool window (Colors, History, Layers, Tools) was not docked/snapped, and the screen resolution was lowered or a Remote Desktop session was initiated, then the window would stay off screen and be "lost". It is now moved to keep it on
  • Fixed: An issue for plugin developers where Effect`1.Render(3) was incorrectly throwing an exception when indirectly called through Effect.Render(6). This was preventing an updated version of the "Film Noir" plugin from working, even though its code was
  • Integrated updated translations for Spanish, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), and Chinese (Simplified). An updated German translation will be present in the final release



Veranderingen voor v3.20 Beta 1 - v3.20 Beta 2

  • Note: New features will be displayed in English through the Alpha and Beta release(s). The final release will include full translations for the other supported languages
  • Fixed: Drawing a “Fixed Size” selection was resulting in a rectangle that was 1 pixel too wide, and 1 pixel too tall
  • Fixed: A small layout glitch in the toolbar that was hiding the “Fixed Size” units selector
  • Fixed: A layout glitch in the Red Eye Removal dialog that caused it to show a scroll bar when it wasn’t necessary
  • Fixed: Header’s etched line control rendering in XP with the Luna visual style
  • Fixed: A few rare crash bugs
  • Fixed: Some corner-case glitches and crashes in the new IndirectUI and property system



Veranderingen voor v3.10 - v3.20 Beta 1

  • Note: New features will be displayed in English through the Alpha and Beta release(s). The final release will include full translations for the other supported languages
  • Improved: Updating performance should now be faster. It used to be the case that two system restore points were created during update (one for uninstall, and one for re-install), but now only one is created to cover the entire transaction
  • Changed: Ctrl+Alt+0 now works for "View actual size". This is not listed in the View menu as a shortcut, but should help those used to keyboard commands from Photoshop, etc
  • Changed: Some plugins that were causing stability problems are now blocked from loading. They will show up in the File->View Plugin Load Errors dialog
  • Changed: Old effect plugin DLL's that have since been integrated into Paint.NET (Glow, Portrait, etc.) are now blocked from loading
  • Fixed: For revamped effect configuration dialogs, the first textbox is now auto-selected instead of the OK button. This makes keyboard usage more convenient
  • Fixed: Close/Cancel button flickering while downloading an update
  • Fixed: The floating tool windows (Tools, History, Layers, Color) will double-check that they are on-screen when they are toggled on/off
  • Fixed: If two images had the text tool active and both had active text being edited, then Backspace would not always be routed to the correct image
  • Fixed: Open/Save dialogs in Windows Vista with high-DPI would sometimes have garbled thumbnail rendering (fixed by adding "high DPI aware" flag to EXE manifest instead of using SetProcessDPIAware function)
  • Fixed: Some minor high-DPI glitches in new UI features
  • Fixed: For newly revamped effect configuration dialogs, the focus rectangle ("dotted rectangle") for sliders is drawn only when necessary
  • Fixed: Several rare crashes



Veranderingen voor v3.08 - v3.10

  • New: Soften Portrait effect
  • New: Ink Sketch effect
  • New: DirectDraw Surface (DDS) file format support
  • New: "Paint.NET Search", available from the Help menu (shortcut key is Ctrl+E), allows you to search for Paint.NET help, forum posts, tutorials, plugins, and other related material: http://searchpaint.net
  • Improved: Visual fit-and-finish for the Layers window
  • Improved: Visual fit-and-finish for the close / 'X' button on image thumbnails
  • Improved: Small (about 5-10%) performance improvements for some effects such as Oil Painting, Frosted Glass, and Gaussian Blur
  • Improved: Increased max brush size to 500, as per forum members request
  • Improved: Expanded list of available font sizes up through 288
  • Changed: The keyboard shortcut key for the Color Picker is now 'k'. This makes it so that the toolbar option, "After click: Switch to previous tool", is not useless for those using the keyboard shortcuts
  • Fixed: In some cases, undoing an action that removed a layer would result in the un-removed layer not showing up until you resized the Layers window ("ghost layers")
  • Fixed: Pressing F1 from the main window no longer launches the online help in two browser tabs
  • Fixed: Adding a new layer now adds it above the currently active layer, instead of at the very top of the layer list
  • Fixed: Merge Down now activates the merged layer instead of the one above it
  • Fixed: In Vista, clicking on a URL link from the installer will no longer launch the web browser with inherited, elevated privileges



Veranderingen voor v3.10 Beta - v3.10 Beta 2

  • Changed: Increased max brush size to 500, as per forum members request
  • Fixed: Some layout issues with the Save Configuration dialog and the DDS configuration control
  • Fixed: In some cases, undoing an action that removed a layer would result in the un-removed layer not showing up until you resized the Layers window (”ghost layers”)
  • Fixed: Pressing F1 from the main window would launch the online help in two browser tabs
  • Fixed: Adding a new layer now adds it above the currently active layer instead of at the very top of the layer list
  • Fixed: Merge Down now activates the merged layer instead of the one above it
  • Fixed: Put the ‘x’ close button back in the Layer Properties window (managed to fix the bug w/o necessitating removal of the ‘x’)
  • Fixed: In Vista, clicking on a URL link from the installer will no longer launch the web browser with inherited, elevated privileges



Veranderingen voor v3.08 - v3.10 Beta

  • Note: For the beta, the new features are only presented in English. The final release will have complete translations for the other supported languages
  • New: Soften Portrait effect, by David Issel
  • New: Ink Sketch effect, by David Issel
  • New: DirectDraw Surface (DDS) file format support, by Dean Ashton. Improved from the original source code by optimizing the DXT compression library ("Squish") to take advantage of multiple cores or processors
  • Improved: Visual fit-and-finish for the Layers window
  • Improved: Visual fit-and-finish for the close / 'X' button on image thumbnails
  • Changed: The keyboard shortcut key for the Color Picker is now 'k'. This makes it so that the toolbar option, "After click: Switch to previous tool", is not useless for those using the keyboard shortcuts
  • Fixed: Pressing Ctrl+[ no longer cancels out of drawing a line/curve, but instead decreases the brush size by 5 as expected
  • Fixed: Ctrl+clicking on the brush size +/- buttons now changes the brush size in increments of 5
  • Fixed: Save Configuration dialog would "creep downward" from its last position every time it was opened again
  • Fixed: TGA codec now saves the # of alpha bits to the image descriptor byte. This was causing some other applications to load TGA files saved with Paint.NET as solid black images
  • Fixed: Clicking the 'X' to close the Layer Properties dialog was not reverting changes made to the layer while the dialog was open
  • Fixed: Installation will not proceed unless Paint.NET is closed, and will also not allow Paint.NET to be opened until installation is completed. This helps to ensure a fully coherent and complete installation or update
  • Fixed: In Vista, it was possible to crash the Save As dialog by typing a filename that was too long
  • Fixed: In Vista, it was possible to crash the updater if you let the UAC prompt time-out



Veranderingen voor v3.07 - v3.08

  • Fixed: Pasting an image from Office 2003 applications now works (e.g. Excel 2003 graphs)
  • Fixed: Some dialogs were not indicating which command button was the default. These buttons now have a highlight to indicate which one will be activated if the user presses Enter or Space
  • Fixed: Some minor keyboard navigation issues with task dialogs
  • Fixed: Performance issue with the File->Acquire submenu taking a long time to appear
  • Fixed: Window activation issue when the Print wizard was finished / closed
  • Fixed: Crash when there was 1 image open and the user pressed Ctrl+Q and then Ctrl+W
  • Fixed: Minor performance issue if the user had 1 modified image open and then canceled the "Save changes?" dialog
  • Fixed: Misbehaving filetype factory implementations (plugins) will no longer cause a crash



Veranderingen voor v3.07 Beta - v3.07

  • New: Line/Curve tool has been enhanced to allow drawing arrowheads, and to draw with various dashed- and dotted- styles.
  • New: Image tab thumbnails now have an indicator if the respective image has unsaved changes (an orange asterisk is shown).
  • Improved: The Save Configuration dialog (choose JPEG quality, etc.) now allows you to maximize it. It also remembers its relative location and size.
  • Changed: The help file / documentation is now hosted online. This has reduced the download size by more than 3 MB, and will also allow us to provide translations without ballooning the size of the download (each language would have added between 2 and 4MB).
  • Changed: The "image list button" (downward triangle) is also shown when only 1 image is open (it used to only display if 2 or more images were open). This is being done for the sake of consistency.
  • Fixed: Some operations would reset the selected layer to the first/lowest layer. This selection is now preserved.
  • Fixed: The Image->Rotate commands no longer hangs if a selection was active.
  • Fixed: Several problems have been fixed with our implementation surrounding the new Vista Open/Save dialogs. This includes: opening an image from an http:// source, opening images from a digital camera that is not mapped to a file system path (such as a drive letter), the Save dialog not always prompting you about overwriting an existing file, and many corner cases that previously caused crashes.



Veranderingen voor v3.05 - v3.07 Beta

  • Note: For the beta, the new features are only in English. The translations will be complete for the final release.
  • New: Line/Curve tool has been enhanced to allow drawing arrowheads, and to draw with various dashed- and dotted- styles.
  • New: Image tab thumbnails now have an indicator if the respective image has unsaved changes (an orange asterisk is shown).
  • Improved: The Save Configuration dialog (choose JPEG quality, etc.) now allows you to maximize it. It also remembers its relative location and size.
  • Changed: The help file / documentation is now hosted online. This has reduced the download size by more than 3 MB, and will also allow us to provide translations without ballooning the size of the download (each language would have added between 2 and 4MB).
  • Changed: The "image list button" (downward triangle) is also shown when only 1 image is open (it used to only display if 2 or more images were open). This is being done for the sake of consistency.
  • Fixed: Some operations would reset the selected layer to the first/lowest layer. This selection is now preserved.
  • Fixed: Several problems have been fixed within our implementation surrounding the new Vista Open/Save dialogs. This includes: opening an image from an http:// source, opening images from a digital camera that is not mapped to a file system path (such as a drive letter), the Save dialog not always prompting you about overwriting an existing file, and many corner cases that previously caused crashes.



Veranderingen voor v3.01 - v3.05

  • New: Pencil Sketch effect
  • New: In Windows Vista, the new-style Save/Open dialogs are used. Among other things, this enables Search functionality
  • Changed: The View->Units, Image->Flip, Image->Rotate, and Layers->Flip submenus have been "flattened" (their commands were moved out into the View, Image, Image, and Layers menus respectively)
  • Improved: Download size reduced by about 300 KB by using PNGOUT
  • Improved: Some uses of confusing "MessageBox" style dialogs have been changed to a much friendlier "TaskDialog" style interface
  • Improved: When changing the language, Paint.NET can now restart itself automatically
  • Improved: Better performance for Move Selected Pixels tool for quad-core systems
  • Removed: The "Clear History" button has been removed because it was not very useful
  • Fixed: Sometimes the Colors window would get "lost" between sessions of Paint.NET
  • Fixed: Stack-overflow crash when using certain effects, such as Gaussian Blur, on very large images with certain settings (such as a 200 pixel radius)
  • Fixed: When cancelling the multi-image Unsaved Changes dialog, the input focus was sometimes confused
  • Changed: Renamed PdnLib.dll to PaintDotNet.Core.dll
  • Fixed: Very rare race condition in background thumbnail renderer



Veranderingen voor v3.0 - v3.01

  • Fixed: Crash when trying to save a palette with a blank name
  • Fixed: Changing an image's DPI resolution did not set its "dirty" flag (you would not be asked to save changes)
  • Fixed: Error messages at startup were covered by the splash screen
  • Fixed: Crash when a modal dialog was open (such as an effect) when the user tried to logoff/restart/shutdown Windows, and they chose to save their images
  • Mitigated some CPU usage issues when the app was minimized and a complex selection was active



Veranderingen voor v3.0 RC 1 - v3.0

  • Simple and intuitive tab-based multi-document user interface
  • Now available in 8 languages: English, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), and Spanish
  • Interactive Gradient Tool that makes it very easy to draw and then fine-tune placement and coloring of a gradient
  • User-definable color palette (as opposed to just the color wheel)
  • New effects: Clouds, Median, Unfocus, Outline, and an improved Sharpen
  • More intuitive and more powerful toolbar
  • Generally improved and cleaner user interface
  • History files are now compressed to save disk space, reduce disk activity, and improve performance
  • "Merge Down" layer command



Veranderingen voor v3.0 Beta 3 - v3.0 RC 1

  • New: New default color palette (you may have to use "Reset to default palette" to see it)
  • Finished: Help file is now up-to-date for 3.0
  • Finished: UI translations for Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portugese, and Spanish. Note: Help file is still English-only
  • Fixed: Status bar was not displaying help text for tools on first click
  • Fixed: "Rotate Image" was hanging
  • Fixed: Crash in installer when /createMsi was used
  • Fixed: "ScratchSurface already borrowed..." crash fixed in several places
  • Fixed: Spacebar was not activating command link buttons
  • Fixed: Zoom dropdown was not always working when set to "100%" in some specific cases



Veranderingen voor v3.0 Beta 2 - v3.0 Beta 3

  • More complete translations, especially for German
  • Fixed: All known high-DPI scaling and layout issues. The UI should work great at 96, 120, 144, and 196 DPI screen resolution settings
  • Fixed: Some toolbar layout issues
  • Fixed: Thumbnail renderer had a race condition in its renderer thread which prevented proper shutdown in a few rare cases
  • Fixed: Crash when shutting down the system
  • Fixed: View->Grid did not work right
  • Fixed: History and rendering problems when typing text with the Text tool and then using Image->Flip
  • Fixed: Some selection text reporting a "0 x 0" selection when it shouldn't have been
  • Miscellaneous tweaks and fixes



Veranderingen voor v3.0 Beta 1 - v3.0 Beta 2

  • Fixed: Tablet PC startup crash
  • Fixed: Application not starting again after it was closed quickly due to an abandoned mutex and process
  • Fixed: Some plugins were crashing in non-English because of a bug in the resource manager
  • Fixed: Pressing ESC was not deselecting
  • Fixed: A few small UI inconsistencies
  • Fixed: Toolbars in Choose Defaults dialog were overflowing in some languages
  • Fixed: Several rare crash bugs
  • Fixed: Portuguese is now properly called "Portuguese (Brazil)"



Veranderingen voor v3.0 Alpha 2 - v3.0 Alpha 3

  • New effect: Outline
  • New effect: Blurs->Unfocus
  • New effect: Blurs->Median
  • Improved: Sharpen effect uses a totally new algorithm, which looks better and performs faster
  • Improved: Rendering performance of certain gradient types was slightly improved
  • Improved: Most file types now use less memory when saving
  • Improved: Gradient tool's transparency mode is more intuitive
  • Improved: Gaussian Blur's maximum radius is now 200 (instead of 100)
  • Improved: Some icons were improved / changed
  • Changed: Gradient tool now uses opposite mouse button for moving both nubs instead of Ctrl. This is for constency with the selection tools
  • Changed: In Vista, the floating tool windows no longer have glass frames and heavy drop shadows
  • Changed: Layers->Import from File no longer spams the user incessantly asking them to expand the canvas size
  • Changed: Delete button was removed from Colors window
  • Changed: Ctrl+F4 now closes a tab in addition to Ctrl+W
  • Fixed: 18+ crash bugs reported by users



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