Paint.net 5.0.3


Josey Wales

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Paint.Net 5.0.3

This update adds the ability to draw shapes from the center, the ability to resize shapes and selections uniformly (from the center), as well as the usual handful of bug fixes.



In this update I've also rewritten the Direct2D initialization code to modernize it (switching away from ID2D1HwndRenderTarget, in other words). For now you should see no difference, in terms of rendering or performance, compared to previous versions. Future updates should see reduced memory usage and improved canvas interaction capabilities as I investigate and integrate the use of newer Windows technologies like DirectComposition and DirectManipulation.



For all the details on what's new in 5.0 (there's a lot!), check out its release post.



Changes since 5.0.2:

  • New: You can now draw from the center when using the Shapes or Line/Curve tools by holding down Ctrl. You can also resize uniformly by holding Ctrl.
  • New: You can now resize uniformly ("centered") by holding down Ctrl when using the Move Selection or Move Selected Pixels tools
  • Fixed: Edit -> Copy and Copy Merged are no longer greyed out (disabled) when a selection is not active; they will copy the entire layer or image. You could always use the keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl+C or Ctrl+Shift+C) to invoke these commands, but the menu items were not clickable.
  • Fixed: Right-clicking on the color wheel in the Colors window will now set the secondary color
  • Fixed some issues with the Text tool recentering the view when it shouldn't when keys like Ctrl are pressed
  • Fixed some JPEG images failing to load because of malformed IPTC metadata
  • Fixed a rare crash in the Magic Wand and Paint Bucket tools
  • Fixed an uncommon rendering glitch with the Text tool when antialiasing is disabled
  • Fixed an issue with some older plugins that were using the legacy Gaussian Blur effect with radius=0
  • Added an /ignoreCorruptPDNChunks command-line parameter to assist with certain data recovery scenarios for .PDN files
  • Updated the Direct2D initialization code in order to modernize it and enable future work that will optimize performance, memory use, and interactivity (e.g. with DirectComposition and DirectManipulation)
  • Updated the bundled DDSFileTypePlus plugin to version 1.11.4.0, which adds error diffusion dithering support for the BC1-3 formats (thanks @null54!)

Get the Update​

There are two releases of Paint.NET:

  • Microsoft Store release (recommended)
  • Classic Desktop release
    • Download the installer from the website. This is the recommended download if you don't have Paint.NET installed. It can also be used to update the app.
    • If you already have it installed, you should be offered the update automatically within the next week or so, but you can also get it immediately by going to ⚙ Settings -> Updates -> Check Now.
    • Offline Installers and Portable ZIPs are available over on GitHub.
 
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Thanks for this, just updated it.
 

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You made it read like you are the author
 

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You made it read like you are the author
You ever hear of Copy and Paste? No I am not the author. Just about a 15 year user of his Product.
 

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Paint.net 4.3.1 hotfix


  • Fixed an issue with using the Explorer Open With menu on Windows 7, 8.1, and some editions of Windows 10
  • Fixed the issue where image thumbnails only had a generic document icon instead of the Paint.NET icon in the detail view of Explorer
  • An unintentional bug in Settings -> Plugin Error has been fixed
  • Correction of a race condition that could cause a crash
  • Fixed a bug where it was not possible to use Ctrl + C to copy text from the setup downloader, which is especially important for troubleshooting.
 

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paint.net 4.3.2

  • Fixed a hang at app startup on systems using certain locales, such as Thai (th-TH)
  • Improved performance of Settings -> Tools, which used to take 6-7 seconds to open. Now it takes about 1 second, thanks to @Bruce Bowyer-Smyth
  • Fixed ReadOnlyBoundToNameValuesRule for IndirectUI-based plugins. It was not initializing correctly, although it would work correctly afterward.
 

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@Josey Wales
It might be a good idea to update to title to reflect continued updates and not just v4.3
 

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Paint.Net 5.0.3 is now available See the First Post for Details.

Paint.Net 5.0.3
 

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