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Josey Wales

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A new Version update to Paint.Net 4.2.16 Is out. I have been using it and it is very stable.

You can get it by using the update feature or by going to the links/website below.​

PN.JPG paint.net 4.3 alpha build 7881​

Direct download links:


Changes since 4.3 alpha build 7879:


  • Fixed: EdHarvey's Effects now work as-is without the need to install an updated version (which is not yet available)



The complete list of changes so far for 4.3, as compared to 4.2.16:


  • New: The app has been migrated to .NET 5, and performance has been greatly improved as a result.
  • New: ARM64 is now natively supported
  • Installation is much faster now due to no longer needing the "Optimizing performance for your system" stage (NGEN has been replaced with ReadyToRun via crossgen).
  • Portable ZIPs are now officially available, utilizing self-contained deployment, and do not require the installation of .NET 5. You must manually update to newer versions of the app, however.
  • Improved performance of most effects and other compute-intensive tasks by about 20% on average, due to .NET 5's improved code generation
  • Improved:Many areas of the app have been optimized to use SIMD (SSE2/3/4.1, AVX2) on x86/x64
    • Drawing on an image with a large number of layers is faster
    • Drawing with the Gradient Tool's alpha mode is faster
    • Drawing with the Recolor tool is faster
    • Drawing with the Erase or Clone Stamp tool is faster when using a color whose alpha value is less than 255
    • Drawing with the Overwrite blend mode is faster
    • Drawing with the Shapes tool is faster, due to improved compositing performance
    • Drawing with a brush tool without antialiasing is faster
    • Tile compression has lower overhead due to being optimized for SSE2 and AVX2
    • Working with complex selections is faster
    • Many other optimizations all throughout the application and rendering engine
  • Improved: Selection antialiasing quality is now better by way of using a 4x4 super sampling filter instead of 3x3. The code has also been optimized to use SSSE3 on x86/x64.
  • Improved: Performance should be significantly better on systems without HyperThreading (by reserving 1 core for the UI), and also a bit better on systems with it (by utilizing more of the logical cores)
  • Improved: Effect and File Type plugins can now be organized into folders -- the plugin loader will recursively search for DLLs up to 1 folder deep
  • Fixed a bug in Polar Inversion that was causing hangs
  • Improved performance of Polar Inversion by 3x, due to the aforementioned bug fix (and a little bit is due to .NET 5)
  • Fixed: There were some issues with zooming in/out using the keyboard, where the anchoring (centering) point was not calculated correctly, causing the canvas to drift in the wrong direction.
  • Fixed a bug when saving with "Auto Detect" bit-depth that was causing fidelity loss on some images that already had 256 colors or less. This was reported here: Images already with 256 or fewer colors being dithered when saved with palette
  • Changed: A processor that supports SSSE3 (yes 3 S's) is now required for x86/x64 systems (previously only SSE2 was required). All CPUs released since about 2006 (e.g. Core 2 Duo) support this.
  • Known Issue: Due to crashing, GPU accelerated effects (Gaussian Blur, Motion Blur, Radial Blur) on ARM64 will actually use the CPU for rendering.
 

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Thanks.. I got that one yesterday.
 

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Thanks, I have been using it for about a week and it is stable. All of His Alpha's Build are.
 

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Thanks, I have been using it for about a week and it is stable. All of His Alpha's Build are.
I use that from time to time. It's a decent tool and it fits my needs.
 

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It is The only Graphics tool that I use. I will not pay for what Photoshop costs and I do not need it. I am not a Graphic Artist and this is simpler to use than Gimp and it is also available in Windows Store.
 

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It is The only Graphics tool that I use. I will not pay for what Photoshop costs and I do not need it. I am not a Graphic Artist and this is simpler to use than Gimp and it is also available in Windows Store.
I have a photoshop subscription because I use it a lot to edit photos I take. For me it's worth the monthly cost... but that's me and as usual,. YMMV
 

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I have a photoshop subscription because I use it a lot to edit photos I take. For me it's worth the monthly cost... but that's me and as usual,. YMMV
It is good and far better than Paint.Net. but I do not take many photos and do not do Theming anymore. I used to have it years ago and is quite easy to use.
 

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Yeah, I also got it a while back, and it definitely is rock solid. I'm using it almost every day now, and it;s amazing how I've had almsot no issues with using non-stable builds of PdN without issues.
 

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