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Rick Brewster

paint.net 4.0.4 beta build 5442

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As I talked about in my recent blog post ( http://blog.getpaint.net/2014/11/18/whats-coming-in-4-0-4/ ), it's about time for a small update!

 

I've spent some of my spare time chipping away at various performance improvements. And some bug fixes and a feature that got lost in the move from 3.5 to 4.0.

 

I think you're going to like this, especially if you like using the Magic Wand. It's waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay faster now. I might need a few more a's back there, but I'm starting to run out so I need to conserve them.

 

I'm not releasing this via the built-in updater so you're going to have to download the ZIP and run the installer from there. You might wonder why I'm doing it this way this time ... well, it saves me a whole bunch of time which I'll be short on for the next several weeks. Plus, one of the bugs is related to manually running the installer from an old WinZip, so this makes it more likely that it gets exercised a bit (I hope).

 

Here's the download link: http://www.getpaint.net/files/zip/preview/paint.net.4.4.5442.40898.install.zip

 

And without further ado, here are the changes since 4.0.3:

  • 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.com/b/rickbrew/archive/2006/01/09/511003.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.
Enjoy! I should hopefully be able to toss a non-beta version sometime this week. That's the goal anyway.
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I installed this at work and used it to make several images (I was working on documentation all day, yuck). Did not see any issues.

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Thanks for update, Rick. Good to see 'fill' property for paintbrush coming back. :) 

 

Only thing I want that fill patterns be sizable.

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Looks like there's a pretty significant rendering glitch if the zoom level is <50%. Don't worry, it's fixed for the actual release.

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