This hotfix addresses an issue that was preventing DDS images from working on some systems.
See the thread for the 4.2.2 release for more information on all the goodies that are now included
If you’re using the Windows Store release, you should get the update automatically within the next 24 hours. You can also force an update check by following these instructions.
For the Classic release, you should be offered the update automatically within the next week or so. You can get the updater soon by going to ⚙ Settings → Updates → Check Now. You can also download and install it directly from the website.
Changes since 4.2.2:
Fixed: A missing DLL, vcomp140.dll, was preventing the bundled DDSFileTypePlus plugin from loading on some systems
As a reminder, here are the changes that 4.2.2 had compared to 4.2.1:
New: AV1 (*.avif) images can now be opened (saving is not supported). Windows 10 v1809+ and Microsoft's AV1 Codec are required (download: https://www.microsoft.com/p/av1-video-extension-beta/9mvzqvxjbq9v)
New: DirectDraw Surface (*.dds) support has been greatly improved due to bundling @null54's DDSFileTypePlus v184.108.40.206 plugin. All DX10/DX11 formats should now be supported (e.g. BC4, BC5, BC6H, BC7), and encoding (saving) will make use of the GPU to greatly improve performance. Note that it's no longer necessary to use the ".dds2" file extension.
New: 4-bit saving is now supported for PNG, BMP, and TIFF
New: The palette selection menu will now indicate which palette is currently active (thanks @null54 for the implementation!)
Improved: The maximum image size is now 262,144 x 262,144 pixels, up from 65,535 x 65,535 pixels. This is mostly for accommodating very tall or very wide images.
Improved: Startup performance has been improved for multi-core CPUs
Improved: Startup performance has been improved when a lot of custom shapes are installed
Fixed: EXIF metadata of type Float and Double are now supported. This ensures GeoTIFF metadata is preserved.
Fixed: Opening an image should no longer flicker due to the transparency checkerboard being drawn first
Fixed: TGA images that are 16-bit with 1-bit alpha with a zero'd out alpha channel are now treated as opaque. This allows images from 5CC Map Maker (for Close Combat modding) to work. Thanks @null54 for the fix!
Fixed: JPEG XR's file extensions (*.jxr, *.wdp, *.wmp) are now registered with Explorer
Fixed: Pasting images that use RGB pixel ordering should now work (this affects PaintTool SAI)
Fixed a crash when manually typing in a very large number for the zoom level in the status bar