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  1. I've bumped the version to 4.3 (was 4.2.17), added native ARM64 support, and optimized a whole bunch of important rendering code paths. In addition, the quality of selection antialiasing has been improved by using a 4x4 super sampling filter, whereas before it was 3x3. There should be no performance loss because it is now optimized to use vectorized SSSE3 instructions ("SIMD") on x86/x64 systems. I'm in the process of making this available via the built-in updater. Should be just an hour or so. I'll update this post to remove this paragraph when that's complete. Direct download links: Installer EXE Any CPU (x64, x86, ARM64): https://www.getpaint.net/files/zip/test/paint.net.4.300.7878.42294.install.anycpu.fdd.aot.zip Portable ZIPs: Intel/AMD 64-bit (x64): https://www.getpaint.net/files/zip/test/paint.net.4.300.7878.42294.portable.x64.scd.aot.zip Intel/AMD 32-bit (x86): https://www.getpaint.net/files/zip/test/paint.net.4.300.7878.42294.portable.x86.scd.aot.zip ARM64 (new!): https://www.getpaint.net/files/zip/test/paint.net.4.300.7878.42294.portable.arm64.scd.aot.zip Changes since 4.2.17 alpha build 7858: New: ARM64 is now natively supported 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: 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: If a download fails in the Prerequisites Installer, it will retry and resume up to 10 times, thus greatly improving its reliability for downloading things like .NET 5 and the Visual C++ Runtime 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. Enjoy!
  2. There's a bug in the Auto-detect code that I've fixed for the next release, it might be causing this.
  3. @grinch, you have a proxy set up? Looks like it's failing with some proxy-related stuff (to be clear, your proxy stuff is fine -- the problem is in my code that's trying to get the proxy info)
  4. You may also want to disable antialiasing when using the Paint Bucket. With antialiasing, the edges will be feathered, leading to a similar result.
  5. umm, okay? Not sure why you're posting this
  6. Just be careful, the portable build does not have an updater, nor does it notify you when there's a new version.
  7. @S o L a R, this thread is 11 years old ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  8. Is it freezing when using certain effects, like maybe Polar Inversion? I have a fix for that in the 4.2.17 alpha, https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/118422-paintnet-4217-alpha-build-7858-now-using-net-5/
  9. Also, it might be possible to use this instead of migrating away from WCF: https://github.com/dotnet/wcf
  10. It's not standard. Don't do it. You'll need to fix your libraries ASAP to avoid this requirement. It doesn't matter if there are extra copies of the DLL in multiple locations.
  11. I'm currently finalizing my plans for ending support for Windows 7. It probably won't be much longer, maybe end-of-year at the latest. If you're still on Windows 7, upgrade now. You've had plenty of time to do so.
  12. It'll be supported as long as it makes sense. You should realize by now that I've been pretty conservative with legacy OS support -- Win7 is about 12 years old at this point. Win10 won't be legacy until Microsoft stops supporting it in 2025 (iirc).
  13. Windows 10 will be supported for awhile, but Windows 7 support is on life support and I won't be doing it much longer.
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