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Rick Brewster

paint.net 4.2 beta build 7121

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This should be the last beta before the final release! There isn't a lot that's changed, which is a good thing. The most important thing to try out is the application of embedded color profiles. Previously, the color profile was loaded* and then included when saving the image*, but now it is loaded, applied to the image, and discarded (you don't want to double apply the color profile!). You will probably see some JPEG or HEIC images that now load with more saturated (or possibly less saturated) colors; they will match the appearance you see in Explorer thumbnails and previews.

 

To get this update, make sure you have "Also check for pre-release (beta) versions" enabled in Settings, and then click on the Check Now button.
 

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You can also download it directly: https://www.getpaint.net/files/zip/test/paint.net.4.200.7121.36325.install.zip

 

Changes since 4.2 beta build 7116:

  • New: Embedded color profiles are now applied when loading images of supported file types (JPEG, PNG, HEIC, etc.). This is a one-time conversion to the sRGB color space that results in the color profile being discarded once it has been applied.
  • Fixed: The HEIC file type's Quality slider is now limited to a maximum value of 90 while Microsoft fixes a heap corruption crash in the codec.
  • Fixed: The DIB and RLE extensions will now be registered for APPX (Store) installations
  • Fixed: Bicubic resampling in the Move Selected Pixels tool was not correctly handling alpha in some cases. This fix has required a reduction in performance.
  • Fixed: Explorer thumbnails for some image types (PDN, DDS, TGA) were not rendering their alpha correctly. You may not see the effect of this fix for a particular image until that image is resaved, or you clear Explorer's thumbnail cache.

 

* for supported file types such as JPEG

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Here's an example of an image being loaded without and with the color profile. In this case, the red color of the car is more saturated with the color profile.

 

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I'm going to be removing the color profile changes that were made in this beta. Instead, PDN will focus on preserving the color profile metadata when opening and saving images of supported file types. Other than that, nothing will be done with the color profile. This matches the behavior of earlier versions. Hopefully in a future update I'll be able to add some color profile support, as it can be very useful.

 

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New: Embedded color profiles are now applied when loading images of supported file types (JPEG, PNG, HEIC, etc.). This is a one-time conversion to the sRGB color space that results in the color profile being discarded once it has been applied.

 

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