Jump to content

Unable to disable ClearType

Recommended Posts

I have an RGBW monitor and cleartype is terrible. Paint.net seems to support GDI override and/or cleartext settings for rendering of the fonts, but the GUI itself is still a mess with artifacts that resemble an old Apple II. I've disabled system clear type. I've installed mactype and paint.net insists on using stock Windows cleartype.



Edited by nonarkitten
Link to comment
Share on other sites

RGBW monitors (and TVs) are terrible, and should be removed from the market. They are a borderline scam.

If you're working on images/photos/video, RGBW is a very poor choice, because it can't accurately display the colors of your content.


The Mactype software injects itself into the DIrect2D stack of Windows, and can cause Paint.NET to crash.

(September 25th, 2023)  Sorry about any broken images in my posts. I am aware of the issue.

My Gallery  |  My Plugin Pack

Layman's Guide to CodeLab

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Paint.NET respects the system setting for ClearType. So just disable it there.


However, if you're using MacType, then I have no idea. Watch out -- it has been known to cause Paint.NET to crash.


Ultimately if you're using MacType then you need to ask them these questions, not us.

The Paint.NET Blog: https://blog.getpaint.net/

Donations are always appreciated! https://www.getpaint.net/donate.html


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...