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This is a small update that fixes a few bugs and updates the bundled AVIF and WebP file type plugins.

 

NOTE for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and 32-bit/x86 users: Paint.NET v4.3.x will be the last release(s) that work on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or on any 32-bit/x86 version of Windows. It has become significantly more difficult and time consuming to support these lately, not very many people are using them, and I can no longer justify the cost and frustration of keeping support for these afloat. Starting with Paint.NET v5.0, only Windows 10 and 11+ will be supported, and only on 64-bit (x64 and ARM64). Updates for 4.3.x will be released on an as-needed basis until v5.0 is completed.

 

Get the update

  • Microsoft Store release
  • Classic Desktop release
    • Download the installer directly (web installer for all CPUs and OSes). This is the recommended download if you don't have Paint.NET installed. It can also be used to update the app.
    • If you already have it installed, you should be offered the update automatically within the next week or so, but you can also get it immediately by going to ⚙ Settings -> Updates -> Check Now.
    • Offline Installers and Portable ZIPs are available over on GitHub.

 

Changes since v4.3.11:

  • Fixed a bug when using Crop to Selection where the image would scroll away to the corner
  • Fixed a rendering bug in the brush tools that would cause some sections of the brush stroke to be rendered twice, making them darker
  • Added the PdnBaseForm.IsAppThemeDark property so that plugins with custom UI can more easily be dark theme aware
  • Fixed a rare crash in the rendering engine due to a race condition
  • Fixed a crash when using multiple monitors plugged into multiple GPUs from different manufacturers (e.g. AMD vs. NVIDIA), while moving the window between monitors (NotCurrentlyAvailableException)
  • Updated the bundled WebPFileType plugin to v1.3.14.0 (thanks @null54!). See its GitHub releases page for more info.
  • Updated the bundled AvifFileType to v1.1.20.0 (thanks @null54!). See its GitHub releases page for more info.

Enjoy!

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Hey Rick.

 

I don't know whether this has been asked before, but I'd rather ask and look foolish than not to ask at all...would the current, and future, iteration of Paint.NET work on Microsoft Surface or would it be best to stick with desktop or laptop?

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59 minutes ago, TrevorOutlaw said:

Hey Rick.

 

I don't know whether this has been asked before, but I'd rather ask and look foolish than not to ask at all...would the current, and future, iteration of Paint.NET work on Microsoft Surface or would it be best to stick with desktop or laptop?

What do you mean? It works on any Windows PC, but I'm guessing you mean something more specific?

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39 minutes ago, Rick Brewster said:

What do you mean? It works on any Windows PC, but I'm guessing you mean something more specific?

I am wondering if Paint.NET will work on Surface Pro tablet or would it be best to stick with desktop and laptop. In other words, would there be any performance difference between Surface Pro and the desktop and/or laptop?

 

Edit: Reason I'm inquiring is I am shopping for a tablet, and Surface Pro tend to pop up in mind as something I could use for mobility. I have already been disappointed with my small form PC (purchased from MinisForums) after discovering that Windows 11 will not be supported without making a risky registry change.

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As far as performance, the recent Surface Pros, with 10th and 11th gen Intel Core CPUs, are pretty good. They will be more thermally constrained than a laptop with the same CPU, like the Surface Laptop. They will have mostly the same performance when doing light work, but sustained CPU/GPU usage will require throttling the performance down to stay within the thermal and power budgets. Surface Pros and Laptops with 12th gen CPUs are expected to be announced soon and will perform much better, so either get one of those or try to score a good deal on the previous gen.

 

I would make sure any laptop/tablet you get has Intel Iris or “Xe” graphics, not Intel “UHD” graphics. Iris is at least 3x faster and it makes a huge difference, even for basic stuff. You can also get a laptop with a dGPU, like any NVIDIA or AMD GPU, which will improve performance but at the expense of battery life, heat, fan noise, and weight (PDN v5 will be using the GPU significantly more than v4.x). And remember that you can't just look at the weight of the laptop, you need to include the weight of the power adapter/brick. For something like a Lenovo P16, which is 6.5 lbs on its own, this can become significant. The power adapters for Surfaces are really light. 35W and 65W power adapters are nice and light, but 170+ W are going to be heavy (that P16 comes with 170W or 230W depending on the GPU you choose)

 

PDN is not optimized for touch/tablet usage. If you’re asking about using the tablet as a more portable laptop, like with keyboard and trackpad/mouse, it’ll be fine. If you're expecting touch and keyboard-less to work well, it won't. I'm not really a fan of the keyboards on the Surface Pros. I find that they are cramped and they bounce around. The screen size is also too small for my taste. I've been really happy with my 15" Surface Laptop 3, it's the perfect thin-and-light laptop IMO (the SL4 is just newer/faster). It's 3.4 lbs (without power adapter).

 

If a 13.5" screen is acceptable, check out https://frame.work/ , it looks really interesting and they've gotten good reviews (Linus Tech Tips has one, IIRC). If they had 15" versions I would've considered them for my new laptop.

 

I haven't used a laptop with an AMD CPU so I can't make any recommendation there, but I've heard good things about the newest 6000 series.

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Thanks for the technical  advice and I’ll certainly keep them in mind when shopping. 

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If your right-click context menu "Edit" association is no longer correct after an upgrade to this version, you are not alone!

In such case, you have to use DefaultProgramsEditor to re-associate right-click context menu "Edit" entry back to Paint.net, for every file type...

I don't understand why an upgrade has removed its own previous association AND the installer won't show the options present on a clean install, to associate all image types with Paint.net. The steps are:

Get portable version of DefaultProgramsEditor.

>File Type Settings

>Context Menu

...for every relevant image file extension:

>Edit

Edit Selected Command...

Set Program Path to: "C:\Program Files\paint.net\paintdotnet.exe" "%1"

Path above is correct only for x64 software version on a 64-bit OS. x32 version of software installed on a 64-bit OS path will be different!

Fixed!

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