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Rick Brewster

Paint.NET v3.0 Alpha 3 is now available

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This is the third public test release for v3.0. To install this from v2.72, make sure that you enable File -> Updates -> Also check for pre-release (beta) versions.

The preferred way to get this is by using the built-in updater. From within Paint.NET 3.0 Alpha 2, got to the Help menu and then click "Check for Updates". Or if that doesn't work, download it straight from here: http://www.getpaint.net/files/PaintDotN ... Alpha3.exe

Since version 3.0 Alpha 2, the following changes (and more) have been made:

    New effect: Outline
    New effect: Blurs->Unfocus
    New effect: Blurs->Median
    Improved: Sharpen effect uses a totally new algorithm, which looks better and performs faster
    Improved: Rendering performance of certain gradient types was slightly improved
    Improved: Most file types now use less memory when saving
    Improved: Gradient tool's transparency mode is more intuitive
    Improved: Gaussian Blur's maximum radius is now 200 (instead of 100)
    Improved: Some icons were improved / changed
    Changed: Gradient tool now uses opposite mouse button for moving both nubs instead of Ctrl. This is for constency with the selection tools.
    Changed: In Vista, the floating tool windows no longer have glass frames and heavy drop shadows
    Changed: Layers->Import from File no longer spams the user incessantly asking them to expand the canvas size
    Changed: Delete button was removed from Colors window
    Changed: Ctrl+F4 now closes a tab in addition to Ctrl+W
    Fixed: 18+ crash bugs reported by users
    Fixed: Rendering inconsistency with Move Selected Pixels when 'pixelated' quality was selected
    Fixed: When opening multiple images via Explorer, some of them might have been skipped over
    Fixed: Crash when pressing Esc while drawing or adjusting a gradient
    Fixed: Finishing a gradient w/ reversed colors would end up with non-reversed colors
    Fixed: Viewing a layer's properties was setting the image's dirty bit, which would cause errenous "Do you want to save?" questions
    Fixed: Right-click dragging on an empty canvas with the Move tool was moving instead of rotating
    Fixed: If the 'x' button was clicked on the dialog for importing vs. opening layers as a result of drag-and-drop, the operation was not cancelled
    Fixed: Application icon in Vista was not scaling up to 256x256, it was only going up to 48x48
    Fixed: The crash log writer was crashing, causing double-crashes
    Fixed: History control hot tracking / highlighting glitch

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Nope, lots of histograms ... these are effects that Tom did (including the redone Sharpen). They're all based off of a common base implementation with some kind of rolling histogram computation.

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120 DPI bug fixing is coming.

Cool. Thanks, Rick. Apart from that color palette bug, I haven't seen anything odd happen at 120 DPI. The icons on the palettes have that "non-native" look about them, but otherwise... we're gravy. :)

Paint.NET 3 is looking to be awesome, Rick. :D

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I think that the use of the same shortcut for 2 different functions is a very bad idea!

:shock:

The shortcut 'M' is used with “Move selected pixelsâ€

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zisworg, It's that way so that you press it multiple times to switch between them. It's been this way for almost 2 years and it works very well for everybody.

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zisworg, It's that way so that you press it multiple times to switch between them. It's been this way for almost 2 years and it works very well for everybody.

Afflicted: I didn't know this multiple use. :oops:

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bit late to say this aswell; but pnet 3 looks a lot more professional, not saying 1 & 2 werent, but 3 just looks that bit better :)

The number of buttons in an application is directly proportional to it's professional look rating. :D

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Is a way of increasing the size of the grid boxes?

(with big size images, the grid is unusable)

Thanks :wink:

PS: thank you very much for this formidable software!! :P

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Is a way of increasing the size of the grid boxes?

(with big size images, the grid is unusable)

Thanks :wink:

PS: thank you very much for this formidable software!! :P

Perhaps you could create your own grid on its own layer, then delete it when you are done.

Grid Maker: http://paintdotnet.12.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=2302

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Yes BoltBalt it's a good idea ( :oops: ).

But if PdN handles it "alone" (without a layer) : it's great :D

Rick > just a small option ?

(or, for advanced users : a parameter in a .INI file, a REG key)

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Zisworg, maby in the future, maby for final release, Paint.NET will have a embedded Grid creator with the power of the one boltbait gave you, but currently, thats all we have..

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Hi there,

:?: really nice work... is there a link for the source code of the new version?

:!: (maybe I have somthing on my eyes - but I don't found a link for that!)

Best Regard Tim

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