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Rick Brewster

Paint.NET v3.0 Beta 1 is now available

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You can get it from the website, http://www.getpaint.net , or via the built-in updater.

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Changes:

    * New effect: Clouds
    * New menu command: Edit->Fill Selection (shortcut key: Backspace). This will fill any selected area with the primary color.
    * New toolbar item / hotkey: The brush size may be manipulated with +/- buttons in the toolbar. Hotkeys for this are [ and ], and you may hold Ctrl to increment or decrement by 5.
    * New translations: They are not complete yet, and in fact some have just been started. They are mostly in place right now in order to get the code correct: Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portugese, and Spanish. You will have the ability to choose one of these languages during installation, and from the Help->Language menu, but the text will still be either mostly or completely English. Complete translations will be finished by February.
    * Added left-handed shortcut keys for Cut (Shift+Del), Copy (Ctrl+Ins), Paste (Shift+Ins)
    * Upper-left coordinate of selection is now displayed in the status bar
    * When moving text with the Text tool, the anchor point coordinate is now displayed in the status bar
    * Fixed: In high-DPI mode (120dpi), the color swatch would translate the mouse location to the wrong color palette entry
    * Fixed: Alpha-channel handling for bicubic and super-sampling image resampling methods
    * Fixed: Very slow download speeds for updates in Vista
    * Fixed: In Vista, the updater would relaunch Paint.NET with the same administrator privileges that the installer executed in. Now it will relaunch Paint.NET with the pre-elevation user and privilege level. Note that this fix will not be apparent until the next update to Paint.NET.
    * Fixed some layout and rendering issues with the floating tool windows in Vista
    * Fixed a rendering issue with the font selection dropdown list
    * Fixed a performance issue with the font selection dropdown list in Vista
    * Right-clicking on a color in the palette will now set the secondary color
    * Palette files now allow comments to be placed after color values
    * Fixed: If Edit->Paste in to New Image was pasting a bitmap with transparency (from Paint.NET), it would have a white background instead of a transparent background.
    * Fixed: Right-clicking on a .PDN file in Explorer and then selecting "Print" would not work if Paint.NET was already open
    * Fixed over 10 user-reported crash bugs
    * Fixed several out-of-memory crashes
    * Fixes for many other miscellaneous, mostly minor, bugs

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Right-clicking on a color in the palette will now set the secondary color
Thank you! That is awesome!

I know it was requested here several times; I think it is one of those "expected" behaviors from other paint programs. I'll update right now...

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Maybe this should go in bugs, but when trying to update I click Install and the message box says 404 Not Found.

Windows XP SP2.

Maybe I'll try later.

Never mind. It's going now.

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Maybe this should go in bugs, but when trying to update I click Install and the message box says 404 Not Found.

Windows XP SP2.

Maybe I'll try later.

Never mind. It's going now.

One of the mirrors just takes awhile to propogate. It'll be fine in about ... half an hour I'm guessing.

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Looks Great

Right Click onlower color box sete secondary ... buy not right click within the color wheel

BTW what is happening when the installer optimizes the monitor .. I assume this is for sRBG ... noted when loading an adobe RGB there is no translation although it looks the same as PSP after loading a test photo from inkjetart.com and they print the same.

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Looks Great

Right Click on lower color box sets the secondary color ... buy not when you right click within the color wheel.

BTW what is happening when the installer optimizes the monitor .. I assume this is for sRBG ... noted when loading an adobe RGB there is no translation although it looks the same as PSP after loading a test photo from inkjetart.com and they print the same.

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Install-time optimization has nothing to do with the monitor or color correction or anything. It's compiling the application using ngen.exe for faster load time and reduced memory usage.

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Please note that with the beta release v3.0 is considered "feature complete."

Then won't PdN 3.0 have new features?

Selection management for example or history saving/loading (macros)? :roll:

But thank you for all that is already made!! It is enormous! :D

Thanks so much.

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3.0 has tons of new features. It is time to start stabilizing it. Please stop asking for new features in 3.0 after I've already stated there won't be any more added -- all you're doing is making me exhausted.

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