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Rick Brewster

Paint.NET 3.0 Beta 1 -- Known Issues

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I usually don't publish a list like this but these issues are big enough to warrant it.

1. Crashes at app startup with Windows XP Tablet PC Edition.

Symptom: Crashes when launching Paint.NET on any Tablet PC running Windows XP Tablet PC Edition.

Explanation: Since I'm now doing my development work on Windows Vista, the compiler took the version stamp from the Microsoft.Ink.dll that comes with that OS and embedded that version requirement into the PaintDotNet.SystemLayer.dll that ships with Beta 1. Now that I know this, it will be simple to fix.

Workaround: Download the following file and extract it to where you installed Paint.NET to (usually "C:\Program Files\Paint.NET"): http://www.getpaint.net/misc/StylusReaderBeta1QFE.zip

2. Some plugins, such as "Ed-fects", may not work in non-English

Symptom: Crashes after using the plugin

Explanation: The resource loader that the the History window is using is not properly handling the icon provided from the effect when the language is not English.

Workaround: Set your language to English from the Help->Language menu. This will be fixed for the next release and you will be able to use the language of your preference.

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2. Some plugins, such as "Ed-fects", do not work

Symptom: Crashes after using the plugin

Explanation: The renderer for the History window is not properly handling the case of an effect that does not provide an icon, or that provide an icon from a different resource source.

Workaround: No workaround. Do not use Ed-fects, or any other plugins that cause this crash, and wait for the next release.

I'm running build 3.0.2525.34975 and I am not seeing this issue at all. I'm curious if there is some other thing involved here.

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OK, that made it fail.

But, it works fine in English.

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Right. My psychic debugging abilities point me toward a problem in some of the loc-related resource loader code ... :)

I've updated the information above.

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BTW, for the workaround: you can also run in French if you turn the History window off...

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I'm also not sure if this is a bug, or just my computer. I downloaded Beta 3.0 yesterday and it was doing fine most of the day. It lagged a lot worse than v2.72 did and the zoom feature didn't want to work right. I couldn't zoom above 2400% without first zooming to a lower percentage and then zooming on up. Not once, but twice, I had to restart my computer because the program wouldn't open. Neither directly, nor by opening a pdn file.

I never had these problems with v2.72

Otherwise, it's a great paint program!

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Not once, but twice, I had to restart my computer because the program wouldn't open. Neither directly, nor by opening a pdn file.
you can solve that by killing the "PaintDotNet.exe" process in your task manager.

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Don't know if this is a bug, but the "clouds" effect is not translated into french yet.

"Clouds" was added just a few days before the Beta release, so the translators didn't have time to translate it.

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It lagged a lot worse than v2.72 did

How much memory does your system have? What parts were "laggy"?

... and the zoom feature didn't want to work right. I couldn't zoom above 2400% without first zooming to a lower percentage and then zooming on up.

What was the size of the image, in pixels, that you were working with?

Not once, but twice, I had to restart my computer because the program wouldn't open. Neither directly, nor by opening a pdn file.

How did you close Paint.NET when it was working correctly, and before you had trouble opening it again? Had it crashed? I am trying to track down this "zombie process" problem but so far have not been able to reproduce it on any of my systems.

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is the "show grid when zoomed in" feature meant to be reset each time you switch from one image to another? that proved quite annoying for the problem i was currently working on. maybe don't let the setting be effected by image switch or remember the setting for each image?

thanks in advance :D

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is the "show grid when zoomed in" feature meant to be reset each time you switch from one image to another? that proved quite annoying for the problem i was currently working on. maybe don't let the setting be effected by image switch or remember the setting for each image?

thanks in advance :D

Aha, that is a bug. I will fix it, thanks.

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How much memory does your system have? What parts were "laggy"?
I'm not sure how much memory I have right now. I couldn't find that answer. This computer is only about 6 months old and had 512.00 MB of memory installed. Out of 74.51 GB on my hard drive, I've only used 16.64 GB. I don't know if that tells you anything.

This is day two with Beta 3.0 and the lagging hasn't been a problem today. Yesterday, in the first few hours of use, practically everything was lagging, like switching tools and moving cutouts around. Even the history and layers were slow. It seems to have cleared up now though.

What was the size of the image, in pixels, that you were working with? (re: zooming problem)
I can't recall for certain, but there's a 95% chance that it would have been 800x600 pixels. This problem continues today.

How did you close Paint.NET when it was working correctly, and before you had trouble opening it again? Had it crashed? I am trying to track down this "zombie process" problem but so far have not been able to reproduce it on any of my systems.
No, it had never crashed while I was using it. It had lagged, but never crashed. I typically close using the top right corner of the browser, not that little pic window in the right/top. Yesterday, I would have only been working with one image at a time, so I would have closed the paint browser.

Both times yesterday, and just now today, I closed out just fine...no problems, but then the next time I tried to open a pic with the program, nothing happened. Neither could I open the program directly with the desktop icon.

I tried entY8's suggestion the last time, and indeed the program was there. I ended it and it appeared to end from the task manager, but that didn't fix the problem. I still had to restart a moment ago.

One other note... I had used v2.72 for the past two weeks and had never had any of these problems. I hope this helps.

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