Jump to content

Multiple Paint.Net Installs?


Recommended Posts

Is it posible to have 2 different versions of Paint.Net installed on the same machine? I would like to have 3.5 and the beta 4.0 installed because I need the ability to save as PSDs and the Photoshop filetype dll does not work for me in 4.0 and I am unable to find a way to get it working.

 

So if anyone knows if it's possible to have 2 paint.net installs without resorting to virtualization software or a way to get the photoshop filetype dll working in the newest beta build, please let me know, I miss the beta build already xD. My Googlefu has failed me in this regard.

Edited by Andronomos
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have not tried it myself but somebody else on this forum told me it is possible.

 

Assuming that you already have Paint.NET 3.5 on your C:/Program Files directory, try downloading the latest beta version 4 here: http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/27954-paintnet-40-beta-build-5168/

 

Once you downloaded that, install the Paint.NET 4  setup on another folder, other than C:/Program Files. If you have a D: drive, try installing it there. This is to avoid program conflict with the one on your  C:/Program Files directory. But its still possible to run into some conflicts I think.

Edited by Ishi
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have not tried it myself but somebody else on this forum told me it is possible.

 

Assuming that you already have Paint.NET 3.5 on your C:/Program Files directory, try downloading the latest beta version 4 here: http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/27954-paintnet-40-beta-build-5168/

 

Once you downloaded that, install the Paint.NET 4  setup on another folder, other than C:/Program Files. If you have a D: drive, try installing it there. This is to avoid program conflict with the one on your  C:/Program Files directory. But its still possible to run into some conflicts I think.

 

Your advice worked, however you CAN have the installs on the same drive and in the same directory.

 

I currently have Paint.Net installed in these locations:

C:\Program Files\Paint.NET

C:\Program Files\Paint.NET 4.0

 

Simply install one version of Paint.Net, then copy the system folder to another location (such as your desektop) then install another version of Paint.Net. When the second install is done, simply move the other versions system folder back to "C:\Program Files\" and you're done.

 

Sadly you can't run bother versions at the same time using this method but it will suit my needs when I need to use outdated plugins. Thanks again :)

Edited by Andronomos
  • Upvote 1
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.

Guest
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.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...