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Okay, well, the thing updated on me, and I didn't want it to. Now I'm stuck with this.

 

My problem is that the graphics are acting goofy with 4.0... the screen flashes from white to black (strobe like), and there is a 'dot' trail every time I move the mouse to do anything. I didn't have this issue before the update, it was working fine.

 

It is now impossible to use.

 

I've been using paint.net for YEARS. I tried 4.0 earlier, and it had the same issue, so I uninstalled and went to the previous

version, and that does not seem to be available now.

 

Any ideas?

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I have this problem too, I suspect its a problem with my Nvidia card cause its ok when I switch to the Intel one.

--- I have an Acer laptop that has two video cards between which I can switch at will (vey nice feature), the intel one works fine with any settings, but I get the same problem:

Screen flashes and flickers like an evil strobe light and little dots spew out of the mouse when I move the cursor.

Turning off hardware acceleration fixes it with the Nvidia card, and using the Intel card fixes it completely.

My question is how much am i missing (as I ask below).

 

Anyhow, here is my original post that I plopped into the wrong place on this site:

 

Hi everyone!

I JUST upgraded and ran into a problem which is bad, but I fixed it which is good!

Instant mood swings! YAY!

Here's the info from PaintDotNet about itself and the computer I am working on:

 

Application paint.net 4.0 (Final 4.0.5288.36565)
Build Date Tuesday, June 24, 2014
 
Hardware accelerated rendering (GPU) True
Animations True
Language en-US
 
OS Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
.NET Runtime 4.0.30319.18449
Physical Memory 8,010 MB
 
CPU Intel® Core™ i7-3632QM CPU @ 2.20GHz
    Architecture x64 (64-bit)
    Process Mode 64-bit
    Speed ~2195 MHz
    Cores / Threads 8
    Features DEP, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4_1, SSE4_2, XSAVE
 
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
    Dedicated Video RAM 1,986 MB
    Dedicated System RAM 0 MB
    Shared System RAM 2,048 MB
    Vendor ID 0x10DE
    Device ID 0x0FD1
    Subsystem ID 0x06861025
    Revision 161
    LUID 0x00009B0E
    Flags None
    Outputs 1
 
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
    Dedicated Video RAM 1,986 MB
    Dedicated System RAM 0 MB
    Shared System RAM 2,048 MB
    Vendor ID 0x10DE
    Device ID 0x0FD1
    Subsystem ID 0x06861025
    Revision 161
    LUID 0x00009CC5
    Flags None
    Outputs 0
 
Video Card Microsoft Basic Render Driver
    Dedicated Video RAM 1,986 MB
    Dedicated System RAM 0 MB
    Shared System RAM 2,048 MB
    Vendor ID 0x1414
    Device ID 0x008C
    Subsystem ID 0x00000000
    Revision 0
    LUID 0x00009C6B
    Flags Software
    Outputs 0
 
 
What is happening is that under the initial instal the window turns black, flashes on and off like strobe light when I move the mouse, and the cursor leaves little dots all over the place.
What I did to fix it was turn off hardware acceleration in the UI section of settings, its an instant fix. HOORAY!
I am curious about what I might be missing.
Is having to turn this off going to cost me some gigantic amount of performance?
 
I love this program by the way, I use it constantly and recommend it to everyone. Hope that stuff above is helpful. If needed I can send along screenshots, though they are tricky to do while moving the mouse!
 
Cheers!! And happy 4th of July!

Mealea

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