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Rick Brewster

paint.net 4.0.1 beta build 5305

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This update is focused on fixing some important crashes, bricks, functionality issues, and performance optimizations.
 
You can get it via the built-in updater in 4.0 if you have "Also check for pre-release (beta) versions of paint.net" enabled in Settings -> Updates.
 
You will need to download this directly from the website in order to install it: http://www.getpaint.net/updates/zip/paint.net.4.1.5305.37852.install.zip . As it turns out, there's a teeny tiny bug in 4.0 Final which causes it to basically just ignore your setting for "Also check for pre-release (beta) versions." Oops :)
 
Changes since 4.0:
  • Move Selected Pixels tool performance has been significantly optimized.
  • Move Selected Pixels tool was always leaving transparent black behind instead of the secondary color with alpha removed.
  • Brush tools with odd-sized brushes and no antialiasing were drawing at 1 size smaller.
  • Fixed some apparent 'lag' in the brush tools due to an off-by-1 glitch in the stroke path calculation code.
  • The brush tool preview circle no longer scales by the system DPI setting, which made it too big.
  • Removed the momentary hourglass/wait cursor after drawing (e.g. pencil and brush tools).
  • Optimized performance of the Shapes tool, especially for the Ellipse shape.
  • Paint Bucket tool will now correctly treat the selection as a boundary contour.
  • Zoom tool no longer crashes sometimes when pressing the right mouse button while already holding the left mouse button.
  • The status bar now reports the correct selection location when it's outside the image boundaries (e.g. negative values).
  • Auto-scrolling on the edge of the window now works correctly and doesn't require you to "jiggle the mouse" for each scroll update.
  • Touch screens no longer scroll when swiping up/down with one finger.
  • Improved the pixel grid's contrast so it's not overwhelmingly bright.
  • The transparency "checkerboard" is now aligned to the top-left of the image, instead of the top-left of the canvas.
  • The cursor position reported in the status bar was off-by-1 when the value was supposed to be negative.
  • Some controls (e.g. units selection in the Image->Resize dialog) were not drawing focus rectangles when using the keyboard.
  • Fixed a crash (OutOfMemoryException) when using a selection tool when hardware acceleration is disabled.
  • Fixed a crash (TimeBeforeLastUpdateException) in the installer. This usually happens when running in a virtual machine, and only affects animations.
  • Fixed a crash (BadImageFormatException) at startup. This indicates an installation error, and will be automatically repaired.
  • Fixed various crashes caused by having the wrong (old) version of PaintDotNet.SystemLayer.Native.dll. This indicates an installation error, and will be automatically repaired.
  • Improved performance when hardware acceleration is disabled.
  • All 7th generation Intel GPUs now default to hardware rendering. All older Intel GPUs default to software rendering.
  • Fixed graphical artifacts (blackness, flickering, mouse trails) on certain GPUs (e.g. NVIDIA Optimus).
  • "NVIDIA ION" graphics cards now default to software rendering due to crashes.

Enjoy!

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I'm running the 4.0 final build. When I ask it to check for updates, it says that there are none available.

 

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 7 Service Pack 1 (6.1.7601.65536)
.NET Runtime	4.0.30319.18444
Physical Memory	3,996 MB
	
CPU	Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2367M CPU @ 1.40GHz
    Architecture	x64 (64-bit)
    Process Mode	64-bit
    Speed	~1396 MHz
    Cores / Threads	4
    Features	DEP, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4_1, SSE4_2, XSAVE
	
Video Card	Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
    Dedicated Video RAM	64 MB
    Dedicated System RAM	0 MB
    Shared System RAM	1,632 MB
    Vendor ID	0x8086
    Device ID	0x0116
    Subsystem ID	0x00091179
    Revision	9
    LUID	0x00009052
    Flags	None
    Outputs	1

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I'm running the 4.0 final build. When I ask it to check for updates, it says that there are none available.

 

You can get it via the built-in updater in 4.0 if you have "Also check for pre-release (beta) versions of paint.net" enabled in Settings -> Updates.

 
You will need to download this directly from the website in order to install it: http://www.getpaint.net/updates/zip/paint.net.4.1.5305.37852.install.zip . As it turns out, there's a teeny tiny bug in 4.0 Final which causes it to basically just ignore your setting for "Also check for pre-release (beta) versions." Oops :)

 

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Is that bug fixed in the 4.0.1 beta available here? Or, is this to be fixed in the 4.0.1 final?

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That's strange, because I do NOT have the "also check for beta updates" checked, but I do have the normal check for updates checked, and when I clicked the "check for updates" button, it told me about the beta update. And so I downloaded it right there from in Paint.NET 4.0. Yes, it's true that there was no "Auto" update, but I was still able to update from in Paint.NET.

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