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Rick Brewster

paint.net 4.0.4 is now available

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As I discussed in an earlier blog post, this update greatly improves performance in some key areas like the Magic Wand and Move Selected Pixels tools. It also fixes some important bugs, and even gives back a feature that got lost in the move from 3.5 to 4.0. Good stuff all around!


 


As usual, you can download it directly from the website, or you can use the built-in updater via Settings –> Updates –> Check Now.


 


Here’s the change log:


  • New: Added a ‘Fill’ property to the Paintbrush tool (regression from 3.5).

  • Faster: Move Selected Pixels has been significantly optimized.

  • Faster: Magic Wand Tool has been significantly optimized.

  • Faster: Working with aliased selections ("aliased selection quality" in the toolbar) has been significantly optimized.

  • Faster: Edit->Copy and Edit->Copy Merged are now up to 2x faster.

  • Faster: Drawing when a selection is active; clipping performance is now improved.

  • Fixed: The Text tool no longer produces terrible looking text when using Smooth rendering mode without antialiasing.

  • Fixed: The Gear shape had a few glitches.

  • Fixed: Using a Fill pattern with the Paint Bucket would sometimes produces misaligned or "corrupt looking" results.

  • Fixed: The alignment of the menu buttons in the top-right was off by 2 pixels, causing them to look weird at high-DPI.

  • Fixed: The zoom buttons in the status bar would not recognize clicks unless the main window was already in focus.

  • Fixed: Some incorrect errors about requiring Windows 7 SP1 when launching the installer from something like an old version of WinZip.

  • Fixed: Edit->Clear Selection and Edit->Cut were filling with transparent black (#00000000) instead of transparent white (#00FFFFFF). This caused some discrepancies compared to older versions of Paint.NET (regression from 3.5).

  • Fixed: Pressing Ctrl+A when a drawing tool was active would sometimes incorrectly show a tinted selection.

  • Fixed: Text in the title bar was not visible when using a 3rd party Aero theme with black titlebars.

Enjoy!


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The magic wand sure does seem quicker... but ANY tolerance when I "subtract" removes all selected pixels in the image.
(Did I miss something?)

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The magic wand sure does seem quicker... but ANY tolerance when I "subtract" removes all selected pixels in the image.

(Did I miss something?)

I won't have access to a PC for the rest of the day ... can someone else help confirm this? If so then a 4.0.5 update will have to be soon ...

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I won't have access to a PC for the rest of the day ... can someone else help confirm this? If so then a 4.0.5 update will have to be soon ...

 

Confirmed. Looks like that the arguments of the substract are  inverted.

So the result is new - old but should be old - new.

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First, thanks for this new update.

 

But would it be possible to have a "merge all visible" feature for layers on the next update besides the copy merged feature?

 

Thanks.

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4.0.4. seems to have a bit of trouble rendering selection outlines -- when I select a large region of complex shape (rendered clouds for instance) and quickly zoom in or out, the outline also changes size for a fraction of a second.

 

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EDIT: I'm also still experiencing the bug where window positions will always reset after restarting paint.net.

Edited by vvye

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That selection rendering is intentional. It doesn't yet have a higher resolution rendering of the selection, so until it does it stretches out the low resolution one.

 

It's no different than zooming in/out of Google Maps and how it doesn't load a high resolution map tile until you zoom in and actually need it.

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