Rick Brewster Posted March 10, 2007 Share Posted March 10, 2007 Ok I'm going to the bars in about 5 seconds but managed to get this ready just to whet everyone's appetite. I'm planning on releasing a v3.05 update in the next few weeks*. The goals of this release are to clean up some parts of the UI to make them simpler and/or easier to use. And I'm adding a new effect just to make darn sure everyone sees value in updating 1) In Windows Vista, the new style Open/Save dialogs are now used. This makes things much more consistent with the rest of everything. Interestingly this is actually a lot more work than you'd think! (especially for a C# app like Paint.NET) Old New 2) Pencil Sketch effect 3) Better "the pasted image is too big" dialog Old: New: (yes the thumbnail shows what is being pasted) 4) Some other UI refinements. THe Image->Rotate, Image->Flip, and Layer->Flip submenus are gone. Instead, the commands are now in the Image and Layer menus, respsectively. There are now only 3 rotate commands (90 degrees CW, 90 degres CCW, 180 degrees) because the 270 and second 180 degree options were redundant. Oh, and the View->Units submenu has also been "flattened" into the View menu. 5) Removed the "Clear History" button. Does anyone use this? The answer: no, they don't. Its existence implies that the user (you!) should have to care about the application's memory management, and I don't believe they should. 6) When you choose a new language, the dialog that's shown gives you the ability to restart Paint.NET right away instead of saying "Oh neat, but you have to go restart Paint.NET yourself." It's a much smoother experience. 7) I plan on making the dialog box that says, "To save in this format the image must be flattened. Proceed?" dialog a lot better (using the "task dialog" form shown above for the new Paste confirmation dialog) 8 ) Some small bug fixes 9) A performance improvement for quad core systems. Yeah, I know this affects all of 8 people in the whole world The issue is detailed here, http://blogs.msdn.com/rickbrew/archive/ ... lyzed.aspx Ok that's enough for now. Time to get drunk. * The schedule is mostly dependent on how long it takes to get everything translated. Not that our guys are slow, it just takes time Quote The Paint.NET Blog: https://blog.getpaint.net/ Donations are always appreciated! https://www.getpaint.net/donate.html Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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