Paint.NET v3.20 Alpha 2 is now available

Get it either from the website (, or from within Paint.NET itself. Note: Make sure you have “Also check for beta releases” enabled. You can access this option by going to Help -> Check for Updates, then clicking on the “Options” button.

Please be sure to report any compatibility problems with plugins! Note: The new plugin system is still subject to change. Plugins written for this alpha are not guaranteed to work with the Beta or Final releases (although I will of course do my best to avoid breaking things).

  • Note: New features will be displayed in English through the Alpha and Beta release(s). The final release will include full translations for the other supported languages.
  • Fixed: Paint.NET would crash if you clicked on the “start cap” or “end cap” buttons for the Line/Curve tool*
  • Fixed: Using Sepia would produce a result identical to Black & White, and would also mess up the undo history
  • Changed: Tolerance slider control is now 25% wider as per request on the forum
  • Changed: Improved the Magic Wand cursor
  • Changed: Improved the Paint Bucket cursor
  • Fixed: OnSetRenderInfo() was being called twice for effects that use the new property system
  • Fixed: Soften Portrait allows “0” for the Softness value again
  • Fixed: Tweaked some of the slider controls in some of the revamped effects
  • Fixed: Compatibility with several plugins

* You would not believe how many e-mails I got about this crash! Good thing it was just an alpha relase!


9 thoughts on “Paint.NET v3.20 Alpha 2 is now available

  1. Zisworg says:

    “Fixed: Compatibility with several plugins”
    I don’t understand well: will the compatible plugins PdN 3.1x be compatible PdN 3.2x? I thought that the handle system of the plugins was completely remade.
    Thank you for the update.

  2. Sozo says:

    I’m glad to see the end cap tool is fixed. Figures… the one time I use that feature.

    Thanks again Rick for another great release!

  3. Tim says:

    I did the comment and it seemed failed.What I want to say is I will support you forever and thank you for ur hard work.

  4. Sah War says:

    Another milestone release is coming closer to its most desired final release yet! Great work! The improvements/new features will be so much fun!
    Impressive is not enough to describe it…so, simply:
    PDN is awesome, Mr. Brewster!

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