Paint.NET v3.20 Beta 1 is now available

You can get it either from the website, http://www.getpaint.net, or from within Paint.NET itself via the auto-updater. Note: Make sure you have “Also check for beta releases” enabled. You can access this option by going to Help -> Check for Updates, and then clicking on the “Options” button.

Please be sure to report any compatibility problems with plugins.

Changes:

  • 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.
  • Improved: Updating performance should now be faster. It used to be the case that two system restore points were created during update (one for uninstall, and one for re-install), but now only one is created to cover the entire transaction.
  • Changed: Ctrl+Alt+0 now works for “View actual size”. This is not listed in the View menu as a shortcut, but should help those used to keyboard commands from Photoshop, etc.
  • Changed: Some plugins that were causing stability problems are now blocked from loading. They will show up in the File->View Plugin Load Errors dialog.
  • Changed: Old effect plugin DLL’s that have since been integrated into Paint.NET (Glow, Portrait, etc.) are now blocked from loading.
  • Fixed: For revamped effect configuration dialogs, the first textbox is now auto-selected instead of the OK button. This makes keyboard usage more convenient.
  • Fixed: Close/Cancel button flickering while downloading an update
  • Fixed: The floating tool windows (Tools, History, Layers, Color) will double-check that they are on-screen when they are toggled on/off
  • Fixed: If two images had the text tool active and both had active text being edited, then Backspace would not always be routed to the correct image
  • Fixed: Open/Save dialogs in Windows Vista with high-DPI would sometimes have garbled thumbnail rendering (fixed by adding “high DPI aware” flag to EXE manifest instead of using SetProcessDPIAware function)
  • Fixed: Some minor high-DPI glitches in new UI features
  • Fixed: For newly revamped effect configuration dialogs, the focus rectangle (“dotted rectangle”) for sliders is drawn only when necessary
  • Fixed: Several rare crashes

Enjoy! I’m off to play video games for once. I still haven’t passed the first level of Halo 3.

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4 thoughts on “Paint.NET v3.20 Beta 1 is now available

  1. pyrochild says:

    “Enjoy! I’m off to play video games for once. I still haven’t passed the first level of Halo 3.”

    You have soooo much electronic gadgetry lying around your house (you posted a pic once), and yet you rarely have time to use it! What, pray tell, is the point?

  2. gubment_cheez says:

    ““Enjoy! I’m off to play video games for once. I still haven’t passed the first level of Halo 3.”

    You have soooo much electronic gadgetry lying around your house (you posted a pic once), and yet you rarely have time to use it! What, pray tell, is the point?”
    it’s all for his plan to take over the world through mind control through the PDN interface (server-side mind control systems)

  3. WJUK says:

    Dammit, I want to play Halo 3 too.

    Not enough for an XBox 360 though. 😦

    Anyone willing to donate? lol

    Anyway, love PDN. Keep up the good work.

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