Paint.NET v3.22 is now available

It’s that time again: a new version of Paint.NET! This release fixes a few minor bugs and adds a new, much-needed Reduce Noise effect. You can download it from the website at, or use the built-in updater by clicking on Help -> Check for Updates within the application.


  • New: “Reduce Noise” effect.
  • Changed: Ctrl+W will now close Paint.NET if zero images are open.
  • Fixed: In Windows XP, when launching web content, sometimes Internet Explorer was used instead of the user’s chosen default browser.
  • Fixed: The Unfocus effect was not handling alpha values properly.
  • Fixed: The Brightness / Contrast adjustment was only displaying its text in English.
  • Fixed: The /auto parameter for the installer now correctly allows for an automated installation. This was inadvertently broken in 3.20.



12 thoughts on “Paint.NET v3.22 is now available

  1. Mike says:

    Wonderful. Already downloaded 🙂 Now that I have Vista, the one thing that bothers me (and it’s a very minor thing) is that when you click OK to start the actual update process, there’s no UAC shield (this is the “OK” after the download took place). As usual, the one thing that keeps Photoshop on my system is on your Popular Requests section of the forum (and I understand it’s a pain in the neck to implement): Being able to “re-edit” text

  2. Craig says:

    Good work. Will this work with vs 2008? I know there was a few bugs with 2008 for 3.20 but will it work? I doesn’t matter if you don’t officially support 2008

  3. Rick Brewster says:

    Mike — Yup I hear you on that one (the shield that is). I tried to get it on there awhile ago but it wasn’t cooperating so I didn’t bother with it. I think I know now why it wasn’t, so I’ll probably have another go at it: I don’t think the button’s FlatStyle property was set to System, and so WinForms was custom-rendering it instead of letting Vista do it the right way.

    Craig — Once the source code is out in a day or so, it will have project files for Visual Studio 2008 (but not for 2005).

  4. Andrew says:

    Clicking the “more info” link that shows up when you check for updates still opens IE and not the default web browser I have chosen for windows xp.

  5. Mike says:

    Got it about the shield. Funny how simple the error is (FlatStyle = System; very easy to miss). I’m sure it’ll be in 3.23 🙂

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