Paint.NET v3.30 Beta 2 is now available

It’s been 2 weeks and I’ve been busy incorporating the feedback I’ve received so far on the first beta. Phew! Anyway, please note that this is a beta that expires in 60 days on May 11th. You can get this update by downloading it from the website, (no need to uninstall your current version, it will figure it all out for you), or via the built-in updater. For the latter, go to Help -> Check for Updates… and make sure you are set up to receive betas by clicking on the Options button and ensuring that "Also check for beta releases" is checked. Then close the dialogs and click on Help -> Check for Updates… again.

Changes since Beta 1:

  • Changed: Most effects and adjustments, including plugins that use IndirectUI, have been visually refreshed. The new look is cleaner and more compact. These changes are shown in more detail at
  • Fixed: Thumbnails for PDN images now include transparency, which improves their appearance in Windows Vista.
  • New: For developers, added a Color Wheel control to IndirectUI for use in effect plugins.
  • New: For developers, added ability to customize certain properties of the effect configuration dialog via IndirectUI.



10 thoughts on “Paint.NET v3.30 Beta 2 is now available

  1. BoltBait says:

    The color wheel is a welcome addition to the Indirect UI system. So is allowing us developers to change the title bar of our effects.

  2. JamesW says:

    I keep forgetting to mention. It would be great if the Check for updates command could prompt for a Proxy server when applicable.

  3. Nidonocu says:

    I’ve just found this build to be quite unstable. :/
    After the first run after install, all seemed good. But I just tried to open the new beta right now and its hanging (not crashing) on load or when I try to perform the first operation (such as clicking a tool or restoring the window).
    Its late now but could do more diagnosing if needed or wanted.

  4. Oscarntommy says:

    Great job Rick. But is it possible to make an update checker for plugins? It would save people more time trying to find the respective updates for plugins.

  5. John Secada says:

    I was like to see .gif associated with

    JPEGs and PNGs are associated but GIFs ain’t ='(

  6. Jim C says:

    My IT guy pointed this program out and I really like the program. Are there plans to add a batch function to the program? I usually download 30-100 photos from my camera at a time and would like an auto-level/rename function to speed up the process.

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