Paint.NET v3.35 – Beta 2 is now available

This is a refresh of the beta with some good changes to the new features, and many bug fixes.

Please note that this is a beta, and expires in August. You can get it 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.

Ok now that this is done I can get back to working on my blog posts about Fluent Exception Handling 🙂

Changes since Beta 1:

· Changed: When using a selection mode other than “replace”, it will now draw the selection outline so that you can see both the original and resulting selection areas. Before, it would only draw the resulting selection area outline, which made modes such as Intersect hard to use.
· Changed: The canvas background is now a solid color instead of a gradient. The gradient was causing certain tone misjudgments related to bright versus dark colors.
· Changed: Shortcut key for Sepia is now Ctrl+Shift+E. The shortcut for Posterize is now Ctrl+Shift+P.
· New: When holding Ctrl or Alt for a selection tool, the cursor now has a plus or minus indicator.
· Fixed: The Resize dialog had some rounding errors with the “Maintain aspect ratio” feature, which caused a few discrepancies and even a spurious “out of memory” error.
· Fixed: Some quirks with the Color Wheel control for IndirectUI-based effect plugins.
· Fixed: Several miscellaneous and rare crashes.
· Fixed: The installer would display a bizarre error if a “blank” install folder was attempted.
· Fixed: The installer now only accepts absolute path locations, instead of relative ones. This fixes an ambiguity between where Paint.NET believes it is installing itself to, and the directory that Windows Installer actually uses.


3 thoughts on “Paint.NET v3.35 – Beta 2 is now available

  1. RC says:

    What are you using to manage updates of in version 3.5? (a .net component, BITS service, something else…?) Do you think this will change when you release 4.0?

  2. Rick Brewster says:

    RC – I’m using code that I wrote myself, along with the regular built-in Windows Installer (“MSI”) component. It just downloads a text file from the website every 5 days and inspects the contents. If the version listed is newer than what you have, it then tells you — and when you click Install it downloads a ZIP, verifies the digital signature of the EXE inside, and then runs it after shutting down.

  3. R C says:

    Rick – Thanks. I was just curious. Your install routine and update routine seem to work very well. (Kudos to you!) Nice app!

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