Paint.NET v3.5.1 is coming … small fixes, and more Win7

It’s inevitable that a small “QFE” update is necessary shortly after a big release like Paint.NET v3.5. I’ve been keeping track of the crashes and other issues that have been sent my way, and I have fixes for the most important ones. Some users have reported lag with the paintbrush tool … fixed. Some have been having a really difficult time with Paste gobbling up CPU time and never finishing … fixed. Et. cetera.

In addition, I’ve added a few extra small goodies for Windows 7 users. Namely, many long-running operations will report their progress in the taskbar, like so:

All effects, adjustments, Image->Resize, and the installer itself will do this. The installer is a pretty useful one, in fact. That way you can tell at a glance if it’s done or not. It reports progress, and also uses an overlay icon that updates to reflect whether installation is in-progress, successfully completed, or had an error.

Hopefully in another update I can publish the image list into the superbar’s tab list. However, this will require a bit more work and so it did not make the cut for v3.5.1.

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7 thoughts on “Paint.NET v3.5.1 is coming … small fixes, and more Win7

  1. Phyxius says:

    Now you’re making me mad that my not-so-free (10$ shipping/handling) upgrade disc hasn’t come yet. 😦

  2. Arvind says:

    Keep up the good work! Paint.NET is my photo editor of choice.

    P.S. I’ve made 8 personas yet, and all of them using Paint.NET. I like the ease of use most. And plugins, of course.

  3. Jeff says:

    Great work, Rick.

    If it isn’t already on the agenda, please add the File -> Acquire (from a Scanner or Camera) to the functions that report their progress to the taskbar.

    When scanning in images from my scanner, which I do a lot, I find that is slower than any other tasks I do. That sometimes takes a couple of minutes.

    Thanks in advance.

  4. drash68 says:

    I have finally seen it! True Transparency in a PNG File. This is great, and it doesn’t take any extra work, on my part.

    I often create Rocket Dock Icons in Inkscape, then export them as bmp or jpeg files to Paint.net. I’ll remove the white background, with the handy dandy magic-wand tool, then save it out as a png.

    Maybe I just wasn’t going through the right process prior to 3.5 or 3.5.1, but it always left the white background common with bitmap or jpeg files. Not anymore! It took it, “As Is” and did what I wantd to do.

    I’m not real experianced as a Paint.net User, so this is probably boring to most of you, but I’m, as always, happy with what I can do in Paint.net.

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