Paint.NET v3.5.4 is now available

This is another small update that fixes a few bugs. It also optimizes the Image->Flatten command for multiple CPUs/cores.

You can either use the built-in updater from the Utilities menu, or go to the website and download it. There’s no need to uninstall the old version; that will be taken care of automatically.

Changes and fixes since v3.5.3:

  • Improved performance of the Image->Flatten command by making it multithreaded.
  • Fixed the File->Save As dialog not opening to the correct folder.
  • Fixed a crash with certain plugins and their use of the File Open dialog.
  • Fixed a very rare crash with the toolbar’s font list.

By the way, this comic is completely true.

Upgraded the blog

Whew, that was interesting.

Anyway the blog is now upgraded to the latest WordPress, has a new theme, etc. blah blah blah. So if you saw weird stuff earlier today, that’s what was going on.

New things to look forward to include February usage stats, and a version 3.5.4 update. I was going to post January stats, but the web logs had some problem so I’m going to wait and do them for February instead.

Paint.NET v3.5.3 is now available

This update fixes a few small bugs.

You can either use the built-in updater, or go to the website and download it. There’s no need to uninstall the old version; that will be taken care of automatically.

Changes and fixes since v3.5.2:

  • Fixed DirectDraw Surface (.dds) file format support for CPUs which do not have SSE2 (Pentium III, Athlon XP)
  • Fixed an issue with the File->Save dialog related to file type plugins that were only written for opening (importing).
  • Fixed some crashes which were supposed to be "out of memory" errors.
  • Fixed a race condition with the New Image, Canvas Size, and Resize dialogs. If you typed extremely fast you could cause a crash by typing a negative number and immediately pressing OK or Enter.
  • Fixed a File->Save dialog issue in Win7/Vista where it could ask you about overwriting the wrong file.