4.0.10 is now available

This update introduces overscroll, which is the ability to scroll the canvas past the bounds of the image. This has been a highly requested feature for several years now, and it’s finally here πŸ™‚

Also included is a big serving of miscellaneous bug fixes and small improvements.

As usual, you can download the update directly from the website, or you can use the built-in updater via Settings –> Updates –> Check Now.

Change log:

  • New: The canvas may now be scrolled past the edge of the image
  • New: When holding the spacebar, you may scroll using the keyboard arrow keys (in addition to click-and-drag panning). Holding Ctrl will scroll at 10x the rate.
  • New: You can now hold Ctrl+Shift while clicking on the floating window icons in order to reset their location and docking. Ctrl+Shift along with the appropriate hotkey (F5, F6, F7, F8) also does the trick.
  • Improved: The rate of auto-scrolling, which triggers when the mouse is at the canvas edge and a button is being held down, has been improved and is based on time instead of frames
  • Improved: Fixed Size selection drawing now defaults to 400×300 pixels instead of 4×3 inches
  • Improved: Tooltips for Custom Shapes now include their file system location
  • Improved: Edit->Invert Selection should perform much faster when used with unmodified selections from the Magic Wand tool
  • Improved: When running within VMWare, "Hardware accelerated rendering" is disabled by default (Microsoft’s WARP is faster than VMWare’s D3D emulation)
  • Fixed: Erratic brush/pencil drawing when running within VMWare (this is caused by a bug in Win32’s GetMouseMovePointEx API, and is not actually limited to VMWare)
  • Fixed: Color Picker tool could crash if used at the bottom of the image, as reported at
  • Fixed: There was a glitch in the Gradient tool’s rendering when dx was equal to dy, as reported at
  • Fixed: The Layers window would sometimes auto-scroll the active layer to the bottom when performing certain operations, as reported at
  • Fixed some mouse cursor glitches when using panning using the spacebar
  • Fixed many glitches and a few crashes in the image size dialogs (File->New, Image->Resize, Image->Canvas Size)
  • Fixed a problem with inconsinstently skipped input when using the arrow keys to move tool handles, as reported at
  • Fixed: Custom Shapes did not always have the correct bounding box, and would have weird behavior as a result
  • Fixed: Line/Curve handles were unusable for up to 500ms after adjusting properties in the toolbar
  • Fixed some crashes and soft hangs in the Save Configuration dialog
  • Fixed a blemish at the top of the main window when Windows is set to 200% DPI
  • Fixed: There were some precision bugs with IndirectUI sliders that would cause them to get "stuck" at certain values (mostly affects effect plugins)
  • Improved: IndirectUI’s Angle Chooser control now supports the DecimalPlaces property (for plugins)
  • Improved: IndirectUI’s Slider controls now support all-negative ranges (e.g. [-200, -20])



39 thoughts on “ 4.0.10 is now available

  1. Kendall Cole says:

    Now just pressure sensitivity and PDN will be everything I’ve ever wanted ❀

  2. MattMars says:

    dear Rick I’m amazed at how paint net keeps getting better πŸ™‚ one thing I’ve always thought would be fab, and incredibly easy to implement,

    when using magic wand to select an area, could the + – keys be used to change the tolerance in tiny steps ?

    that would make selecting so much smoother

    all the best Matt Marsden

    auth ‘A Brief History of Timelessness’


  3. Anders Elfgren says:

    Great job as usual πŸ™‚

    Some things I’d love to see:
    * Splines with more than four control points would be incredibly useful.
    * “Feathered” selections.
    * Being able to “move” the X last changes from the current layer to a new one (I tend to forget and then I have to undo and redo everything..)

  4. Jordan Jensen says:

    Love the concept, but every time i zoom it puts my 100 pixel square image up in the upper left corner 😦 very frustrating to have to use the scrollbars to get it back in the screen again.

      • Jordan Jensen says:

        Awesome to hear that there is a fix in the works. I was worried it was specific to my device config, but you have relieved my worries. Keep up the great work!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Jussi Sivonen (@jsivonen) says:

        Nice to have this overscroll feature, but I’d prefer to have an option to disable it when wanted. Or (optionally) automatically center the image when zoom is applied. Now it’s busted, just like u said πŸ˜›

  5. Pennie says:

    thank you!! this is a really neat program and i love it so, keep continuing on!!

  6. Wakerra says:

    Overscroll has been something I prefer, and now I’m glad its available ^^

    Might I request in the next update an option for additional grab points on the line/curve tool? I use this tool when linearting, and the results are beautiful, but it takes so gosh darn long only having 4 points to manipulate (technically 2, as the other 2 are anchored based on my picture). I have to lay down multiple lines one after another in order to properly pull off complicated curves and edges.

  7. Mateo says:

    Thank you! I’ve been using as my primary image editor for 2 years. I appreciate your continuous efforts to keep it updated!

  8. Anton Halldin says:

    Have been using for years. OVERSCROLL YES, all I ever felt missing. thanks!

  9. Anton Halldin says:

    Have been using for years. OVERSCROLL YES! All I ever felt was missing. great work!

  10. Arturo says:

    I love P.NET, why isn’t this Open Source?
    I’m a decent C# programmer and would love to contrib…

  11. p1 says:

    How about not clipping the layer image when it past image bounds.. It is the most annoying thing in Once layer is moving outside the image, it is being clipped. Second, the save a copy as… or export image as… Many times when working with pdn file I have to save image as png or jpg file, but save as makes pdn file to be flatten each time save function is used. Then will be completed… almost πŸ˜‰

    • bloudit says:

      Yeah, I’ve experienced the clipping issue frustration as well. You gotta be careful you don’t finish the selection before you want to, and sometimes you want to move a layer, do something else, then move it back without it getting clipped. And I agree it can be annoying to undo the flatten process every time when working with an image with many layers.

  12. bloudit says:

    YEAAAH! I love seeing new updates. Not sure if I understand what overscroll is, but I can’t wait to check it out. To throw some requests out for features: I’ve always wanted a polygon select tool. I know the same function can be accomplished using the line tool and then the magic wand, but I feel the regular lasso select is a bit useless right now. I also think a blur/sharpen tool could come in handy.

    I’m a big fan of the program. I find it intuitive and simple, but massively powerful with all the added functionality of plugins and such. Thanks for making such an awesome free program. Keep up the good work.

  13. Goggalor says:

    I don’t like overscroll at all. Would it be possible to make that a toggleable feature?

  14. jjs says:

    This is simply the best Paint program ever. And the only one i use for almost all graphical things. Unless something is not supported than i use gimp or so, but i hate working with that. Also sometimes i use a Mac but there is no program available there who can do what can do. So i thank you very much for your hard work!

  15. Apollo says:

    Cheers for the update! thing I still really miss is the wet finger effect… The only reason why I open Gimp sometimes.

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