paint.net 4.0.15 is now available

This is a hotfix that fixes a crash in the Magic Wand tool.

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

The only change since 4.0.14, which you can read about here, is this:

  • Fixed a crash in the Magic Wand tool if it was used twice in a row with a selection mode other than Replace.

Technically, it’s not "twice in a row" that causes the crash. It’s actually just using the Magic Wand tool, with a selection mode other than Replace, on any selection that is "pixelated". There are two common sources of pixelated selections: the Magic Wand tool, and the Rectangle Select tool. "Pixelated" selections are comprised solely of straight horizontal or vertical segments whose endpoints are at integer coordinates. This distinction is important because there are some great optimizations you can take advantage of when the data fits into this limitation. Sadly, one of my optimizations fell over in 4.0.14.

*phew*! Enjoy 🙂

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10 thoughts on “paint.net 4.0.15 is now available

  1. Toss.net says:

    I have a bug which stops software in 4.0.14 / 4.0.15 : I click on FILE, NEW and i would like to change the “Width”.. and Paint.net closs

    • Rick Brewster says:

      There is some kind of bug with Microsoft Edge and Copy-ing images from it. When pasting into Paint.NET, there is memory corruption that causes this crash. I’m investigating it … it’s pretty high priority! 😦

  2. darthvitrial says:

    Huge fan of Paint.net, always happy to see an update.
    Hope this question isn’t a bother, but is pressure sensitivity still a planned feature for the future?

  3. Anthony MacIsaac says:

    I use the Magic Wand tool frequently, and had given serious consideration to Contact(…as should be) regarding the troubles I had begun noticing. I’m looking forward to installing and (specifically)trying this update!!

    Website not included below…domain registered, nothing up yet!!

  4. Jesus Altamiranda says:

    Gracias por su trabajo, siempre estaré agradecido de lo fácil que usar su software 🙂

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