paint.net 4.1.3 is now available

This is a hotfix for 4.1.2 that fixes the crash that people were seeing on old DirectX 9 era GPUs like the NVIDIA GeForce 7000 series (not to be confused with the much newer GeForce 700 series). This release will fall back to software rendering for affected GPUs, although I’m hoping to reinstate hardware acceleration in the next update.

As a reminder, 4.1.2 (and 4.1.3 of course) addresses two security vulnerabilities. As such, administrators who managed deployments of Paint.NET are urged to begin the update process immediately. Everyone else is also urged to update as soon as possible, of course.

If you’re using the Windows Store release, you should get the update automatically within the next 24 hours. You can also force an update check by following these instructions.

For the Classic release, you can use the built-in updater by going to ⚙ Settings → Updates → Check Now. You can also download and install it directly from the website.

Change log:

  • Fixed a crash when zooming due to missing pixel shader support on DX9 class GPUs (NVIDIA nForce, GeForce 7000 series, Matrox M9140, etc.)

Enjoy!

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14 thoughts on “paint.net 4.1.3 is now available

  1. sw3n says:

    Sorry, but from the Documentation it is not clear for me, if .NET 4.7 is enough for this version, or we need a higher version? Thanks.

  2. Alvimar says:

    I´m having problems using Warsaw software together with Paint.net. It’s a security software used on bank sites.
    You addressed the solution to uninstall Warsaw, what would make my bank software not work. Will you look for a way to paint.net work together with Warsaw?

    • Rick Brewster says:

      I’m sorry, but Diebold Warsaw hooks in deeply and is breaking the code in a place that logically should not be crashing (in other words, examining the code results in the conclusion “this is not possible”). Even if I find a way to work around it in that one place, it’ll almost certainly be broken somewhere else.

      They need to fix it in their next update. There isn’t anything I can do about it. Please tell them about this so that it’s on their radar!

      Someone did report to me that restarting their computer allowed Paint.NET to work. So, it may be that Paint.NET only crashes if you’ve been actively using Diebold Warsaw? I’m not familiar with it, and I don’t use it, and I’m not willing to install what is essentially a rootkit in order to debug it.

  3. Alvimar says:

    Yes, you´re correct, if I use Paint.Net before activate Warsaw (like, before using any bank software) it works. Hope somewhere between you two we´ll find a solution…

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