paint.net 4.2.8 is now available

This small update fixes a few pressing bugs, particularly for touch and pen input.

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 should be offered the update automatically within the next week or so. You can get the update sooner by going to ⚙ Settings → Updates → Check Now. You can also download and install it directly from the website.

Changes since 4.2.7:

  • Fixed: Pinch-to-zoom was not working when using a touch screen (regression in 4.2.6)
  • Fixed: Spacebar panning was not working when using a pen/stylus (regression in 4.2.6)
  • Fixed: EXIF metadata with non-ASCII characters is now preserved correctly
  • Fixed a crash that can happen when the Microsoft Store version of the app is closed for an update
  • Added /repair command-line argument, which will run PdnRepair.exe. This makes it easy to use Start -> Run -> paintdotnet:/repair so you don’t have to go fishing for the installation directory.

Enjoy!

11 thoughts on “paint.net 4.2.8 is now available

  1. Viktor says:

    Thank’s a lot, Rick! Are you planning to make file recovery if the program was terminated unexpectedly?

  2. Harry Ward says:

    I am getting the same error as ANT. I tried it several times. I run Windows 7 Pro (64 bit) SP1.

    I have NOT checked in my temp files to see if it got downloaded. Your users should not have to do that.

  3. Murti says:

    Hi , i would like to use Paint.NET for pixel art but there is no “Thumbnail view” like mspaint.
    I have zoom in and out all the time.Could someone add this feature?

    Thank you very much.

    • Guillaume says:

      Hi, there is some sort of a thumbnail view on the upper side of Paint.Net, in which the user can select the picture they are working on.

  4. Rick Brewster says:

    You might be able to just run PdnRepair.exe and reboot. This is probably the same root bug as one I was just fixing before (with the FileLoadException), where a file is not updated at update time because it’s locked, and then the “you need to reboot” requirement is not communicated to the user.

    There’s no way for me to fix this for you — because I’d have to send you an update … which won’t work, as you can see.

  5. robloxkhaan says:

    Hi, this is great. One question though, will we ever see a noticeably large addition to paint.net such as perhaps a symmetry line?

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