paint.net 4.2.9 beta build 7333

This release has been going smoothly so far with only 1 or 2 issues that have needed fixing, so I’m hopeful that a final public release will be achievable very soon (this week?). The performance improvements should really save a lot of time for everyone who uses the app a lot. For some, it’ll be strongly and immediately noticeable (large images, low-end systems). For others, it’ll be small savings that add up and compound over time, but still very worthwhile.

This beta build fixes one rare crash and adds 2 new translations, Hebrew and Slovak.

To get this update, make sure you have "Also check for pre-release (beta) versions" enabled in Settings, and then click on the Check Now button. (Unfortunately alpha/beta releases are not currently available for the Microsoft Store version of the app).

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You can also join the conversation over at the forum.

Changes since last week’s 4.2.9 alpha build:

  • Fixed a rare crash that could happen after performing various actions, due to transient history file locking by indexing or antivirus (this was a new crash for 4.2.9)
  • New translation: Hebrew (HE)
  • New translation: Slovak (SK)
  • Updated DDSFileTypePlus plugin to v1.9.9. This adds support for X8B8G8R8 and R8G8B8 formats, and fixes a visual glitch when previewing cube maps in some formats.

Enjoy!

3 thoughts on “paint.net 4.2.9 beta build 7333

  1. Michael Bramm says:

    Hi Rick,

    I have version 4.209.7326.8975 with the “check for pre-release versions” option checked, but when I click the Check Now button, it says no updates are currently available. Is the new version still being uploaded to your server, or is this a bug?

    Thanks,

    Mike

    • Rick Brewster says:

      You’re too fast 🙂 The update manifests were still uploading. Try now, it should all be finished now.

      There’s a bit of a chicken-and-egg problem here: the update manifests have a link to the blog post, which means I have to publish the blog post first and then upload the manifests.

  2. grinch33 says:

    I’m still getting the “no updates are currently available”… 😕
    Did you shut the Brexit door early? 🤣

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