paint.net 4.2.10 is now available

This small update fixes a few important bugs, most notably with installations that directly use the MSI file for deployment (e.g. AD/GPO).

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 4.2.9:

  • Fixed: Installations that directly use the MSI (e.g. AD/GPO deployments) no longer need to run the repair process immediately after installation. Some important DLLs were not being updated because while their assembly version was different, their file version was unchanged, so Windows Installer incorrectly skipped over them. Click here for more information.
  • Fixed: Loading an image with an enormous photoshop:DocumentAncestors node in the XMP metadata will no longer hang the app
  • Fixed a rare crash in the auto-updater UI related to font initialization
  • Improved performance when clicking OK on an effect or adjustment dialog that has already completed part of its rendering

Enjoy!

15 thoughts on “paint.net 4.2.10 is now available

  1. Prof Dr Saad B H Farid says:

    You don’t know how much this software helped me. It contains every function I need.
    Thank you a lot

  2. Avo says:

    Hello,
    Just to tell you how much I love Paint.net. It is just the perfect combo between user friendliness, flexibility and power. I cannot understand why this is the only software that ticks all the boxes. My 2 requests :
    *Please make it for Mac (One can dream ^^)
    *Please make it 100% compatible with Bamboo drawing tablets, with pressure levels and all. That would be awesome.

    Thanks for your great work.
    Avo

  3. K R Ritchie says:

    I cannot update to 4.2.10. I get notifications, it tries to download, and update, but then aborts. I am on an HP with Win 7 SP1. There is no way I can do an upgrade to Win 10 at this time. Please advise.

      • K R Ritchie says:

        The repair worked perfectly. Thank you so much! I use this program nearly every time I boot up. I will be donating again when I can.

    • Giuseppe says:

      E’ esattamente il mio problema. Ripetutamente, in automatico Paint-net mi avvertiva della disponibilità di un aggiornamento, che puntualmente confermavo senza però completare l’installazione. Il SO è Win 7 a 64 bit, e il Vs ottimo Paint-net resta fermo alla release 4-2-08.
      Grazie comunque per l’attenzione e per l’ottimo e già esaustivo Paint-net, che direi già al top!

      • Rick Brewster says:

        Google Translation: “It is exactly my problem. Repeatedly, Paint-net automatically warned me of the availability of an update, which I promptly confirmed without completing the installation. The OS is 64 bit Win 7, and your excellent Paint-net remains stuck at release 4-2-08.
        Thanks anyway for your attention and for the excellent and already exhaustive Paint-net, which I would say already at the top!”

        Same solution: you’ll need to run PdnRepair.exe in the installation directory.

        Or, reinstall. That is, uninstall old version. Then, install latest version.

  4. Duke of URL says:

    It’s been attempting to download the update for weeks now – always fails at ~98%, saying Compression Error

  5. Mike says:

    Paint dot net kicks asth!! I have been using it for years and have made donations – well worth it. Simple and easy. Thank you so much for making this available to the world.

  6. Edgar Noriega says:

    Maybe not photoshop but its functionability, performance, weight, tools, makes it a 10/10
    i just have nothing to say, this was my first tool when i think in modding or photo editing,versatile as its own, it even have a mod for Valve texture files openning, it just got everything i need and that i could need. Thanks for everythign,maybe the bad thing its that its not linux compatible, an di tried to use it in every way :/

  7. Демко Віталік says:

    Hello developers, thanx for the great free app!
    I whould like to propose to you one amazing feature that I have been waiting for the last 5years:)
    What about adding the ability to update inserted text? Please!:) I’m sure that I’m not only one who needs this!

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