4.3.2 is now available

This is a hotfix for the recently released version 4.3 update.

Get the update

  • Microsoft Store release
  • Classic Desktop release
    • Download the installer directly (web installer for all CPUs and OSes). This is the recommended download if you don’t have Paint.NET installed. It can also be used to update the app.
    • If you already have it installed, you should be offered the update automatically within the next week or so, but you can also get it immediately by going to ⚙ Settings -> Updates -> Check Now.
    • Offline Installers and Portable ZIPs are available over on GitHub.

Changes since 4.3.1:

  • Fixed a hang at app startup on systems using certain locales, such as Thai (th-TH)
  • Improved performance of Settings -> Tools, which used to take 6-7 seconds to open. Now it takes about 1 second, thanks to @Bruce Bowyer-Smyth
  • Fixed ReadOnlyBoundToNameValuesRule for IndirectUI-based plugins. It was not initializing correctly, although it would work correctly afterward.



17 thoughts on “ 4.3.2 is now available

  1. Zela70 says:

    Thanks for these quick fixes, Rick. A question: What I like about Microsoft’s screenshot app is that it automatically generates a filename for each new screenshot. I wonder if could do the same for new files instead of defaulting to “Unknown”, like “PDN-datetime”. I often use for screenshots in certain scenarios because it opens so fast, but then I have to manually enter a descriptive filename. It’s not a huge issue, but a bit clumsy and outdated (feels like the original MS Paint) for an application known for its speed and ease-of-use. Thank you for your time.

  2. adventurerrussia says:

    Improved performance of Settings -> Tools, which used to take 6-7 seconds to open. Now it takes about 1 second, thanks to @Bruce Bowyer-Smyth

    You did very well not to ignore this problem,
    Thank you for the work done

  3. Confidential Blogger says:

    Hi. I just installed 4.3.2 via its offline installer. My firewall informs that it attempted to access at the end of the installation, which resolves to Would you kindly explain what’s going on?

  4. Wrecks Cupé says:

    I remember seeing somewhere that pressure sensitivity is a planned upcoming feature. Is that coming soon? Or is it already present and I have missed it?

  5. George says:

    So, paintdotnet.exe hanging around in Task Manager after I exited it (From File->Exit) is a bug or a feature? (Quick launch or something).

      • 0xfeeddeadbeef says:

        Twice so far. I have a Canon scanner plugged in USB and use it frequently (Acquire -> From Scanner of Camera…). Maybe somehow related to this fact? Although, today I’ve scanned several images and paintdotnet.exe did not persist after exiting.

  6. Tiny Sonhh says:


    Is the Text Tool editing somehow added into the plan to update or fix it?
    Currently modifying text is really uncomfortable at all.
    Once we done editing, it then turns into graphics and no more ability to change

    Hope this text feature will be improve in the near future.

    • Rick Brewster says:

      This is actually a very large project that has to be done after some other large projects. It’s on “the list” but it’s going to be quite awhile.

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