paint.net 4.3.7 is now available

This is a hotfix for a myriad of major issues when "Translucent windows" is disabled. This was caused by a bug introduced in .NET 6.0.1. This update also includes the big performance improvements and other bug fixes from v4.3.5 and v4.3.6.

NOTE for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and 32-bit/x86 users: Paint.NET v4.3.x will be the last release(s) that work on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or on any 32-bit/x86 version of Windows. It has become significantly more difficult and time consuming to support these lately, not very many people are using them, and I can no longer justify the cost and frustration of keeping support for these afloat. Starting with Paint.NET v4.4, only Windows 10 and 11+ will be supported, and only on 64-bit (x64 and ARM64). I have started working on v4.4 and will only release v4.3.x updates on an as-needed basis and only until v4.4 is completed.

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 v4.3.6:

Since this is a hotfix, here’s what also changed in v4.3.5 and v4.3.6 as compared to v4.3.4:

Enjoy!

6 thoughts on “paint.net 4.3.7 is now available

  1. Brad says:

    Hey Rick, great work.

    Do you have any automated tests for new versions paint.net (to identify any new rendering errors or new performance issues)?

    • Rick Brewster says:

      There is, but that isn’t the problem unfortunately. Microsoft is taking a very long time to certify and publish the update. It’s out of my control. This used to take only about 2 hours, then last quarter it started taking 2 days … it’s been 5 days now for 4.3.7. We just have to be patient I guess. I have been e-mailing with my account manager about this, hoping to hear back on Monday about it.

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