5.0.2 is now available

This is a small update with some performance improvements, bug fixes, and updates to the bundled plugins.

For all the details on what’s new in 5.0 (there’s a lot!), check out its release post.

Changes since 5.0.1:

  • New Adjustment: Invert Alpha
  • Greatly improved performance for some distortion effects (Bulge, Crystalize, Dents, Frosted Glass)
  • Improved performance with large images, especially when making small/quick edits
  • Fixed keyboard tabbing between the Width and Height text boxes in the toolbar when using Fixed Ratio or Fixed Size with the Rectangle Select tool
  • Fixed Bokeh blur effect’s handling of the alpha channel for images with transparency
  • Fixed the keyboard up/down increments for the Offset property in the Drop Shadow effect
  • Fixed compatibility with the Lightning effect plugin
  • Fixed compatibility with the ApplyTexture effect plugin
  • Removed keyboard shortcuts for Image -> Rotate 90° Counter-clockwise and Rotate 180°
  • Updated the bundled AvifFileType plugin to version (thanks @null54!)
  • Updated the bundled DDSFileTypePlus plugin to version (thanks @null54!)

Get the Update

There are two releases of Paint.NET:

  • Microsoft Store release (recommended)
  • Classic Desktop release
    • Download the installer from the website. 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.

5 thoughts on “ 5.0.2 is now available

  1. AlphaE says:

    Why were the shortcuts for Image Rotation removed?? I’ve been using those for awhile so seeing them gone is messing with me a bit.

    • Rick Brewster says:

      I’m trying to free up some keyboard shortcuts for other purposes, and having 3 of them for the Rotate commands was deemed a bit too much real estate for one feature.

      You can press Ctrl+H twice to execute Rotate 90° twice to achieve the same as doing Rotate 180° once, or 3 times for Rotate 90° Counter-clockwise. You can also press Alt+I and then 1 for Rotate 180° (the “accelerators” show up as underlined characters if you tap Alt and then navigate the menus with the keyboard).

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