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 220.127.116.11 (thanks @null54!)
- Updated the bundled DDSFileTypePlus plugin to version 18.104.22.168 (thanks @null54!)
Get the Update
There are two releases of Paint.NET:
- Microsoft Store release (recommended)
- You can purchase it here. This helps fund development and is an alternative or supplement to sending in a donation.
- If you already have it installed, the update should happen automatically once Microsoft certifies the update, usually within the next day or two. To get the update immediately (once it’s certified), you can follow the instructions listed here.
- 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 “paint.net 5.0.2 is now available”
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.
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).
Any plans to add custom hotkey support in the future for stuff like that?