This is a hotfix for a crash that results from copying images from some web browsers. Unfortunately this seems to be the result of a bug in either the .NET Framework or Windows. I’ll try to follow up with folks at Microsoft when I have some time to do so.

As usual, you can download the update directly from the website, or you can use the built-in updater via Settings –> Updates –> Check Now.

Change log:

  • Fixed a crash or hang that sometimes happens when copying images from Internet Explorer, Edge, or Firefox, and then using File->New or Edit->Paste in paint.net.
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    This is a hotfix that fixes a crash in the Magic Wand tool.

    As usual, you can download the update directly from the website, or you can use the built-in updater via Settings –> Updates –> Check Now.

    The only change since 4.0.14, which you can read about here, is this:

    • Fixed a crash in the Magic Wand tool if it was used twice in a row with a selection mode other than Replace.

    Technically, it’s not "twice in a row" that causes the crash. It’s actually just using the Magic Wand tool, with a selection mode other than Replace, on any selection that is "pixelated". There are two common sources of pixelated selections: the Magic Wand tool, and the Rectangle Select tool. "Pixelated" selections are comprised solely of straight horizontal or vertical segments whose endpoints are at integer coordinates. This distinction is important because there are some great optimizations you can take advantage of when the data fits into this limitation. Sadly, one of my optimizations fell over in 4.0.14.

    *phew*! Enjoy 🙂

    This is a minor update that slightly improves the brush tools, and fixes a few weird issues that some people were seeing.

    As usual, you can download the update directly from the website, or you can use the built-in updater via Settings –> Updates –> Check Now.

    Changes:

    • Improved the performance of the Brush tools when antialiasing is enabled
    • Improved the quality of the Brush tools when antialiasing is disabled
    • Fixed: Edit->Paste wasn’t working with some images that came from Firefox (as discussed at https://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/111012-not-enough-memory-to-paste-from-clipboard/ )
    • Fixed: Improved the reliability of Image->Crop to Selection on 32-bit systems. Instead of crashing when it runs out of memory, it will just show an error.
    • Fixed: Reduced crashes when loading UI images caused by an unreliable Windows component ("System.ArgumentException: Parameter is not valid")
    • Fixed: When manually checking for updates in the Settings dialog and the user didn’t actually have the necessary security privileges, a crash might result instead of an error dialog.

    Enjoy! Smile

    This is a minor update that fixes a few high priority problems that many people were bumping into.

    As usual, you can download the update directly from the website, or you can use the built-in updater via Settings –> Updates –> Check Now.

    Changes:

    • Fixed "Missing api-ms-win-core-timezone-l1-1-0.dll" error that was being seen on some Windows 7 systems due to partial install or uninstall of Microsoft’s Universal C Runtime
    • Fixed the layout for the File->New, Image->Resize, and Image->Canvas Size dialogs in all known situations (various languages, DPI sizes, font configurations)
    • Fixed: Old versions of PSD plugin couldn’t load due to removal of PrivateThreadPool
    • Fixed a crash when typing a negative number for a zoom level

    Enjoy!

    This is a hotfix for some crashing on single CPU systems, and a rendering bug in the Rounded Rectangle shape.

    As usual, you can download the update directly from the website, or you can use the built-in updater via Settings –> Updates –> Check Now.

    Change log:

    • Fixed: Rounded Rectangle rendering was incorrect for some values of "Corner size"
    • Fixed: Effects and Adjustments were crashing the app on systems with only 1 CPU core, or virtual machines configured for only 1 CPU

    And, for convenience, here is the change log for 4.0.11:

    Enjoy!

    This update adds the ability to configure the Rounded Rectangle shape’s corner size. It also fixes issues with scrolling and panning, effect rendering performance, high DPI, and a rare system hang caused by WPF.

    As usual, you can download the update directly from the website, or you can use the built-in updater via Settings –> Updates –> Check Now.

    Change log:

    Enjoy!

    This update introduces overscroll, which is the ability to scroll the canvas past the bounds of the image. This has been a highly requested feature for several years now, and it’s finally here 🙂

    Also included is a big serving of miscellaneous bug fixes and small improvements.

    As usual, you can download the update directly from the website, or you can use the built-in updater via Settings –> Updates –> Check Now.

    Change log:

    • New: The canvas may now be scrolled past the edge of the image
    • New: When holding the spacebar, you may scroll using the keyboard arrow keys (in addition to click-and-drag panning). Holding Ctrl will scroll at 10x the rate.
    • New: You can now hold Ctrl+Shift while clicking on the floating window icons in order to reset their location and docking. Ctrl+Shift along with the appropriate hotkey (F5, F6, F7, F8) also does the trick.
    • Improved: The rate of auto-scrolling, which triggers when the mouse is at the canvas edge and a button is being held down, has been improved and is based on time instead of frames
    • Improved: Fixed Size selection drawing now defaults to 400×300 pixels instead of 4×3 inches
    • Improved: Tooltips for Custom Shapes now include their file system location
    • Improved: Edit->Invert Selection should perform much faster when used with unmodified selections from the Magic Wand tool
    • Improved: When running within VMWare, "Hardware accelerated rendering" is disabled by default (Microsoft’s WARP is faster than VMWare’s D3D emulation)
    • Fixed: Erratic brush/pencil drawing when running within VMWare (this is caused by a bug in Win32’s GetMouseMovePointEx API, and is not actually limited to VMWare)
    • Fixed: Color Picker tool could crash if used at the bottom of the image, as reported at http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/109248-paintnet-crashes-when-color-picker-off-screen-update/
    • Fixed: There was a glitch in the Gradient tool’s rendering when dx was equal to dy, as reported at http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/107380-gradient-bugs-in-direction-and-length/
    • Fixed: The Layers window would sometimes auto-scroll the active layer to the bottom when performing certain operations, as reported at http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/32527-layers-auto-scrolling-when-adding-or-duplicating/
    • Fixed some mouse cursor glitches when using panning using the spacebar
    • Fixed many glitches and a few crashes in the image size dialogs (File->New, Image->Resize, Image->Canvas Size)
    • Fixed a problem with inconsinstently skipped input when using the arrow keys to move tool handles, as reported at http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/108932-selected-area-moving-with-direction-keys-bug/
    • Fixed: Custom Shapes did not always have the correct bounding box, and would have weird behavior as a result
    • Fixed: Line/Curve handles were unusable for up to 500ms after adjusting properties in the toolbar
    • Fixed some crashes and soft hangs in the Save Configuration dialog
    • Fixed a blemish at the top of the main window when Windows is set to 200% DPI
    • Fixed: There were some precision bugs with IndirectUI sliders that would cause them to get "stuck" at certain values (mostly affects effect plugins)
    • Improved: IndirectUI’s Angle Chooser control now supports the DecimalPlaces property (for plugins)
    • Improved: IndirectUI’s Slider controls now support all-negative ranges (e.g. [-200, -20])

    Enjoy!

    There’s a big heaping handful of bug fixes and small changes, and I’ve added the currently top requested feature: you can now scroll the canvas past the edge of the image, aka “overscroll.”

    Check it out at the forum: http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/109756-paintnet-40-beta-build-6022/

    There were still a few nasty bugs that were found in 4.0.8, so here’s an update that squashes them. The selection and Line/Curve tools should now be trouble-free for everyone!

    As usual, you can download the update directly from the website, or you can use the built-in updater via Settings –> Updates –> Check Now.

    Here are the fixes:

    • Fixed: Selection tools would sometimes crash
    • Fixed: Line/Curve tool would draw nothing if the Shapes tool was configured for “Draw Filled Shape”
    • Fixed: Thumbnails for .PDN files were not working on some systems
    • Fixed: The “Finish” button in the toolbar would not update its enable/disable state when switching between images

    Enjoy!

    Unfortunately there was a nasty crashing bug that snuck into the Line/Curve tool in the 4.0.7 release earlier today. So, here’s a 4.0.8 update with the fix.

    As usual, you can download the update directly from the website, or you can use the built-in updater via Settings –> Updates –> Check Now.

    Here’s the official, and very brief, changelog for 4.0.8:

    • Fixed: The Line/Curve tool was crashing when drawing vertical lines of particular lengths.

    As for 4.0.7, it has its own blog post, but here is its changelog for convenience:

    • Changed: .NET Framework 4.6 is now required, and will be installed if necessary
    • New: Swedish translation
    • Fixed: Title bar now uses the Windows 10 accent color
    • Fixed: Floating windows were not remembering their locations on some non-English systems
    • Improved: Performance of "committing" (finishing) is now up to 10x faster, which greatly improves responsivness for quick drawing operations
    • Improved Shapes tool quality when drawn without antialiasing, with line styles, and at 1 pixel brush width
    • Improved Shapes tool rendering performance on CPUs with many cores (8+)
    • Improved: Installing a "complex" custom Shape no longer causes very long hangs at app startup
    • Improved: Image->Resize is now much faster
    • Fixed: Image->Resize would sometimes cause the main window to flicker or lose focus
    • Fixed: Image->Resize would sometimes do nothing instead of resizing the image to a very large size
    • Fixed: Labels on the vertical ruler were misleading because they were on the wrong side of the tick mark
    • Improved the ruler’s performance
    • Fixed: Edit->Copy now works if the data copied to the clipboard is larger than 2GB
    • Fixed: Page Up, Page Down, Home, and End keys now work in the main canvas area
    • Fixed: Paint.NET will no longer incorrectly block Windows from restarting
    • Fixed: Rotate/Zoom no longer crashes on very large images
    • Improved: Reduced CPU/GPU and battery use when the app is not in the foreground
    • Improved: Reduced CPU and battery use of the UI for the Move and Shapes tools
    • Added: Custom Shapes XAML now supports cardinal splines via PolyCurveSegment (a new PathSegment type)
    • Improved: Various performance improvements
    • Fixed: Several rare or uncommon crashes

    Enjoy!