Paint.NET is an image and photo manipulation application. Every feature and user interface element was designed to be immediately intuitive and quickly learnable without assistance. In order to handle multiple images easily, Paint.NET uses a tabbed document interface. The tabs display a live thumbnail of the image instead of a text description. This makes navigation very simple and fast.
Usually only found on expensive or complicated professional software, layers form the basis for a rich image composition experience. You may think of them as a stack of transparency slides that, when viewed together at the same time, form one image.
Many special effects are included for enhancing and perfecting your images. Everything from blurring, sharpening, red-eye removal, distortion, noise, and embossing are included. Also included is our unique 3D Rotate/Zoom effect that makes it very easy to add perspective and tilting.
Adjustments are also included which help you tweak an image’s brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, curves, and levels. You can also convert an image to black and white, or sepia-toned.
Paint.NET 4.2.11 changelog:
- New: XMP metadata is now preserved for supported file types (PDN, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, JPEG XR, HEIC, AVIF, WEBP)
- New: Belarusian (be) translation
- New: Greek (el) translation
- New: Slovenian (sl) translation
- New: Added a right-click context menu to the image thumbnail/tab. It contains commands for Copy Path, Open Containing Folder, Save, Save As, and Close.
- New: The items in the File -> Open Recent menu now have a tooltip with the full file path for the image
- Changed: The selection outline animation is now smoother (2x the framerate)
- Fixed: Saving with the HEIC file type is no longer limited to a max Quality value of 90. This limitation was in place because of a crash due to heap corruption, which no longer happens.
- Fixed: The NVIDIA sharpening setting will no longer cause trippy distortions in the canvas area
- Fixed an issue with loading very small TGA images, first reported here. Thanks @null54 or the fix!
- Fixed: Error dialogs when opening images now consistently show the file path
- Fixed a PropertyNotFoundException error message when saving JPEG images with a particular ordering of metadata. This was due to a bug in Windows 7’s WIC JPEG codec. First reported here.
- Fixed clipped text rendering in the Curves adjustment dialog in some non-English translations.
- Fixed a crash when running the app with a DPI scaling setting of 500%
- Fixed a crash that would sometimes happen when running effects with very small selections
- Fixed some IndirectUI controls not honoring their default values if also initialized in read only (disabled) mode. Thanks @BoltBait for the fix!
- Fixed a memory leak in the effect system that was causing 1 orphaned thread per effect invocation
- Changed: Removed the use of NTFS Transactions, which was causing trouble with OneDrive. Microsoft has also deprecated this technology.
- New: Added /openCrashLogFolder command-line argument. This is intended for simplifying troubleshooting workflows.
- New: Added /forceUpdateCheck command-line argument. This is intended for troubleshooting scenarios to simplify acquiring the latest version, e.g. “just run paintdotnet:/forceUpdateCheck” instead giving a longer list of buttons to click on.
- Updated WebPFileType plugin to version 188.8.131.52, which adds XMP metadata support. Thanks @null54!
- Updated DDSFileTypePlus plugin to version 1.10.3. This fixes an issue with saving in the A1R5G5B5, A4R4G4B4, and R5G6B5 formats, and adds support for reading files that use a ‘BC7 ’ FourCC. Thanks @null54!
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