Paint.NET v3.5.11 is now available (via: Paint.NET Blog)
Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2013/08/17
I totally agree that Paint.NET is the best free image and photo editor on Windows.
Writing quality software takes time, not only when writing it in spare time like Rick Brewster does. Getting things “right” is a tedious process and often will set you back: just watch the graph on the right.
So I’m not surprised that it took a very long time after the first Paint.NET 4.0 idea in 2008 to get “close” to a release.
And indeed, it looks like Rick has become much closer which will please many people waiting for Paint .NET 4.
I’m really glad with the announcement that Paint.NET v3.5.11 BETA is now available – Paint.NET Discussion & Questions – Paint.NET Forum.
Edit: while writing this, the final Paint.NET v3.5.11 came out.
It paves the way for Paint .NET 4.0 update in the future, and fixes/improves quite a few things.
A few quotes from it:
This is probably not the update you were expecting I need to push out an update to v3.5 in preparation for the eventual release of v4.0 [...] releasing a “beta” today [...] I’ll be pushing out the Final/RTM in a few days.
The primary goal of this update is preparing for the v4.0 release: v3.5.10 will not be able to offer the v4.0 update, but v3.5.11 will. [...]
Here are the changes for this release:
- Fixed: The Gaussian Blur effect was incorrectly calculating alpha values for non-opaque pixels. (http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/18483-gaussian-blur-mistreats-alpha/)
- Improved performance of the Sharpen effect by about 25%
- Improved performance of the Median effect by about 30%
- Improved performance of the Fragment effect by about 40%
- Improved performance of the Unfocus effect by about 100%
- Reduced memory usage when many selection manipulation operations are in the history/undo stack (the undo data is now saved to disk)
- The built-in updater now supports upgrading to paint.net 4.0 (once it’s available)