Less than dual months after phenomenon a initial alpha, dotPDN LLC has expelled a initial beta of Paint.NET 4.0. Version 4.0 comes with a rebuilt digest engine, improvements to several collection and a tweaked user interface, and while a beta is essentially a bug-fix recover it does deliver a integrate of vital tweaks.
The initial change gives users a choice of tone intrigue — light or blue — around a program’s Settings dialog. The default depends on a chronicle of Windows now being run — light in Windows 8, blue in Windows 7.
Another poignant alleviation is a further of a dedicate symbol — shown as a immature check symbol — to a toolbar. This works with many non-brush tools, including move, slope and sorcery wand, and is designed to facilitate a routine of completing one charge — such as sketch a figure — and afterwards relocating on to another one.
Other improvements embody scaling a icons found in a top-right of a Paint.NET window rightly for high-DPI displays. The swinging Tool: tooltip found on a Tool preference symbol has been removed, while users can now cancel shapes by dire a [Delete] key.
The refurbish also includes a vast series of fixes for crashes and performance-related issues, that are summarized in fact during a paint.net blog.
Version 4.0 will paint a vital depart from chronicle 3.5.11 on a final recover — a totally rebuilt digest engine is both asynchronous and multi-threaded for softened performance, nonetheless users will need a PC with dual-core processor to run it.
The user interface has also been redesigned, with collection changed from a menu bar to a new top-right palm row on-screen. Version 4.0 also comes radically revamped, softened and new collection opposite a board, from some-more manifest preference outlines to a new all-encompassing Shapes apparatus containing 29 shapes formerly separate opposite several other tools.
The common warnings about regulating pre-release module apply: don’t rest on a module for day-to-day use and work on a transcribe duplicate of images.
Paint.NET 4.0.0 Beta build 5152 is accessible now as a a freeware download now for dual-core (or better) PCs using Windows 7 or later. The .NET Framework 4.5 is also required, though will be downloaded automatically if not present. Also accessible is Paint.NET 3.5.11 for Windows XP or later.