Paint.NET 4.2 Beta steht zum Download bereit › Update bringt Unterstützung für Fotos im HEIF/HEIC-Format

Für die Bildbearbeitungssoftware Paint.NET steht über die offizielle Webseite ab sofort die Version 4.2 als Beta zum Download bereit. Die neue Version umfasst zahlreiche Neuerungen, Veränderungen, Verbesserungen sowie Fehlerbehebungen. Mit der neuen Version können Fotos im HEIF/HEIC-Format geladen werden. Dazu ist ein Gerät mit Windows 10 Version 1809 und höher erforderlich. Das Speichern wird noch nicht unterstützt. Mit diesem Update hat der Entwickler auch weitere Neuerungen und Verbesserungen eingeführt, diese lassen sich weiter unten einsehen. Die aktuelle Beta Version lässt sich ab sofort über die weiter unten genannte Website herunterladen und testen. Die vollständige Liste der Neuerungen und Verbesserungen in dieser Version findet ihr weiter unten im Abschnitt Release Notes oder im Paint.NET Blog.


Download -> Paint.NET 4.2 Beta Build 7111 herunterladen

Die neue Version steht ab sofort über die offizielle Webseite zum Download bereit.

Die Version 4.2 enthält die folgenden Neuerungen und Verbesserungen:

  • New: Support for loading HEIF/HEIC images (Windows 10 v1809+ required). Saving is not yet supported.
  • New: Keyboard shortcuts for changing the current layer. You can see these in the Layers menu with the „Go to …“ commands. Alt+PgUp/PgDown will go to the layer above/below, and Ctrl+Alt+PgUp/PgDown will go to the top/bottom layer.
  • New: PNGs can now be saved as „interlaced“
  • New: Plugins that use IndirectUI can now use a UriProperty with a LinkLabel control
  • New: Effect plugins can now more easily make use of the clipboard via the IClipboardService. It will handle all of the tricky clipboard issues such as threading, native data marshaling, and avoiding security vulnerabilities that exist in the standard WinForms and WPF clipboard APIs.
  • New: FileType plugins can now specify separate lists of extensions for loading and saving
  • Changed: Image->Resize supports Super Sampling again, and favors this over Fant when using Best Quality. Fant is still available, but is no longer chosen automatically.
  • Changed: Holding Ctrl when starting to move a selection with the Move Selected Pixels tool will no longer leave behind a copy of the selected area
  • Improved: When using Edit->Copy, a 32-bit BGRA bitmap in the DIBV5 format is now placed onto the clipboard so that other apps can read the alpha channel.
  • Improved: When using Edit->Paste, DIBV5’s are now supported if they have an alpha channel. If they don’t, then the regular DIB loader is used which has some heuristics for detecting an incorrectly defined alpha channel and correcting for it.
  • Improved: When using Edit->Paste, PNG is now the highest priority format. This maximizes the ability to maintain alpha/transparency, but it does mean that images coming from Microsoft Office apps will appear larger than they used to. This is either a bug or a feature of Microsoft Office. For some reason it places PNGs on the clipboard that are 25%+ larger than the DIB/DIBV5 bitmap that it also places on the clipboard.
  • Improved: BMP now supports saving in 32-bit and 8-bit indexed.
  • Improved: PNG and JPEG now supports loading and saving of much larger images.
  • Improved: JPEG now has configuration for subsampling mode (4:4:4, 4:2:2, and 4:2:0). The default is now 4:2:2 instead of the (unconfigurable) 4:2:0 of older versions.
  • Improved: TIFF now supports saving at 24- and 8-bit color depths.
  • Improved: TGA images now load about 4x faster
  • Improved: Added error reporting to the Save Configuration dialog. Instead of just saying „Preview: (error)“, you’ll also get the standard error dialog that includes the exception which can used for troubleshooting.
  • Improved CPU usage for thumbnail updates in many cases.
  • Improved performance of saving for file types where „Auto“ bit-depth is supported but not the current choice.
  • Improved temporary memory usage when saving images at 8-bit color depth.
  • Improved: Slightly increased the size of the Settings dialog to reduce the need for scrolling in a few important situations
  • Fixed: AltGr should now work correctly with the Text tool. It will not trigger shortcuts like File -> Save All, or Edit -> Paste into New Image.
  • Fixed: Mouse cursors now scale appropriately for non-integer UI scales (e.g. 125% or 175%)
  • Fixed a number of performance issues in the Save Configuration dialog. Especially with large images, it should now be much faster to change options and to click OK/Cancel.
  • Fixed flickering in Save Configuration dialog when changing options.
  • Fixed: Optimized rendering engine to remove huge lag spikes (30+ seconds) when zooming or panning very large images (e.g. 32K x 32K pixels).
  • Fixed: 8-bit TGA images should now load correctly
  • Fixed: Some 32-bit TGA images were showing up as completely transparent due to their use of an obscure alpha channel type
  • Fixed: Simple message boxes can now be closed with the ESC key
  • Fixed: Some TIFFs could not be resaved as a JPEG due to having too much metadata (usually from Adobe Photoshop). The metadata is now discarded if necessary.
  • Fixed: Magic Wand now works on very large images (e.g. 65535 x 65535 pixels) without an error.
  • Fixed: DIBV5 bitmaps should now work with Edit->Paste, which improves alpha channel handling.
  • Fixed: Top-down DIBs should now work correctly with Edit->Paste.
  • Blocked the WebP FileType v1.1.0.0 plugin due to instability. An update is already available.
  • Blocked the ImAgif FileType v0.12.0.1084 plugin due to incompatibility. An update will hopefully soon be available.

Wie üblich könnt ihr das Update direkt von der Webseite herunterladen oder die eingebaute Updatefunktion über Einstellungen > Updates > Jetzt prüfen verwenden.

Paint.NET -> Beschreibung

Paint.NET ist eine Bildbearbeitungssoftware, die an der Washington State University und bei Microsoft entwickelt wurde. Ursprünglich sollte Paint.NET lediglich eine erweiterte Version von Microsoft Paint sein. Durch ständige Erweiterung bietet das Programm mittlerweile Funktionen wie z. B. das Arbeiten mit Ebenen, welche aus Adobe Photoshop oder GIMP bekannt sind. Auch die Bedienung ähnelt der von Adobe Photoshop.

via Paint.NET Blog