Paint.NET 3.5 Final Now Available for Download
Article by George Norman
On 11 Nov 2009
The development team behind Paint.NET has announced that Paint.NET version 3.5 has reached an important milestone in its development process: Paint.NET 3.5 has been rolled out as a final, stable software application. Version 3.5 comes with some UI changes, numerous stability tweaks, menu adjustments, enhanced Windows 7 Aero support and much more. We’ll take a look at the changes in Paint.NET 3.5 later. First a word from Rick Brewster, the main guy behind the Paint.NET application:

"Thanks to everyone who helped out with the extensive alpha and beta releases with all the bug reports, crash log submissions, and feedback. It has all been a huge help in creating the best Paint.NET release ever. As usual, there are two ways to get the new version.
1. Use the built-in updater from within Paint.NET
2. Download directly from the web.”


And now, here are the main Paint.NET highlights:
- New icons, new visual styling, enhanced support for Aero and “glass’ for Windows 7 and Vista users; in a nutshell, a revamped UI (user interface).
- New effects: Surface blur, Dents, Crystalize.
- Russian language support.
- Extensively optimized performance and memory usage.
- Disk space usage reduced by about 12MB.
- Improved .PDN image compression.
- More responsive effect dialogs.
- Images open faster (most noticeable on single CPU systems).
- 20% improved startup performance.
- Improved rendering quality for zoomed in images.
- Improved reliability and font selection for the Text tool on Windows XP.
- The Text tool uses DirectWrite on Windows 7. This translates into improved quality and better performance.
- The Text tool’s font manager has been completely rewritten.
- All installation prerequisites are installed automatically.
- Utilities menu has been added.
- Close an image thumbnail by clicking the middle mouse button.
- Updater runs in the background and installs updates when the user closes Paint.NET.
- Fixed various stability issues.

If you would like to get Paint.NET 3.5, a download location is available

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