Paint.NET gets an update

In the latest version 4.2.6 the performance is significantly improved.

In the latest version 4.2.6, the performance is significantly improved.

Version 4.2.6 is now available and brings a series of enhancements to improve performance. In addition, the developers of the tool are already working towards the next major release, which will be released under version number 4.3. This will also support pens and input devices with touch screen, such as graphics tablets or Microsoft's Surface series. The complete list of new features can be found on the manufacturer's website.


  • New: WebP images are now supported due to bundling @null54‘s excellent WebPFileType plugin (v1.3.0.0)
  • Fixed: Pasting images from Firefox’s "Take a Screenshot" feature was resulting in swapped red and blue channels due to mishandling of * DIB_V5 clipboard data using the BI_RGB value for bV5Compression (thanks @null54 for the fix!)
  • Fixed crash at startup (for both app and installer) on Windows "N" editions due to missing mfplat.dll (Media Foundation Platform)
  • Updated bundled DDSFileTypePlus plugin to v1.9.7.0

Read more about the new version here.

Users get the update offer automatically within the next few days when using Paint.NET. You can also get the update manually by going to Settings → Updates → Check Now.

Users can download the new version from UpdateStar or from the official website.

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