Updated Paint.NET v2.61 Now Available

"An updated Paint.NET was released to fix a few of the bugs found since v2.6’s release. This is not an alpha, beta, or release candidate, and as such does not expire."  


  • Fixed crash when clicking File àNew when there is a malformed image in the clipboard
  • Fixed several obscure crashes related to drawing and pressing Ctrl+Z (Undo) or Ctrl+Y (Redo) before releasing the mouse button
  • Fixed Zoom Tool "haze" remaining after pressing Ctrl+Z before releasing mouse button
  • Fixed uninstaller not removing shortcut in StartàPrograms
  • Fixed "Auto" button in AdjustmentsàLevels not updating one of its sliders
  • Fixed a few plugin API problems
  • Fixed rare race condition in file loading code related to EXIF tags
  • Added "Donate" item to Help menu


How to Upgrade: 

  1. Use the Built-in Updater (File à Updates à Check Now)
  2. Or Download From Their Website


Bonus Downloads – FREE New Plug-Ins! 

  • Benchmark Utility (PdnBench)
  • Glow Effect Plug-in
  • Effect Plug-in: CodeLab (for advanced users)
  • Conditional Hue/Saturation Effect
  • Icon/Cursor Format Plug-in 

Plug-in Support Blog: Rick Brewster   


About blakehandler

BLAKE was a Microsoft MVP and award winning programmer with over 20+ years experience providing complete Windows and networking support for small to medium sized businesses. BLAKE is also Jazz Musician and Instructor for residential clients on the Los Angeles West Side.
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