Software update: Paint.NET 4.2.14

Version 4.2.14 of Paint.NET has been released. This drawing and image editing program bridges the gap between the Paint supplied with Windows and expensive but very extensive programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Corel Photo Paint. Nowadays, the program is also offered through the Windows Store , although a small fee is charged for that version. The following changes and improvements have been made in this release: 4.2.14 is now availableThis update includes full support for AV1 (* .avif) images, courtesy of @ null54 ‘s AvifFileType plugin , which is now bundled.

In addition, I’ve spent a lot of time optimizing various parts of the canvas rendering engine. Memory usage and CPU usage are both lower across the board, which should help when working with large images, as well as images (large or small) with many layers. I’ve also made several bug fixes and improvements to the Move Selected Pixels, Magic Wand, Paint Bucket, and Ellipse Select tools.

If you’re using the Windows Store release , you should get the update automatically within the next 24 hours. You can also force an update check by following these instructions .

For the Classic release, you should be offered the update automatically within the next week or so. You can get the update sooner by going to Settings → Updates → Check Now. You can also download and install it directly from the website .

Version number 4.2.14
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website Paint.NET
File size 12.10MB
License type Freeware