IrfanPaint released

Note (30/07/2010): this release contains a bug that make working with selections almost impossible. It's strongly advised to install a more recent version.

This release just fixes a memory leak in the advanced eraser tool; if the Paint palette was kept open while browsing several images, the advanced eraser tool didn't deallocate the memory for the old backup DIBs; this lead to memory exhaustion, general system slowdown (on old machines) and to instability of IrfanView and IrfanPaint (thanks to Leo Breuss, Homer Seywerd and Irfan Skiljan for reporting and testing).

Why did the release number jumped from 67 to 69? Because I got it wrong, and when I noticed it I had already committed the changes in the SVN. :P


Tip: if you are updating IrfanPaint on an existing installation, you should use the dll only packet (unless you have an IV version that is too old; read more about it here).

Remember to update also the language file, otherwise you may encounter some untransated/wrong strings in the interface of the plugin.

Dll only packet

The "dll only" packets contain only Paint.dll, the IrfanPaint dll. You can download this if you already have the right version of IrfanView (4.27) or a more updated one; put the dll in the Plugins folder.

Click here to start the download.

Full packet

The full packets contain a minimal installation of IrfanView with the IrfanPaint plugin. The full packet is needed if you have an IrfanView version before the 4.27.

If you have a more updated version of IrfanView (you can get the last official one from the IrfanView official site), keep it and download the dll only packet; use the full packet only if you experience problems with this version of IrfanPaint and your IV installation.

Click here to start the download.


The following translations are available:

Translations template

Click here to download the translations template file.

For more information about translating IrfanPaint, please go to the Translate page.

Posted by Matteo Italia on Wed, 28 Jul 2010
tags: release, stablerelease, releasenotes.