4.1.5 released with performance improvements

Martin Brinkmann
Dec 5, 2018
Updated • Dec 6, 2018
Music and Video

The developer of the image editor released version 4.1.5 of the application for Microsoft's Windows operating system today.

The new version of is available on the Microsoft Store and as a Win32 program that users can download from the official project website. users who run the program already on their devices should receive update notifications when they run the program the next time. A click on Settings > Updates > Check Now runs a manual check for updates right away; should pick up the new version and install it when that is done.

paint net 415 4.1.5. features performance improvements. The last version of the application improved application start significantly and it seems that work on improving performance of the application continues in this version of the program.

The developer of added support for CPU instruction sets to the application which improves rendering performance by up to 50%

Optimized a portion of the rendering engine for newer CPU instruction sets (SSE2, SSSE3, AVX2). Depending on zoom level, CPU type, and other factors, rendering throughput has been improved by 10-50%.

Whether you will see improvements in this regard depends on the processor of the computer the image editor is run on, the zoom level, and other unnamed factors.

Rotate operations should be near instant in the new version next to that. You can rotate any image that you loaded in the image editor either by selecting Image and then one of the Rotate options, or via the shortcuts Ctrl-H, Ctrl-G, and Ctrl-J.

I ran a couple of tests with 10 Megabyte images in PNG and JPG format, and rotate did indeed process these instantly.

Image -> Rotate should now complete almost instantly.

Last but not least, 4.1.5 includes optimizations that effect plugins may benefit from. Performance of these plugins should improve in the new version.

Some performance optimizations for code that uses the indexers on the Surface class, which should improve effect plugin performance. 4.1.5 includes a number of fixes next to that which you can check out on the roadmap; at least one crash issue fixed in the Store version.

We followed's development for a long time. Our first review dates back to 2009, and the program has received numerous updates since that time.

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  1. Anonymous said on August 1, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Why not make use of the mplayer.conf?

  2. Mike J said on August 1, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Huh, I have never even seen this “font cache” pane; videos play at once for me, using VLC & XP SP3.

    1. Martin said on August 1, 2010 at 3:39 pm

      Mike, in theory this should have only been displayed once to you, at the very first video that you played with VLC. The time this window is displayed depends largely on the number of fonts in your font directory.

      1. Mike J said on August 2, 2010 at 2:30 pm

        huh, I lucked out for a change?? Amazing!!
        Apparently VLC keeps this info through version updates, but I didn’t see this message after a fresh OS install about 8 weeks ago, & a new VLC.

  3. myo said on August 1, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    yes, yes, i have the same problem. sometimes, VLC crashes when it is playing .mov file.

  4. Kishore said on August 13, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Buidling font Cache pop-up


    Open VLC player.

    On Menu Bar:


    (at bottom – left side)
    Show settings — ALL

    Open: Video
    Click: Subtitles/OSD (This is now highlited, not opened)
    Text rendering module – change this to “Dummy font renderer function”


    Re-open – done.
    Progam will no longer look outside self for fonts

    Source –

    1. Martin said on August 13, 2010 at 3:10 pm

      Great tip, thanks a lot Kishore.

  5. javier said on August 14, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    @Kishore, I’ll try your tips, but does this mean it will no longer show subtitles either?
    I do use subtitles, but the fontcache dialog box pops up (almost) everytime I play a file.

    Could this be related to the fonts I have installed? Or if I add/remove fonts to my system?

    I’ll try to do a fresh install also, if your tips does no work. I’ll post back here later…


  6. Kishore said on August 15, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    @ Javier, The trick i posted will show up subtitles too. If not,

  7. Kishore said on August 15, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    @ Javier, The trick i posted will show up subtitles too. If not,Dont worry, VLC is currently sorting out this issue and the next version will be out soon.

    No probs @ Martin !! Its my pleasure

  8. Ted said on October 22, 2010 at 3:57 am

    Try running LC with administrator privileges. That seemed to fix it for me

  9. Evan said on December 8, 2013 at 1:48 am

    I am using SMplayer 0.8.6 (64-bit) (Portable Edition) on Windows 7 x64. Even with the -nofontconfig parameter in place SMplayer still scans the fonts. Also, I have enabled normal subtitles and it is still scanning fonts before playing a video. Also, it does this every time the player opens a video after a system restart (only the fist video played).

  10. Mike Williams said on September 6, 2023 at 1:26 pm

    Does that mean that only instrumental versions of songs will be available for non-paying users?

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