Download NPS Image Editor 4.0.28 build 2447 beta

NPS Image Editor is a free, unique image editing program that is perfect for pixel art, drawing, and photo editing. It is lightweight, customizable, and intuitive, yet surprisingly powerful.

NPS Image Editor 4.0 Beta is here!

Release date: March 24, 2024

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Release notes for this version

  • Core changes in version 4
    • New logo and icon
    • Rebuilt using .NET 8 instead of .NET Framework
    • Moved binaries to "bin" subfolder
  • New features
    • You can now create your own document templates on the welcome screen or launch a template from any location with a .npst file
    • Filter Gallery allows you to more easily see what each filter does
  • Appearance and theming
    • Switching between light and dark themes no longer requires restarting NPS
    • Dark mode automatically follows system theme (can be set manually as well)
    • Many bug fixes to dark mode throughout the program
    • Updated Acrylic theme
    • Added Solarized (low contrast) theme
    • New modernized welcome screen
    • New icon sets including monochromatic and colorful
    • View menu: Renamed "Bottom Panel" to "Classic Palette" and "Sidebar" to "Colors and Layers" to better reflect what they do
    • Removed extra border around swatch palette
    • New themed buttons for various dialogs
    • Removed clock from status bar
  • Bug fixes
    • Smaller layers no longer erroneously duplicate across the rest of the image and the image flattens correctly
    • Numerous improvements to scaling for dialogs
    • Swatch palette now displays transparent colors correctly
    • Large selection will correctly cancel when you click Cancel on the dialog
  • Added ability to stop running script
  • Color picker
    • Added Hex and Hex Compact formats. This allows you to copy/paste HTML colors without the leading # which can be faster if your HTML editor excludes the # when double-clicking on the color.
    • Added ability to restrict to named colors
    • Added alpha restriction preview
  • Extensions and filters
    • New Pyrite Extension Model using DLLs and "futureproof" UI definitions
    • New Variations filter
    • Obsidian extensions will use fallback theme if they do not support dark mode so they remain usable
    • Added /debugextension command line
    • COMING SOON: sample source code to create your own filters!
  • Configuration Panel
    • New card layout
    • Incorporated all settings into the modern control panel and removed legacy
  • Breaking changes
    • .bitmap files use a different internal format and are not cross-compatible
    • Removed internal (IE based) web browser completely
    • Removed legacy feedback dialog
    • Dropped support for Windows 7/8/8.1. You can still manually install it on these versions but future functionality is not guaranteed.