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#21 Crazy Man Dan

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 09:13 AM

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There is little reason for a tutorial about saving images with Paint.NET to include a format that Paint.NET cannot save.
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Posted 27 September 2007 - 06:02 PM

Thank you I wish this had been here when I started. Nice job
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Posted 20 February 2008 - 07:05 AM

:D Cool and helpful tutorial man, i usually used 2 save my drawings as jpeg formats and i always wondered why my drawings lost their quality right after i saved them, and i kept doing double the work trying 2 fix them, lol how stupid of me, now i save my pics as png formats.
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Posted 07 March 2008 - 07:14 PM

I just read this tutorial for the first time today, and it's actually really helpful. I never understood fully the different file types.
Also, I usually flatten the image in Paint.NET, select all, and, after copying, undo all of that. Then I open Paint and save the image as a .BMP, so I can upload it to Photobucket, but now I guess I'll start saving them as .PNGs.
My method, though long, makes it so I can later come back and edit the image, in the original .PDN format.
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Posted 07 March 2008 - 08:44 PM

My method, though long, makes it so I can later come back and edit the image, in the original .PDN format.

Many users, myself included, use this method as well to retain both editability and the flexibility that comes with a common file format. It's a good system to live by with Paint.NET.

Glad you found this tutorial helpful.
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#26 Mudslide

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 04:06 PM

Thanks for the tut, helpfull for us noobs usually.
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I have also been saving them all in JPEG for interchanging grafics with people who don't have Paint.Net and kept wondering why it looks sorta bloody potato sometimes.
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#27 Myrddin

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 09:05 PM

JPG does, usually, offer the lowest file size over the better quality formats, such as PNG, so JPG is not all that bad.

If you are to use PNGs more often now, and for sharing with others - be it over a forum or e-mail - then you should not forget the OptiPNG file type plugin that will compress your PNGs to a more 'manageable' size, if that is needed.

Glad people are still finding this tutorial useful.
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#28 Motoko21

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 11:24 PM

Awesome, I had questions like these.
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 04:06 PM

Or you acn just save it as all files and add the extension of the file you want it to be saved as. Lets say i weas to save a file named 'fire' then i say save as and i choose save as all files then were it asks for the name I would type in fire.(here would got the extention of the file type).So if I wanted to save it as a RAW file I would type the save as"fire.raw"
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Posted 10 July 2008 - 04:21 PM

You could do that, yes, if Paint.NET had the 'All Files' option. You may not have noticed the omission of this generic file type in the Save (As) dialog.

In a program that does include this 'format', the you are certainly correct, you are able to opt for 'All Files' then manually define your format by amending the extension onto the file's name.
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#31 Spikehead777

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 09:03 PM

What happened to the .dds file type? It's there in your screen shot, but I don't have it available.

EDIT: Never mind, I updated and it was there.

Move along people, nothing to see in this post.
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Posted 27 July 2008 - 03:28 PM

Cool very nice.

I knew about them but didnt know the quality and all aspects so this helped :D
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#33 Jordan C King

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 10:34 PM

iconj.com uploads .ico files. Why not add that?
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Posted 30 August 2008 - 02:05 PM

EDIT: okay, I've just seen when Jordan's comment was posted... Ugh, I dislike being out-of-the-loop for a while.

iconj.com uploads .ico files. Why not add that?

Because whilst I could list for every file type every place of upload, I'm not going to as the list would end up being huge. Throughout the Forum, we advise users to utilise the services of either Photobucket or Imageshack, therefore within my tutorial I conformed to our own advice.

If a certain amount of interest arises in uploading ICO files, I will amend my tutorial to include your recommended site. Or to ZIP the ICO file for upload here.
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Posted 07 October 2008 - 01:27 PM

I'd like to save a file as a gif, but don't know how to reduce the number of colours in the image. Is there a way to do this? :?
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Posted 07 October 2008 - 02:46 PM

You can't from within the saving process, that is something you must do whilst editing the image. The best way I can think, and use myself, is Curtis' Selective Palette plugin, from his plugin pack.

Reduce the colours first, then save.

I hope this works out for you.
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#37 Don_Rade

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 06:43 PM

This is a nice tut!!!! I mean everybody knows how to save image under different file type.... But not everybody knows which file means what...!! :) I personally didnt..... But now I do... :D Thx for this!!!
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Posted 01 November 2008 - 10:47 PM

Thanx (:
That really helped

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 07:34 AM

Nice stuff...I know about it but I never have thought about all the aspects.

Thanks.


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Posted 22 September 2009 - 03:24 AM

I have been creating wallpaper for my website and saving as jpeg so that I can keep the colors. I read that gif only saves colors that are in the basic 256. I even experimented and what they say about gif and colors is true.
of course, I have been very sad with the rough edges of the images after saving in jpeg.
What can you recommend in this case?
Which mode of saving would preserve color AND smooth edges of my curvy drawings? :?: :?:

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