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:HelpPlugins: Alphabetical List of Plugins J-R

revision date: 1 September 2016

 

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Jesse Chunn Plugin Pack jchunn Effects: Soften edges, Focal point, Stencil, Color Replace, Varicose, Bricks.

Jigsaw Puzzle toe_head2001 Generates a Jigsaw Puzzle cut-out of an image.

Jitter v3.0 pyrochild Jitters' each row of pixels by a random amount, giving a shimmy type effect. Pyrochild's Plugins

JPEG 2000 Gumboot Use JPEG 2000 instead.

JPEG 2000 null54 Loads and saves JPEG 2000 images, superseding the old JPEG 2000 plugin.

JPEG Effect Simon Brown Distorts an image by running it through the JPEG codec. Found in Simon Brown's Legacy Plugin Pack.

JPEG XR Chrysler Load and save JPEG XR (aka HD Photo) image files

Jumble Curtis Jumbles the image in horizontal and vertical elements. Found in Curtis' Plugin Pack. Three DLL's contain a number of effects.

KaleidGen MadJik Generate kaleidoscopes from scratch using selectable auto generated shapes. Magical Plugins Megapack.

Kaleidoscope MadJik Turn images into kaleidoscopes. Magical Plugins Megapack.

Kaleidoscope Effect pleabo Generate kaleidoscopic effects. Has center point selector and a source angle rotator. Also known as DPL Kaleidoscope.

Kill Color v1.1 HiPhiSch Removes a color from the selected part of the image and tries to find a substitution for it by analyzing the surrounding parts.

Koch Snowflake Fractal stuff_gnome Renders the Koch fractal snowflake in configurable complexity, with brushwidth & antialias options.

Kodak Tri-x 400 Emulator johandanforth Emulates a Kodak Tri-x 400 filter (enhanced greyscale). Tri-X is a classic high-speed black-and-white photographic film from Kodak. Tri-X 400 is usually rated at ISO 400 when processed in standard developers and remains among the fastest black-and-white films today.

KrisVDM's Plugin Pack KrisVDM Plugin pack contains installer and a DLL file. Run installer to selectively install effects in this pack. Effects: Drop Shadow, Duotone Light, Duotone Ink on Paper, Cyanotype, Sepia 2, Grayscale on Colored Paper, Monochrome Ink on Paper, Average Blur, Smart Blur, Color Accent, Fade Edge, Gradient, Gridlines, Object Align.

Lameography BoltBait paint.net 4.0x version of BoltBait's Lomography plugin.

Laplacian pyramid filter MichaelVinther Improve the overall illumination of photos, typically when the scene is in shadow. Can smooth or enhance details in a photo without smoothing edges.

Lattice Ed Harvey Transform the image to a duotone (Primary/Secondary) lattice. Effect is not unlike a embroidery pattern. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

Layer Cake TechnoRobbo Slice an image into concentric circles and applies incremental rotations to each slice.

Layer Saver I Like Pi Standalone executable saves each layer in a paint.net file as a separate file. Incompatible with pdn4.

LCD Subsampling resize xrl Resizes image horizontally at 50% while retaining sharpness.

Lens Ed Harvey Overlay a magnifying lens. Size of lens is not configurable, but magnification is. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

Lens Distortion Correction hihellohi Distortion correction effect. Also displays meta data (Exif).

Lens Flare MadJik Adds light induced flares to the bright spots in your image. Magical Plugins Megapack.

Lens Flare (aka CameraTrouserFlare) sradforth Adds sunlight induced lens flare effect to images. You've gotta love the name.

Level Horizon BoltBait Correct photos which have been taken on a tilt by levelling the horizon.

Light Rays MadJik Draws 'rays' of light from the center (can be offset). Uses alternated triangles as the rays. Magical Plugins Megapack.

Lightning cookies Create lightning, smoke and other cool energy bolts.

Line Tracer TechnoRobbo An edge detection / lineart effect with options to configure Line Width, Threshold (strength of the effect) and Color.

Lines/Grid ReMake Creates vertical/horizontal lines or grids. Line width and coloring options. Also available in Russian.

Linocut ReMake Mimics the Linocut printmaking technique which uses grooves cut into a sheet of linoleum to create a relief surface. The grooves appear white, the rest of the image black - unless inverted. Also available in Russian. Source available.

Liquify pyrochild Similar to Photoshop's Liquify or GIMP's IWarp. Compatible with Photoshop's mesh files. Pyrochild's Plugins

Local Contrast Enhancement Tanel Clarify flat or hazy looking photos by selectively adjusting the contrast. Tanel's Plugin Pack.

Local Noise davidf Similar to the Frosted Glass effect, but with more configuration options (Radius, Strength, Coverage, Distance Bias, etc…,). Great for adding a bit of diffusion to an element.

Lomography BoltBait Simulate the effects of a Lomo camera : high contrast, twisted colors and a noticeable vignette.

Low Color Filetype (bmp, gif, png) jxp Save images as 16 color bitmaps or gifs. Previously known as '16 Colors'.

MadJik' Plugin Pack (aka Magical Plugins Megapack) MadJik Over 60 effects: Color Zoom Blur, Gradient Blur, Color Aberration, Reverse Colors, Distorting Mirror, Donut Distortion, Gravity, Kaleidoscope, Magnifier, Motion Sharpen, Oblique, Page Curl, Panelling, Polar Transformation, Seamless Texture Maker, Sine Wave distort, Tiles Reflection XL, Tube Effect, TwistZ, Water Reflection, Waves, Wet Floor Reflection, Auto Chrome noise, Bars, Buttons, Frames, GenTree (TreeGen), Grid Maker, Hexagonal Grid, KaleidGen, Light Rays, Mazes (2), Randome Lines, Rosaces, Shapes, Sparkles, Spiral, SpiroGraph, SpiroShapes, Splashes, Volutes, Majority Color, Over Liner, Star Glow, Moire, Perlin Texture, Radial Colors, Rainbow Twist Colors, Autochrome, Color modulo, Displacement, Lens Flare, Matrice, Nebulous, NewtonFractal, Vibrato, XY Coords.

Magnifier (Lens+) MadJik An evolution of the Ed Harvey's Lens effect, with enhanced features & options. Magical Plugins Megapack.

Majority Color MadJik Each pixel takes the value of its neighbors that have the majority. Magical Plugins Megapack.

Make Colour Transparent Simon Brown Obsolete. Use Color to Alpha Advanced.

Make Transparent GoldenCrystal Make an image transparent in respect of the chosen color. In other words this is another color to alpha plugin.

Manual Color Correction Gaeriel Change colors by transforming one color into another. Similar to the 'Manual Color Correction' tool in Paint Shop Pro.

Matirce MadJik An emboss type effect with coloring options. Can be used to fake metallic sheen and edge detection. Magical Plugins Megapack.

Measure Object Martin Osieka  Measures an object in a selection within the active layer. Measurements returned are: area, location, width, height, diagonal, and angles of the bounding rectangle.

Measure Selection Martin Osieka Take measurements of an active selection or the whole layer. Option include setting the unit, dpi and scale. Useful for mapping or technical drawings.

Metallize dpy Applies a chrome or metallic sheen to an image (an effect like the Predator's vision). Great for faking all sorts of metals. Find this plugin in dpy's Pack.

Mexican Hat Edge Detect PhilipLB A simple Mexican Hat edge detection filter.

Mike Ryan's Plugins Mike Ryan Effects: Alias, Color Trimming, Input to Output, Brightness/ Darkness to Alpha, Invert Alpha, Silhouette Plus.

Mirror / Rotate null54 v4.0x version of Mirror / Rotate - originally found in Toli's Effects plugin pack.

Mirror / Rotate Toli Mirror selection horizontally, vertically, or over a diagonal. Rotate a selection. Toli's Effects. See also Mirror / Rotate Menu

Mirror / Rotate Menu null54 v4.0x version of Mirror / Rotate Menu - originally found in Toli's Effects plugin pack.

Mirror / Rotate Menu Toli Mirror selection horizontally, vertically, or over a diagonal. Rotate a selection. This is the same effect as Mirror/Rotate but houses the effects in the Mirror submenu. Toli's Effects.

Mirror Over Line evanolds Mirror an image across a vertical or horizontal line. Part of Evan's Effects.

Mirror Selection GOAE Mirror a selection horizontally, vertically or both.

Moire MadJik This texture plugin replaces the selection (or the active layer if no selection) with colourful concentric rings. Magical Plugins Megapack.

Monochrome hollander Unsupported. Download links fail. Converts image to monochrome (black, white & color supported).

Monochrome Ink on Paper KrisVDM Recolors image a single specified hue. Transparent areas are left unchanged. Part of Kris VDM's Plugin Pack.

Mosaic Effect - v1.0.0.0 Tim! Converts a drawing into a mosaic pattern, using the Secondary colour as the adhesive or grout between the tesserae. Tim's Effects.

Mosaic Maniac (Collage Paint) MosaicManiac Paint with whole collections of images! Creates a unique non repeatable pattern of images form a directory of images. Menu title is Collage Paint.

Motion Sharpen MadJik Directional sharpening. Think of it as the natural opposite of Motion Blur. Magical Plugins Megapack.

Multi Color Gradient romein Create a Linear, Radial, or Square multi-colored gradient with custom colors, direction and opacity.

MultiSpline Red Ochre Renders a series of closely spaced 'splines' (a spline is a smooth curve through points). Uses either random displacement or the source layer as it's base. Large number of options to customize the effect.

Multi-Threshold dpy Run multiple 'threshold' filters at once. Excellent for turning a photo into Warhol inspired pop-art. dpy's Pack

MultiView Warp Ed Harvey Distorts an image into a multifaceted view. Similar to the Fragment Blur without the blurring, or Glass Blocks without the rounded edges. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

Nebulous MadJik Creates a brightly colored rainbow halo which appears pinched up in the centre. Magical Plugins Megapack.

Neon Edges ReMake Simulated neon glow around the edges in an image. Options: line thickness, glow intensity, hue & saturation. Two versions are available, one for 3.5x and 4.0x and an enhanced version for 4.0x only. Both versions are also available in Russian.

NewtonFractal MadJik Fractal generator. Creates colored flower-type petals infilled with colored noise. Magical Plugins Megapack.

Night Vision pleabo Transform a scene into a green filtered 'Night Vision' version.

Noise Bleacher TechnoRobbo Desaturates and adds noise to an image. Options to control the desaturation hues and noise intensity.

Noise Reduction ncoquard Noise reduction plugin, written specifically to reduce the artefacts in JPG images.

Noisechoice Red Ochre Add noise, with a range of choices including anti-aliasing to transparency. Part of Red Ochre's Plugin Pack

Normal Map stinger Height field (gray scale) to normal map (creates a much better illusion of height).

Normal Map Renderer eekysam Renders normal maps. Has a cinematic light that which can be moved around the virtual 3D surface. Also has exponential drop-off/spread settings which can be used to modify sharpness, contrast, brightness, and angle effect (dialog is deceptively simple). Plugin is no longer being developed.

Normal Tools v1.1 gOUJOSAMMA Suite of three plugins for the creation of Normal Maps.

Normalize PhilipLB Normalize stretches the histogram (entire color range is used).

NormalMap 1.1 harold  Incompatible with paint.net 3.5x, use NormalMapPlus v1.0.

NormalMapPlus v1.0 Simon Brown Updated version of NormalMap 1.1. Uses the Sobel Filter from AMD's Render Monkey's normal map example to calculate the first order derivatives of the image (think: emboss). Light angle is adjustable.

Null54's Plugin Pack null54 Plugin pack. Effects: PSFilterPdn, Radical Image Optimization Tool (RIOT), Soft Proofing, Twainable+. FileTypes: Base 64 FileType, EA Fsh FileType, Image Tiling FileType, JPEG 2000 FileType, Optimized JPEG FileType, Paint Shop Pro FileType, Photoshop Brush FileType, Photoshop Pattern FileType, Raw FileType, WebP FileType.

Object Align KrisVDM Realigns an object within a selection vertically, horizontally, left, right or centrally (and combinations). Part of Kris VDM's Plugin Pack.

Object Bevel Red Ochre Apply different shaped bevels to an object, with either parallel or perspective lighting at a full range of angles. Bevels types: convex round, inset convex, convex bevel, convex chamfer, double convex, convex linear-flat, convex flat-linear, concave round, inset concave, flat.

Object Edges Red Ochre  Produces a range of outline/bevel effects on objects. Part of Red Ochre's Plugin Pack

Object Inner Shadow BoltBait Inner Shadow projects a shadow from the edge of an object inwards. The shadow fades as it extends inwards. The natural twin to Drop Shadow in many respects. Part of BoltBait's plugin pack (3.5.x and 4.x)

Object Reflections - Wet Floor Effect BoltBait Obsolete. Use @MadJik's Wet Floor Reflection.

Object Shadow BoltBait Drop shadow effect for objects. For a code walk-through see How to Write an Effect Plugin (Part 7 - Extra Surface)

Object Tools BoltBait A mini pack of effects which work on objects (groups of pixels with surrounding transparency). Bevel Object, Feather Object, Inner Shadow, Outline Object, Part of BoltBait's Plugin Pack

Object2color Red Ochre  Recolor opaque objects with anti-aliased edges on a transparent layer. Part of Red Ochre's Plugin Pack

Oblique Effect MadJik Incline images vertically horizontally or both. Magical Plugins Megapack.

Octagonal/Quad reshape/matte evanolds Reshape the image or crop to an arbitrary quad or octagonal region. Part of Evan's Effects.

Offset TechnoRobbo Offset the layer or selection in horizontal and/or vertical directions. Image wraps at the edges. A less complicated version of the Panelling Effect.

Offset Alternating Stripes MJW Creates alternating stripes of pixels with configurable horizontal offset, width and separation. Angle, Edge Behavior and Quality options are also available. See post #9 for 3.5.11 version.

Oil Painting+ BoltBait Updated Oil Painting artistic effect which produces a more natural looking oil painting. Part of BoltBait's Plugin Pack

Olden 1.5 Simon Brown Applies and aged look to your image. Simon Brown's Plugin Pack.

OpenRaster Filetype Zagna Ora file support. Requires exe download/run to install.

Optimized JPEG null54 Optimizes JPEG images using jpegtran. The Visual C++ 2010 SP1 runtime is required (x86 for a 32-bit OS, or x64 for a 64-bit OS). To install place both the exe and dll in paint.net's FileTypes folder.

OptiPNG I Like Pi Incompatible with 4.0x. An updated version is available, see OptiPNG Updated. Integrates OptiPNG with paint.net, optimizes PNGs to make them smaller (http://optipng.sourceforge.net/). To install place both the exe and dll in paint.net's FileTypes folder.

OptiPNG (Updated) Mr X Updated version of OptiPNG (fixes some security vulnerabilities). Functionality is same: compresses the PNG filetype when saving images. Both the OptiPngFileType.dll and optipng.exe need to be in the FileTypes directory.

OtherFarmColorReplacer OtherFarm Remove or change a color or a range of colors. Numerous options including color selection and transparency.


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Otsu's Thresholding Rei Turns an image black and white keying off brightness distribution. An implementation of Otsu's Method.


Outline BoltBait Puts an outline of the selected color around your object. Part of BoltBait's Plugin Pack

Outline Object BoltBait Outlines an object by wrapping it in a customized edge. Part of BoltBait's Plugin Pack

Outline Object v2.6 pyrochild Place a border around object/area. Note: object must be surrounded by transparency. Pyrochild's Plugins

Outline Selection Aziz Outline the inside of a selection with a rectangular border. Use @BoltBait's Outline Selection

Outline Selection BoltBait Outline the current selection with your choice of color and width. Part of BoltBait's Plugin Pack

Overblur Red Ochre Effect useful for making textures or as a passable sharpen effect. You can compare the blurred picture to the original and choose how much of that change to apply. Part of Red Ochre's Plugin Pack

Overliner MadJik Scans the image to find breaks in the colors between pixels. If the break is from dark to light then the pixel is replaced with the light color (otherwise the dark color). Magical Plugins Megapack.

Page Curl MadJik Creates a curl on a corner of your image, just like a curling page. Magical Plugins Megapack.

Paint Shop Pro FileType null54 Allows paint.net to load and save Jasc's Paint Shop Pro format.

paint.net Bulk Image Processor Corillian Batch processor. Removed by paint.net developer for failing to comply with plugin guidelines. Forum thread no longer exists.

paint.net Effect Installation Right-Click Menu Option Simon Brown Simplifies plugin installation by adding an 'install' option to right click menu on plugin ZIP file.

paint.net Plugin Installer Powerslave UK Removed due to license issues. Forum thread no longer exists.

paint.net Plugin Manager Braiden Incompatible with paint.net 4.x. Add or remove plugins from the paint.net/Effects folder.

paint.net Scriptor HurryK Write composite effect scripts in a JavaScript-like-language. Allows the splitting of the original image into its composite parts on order to apply effects on each separate part and blend them together again.

paint.net Search for Firefox Simon Brown Obsolete. Use PDN OpenSearch Custom Toolbar.

Palette from image tool jxp Extracts the palette from the current image & saves it to (or creates) a paint.net palette file.

PaletteConverter BETA Simon Brown Converts and edits palettes including paint.net, PSP and Kuler palettes. Will only save paint.net palettes. Beta.

Panelling Effect MadJik Allows the moving of selection, vertically, horizontally or both. Magical Plugins Megapack.

Paper Kaleidocycles Martin Osieka This plugin allows the creation of nets for kaleidocycles. A kaleidocycle is a ring of pyramids which can be twisted inwards and outwards to show different sides of the pyramids.

Parallel Lines and Patterns Martin Osieka Draw parallel lines or patterns or fill a region with them. Like an enhanced paint.net Fill Style.

Paste Alpha BoltBait Takes the clipboard contents and converts colors to grayscale, then uses the grayscale for Alpha values in the current layer (i.e. masking). Part of BoltBait's Plugin Pack

PasteFill TechnoRobbo Tiles the clipboard image across the canvas until filled. Much like Tile Fill from Clipboard

Pastel/Water Color BoltBait Pastel/Water color filter. BoltBait's Plugin Pack

PCX Plug-In Joshua Bell Load & save PCX images.

PDN File Info viewer harold View information about a paint.net file (dimensions, number of layers and the version of paint.net used to save the image).

PDN OpenSearch Custom Tool Bar L3ron Add the paint.net Search Engine (by Google) to Firefox or Internet Explorer toolbar.

PdnBench for paint.net v3.0 Rick Brewster Superseded by new version

PdnBench for paint.net v3.20 Rick Brewster Obsolete paint.net benchmarking utility (i.e. a system speed test using paint.net). Forum thread no longer exists.

PdnFF null54 Allow filters from Adobe's Filter Factory (for Photoshop) to be run by paint.net.

PDNWatermark Simon Brown Incompatible with 4.0x. Add watermarks to your image. Found in Simon Brown's Legacy Plugin Pack.

Pencil Sketch Ed Harvey Similar to the built in Pencil Sketch effect only up to 20 times faster. Found in Ed Harvey's FastFx plugin pack.

Perlin Texture MadJik Creates brilliantly colored patterns. Magical Plugins Megapack.

Person_321's texture and color plugins person_321 Effects: Invert Channels, Rainbow loom, Sound wave & X Rainbow bars.

Perspective Effect (Beta) dpy Trapezoid transform of your image by adjusting the height &/or width of the sides. dpy's Pack

Perspective Lines tzachs Draws vanishing points & guidelines to help you with drawing in perspective.

Photo Flood Fill pleska Incompatible with 4.0x. Takes an image and 'flood-fill' it into the selection region, repeating it over and over.

Photoshop Brush null54 Load and save brushes used by Adobe® Photoshop®. Brushes sampled from image data are supported, dynamically computed brushes are ignored.

Photoshop file plugin frankb Plugin for loading and saving Photoshop files. Use Photoshop PSD file plugin.

Photoshop Pattern null54 Load Pattern files used by Photoshop's Fill command. Only Grayscale, Indexed and RGB mode patterns (8-bit and 16-bit) are supported.

Photoshop PSD file plugin taoyue Plugin for loading and saving Photoshop files. Two version are available, one each for 3.5x and 4.x.

Photoshop Swatch Converter null54 Converts Photoshop color swatches (ACO files) to paint.net. Swatches with more than 96 colors are split into multiple parts. RGB, HSB, CMYK and Grayscale color modes are supported.

Pie Chart evanolds Create a pie chart by entering category names and values. Part of Evan's Effects.

Pie Chart toe_head2001 Renders a Pie Chart based on specified Colors and Values. Can also render Labels on the chart.

Pixelate (Cairo Pentagonal) Ed Harvey Pixelate an image into irregular five sided polygons. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

Pixelate (Hexagonal) Ed Harvey Pixelate an image into regular six sided polygons. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

Pixelate+ v1.0 pyrochild Enhanced pixelate effect, adds a new sampling mode (the one GIMP uses) as well as the ability to use non-square cells. Pyrochild's Plugins

PixelatedFrame Simon Brown Adds a frame to an image that is a pixelated version of the image itself. Found in Simon Brown's Legacy Plugin Pack.

PixelCounter 2 TechnoRobbo Generates an Excel Spreadsheet guide for Book Folding (folding the pages of a real book into decorative designs). This plugin uses the source image to create the folding mask. It does not modify the image.

PixelLab Beta 1 Simon Brown Provides a simplified programming language in which to create effects/plugins. Note: Beta status.

Planetoid Ego Eram Reputo Create realistic looking 3D planets or 2D maps. Co-authored by TechnoRobbo.

Plugin Browser TechnoRobbo Locate, search and run effects from within the Plugin Browser. List installed plugins by Menu, Author, Alphabetically or by Keyword(s). Bookmark and add comments to your favourite plugins. Find information on plugins and see an effect preview image (where available). Extensive inbuilt documentation.

Plugin Effect Installer 1.0 Hunter Simple plugin installer. Select the *.dll file to install and click Go. Easy.

PNG Preprocessor niwax Optimizes image color range in order to reduce the saved PNG file size. Size of the file can be 40-80% of the original size.

PNG Sprite Matrix TechnoRobbo Takes all visible layers in a PDN image and arranges them into a Matrix as close to equal height and width as possible. Hidden Layers are ignored. Usage: File > Save As > Sprite Matrix (*.png).

PNM File Type Plugin zeeshanejaz Incompatible with 4.0x. Reads and writes PNM Images. PNM is a portable bitmap format used in legacy software (more common in LINUX / UNIX Platforms). A newer version which is compatible with v4.0 is available.

Point Blur boude Does the reverse of Zoom Blur (Zoom Blur blurs away from a certain point, Point Blur blurs towards the centre point).

Point Warp Illnab1024 Distort an image by stretching it toward or away from a specified point. Found in Illnab1024's Plugins

Point Warp / Engorged Smudge Illnab1024 Incompatible with 4.0x. Similar to the Bulge effect but in the horizontal plane instead of the vertical. Find a new version in Illnab1024's Plugins.

Point Warp / Engorged Smudge for PDN4 toe_head2001 A recompilation of 's plugin of the same name in order to make it compatible with 4.0x. The effect warps the layer about a single point with options to control the strength, radius and direction as well as the point location.

Polar to Rect Illnab1024 Transformation of polar coordinates to cartesian. In effect this creates a wrap around distortion of the original image. Found in Illnab1024's Plugins

Polar Transformation MadJik Translate image from rectangular to polar coordinates and vice versa. Magical Plugins Megapack.

Polaroid Frame Ego Eram Reputo Overlays a frame with the correct size ratios to form a Polariod.

PolyGlitch (Glitch Effects) gsuberland Plugin pack of 'glitch' effects. Effects include: 3Displace, CodeBook, Cumulative Math, Xor, Addition, Interlace Lines, Pixel Drag, Quad Flip, Row Shifter, Quadratic Looper, Render Raw File. Helpful HTML file included.

Polygon / Stars BoltBait Render triangles, pentagons, hexagons and also stars. Useful for making standard shapes and the pointed edges of stickers. Part of BoltBait's Plugin Pack

Polygon / Stars BoltBait Draws closed polygons & stars. BoltBait's Plugin Pack

Polygon Tool Simon Brown A line tool - which will draw another line from the last drawing position to the current position.

Polygonal Transparency evanolds Create many sided polygons of transparent pixels. With options to feather edges & invert transparent areas. Part of Evan's Effects.

Portable AnyMap (PNM) File Type Martin Osieka Loads and save files in one of the PNM formats. PAM - Portable Arbitrary Map (Black and White, Grayscale, RGB; Alpha channel; raw only; up to 16bits per channel), PBM - Portable Bit Map: (Black and White; plain and raw), PGM - Portable Gray Map: (Grayscale; plain and raw; up to 16bits per channel), PPM - Portable Pixel Map: (RGB; plain and raw; up to 16bits per channel).

Portrait Effect BoltBait Soften portraits to look more professional. Included paint.net 3.1+ as Effects > Photo > Soften Portrait (originally in Effects > Portrait).

Postage Stamp toe_head2001 Creates an edge like a modern postage stamp (i.e. wave like perforations) around the image.

Posterize Ed Harvey Posterize is now built in to paint.net. Find it in the Adjustments menu.

Posterize Alpha jxp Based on the standard Posterize adjustment, with enhancements to also change the Alpha channel.

Posterize in HSV Space MJW Enhanced Posterize effect that converts the color into HSV space, truncates the values, then converts back to RGB.

Posterize+ AhmedElyamani Reduce colorization differences with options to limit the output to certain color channels. Part of Ahmed's Plugin Pack

PostScript FileType Martin Osieka Imports PostScript (*.PS) , Encapsulated PostScript (*.EPS), and Adobe Illustrator (*.AI) files and renders them as bitmap layers in paint.net. Requires Ghostscript to be installed.

Power Stretch 2.0 Beta pyjo Stretch images in numerous ways including vertical, horizontal and bulge. Note: Beta

Primary Color Difference to Alpha Enormator Calculates the difference between the pixel and primary color. The more they are equal, the more transparency will result.

Print It Martin Osieka Customized printing tool with a huge range of options like paper size, image size, DPI setting, alignment & offset, tiling, header & footer, watermark, etc…,

Printer+ v1.0 Simon Brown Enhanced paint.net printing interface.

PS Emboss cookies Embossing effect. Simulates the one in Photoshop.

PSFilterPDN null54 Run (some) Photoshop Filters using paint.net.

Psychedelic romein Incompatible with 4.0x. Filter creates a variety of psychedelic color effects.

Psychocolour Red Ochre Produce a large range of psychedelic colour effects. Part of Red Ochre's Plugin Pack

Pure Black and White converter AdamCG Converts image to a COMPLETELY black and white (not grayscale). Amount of black/white is configurable.

pyrochild plugins pyrochild Effects: Curves+, Borders 'N Shapes, Gradient Bars, Film, Jitter, Outline Object, Stitch, Scriptlab, Gradient Mapping, Splatter, Pixelate+, Color Match, Random Effect, Random Shape Fill, Smudge, Trail, Gradient Blocks, Twist, Liquify, Grid Warp.


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Quadrilateral Correction toe_head2001 Remaps a defined quadrilateral to a rectangular image.


Quadrilateral Reshape evanolds Reshape the image to an arbitrary quadrilateral region. Part of Evan's Effects.

Quick Gravity AhmedElyamani Stretches an image downwards (only). Part of Ahmed's Plugin Pack

QuickBASIC BSAVE Graphics Ham62 Adds support for Screen 13 QuickBASIC BSAVE'd graphics with the file extensions *.BSV or *.VGA. Limitations: maximum image size 320x200px, file size of 64kb, 8bpp & standard VGA color palette.

Radial Blur Deluxe dake Incompatible with 4.0x. Configurable radial blur. Also known as Fast Radial Blur.

Radial Colors MadJik Predefined formulas (sinusoid curves) define and mix Red, Green, Blue colors. Magical Plugins Megapack.

Radial Fade Rei Gradually fade an image to transparent from the center to the edges (or vice-versa). The transparency gain over distance to the center is modulable, as well as the circle size. For 3.5.11 compatible version see post #22

Radial Prism Xhin Changes the hue of the image in a reflecting circular prism-like pattern.

Radical Image Optimization Tool (RIOT) null54 Heavily optimizes then exports the current layer in a format suitable for web use.

Radius Corners toe_head2001 Round off the square corners of an image, with nicely anti-aliased edges. An update to dan9298's Radius Fill Corners plugin

Radius Fill Corners dan9298 Round off square corners.

Rainbow spongey437 Fills selection with a rainbow colored gradient.

Rainbow Loom person_321 Renders a pre-defined pattern. Person_321's Texture & Color Plugins

Rainbow Twist MadJik Rainbow twist the three basic color Red, Green, Blue. Magical Plugins Megapack.

Rainbow-Splitter Xhin Split an image into two sections, both of which can be colored by a repeating colored gradient of your choice.

Random Effect v1.2 pyrochild Chooses a random plugin (or built-in effect), and renders it with randomized settings. Pyrochild's Plugins

Random lines Generator MadJik Create/add straight & curved lines. Magical Plugins Megapack.

Random mazes MadJik Two plugins to render horizontal or diagonal mazes with configurable size, wall chance, brush width & more. Magical Plugins Megapack.

Random Shape Fill v1.0 pyrochild Draws random (predefined) shapes on the canvas. 17 shape modes & 9 color modes plus many options. Pyrochild's Plugins

RAW File cefoot paint.net 4.x version of RAW File. Note: this is a file reader, so there is no option to save in the RAW format.

RAW File Pebal Dcraw based raw file reader. A paint.net 4.x version has been released: Raw File

RAW FileType null54 This is a DCRaw-based raw filetype. Uses the latest incarnation of DCRaw.

RAWFile LAB operamint A dcraw based RAWFile plugin with an advanced GUI. Requires 64-bit dcraw.exe to be downloaded, renamed and placed in Filetypes folder.

Rawload v1.0 avatare Load *.raw files with metadata using the Windows Imaging Component and preserving the image metadata.

RawLoader rpetrich Decode RAW camera images and make them available for use in paint.net. Requires use of installer or plugin + DCRaw.exe. Download links are not working.

RawReader Ivn Dcraw based RAW file reader. DCRaw has been recompiled as a *.dll (32 and 64 bit).

Recolour choice Red Ochre Presents multiple methods to select and replace a colour. Part of Red Ochre's Plugin Pack

Red Eye Quick Fix Tanel Red eye removal tool. Make a selection around the eyes and run the plugin. Part of Tanel's Plugin Pack.


*NEW*
Red Ochre Plugin Pack Red Ochre Compilation pack of Red Ochre's plugins. Features Aardvark, ArtyThing, Alpha-threshold, Object Bevel, Bezncurve, ClipDisplace, Cobweb, Composition Tool, Contour, Cuboids, Dryad, Earths and Greys, Facet, FurBlur, Gears, Gossamer, Gradients Galore!, Helix, Highlight, MultiSpline, New Clipwarp, Noise Choice, Object2colour, Object Edges, Overblur, Psychocolour, Recolor Choice, Selection2Clear, Scintillate, Scribble, Slinky, Squirkle, Squirkle Warp, StringandPin, CalliColour, Table, Two Tone Threshold.


Red Ochre's Plugin Pack Red Ochre Alpha Threshold, Composition Tool, Contour, Earths&Greys, Gradients Galore, Highlight, Noisechoice, Object2color, Object edge, Overblur, Psychocolor, Recolor choice, Selection2clear, Squirkle, Squirklewarp, Tweak edges.

Reduce Noise Tom Jackson Reduces the noise in an image while maintaining detail. Included in paint.net v3.22+

Reflection - effect dS810 Create mirror/water type reflections of an existing image.

Refocus Filter v1.0 alexb Sharpens a blurred image using algorithm with deconvolution element.

Remove Dust BoltBait Removes photographic dust by minutely clone-stamping them out.

Render Color Wheel MJW Draws a HSV color wheel, centred in the current selection.

Resource translator v1.0 BETA Simon Brown Obsolete. Designed to aid development of paint.net Language packs. Replaced by Strings.resx by paint.net developer Rick Brewster

Reticulation effect ReMake Creates a pseudo-reticulation effect (in film photography reticulation is wrinkling, cracking the emulsion layer of film). Options include Size, Density, Blending mode and transparency options. Also available in Russian.

Reverse Blend ArgusMagnus Reverses "Normal" blending using a selection and a specified color (Primary, Average or Dominant color) to create a new image. Each pixel has the minimum Alpha value which recreates the original image under "normal" blending with the specified color.

Reverse Colors MadJik Selectively reverse the values of any of the RGBA channels. Magical Plugins Megapack.

RGB Remapper sradforth Allows the remapping of RGB channels to other colours. Included in Stu's Effects.

RGB to CMYK BoltBait Conversion between RGB (RedGreenBlue) and CMYK (CyanMagentaYellowblacK) color formats.

RGB565 Filetype ejohnson0547 Read and write to the RGB565 or RAW565 format. Used for Android splash screens.

Ripple Ed Harvey Applies a regular ripple distortion across the image surface. Wavelet size, shape and magnitude are all configurable. Similar to Wobble. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

Rosaces MadJik Generate simple or complex 'roses' (symmetrical patterns like a mathematical representation of a rose/flower). Magical Plugins Megapack.

Rotate Text dpy Write text to the canvas at an angle. The dll named RotateTextSUI.dll is enhanced for larger displays. dpy's Pack

Rotate Zoom+ dpy Zoom & rotate a selection or layer with different resampling algorithms. dpy's Pack

Rotation Bilinear v1.1 alexb Precision rotation of selection using bilinear algorithm.

Rounded Rectangle Curtis Render a rectangle with customizable curvature in the corners. Found in Curtis' Plugin Pack. Three DLL's contain a number of effects.

Rounded Rectangle v1.2.0.0 Tim! Uses the Primary and Secondary colours and the current brush width to draw a rectangle with rounded corners into the current selection. Tim's Effects.

Ruler toe_head2001 Renders a ruler using the specified units & sub units. This will NOT measure anything and will NOT convert pixel length to another unit of length.

 

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Sabrown100 Plugin Pack Simon Brown Superseded by later release: Simon Brown's Plugin Pack. Forum thread no longer exists.

Saturation RGB ReMake Separately adjust the saturation of the red, green and blue color channels.

Saturation to Alpha (formerly Switch Color to Alpha) AnthonyScoffler Sets the transparency of each pixel equal to the intensity of it's color. In other words it overwrites the alpha channel with the saturation value. It makes colors with less saturation more transparent (and vice versa).

Scintillate Red Ochre Alternately inverts the colours of an image in a tiltable pattern. At small scale the result is a migraine inducing tiled moire style pattern. Slightly larger scales mimics a half-tone effect.

Screen Pixel toe_head2001 An update of Bleek II's ScreenPixel plugin. Use it to breaks an image into it's constituent RGB components. For a pdn 3.5 compatible version see post #3 in the thread.

ScreenPixel Bleek II Takes a (preferably pixelated) image and breaks the blocks into RGB components.

Scribble Red Ochre Change a photographic image to look like a hand drawn picture. Many presets including; coloured pencil drawing, graphite pencil, cross-hatched ink and scratchboard. Also the ability to save your settings.

ScriptLab v2.4 pyrochild Create compilations of other paint.net effects, adjustments, and plugins. You can save, load, and share your scripts. Includes Batch Processor. Pyrochild's Plugins

Seamless Move davidf Helps create seamless images. Somewhat similar to Seamless Texture Maker

Seamless Texture Helper BoltBait Makes a given image seamlessly repeatable. Largely replaced by Seamless Texture Maker

Seamless Texture Maker MadJik An updated version of BoltBait's Seamless Texture Helper. Create textures with no apparent edge when tiled. Magical Plugins Megapack.

Segment Image Neil Cassidy Analyzes image and groups pixels that are relatively close together in the image and have roughly the same color.

Seismograph Ed Harvey Transform an image into a colored line representation. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

Selection Obscurer sradforth Remove dust/spots/freckles/moles/left over food/extra limbs/etc.. This is a little like small scale seam carving. Included in Stu's Effects.

Selection Tools BoltBait Mini pack of tool for working on a selection. Effects are Feather (fade edges), Bevel (add shadow/highlights), Outline and Blur. Contained in BoltBait's Plugin Pack

Selection2clear Red Ochre Makes the selection transparent, whilst leaving the selection active. Part of Red Ochre's Plugin Pack

SelectionInnerContour HorridoJoho Applies an inner contour to a selection using the primary color. Similar to BoltBait's Selection Outline plugin, but faster.

Selective Enhancement v1.1 HiPhiSch Spread out or push together colors close to the selected one.

Selective Palette Curtis Build up a list of colours, then convert each pixel in the image to the closest colour in the list. Lists can be saved and loaded as paint.net Palette files. Found in Curtis' Plugin Pack. Three DLL's contain a number of effects.

Selective Toning v1.0 HiPhiSch Apply toning corrections. With blending mode selector and alpha channel support. Similar to Advanced Color Replacement.

Self-Negation Xhin Does the equivalent of taking a selection, adding it to another layer, setting the layer mode to 'Negation' and flattening it.

Sepia 2 KrisVDM Apply a sepia filer to an image. Configurable intensity. Part of Kris VDM's Plugin Pack.

ShadiSearch doverdemon77 Diagnose the Shade, Transparency and Saturation of an image or selection by recoloring using the Primary color.

Shadow / Highlight Recovery Tanel Fix excessively contrasted photos, by brightening shadows and/or darkening highlights. Tanel's Plugin Pack.

Shadow effect ryanr23 Generates shadows with angle and transparency options. Like Google Map. Recompiled by Midora to work with paint.net 4.x.

Shape(ray, arrow, circle, etc) myxlplyx Draw rays, arrows & circles with 'tv snow' effect (similar to chalk drawing) added to the shapes.

Shape3D MKT Wrap your image around a 3D shape (with appropriate lighting).

Shaped Gradient v1.5 n d Creates a gradient in a multitude of shapes. Round, square, conical, linear and also elliptic, trapezoid, hexagonal & more…

ShapeMaker The Dwarf Horde ShapeMaker is a tool which uses a WYSIWYG interface to allow the creation of SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) Shapes, Lines and Curves. paint.net Shapes can be created and manipulated using just the mouse. Extensive documentation in two PDF files supplied in the download. The Dwarf Horde are @TechnoRobbo, @Red ochre, @Ego Eram Reputo and @BoltBait.

Shapes MadJik Render a repeating shape. User selects the increase/decrease step, speed, etc, Magical Plugins Megapack.

Sharpen Landscape (aka Landscape) BoltBait Automates a number enhancements for landscape pictures. Also known as 'Sharpen Landscape'. Part of BoltBait's Plugin Pack

Sharpen+ (Advanced Unsharp Mask) Tanel Sharpen photos with an unsharp mask. Yields finer results than the built-in sharpen effect. Part of Tanel's Plugin Pack.

Shatters black2hack Break up an image into fragments. Note Beta status. Similar to Mosaic

Silhoette Plugin v2.1 Simon Brown Silhouettes images with partial transparency; turns the RGB to 000000 while preserving alpha. Silhouette(sp?)

Silhouette Plus Mike Ryan Converts the entire canvas into your selected color while preserving the alpha levels of each pixel. Part of Mike Ryan's Plugins

Simon Brown's Legacy Pack Simon Brown There is no forum thread for this plugin pack. Find it as a link in one of the effect threads. Effects: Alpha Mask Brush, Bullet, Channels, Conditional Pen, Create Image Map, Desktop Background Preview, FilmNoir, FindEdges, Fire, Flags, ImageShack Upload, JPEG Effect, PDN Watermark, Pixelated Frame, Stock Library, Subtle Effect, Texture, Transitional Brush. Filetypes: AviFile, AVIImport & SVGImport. Note: the file SBCommon.dll is required to be installed with these effects.

Simon Brown's Plugin Pack Simon Brown Effects: CustomBrushesMini, ThatOtherApp, Printer+, Find Edges, Olden, Editable Text, Extend Border, DragFrom. Filetypes: Animated Image. Note: the file SBCommon.dll is required to be installed with these effects.

Simon B's plugin pack for 4.0 Simon Brown Plugin Pack for 4.0x. Pack includes Effects: Custom BrushesMini, DragFrom, Editable Text, ExtendBorder, FindEdges, Olden, PrinterPlus, ThatOtherApp and Filetype: AnimGif.

Simple Lines Plugin spongey437 Draw vertical /horizontal lines across a selection.

Simplify Ed Harvey Blur which simplifies the image by reducing color differences (and therefore fine detail). Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

Simulate Color Depth cookies Reduces the color depth of an image as if they had x bits of color data. Both monochrome and RGB options are included. Supporting files (dither folder) go in the \Documents\paint.net User Files\ folder.

Sine Curves MadJik Use Equation from Curtis' Plugin Pack.

Sine Wave Distort MadJik Uses sine function to apply a horizontal &/or vertical shift. Magical Plugins Megapack.

Single Hue Ed Harvey Recolor an image to greyscale and a single color (hue). Hue and Saturation are configurable. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

Slinky Red Ochre Render ellipses or circles along a line or curve... or in concentric circles. Named after the helical spring toy, this effect can be made to mimic.

Smart Blur KrisVDM Similar to the built in Surface Blur. Part of Kris VDM's Plugin Pack.

Smart Sharpen Pebal Dedicated to sharpening images after reduction size. Uses an adaptive algorithm, optimized for maximum reduction of halo effect.

Smooth null54 v4.0x version of Smooth - originally found in Toli's Effects plugin pack.

Smooth Toli Selected area is smoothed internally, as if there were no surroundings. Toli's Effects.

Smudge v2.2 pyrochild Use custom brushes (*.png format) to smudge along the mouse path. Pyrochild's Plugins

Soft Proofing null54 Simulates how the current layer would look when printed with a specified color profile. The layer can then be exported as a JPEG or TIFF with the target color profile embedded. Note: Visual C++ 2010 SP1 runtime is required.

Soft Saturation (aka Vibrance in 4.0x) Ed Harvey Enhance or reduce the amount of color saturation. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5 (DLL contains numerous effects). Note: renamed Vibrance in 4.0x

Soften Edges jchunn Detect 'rough' edges and softens them. Jesse Chunn Plugin Pack.

Soften Portrait Ed Harvey Similar to the built in Soften Portrait effect only up to 40 times faster. Found in Ed Harvey's FastFx plugin pack.

Solarize Ed Harvey Reverses the hue of shadows and highlights. No configurable parameters. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

Sound Wave person_321 Renders a wave pattern. Person_321's Texture & Color Plugins

Sparkle Glitter kshotts Incompatible with 4.0x. Generate glowing spheres, diamonds, and flares, with lots of parameters. Replaced by MadJiks Sparkle Effect

Sparkle Stars kshotts Generate stars. Replaced by MadJiks Sparkle Effect. Appears broken in 4.0.5226.

Sparkles Effect MadJik Scans the image to find the bright highlights then adds some sparkle to them. Magical Plugins Megapack.

Speech Bubble dpy Write speech bubbles and text directly to the canvas. dpy's Pack

Spiral MadJik Simple spiral plugin. Use it to create/add spirals to your images. Magical Plugins Megapack.

Spiral Text ver 1.2 dpy Writes text on a spiral. dpy's Pack

Spirit Level Photo Effect Martin Osieka Rotate a layer using a virtual spirit level. Ideal for misaligned horizons in photos. Note: the rotation is limited to the range +/- 45°. Many options to rescale or refit the image to the canvas.

SpiroGraph MadJik Draws alternated centred polygons and rotates/reduces each of them. Uses Primary & Secondary colors. Magical Plugins Megapack.

SpiroShapes MadJik Draws repeating polygon shapes to create a more complex shape. Similar to spirograph. Magical Plugins Megapack.

Splashes MadJik Create filled or unfilled splashes (think unusual closed polygon shapes). Magical Plugins Megapack.

Splatter v1.5 pyrochild Create paths similar to dripping paint. Pyrochild's Plugins

Splinter Ed Harvey Generates a number of rays (splinters) radiating outwards from the pixel. Number of splinters, length and rotation are configurable. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

Spoked Wheel toe_head2001 Creates a circular wheels with options to specify size, spoke number, axle size, rim thickness, color and more. CodeLab source provided. See post #12 of the thread for a paint.net 3.5.11 compatible version.

Sponge Effect ReMake Simulates painting with a sponge. Options include Brush Size, Roughness and Intensity. Also available in Russian. Source available.

SpriteSheet Animation v1.3 SeriousSam Test and design Sprite Sheets.

Spritesheet Export Plugin MadDugan Saves a multilayered sprite sheet to a single layered file with the layers positioned side-by-side.

Squirkle Red Ochre Render 'squirkle' shapes from rounded lozenge through circle to square. Part of Red Ochre's Plugin Pack

Squirkle Warp Red Ochre Magnifies and distorts 'squirkular' (square/circle) shapes. Part of Red Ochre's Plugin Pack

Star Glow MadJik Use it to add some high lustre sparkle to your image. Magical Plugins Megapack.

Starry Sky mcamp14 Creates a starry sky (utilizes PixelLab). Renders a handful of stars on a black background. No configurable parameters.

Stars Effect MadJik Create polygon based multipoint stars. Magical Plugins Megapack.

Steganography BoltBait Hide / show a second image in your original image. BoltBait's Plugin Pack

Stencil jchunn Convert an image (or selection) into a two color image similar to a stencil. Jesse Chunn Plugin Pack.

Stencil2Eye doverdemon77 Create a stencil (monotone) image based on the primary color.

Stewien Filters John Stewien Apply one of five filters to your image. Filters are Dilate, Kuwahara Filter, Kuwahara Filter Modified, To Angle and Transparency By Color Subtraction.

StickMan Ego Eram Reputo A plugin which helps position & pose predefined stick figures using a simple click-n-drag interface.

Stipple davidf Replaces an image with a 'dotted' version (circles with density depending on the image brightness).

Stitch pyrochild Distorts base image with a 'splintered' appearance. Pyrochild's Plugins

StockLibrary1.5 Simon Brown Manage your stock images from within paint.net. Found in Simon Brown's Legacy Plugin Pack.

Stray Pixel Remover archip Removes pixels which are surrounded by transparent pixels. More poetically, it removes opaque islands in a sea of transparency.

StringAndPin Red Ochre Mimics String Art (aka Nail and Yarn) by stringing colored lines evenly between three fixed points to form abstract geometric patterns. Relocatable "pin" points & many coloring options.

Stus Effects sradforth Selection Obscurer, Advanced Rotate, Alpha Contrast, Vignette, iPhone TabBar Icon Maker & RGB remapper.

SubLCD toe_head2001 This is a usability update of xrl's original SubLCD resize plugin (LCD Subsampling resize), which "is useful if you want to display your images in a LCD/Plasma screen as it gives the appearance of a little more resolution."

SubtleEffect Simon Brown Incompatible with 4.0x. Allows you to select a plugin and independently adjust the opacity that the effect will hold over the original image. Found in Simon Brown's Legacy Plugin Pack.

Subtract Color davidf An easy to use color remover (i.e. color-to-alpha).

SVG Filetype Martin Osieka Imports SVG and SVGZ files (Scalable Vector Graphics) and renders them as paint.net layers.

SVGImport Simon Brown Adds support for SVG files. Files will be rasterized by the conversion process. Note: requires InkScape be installed.

Switch Alpha to Gray BoltBait Converts the image to shades of gray based on the alpha value of each pixel. Useful for making masks. Part of BoltBait's Plugin Pack

Switch Gray to Alpha BoltBait Deletes white/black from and image (leaving transparent pixels). Converts all other pixels to black. Useful for isolating line art. Part of BoltBait's Plugin Pack

Take screen shots and paint it in paint.net pamkkkkk Screen shot utility to take screen images and send them to paint.net.

Tanel's Photo and Color Plugins Tanel Effects: Sharpen+, Shadow/highlight recovery, Local contrast enhancement, Color to alpha, Color mixer, Red eye quick fix, Basic photo adjustments, Black & White Converter, Eyeshine (animal red-eye) removal, Grain noise, Alpha blur v2, Bidirectional Blur.

Target Panel rwp80  Target Panel v1.0 advanced color manipulator. Part of Color Target Plugin Pack

Tartan toe_head2001 Build and render custom tartan/plaid patterns.

Tattersall toe_head2001 Generates a Tattersall pattern with custom colors, line width, spacing, and line style.

TechnoRobbo's Plugin Pak TechnoRobbo TechnoRobbo's Plugin Pak. Contains: TR's Displacement Map, TR's ZigZag, TR's Tesla Coil, TR's Star Filter, TR's Scatter, TR's Cloud Control, Tessellation Combo, Noise Bleacher, Line Tracer, Layer Cake, Full Spectrum Posterizer, Fish Eye, Distort This!, CMY Ghost, Cycle HSV, TR's Halftone, TR's Colorizer HMS, TR's Tiled Pixels, TR's Edge Fader Extreme (EFX), TR's Pixel Sharpener, TR's B&W Photo, TR's Bokeh, TR's Pixel Pusher, TR's Tilt Shift, TR's Contour Filler, TR's Coquin Graduated Filter, TR's Strobe Motion, TR's Str8Edge Tool, TR's Film Stock, TR's Alpha Cutter, TR's Smudger, TR's Pixel Puller, TR's DoodleMatic, TR's FreeWarp, TR's SplineMaster, TR's PseudoSnap.

Tessellation Combo TechnoRobbo A pair of plugins to offset an object then tile it from the clipboard.

Text Pro (free trial) romein Impressive Word Art package for paint.net. Registration is required to remove watermark protection.

Text Steganography BETA I Like Pi Encodes hidden text within an image. The plugin is also needed to view the text. Note: Beta status.

Text Window toe_head2001 Renders a string of text to the layer or selection. String can be repeated, offset & a specific font specified. For PDN 3.5 version see post #21 in the thread.

Text+ dpy Render text specifying line spacing, location, direction, color and font pitch. Useful for when you need precise placement of text.

Texture Simon Brown Add a custom texture to the image on the canvas. Found in Simon Brown's Legacy Plugin Pack.

Texture Shader MJW Uses the current layer as a height map to texture an image held in the clipboard. The clipboard image will appear to have shading and displacement applied as defined by the black and white height map. For 3.5.11 compatible version see post #20.

Texturize effect MichaelVinther Add a texture to a photo or image by changing the pixels brightness (based on the gradient of the texture).

That other app v1.0 Simon Brown Adds an item to the tools menu which allows you to shell out to another application (GIMP, Photoshop, etc..,) to edit the current layer. On Save & Close the changes will appear in paint.net.

Thermal Heat Map Ego Eram Reputo Create a thermal representation of an image where brightness becomes 'heat' and dimness becomes 'cool'.

Threshold Ed Harvey Converts a range of colors to black and white based on the user set threshold. Color channel is selectable as are the minima and maxima. Part of Ed Harvey Effects v3.5

Threshold Simon Brown The threshold effect will change all pixels over the specified number to white, and the rest black. This version is obsolete, use Ed Harvey's version instead Ed Harvey Effects

Tile Fill From Clipboard dan9298 Incompatible with 4.0x. Fills the current image with a tiled version of another image (held in the clipboard).

Tile Image Curtis Tiles the image a number of times in each direction. Has the ability to flip every 2nd image to make the edges line up. Found in Curtis' Plugin Pack. Three DLL's contain a number of effects.

Tiles Reflection XY MadJik Enhanced version of 'Tiles Reflection' from paint.net v3.1. Magical Plugins Megapack.

Tim's Effects Tim! Contains: Rounded Rectangle v1.2 & Mosaic Effect v1.0.

Tint Splinter Xhin Recolor an image by simultaneously tinting it with two different colors. Can take an RGB channel and shift it to another, for example shift green to red.

TinyPNG toe_head2001 Save filetype plugin that uses the TinyPNG service to compress images. TinyPNG is a lossy compression system which maintains transparency and most visual quality. Note: An active internet connect is required. The plugin will send your image to a third party service (TinyPNG), and download the compressed version. You should read TinyPNG's Terms of Service, and you need to sign up for your own API key.

toe_head2001's Plugin Pack toe_head2001 Adjustments: SubLCD. Effects: Gaussian Blur (Clamped), Screen Pixel, Blur Fill, Inset Box Shadow, Barcode, Bulletin Board Trim,Coordinate Plane Points, Gingham, Isometric Cuboid, Jigsaw Puzzle, Pie Chart, Postage Stamp, Ruler, Spoked Wheel, Tartan, Tattersall, Two-point Perspective, Radius Corners & Text Window. Available as stand-alone dll's or can be installed with custom exe installer.

Toggle Alpha Channel wbeard52 Modify the alpha channel by resetting the Alpha value (subtracting the alpha channel value from 255). CodeLab source code included.

Toli's Effects Toli Effects: Mirror/Rotate, Mirror / Rotate Menu, Engrave/Emboss, Smooth. All effects require IniFile.dll be present in /Effects/ folder. Language files are also available as part of the package.

Toli's Effects for v4.0 null54 Null54 has recompiled the "Toli's Effects v2.0.2" plugin pack in to be compatible with paint.net 4.0. Effects: Mirror/Rotate, Mirror / Rotate Menu, Engrave/Emboss, Smooth. All effects require IniFile.dll be present in /Effects/ folder.

Toon Filter ownage Extracts pencil / line type drawing from an image (based on edge detection).

Toon Shader Smoke_Dev420 Simplifies image colors using code based on DirectX toon shaders.

Trail pyrochild Echos' an object on an otherwise transparent layer, so that it appears to have a 'trail'. Pyrochild's Plugins

Trail 3d n d Creates a shaped gradient 'trail' from the object towards a configurable destination point. Gradient color is editable.

TransitionalBrush Simon Brown Allows users to select two colours and have a brush that gradually changes colour between them. Found in Simon Brown's Legacy Plugin Pack.

Transparency Adjustment Effect BoltBait Adjust the opacity of a selection independent of the entire layer. BoltBait's Plugin Pack

TreeGen MadJik Generates tree-type trunks and branches. For a more realistic effect, see the GenTree effect. Magical Plugins Megapack.

Triangular Gradient Enormator Makes a triangular gradient in selection (or on the full image when nothing is selected) from primary to secondary color (including alpha).

TR's Alpha Cutter TechnoRobbo Set up to 512 points around an object to define a mask.

TR's Alpha Mapper TechnoRobbo Graphically adjust how brightness translates to transparency. Useful for blending images.

TR's B&W Photo TechnoRobbo Simulates the use of color filters and hot spots in B&W photography.

TR's Bokeh  TechnoRobbo A classic photographic effect of multicolored diffuse circles overlaid over the image. Almost like blurred Christmas lights.

TR's Brush Strokes TechnoRobbo Redraws the contents of the layer/selection with simulated brush strokes. Options: Texture, Stroke Width, Stoke Direction, Bristles.

TR's Cloud Control TechnoRobbo Renders configurable clouds to the layer or selection.

TR's Color Reducer and palette maker TechnoRobbo Reduce the number of colors (n) in an image. Useful to reduce file sizes. Editable color table if n

TR's Color Wave TechnoRobbo Finds the borders between colors (not shades) and allows the user to interpret 'ripples' as they fan out in waves from the epicenter.

TR's Colorizer HMS TechnoRobbo Smoothly adjust the image colorization between three color ranges (highlights, midtones & shadow).

TR's Contour Filler TechnoRobbo Gradient fill effect which conforms to the contour of the Alpha Channel.

TR's Coquin Graduated Filter TechnoRobbo Apply Jean Coquin's graduated filter. A simulation of the 1970's photographic effect.

TR's Croquis TechnoRobbo A French word, croquis means "sketch". The plugin mimics a quick pencil sketch of the contents of the selection or layer.

TR's Custom Palette Matcher TechnoRobbo Remaps the image colors to conform to a custom (paint.net) palette by finding the nearest color match.

TR's Custom Shape Filler TechnoRobbo Fills the layer or selection with multiple copies of a specified png in varying sizes and rotation.

TR's Displacement Map TechnoRobbo Enlargement/distortion effect.

TR's Dodge and Burn TechnoRobbo A photo retouching tool which allows the application of effects via custom brushes. Effects included: Dodge, Burn, blur, sharpen, saturate, desaturate, contrast, rotate hue, color blend & luminosity. Many other photography type options.

TR's DoodleMatic TechnoRobbo Edge detection effect which turns artwork into a pencil type sketch.

TR's DrumSkin TechnoRobbo Re-maps rectangular images to circular.

TR's Edge Fader Extreme TechnoRobbo Fade the hard edge of an object. Like feathering, only stronger. Now called TR's EFX and located in the Object menu.

TR's Export Selection TechnoRobbo Exports any selection from the active layer (including irregular shaped selections). Exports to the PNG format.

TR's Filaments TechnoRobbo A simulation of time lapse of writing with light. You place the nodes and the plugin draws fine filaments in a continuous curve through all the nodes. Many options to control filaments and colors.

TR's Film Stock TechnoRobbo  Mimics photographic film speed (ISO) by reinterpreting the contrast in an image without losing the dynamic range.

TR's FilmStrip TechnoRobbo Creates a proof sheet style image from a series of video grabs. Number of columns in the finished compilation is configurable. Note that the two support files are essential.

TR's FireWorks TechnoRobbo Create star bursts and skyrocket type explosions.

TR's FreeWarp TechnoRobbo Distortion tool which reshapes an image by stretching it’s detail.

TR's Fuego TechnoRobbo A parametric fire simulator (creates realistic flames for the Pyrochild in all of us).

TR's Glass Vignette TechnoRobbo A Refraction-like distortion with an un-distorted center. In other words - it distorts the image as if it were viewed through curved glass. Shiny!

TR's Halftone TechnoRobbo Simulate Halftone printing (technique used in newspapers and magazines) by interpreting color depth as a Dot or Square.

TR's HDR-ish TechnoRobbo Mimics HDR style images by smoothing out the transitions between light and dark, making a dull picture less dull

TR's Intense Filtration TechnoRobbo Color filter and color augmenter, with options to set the hue, gain, intensity and also to fade in the changes.

TR's Intensity Warp TechnoRobbo Re-map pixels within an image by the intensity. Supports textures, gradients and custom textures. Some very nice metallic sheens are possible.

TR's iPollock TechnoRobbo Abstract art generator inspired by the works of Jackson Pollock (think: paint drips, dribbles and splashes).

TR's Kaboom TechnoRobbo Scatter or disperse an image outward from a central point using alpha transparency. Similar to a 360 degree version of Scatter.

TR's KeyFrame TechnoRobbo An animation tool. Create a path for an object then generate frames to animate the image as if it were moving along the path.

TR's KlumpNoiz TechnoRobbo Groups generated "noise" together in clumps to create colorful, vaguely fractal patterns.

TR's Monolithic (3D Text Generator) TechnoRobbo Creates monolithic (slab-like) text using an installed font as a base. Think word-art for paint.net. Many options include a range of color options, lighting, pitch, yaw and roll, size, zoom, etc...

TR's Morpher TechnoRobbo Morph one image into another using a control grid to define 'like' areas. Once defined, generates the between images. Also creates warps (self morphs). Outputs a number of successively numbered images for animating.

TR's PanoPDN Panoramic  Viewer TechnoRobbo Converts equirectangular images (think: spherical images or spherical projections) into a texture map and renders them in direct3d.

TR's Paste Frame TechnoRobbo Custom frame maker which uses a clipboard image to create a frame.

TR's Paste Warp TechnoRobbo Warps an image contained in the clipboard to fill any active selection.

TR's Pixel Puller TechnoRobbo Pull the image around to emphasize or de-emphasize perspective. Companion plugin to TR's Pixel Pusher.

TR's Pixel Pusher TechnoRobbo Distort images via stretching and squashing in a manner mimicking a fairground mirror.

TR's Pixel Sharpener TechnoRobbo Sharpen photos by emphasising detail and adding noise type texture.

TR's Plasmatics TechnoRobbo Recreate the 80's with this old fashioned Plasma Effect. Cool man, cool.

TR's Portrait Retoucher TechnoRobbo Reduce photo blemishes, wrinkles and lines by smoothing out the subject.

TR's PseudoSnap TechnoRobbo Align an object (must be on a transparent layer) within a configurable grid. In other words it makes the object snap-to-grid

TR's Quick Outliner TechnoRobbo Outline and/or fill a selection with colors from the color wheels. Outline thickness and softness options.

TR's Radial Extruder TechnoRobbo Takes the base image and repeats it in radial slices emanating from a common center point. Think of a circular cake that has been sliced from the center many times. Source available.

TR's Reverse Fisheye TechnoRobbo Removes or reduces fisheye distortion to reproduce the original panoramic image. Options to use different algorithms, Linear or Circular.

TR's Scatter TechnoRobbo Neat effect which simulates the image being eroded into individual pixels by a strong wind.

TR's SelfEeZ TechnoRobbo Captures an image directly from a webcam and imports it into the current layer.

TR's Smudger TechnoRobbo Smudge, smear and blend colors in the layer. Requires that you hold the CTRL key to smudge.

TR's Snow Flake Maker TechnoRobbo Generates iterative fractal-like snow flakes.

TR's SphereCuber TechnoRobbo Converts a Spherical View image into a cube-map of six files representing Up, Down, Left, Right, Front & Back views.

TR's SplineMaster TechnoRobbo Draw free-form Splines (complex curves through positioning nodes). Draw on an existing image, an empty layer or using an image as a guide. Numerous line types and end cap styles. Later release adds the ability to load, save and edit splines.

TR's Star Filter TechnoRobbo Adds sparkle or glitter to image highlights. Similar to MadJik's Star Glow

TR's Str8Edge Tool TechnoRobbo Smoothes out jagged edges on a Cut-Out.

TR's Strange Attractors TechnoRobbo A fractal generator which uses chaos theory to pump out the fractals known as Strange Attractors - think: wavy line patterns.

TR's Strobe Motion TechnoRobbo Simulates a stop-motion effect as if continuous motion was captured in a series of images as illuminated by a strobe light.

TR's Tesla Coil TechnoRobbo Simulates an electrical arc with configurable start and end points, thickness, intensity and more.

TR's Third Dimension TechnoRobbo Turn 2D Images into 3D Images and Terrains where brightness becomes the apparent height (the Third Dimension).

TR's Tiled Pixels TechnoRobbo Pixelate an image or selection and simultaneously apply a shape to the enlarged pixels.

TR's Tilt Shift TechnoRobbo A directional gradient blur tool designed to easily achieve an apparent change in the field of view.

TR's TreeMaker TechnoRobbo Creates a variety of organic, tree-like branching patterns with realistic leaves.

TR's ZigZag TechnoRobbo Apply waves, ripples, zigzags and vibrato type distortions.

True Blur Ed Harvey Subtle blurring effect which allows much finer control than other blurs. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

Truncate Resolution AnthonyScoffler Simulates resolution loss by taking the values of each color channel (and optionally the transparency channel) and snapping them to multiples of the given number. An image with 8 as a number converts each color channel value to a multiple of 8.

Tube Effect (aka tube oblique?) MadJik Distort an image as if you wrapped it around a cylinder. Magical Plugins Megapack.

Turbulent.Circles Martin Osieka Renders concentric circles ranging from smooth to wavy. Useful for creating textures like smoke rings, lava, flower petals, etc…,.

Turbulent.Effects Martin Osieka Two plugins to render lines and circles combined with turbulence. Useful to create textures like marble, wood, smoke rings, flowers, etc…,.

Turbulent.Lines Martin Osieka Render lines combined with turbulence with results ranging from smooth lines to chaotic waves. Useful for creating textures like waves, horizons, marble, wood grain, smoke, etc…,.

Twainable NisseBosseLasse Add TWAIN support for scanners. Should be compatible with all scanners that are TWAIN compliant. Place both Twainable.dll and EZTW32.dll in the /Effects/ folder.

Twainable+ null54 Allows paint.net to use 32-bit TWAIN drivers on a 64-bit OS. Place both files in the /Effects/ folder.

Tweak edges Red Ochre Detects abrupt changes in tone and produces outlines from these tonal changes.

Tweak Transparency Red Ochre Thicken outlines, set transparency minima & maxima, bevels & shadow/halo effects

Twist pyrochild Twist a portion of an image. Configurable size & many other parameters. Pyrochild's Plugins

TwistZ MadJik Transform an image by applying a spiral twist. Magical Plugins Megapack.

Two Tone Threshold Red Ochre Assesses the tones in an image and apportions two colours between the thresholds.

Two-point Perspective toe_head2001 Generates a Rectangular Cuboid and shows it using two-point (vanishing point) projection

UnAlpha doverdemon77 Highlight fully or partially transparent pixels with the Primary Color, or replace them with different Alpha values.

Unblend Legorol Removes a chosen color from the image and replaces it with transparency. In other words, it performs the reverse of a normal blend operation with the chosen color.

Unsharp Mask romein Incompatible with 4.0x. Corrects blurring introduced during photographing, scanning, resampling, or printing.

Upload to... V2.0 Simon Brown Upload images direct to the internet from within paint.net. Requires resource file SBCommon.dll to reside in the Effects directory. Found in Simon Brown's Legacy Plugin Pack.

Vantage Preview Images (.VBP) mchansy Support for Vantage Sat Receiver Preview Images.

Varicose jchunn Wibbly line creator. Jesse Chunn Plugin Pack.

Vibration AhmedElyamani Blurs then color bands an image. The result is somewhat similar to the appearance of oil on water. Part of Ahmed's Plugin Pack

Vibrato MadJik Generates colored moire rings within the colored parts of an image. Magical Plugins Megapack.


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View Framer MJW Overlays a frame/guidelines to serve as a guides to further editing. Note: should be applied to a blank layer above the target image.


Vignette Ed Harvey Apply a black vignette to the image. Size, shape and strength are all configurable. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

Vignette+ BoltBait Enhanced vignette plugin. Adds a black, white or colored vignette. Softer than the built in effect.

Vignette1 sradforth Easy vignette creator. Options include power (strength of effect), X and Y axis configuration and transparency/coloring. Included in Stu's Effects.

Vignetting Filter alexb Radial Vignetting Photo Filter. Due to the similarity to Ed Harvey's Vignette plugin, this plugin has been flagged obsolete and the thread removed from the forum.

Vitrious Ed Harvey Expand or contract a range of colors by specifying the Hue and Amount of change. Think of this as a subtle recoloring effect. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

Volutes MadJik Draws random curves. The curve is pre-calculated and then resized to fit in the image, so start and end points are at random positions. Magical Plugins Megapack.

VTF Plug-In (1.0.4) Nem VTF file support. File format used by the Source engine (Half-Life 2 etc.).

Water Reflection MadJik Render a reflection as if your image was reflected in water. Updated. See Wet Floor Reflection. Magical Plugins Megapack.

Wave Text v1.0 dpy Writes a string of text along a sine curve. The dll named WaveTextSUI.dll is enhanced for larger displays. dpy's Pack

Wavelet Haar 2-tap hindol Performs a Haar 2-tap transformation of an image (quarters the image size makes three duplicates, performing different edge detection algorithms on each).

Waves MadJik Wave distortion effect. Magical Plugins Megapack.

Weave Ed Harvey Distort the image as if it was cut into strips and woven back together. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

WebP Filetype null54 Load and save Google's WebP filetype. To install place all three dlls from the download in the FileTypes folder.

Wet Floor Reflection MadJik Renders a reflection of an object as if it was standing on a wet floor. Magical Plugins Megapack.

What's It? Martin Osieka Identify files by looking for a specific signature in the file content. Can correct improperly assigned extensions.

WhichSymbol / WhichSymbolPlus Ego Eram Reputo Character & symbol browser/writer for installed fonts. Character is rendered using the Primary color.

White Balance Ed Harvey Subtle recoloring effects. Specify Hue and Amount (strength) of the retinting. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

Whitepoint Correction Lord Crc Color correction, based off of a neutral point in the image.

Windows Metafile FileType Martin Osieka Imports Windows metafiles and renders them to paint.net bitmap layers. Supported types are WMF, EMF, EMF+, and the compressed variants WMZ and EMZ. There is a very basic implementation of export to EMF.

WMF (Windows Metafile) Bruce Bowyer-Smyth Opens WMF files as a raster image. NOTE: OPENS FILES ONLY - will not save the *.WMF format. To install place all three DLL files in the /Filetypes/ folder.

Wobble Ed Harvey Applies a ripple distortion across the image surface. Wavelet size, shape and magnitude are all configurable. Similar to Ripple. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

WSQ file type odalet Load and save WSQ files. The WSQ (Wavelet Scalar Quantization) algorithm is a compression algorithm used for gray-scale fingerprint images. Developed by the FBI.

X Rainbow bars person_321 Renders horizontal bars of rainbow hues. Person_321's Texture & Color Plugins

XCF filetype Martin Osieka Load and save images in GIMP native file format XCF (and its packed variants XCFGZ and XCFBZ2). To install, copy the two files into the /FileTypes/ folder.

XNB format r2d2rigo Loads XNA 4 uncompressed Texture2D & XNBs compiled for Windows or Windows Phone. No save option. To install, copy all four DLL files to the /FileTypes/ folder.

XPM File Type plugin naylorjs XPM support in paint.net. Note: doesn't handle every XPM option.

XY Coords MadJik Creates a grid with the text giving the position of the cell in this grid with X,Y coords. Useful to understand the transformation done by other distort effects. Magical Plugins Megapack.

Zigzag ray (aka eShape_umabob) myxlplyx Creates shapes/lines using scales. Appears in Effects menu as 'eShape_umabob' for some strange reason.

ZIP Archive FileType Martin Osieka Loads/saves the contents of a paint.net document (layers and metadata) from/to a compressed ZIP Archive. Each layer becomes a separate file in the archive. Several formats for the layer files are supported: PNG, BMP, GIF, and JPEG. Additionally a thumbnail and a composite image can be stored in the archive.

Zoom Blur Deluxe dake Incompatible with 4.0x. Improved zoom blur effect. Also known as Fast zoom blur.

Zoom Blur Deluxe for PDN4 null54 Updated version of Zoom Blur Deluxe. The effect applies a blur which increases in magnitude as the distance increases away from the specified center point.

 

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:user-silhouette: List of Plugins by Author 0-9 + A-F

revision date: 1 September 2016

 

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AdamCG Pure Black and White converter Converts image to a COMPLETELY black and white (not grayscale). Amount of black/white is configurable.

AhmedElyamani Ahmed's Plugins Effects: Apply Color, Cartoonize, Color Switch, Clarifaction+, InkSketch+, Posterize+, Quick Gravity & Vibration

AhmedElyamani Apply Color Apply a filter to recolor or tint an image. Part of Ahmed's Plugin Pack

AhmedElyamani Cartoonize Applies dithering to simplify color differences and turn photos into cartoons. Part of Ahmed's Plugin Pack

AhmedElyamani Circle Fractal Creates a circular fractal similar to a stylized snowflake. See post #16 in the thread for 3.5x version.

AhmedElyamani Clarifaction+ Enhance detail in a photograph by adjusting the detail and saturation. Part of Ahmed's Plugin Pack

AhmedElyamani InkSketch+ Turns images into a black and white inked facsimile. Part of Ahmed's Plugin Pack

AhmedElyamani Posterize+ Reduce colorization differences with options to limit the output to certain color channels. Part of Ahmed's Plugin Pack

AhmedElyamani Quick Gravity Stretches an image downwards (only). Part of Ahmed's Plugin Pack

AhmedElyamani Vibration Blurs then color bands an image. The result is somewhat similar to the appearance of oil on water. Part of Ahmed's Plugin Pack

alexb Refocus Filter v1.0 Sharpens a blurred image using algorithm with deconvolution element.

alexb Rotation Bilinear v1.1 Precision rotation of selection using bilinear algorithm.

alexb Vignetting Filter Radial Vignetting Photo Filter. Due to the similarity to Ed Harvey's Vignette plugin, this plugin has been flagged obsolete and the thread removed from the forum.

Anaco Colour Distort Subtracts the red blue green by x+y or x-y or x*y depending on the option you select and then divides it by the amount you specified.

andersbursjoo Greyscale channel mixer Converts images to greyscale with luminescence control. Download link is broken so plugin cannot be downloaded.

AnthonyScoffler Basic Edge Detector Used to make outlines that reduce the data needed to analyze an image, deducing areas of interest, and enabling the use of many interesting edge-based effects.

AnthonyScoffler Channel Operations Perform a number of operations like addition, subtraction, multiplication, division etc…, on a selected red, green, blue, hue, saturation, value, or alpha channel (or rgb or hsv all at once). Channel swapping is also supported.

AnthonyScoffler Color Replacer Convert all pixels in the current selection from one color to another. For a pdn 3.5 compatible version see post #13.

AnthonyScoffler Fuzzy Edge Detector Detects edges using random angles to find neighboring pixels and determine their difference. Configurable with many options. Useful to create outlines. CodeLab source provided. See second post for 3.5.11 version.

AnthonyScoffler Saturation to Alpha (formerly Switch Color to Alpha) Sets the transparency of each pixel equal to the intensity of it's color. In other words it overwrites the alpha channel with the saturation value. It makes colors with less saturation more transparent (and vice versa).

AnthonyScoffler Truncate Resolution Simulates resolution loss by taking the values of each color channel (and optionally the transparency channel) and snapping them to multiples of the given number. An image with 8 as a number converts each color channel value to a multiple of 8.

APShredder BlendModes Plus v1.3 Apply a host of new blend modes: Normal, Average, Blue, Color, Cyan, Divide, Exclusion, Grain Extract, Grain Merge, Green, Hard Light, Hard Mix, Hue, Linear Burn, Linear Dodge, Linear Light, Luminosity, Magenta, Maximum, Minimum, Phoenix, Pin Light, Red.

APShredder Dissolve 1.3 Dissolves one image onto another.

APShredder Extract Color v1.0 Allows user to change an image to grayscale, while keeping a certain color range in color (automates the Pleasantville Effect).

archip Stray Pixel Remover Removes pixels which are surrounded by transparent pixels. More poetically, it removes opaque islands in a sea of transparency.

ArgusMagnus ArgusMagnus' Plugin Pack Links to ArgusMagnus' plugins: Reverse Blend, Fast Fourier Transform (FFT/IFFT), High/Low/Band Pass Filter, Convolution Filter and Edge Detection.

ArgusMagnus Convolution Filter Apply a variable sized convolution filter to a selection or layer. Includes ability to save and load customized filters (click on Presets).

ArgusMagnus Edge Detection Use an edge detection algorithm to find and render edges with given colors. Other pixels are set to transparent. Copy both dll's into the \Effects\ folder.

ArgusMagnus FFT / IFFT (Fast Fourier Transform) A plugin pack of four effects related to Fast Fourier Transformations.

ArgusMagnus Reverse Blend Reverses "Normal" blending using a selection and a specified color (Primary, Average or Dominant color) to create a new image. Each pixel has the minimum Alpha value which recreates the original image under "normal" blending with the specified color.

Asmageddon Prince Asmageddon Tools Pack v3 Numerous color & distort effects: Asmageddon_Alpha works, Asmageddon_Channel multiplier, Asmageddon_Channel_Shift, Asmageddon_Channel_Works_Plus, Asmageddon_Color_Percentage_Plus, Asmageddon_From P to S Grey, Asmageddon_From P to S, Asmageddon_HSV inversion, Asmageddon_Hue Channeling multiply, Asmageddon_Hue Red Psychodelic, Asmageddon_Image coder, Asmageddon_Inverto_pushing, Asmageddon_Inverto_pushing_Caleidoscope, Asmageddon_Inverto_pushing_plus, Asmageddon_Multiplo uniqua, Asmageddon_PS Mega, Asmageddon_PS Only, Asmageddon_Pseudo water, Asmageddon_Quadro disorter B, Asmageddon_Quadro disorter, Asmageddon_Render-Border, Asmageddon_Render-Quadro bumperoo, Asmageddon_Render-Quadro inverto, Asmageddon_Render-Quadro sharper, Asmageddon_RGB tricks, Asmageddon_Strange Bulger B, Asmageddon_Strange Bulger, Asmageddon_Strange_Bulger Kaleidoscope.

Asmageddon Prince Asmageddon_Alpha works Enhance or reduce Alpha channel. Found in Asmageddon Tools Pack

Asmageddon Prince Asmageddon_Channel multiplier Enhance colorization by multiplying the RGB color channels by a factor of up to 20. Multiplication is quirky to say the least. Found in Asmageddon Tools Pack

Asmageddon Prince Asmageddon_Channel_Shift Selectively move an RGB, Alpha or All color channel a number of pixels in X or Y directions. Found in Asmageddon Tools Pack

Asmageddon Prince Asmageddon_Channel_Works_Plus Enhance or reduce the color information in an RGB, Alpha or combined RGB color channel. Found in Asmageddon Tools Pack

Asmageddon Prince Asmageddon_Color_Percentage_Plus Alter the R, G or B color channels by percentage. Found in Asmageddon Tools Pack

Asmageddon Prince Asmageddon_From P to S Assumed to shift the specified color channel(s) in some way between Primary and Secondary colors. Found in Asmageddon Tools Pack

Asmageddon Prince Asmageddon_From P to S Grey Assumed to shift the specified color channel(s) in some way between Primary and Secondary colors. Found in Asmageddon Tools Pack

Asmageddon Prince Asmageddon_HSV inversion Think three checkboxes to invert the Hues, Saturation and Value. Found in Asmageddon Tools Pack

Asmageddon Prince Asmageddon_Hue Channeling multiply Red, Green & Blue channel multiplier. Found in Asmageddon Tools Pack

Asmageddon Prince Asmageddon_Hue Red Psychodelic Change the Red in an image to another Hue. Red channel only. Found in Asmageddon Tools Pack

Asmageddon Prince Asmageddon_Image coder Turn an image into heavily distorted pattern. No decoder or author provided description of algorithm. Found in Asmageddon Tools Pack

Asmageddon Prince Asmageddon_Inverto_pushing Basic image warping by 'pushing' the image from its center toward one of the corners. Found in Asmageddon Tools Pack

Asmageddon Prince Asmageddon_Inverto_pushing_Caleidoscope Similar to Asmageddon_Inverto_pushing with the addition of kaleidoscopic duplicates. Found in Asmageddon Tools Pack

Asmageddon Prince Asmageddon_Inverto_pushing_plus As for Asmageddon_Inverto_pushing with the additional option to tile the image across the canvas. Found in Asmageddon Tools Pack

Asmageddon Prince Asmageddon_Multiplo uniqua Apparently another channel multiplier. Author: 'makes strange colors?'. Found in Asmageddon Tools Pack

Asmageddon Prince Asmageddon_PS Mega A previous version of From P to S. Yields some interesting greyscale results. Found in Asmageddon Tools Pack

Asmageddon Prince Asmageddon_PS Only Recolors image to Primary and Secondary colors (only). Found in Asmageddon Tools Pack

Asmageddon Prince Asmageddon_Pseudo water Distorts an image with a watery waveform. Effect is very powerful. Menu title is simply 'Water'. Found in Asmageddon Tools Pack

Asmageddon Prince Asmageddon_Quadro disorter Breaks image into sharp pieces and scatters them. Found in Asmageddon Tools Pack

Asmageddon Prince Asmageddon_Quadro disorter B Breaks image into sharp pieces and scatters them. Found in Asmageddon Tools Pack

Asmageddon Prince Asmageddon_Render-Border Renders a strange Primary colored border not unlike a raindrop covered window. Found in Asmageddon Tools Pack

Asmageddon Prince Asmageddon_Render-Quadro bumperoo Greyscale distortion/patterning effect. Found in Asmageddon Tools Pack

Asmageddon Prince Asmageddon_Render-Quadro inverto More greyscale distortion/patterning effects. Reminiscent of Sierpinksi triangles. Found in Asmageddon Tools Pack

Asmageddon Prince Asmageddon_Render-Quadro sharper Still more greyscale distortion/patterning effects. Found in Asmageddon Tools Pack

Asmageddon Prince Asmageddon_RGB tricks Mirror or invert the RGB channels. Found in Asmageddon Tools Pack

Asmageddon Prince Asmageddon_Strange Bulger Incompatible with 4.0x. Effect generates an error. Found in Asmageddon Tools Pack

Asmageddon Prince Asmageddon_Strange Bulger B Incompatible with 4.0x. Effect generates an error. Found in Asmageddon Tools Pack

Asmageddon Prince Asmageddon_Strange_Bulger Kaleidoscope Tiles image with mirroring in horizontal and vertical axes. Somewhat settings are similar to Polar Inversion type transformations. Found in Asmageddon Tools Pack

asura Floyd-Steinberg dithering Apply Floyd-Steinberg dithering.

avatare Rawload v1.0 Load *.raw files with metadata using the Windows Imaging Component and preserving the image metadata.

Aziz Outline Selection Outline the inside of a selection with a rectangular border. Use @BoltBait's Outline Selection

black2hack Shatters Break up an image into fragments. Note Beta status. Similar to Mosaic

Bleek II Blue/Green Screen Remover Remove green screen / blue screen (background) from an image. Note: semi-broken

Bleek II Displacement and Alpha Mask Distorts an image based on the light values of the mask.

Bleek II ScreenPixel Takes a (preferably pixelated) image and breaks the blocks into RGB components.

BoltBait Arrow Effect is now included in paint.net from version 3.07+

BoltBait Bevel Object Works just like BoltBait's Bevel Selection; simulates depth by adding an emboss type highlight and shadowing to an object. Part of BoltBait's Plugin Pack

BoltBait Bevel Selection Adds a bevelled effect to the edges of a selection with contrasting highlight and shadowing colors faking a lighting effect. Part of BoltBait's Plugin Pack

BoltBait Blur Selection Edge Blurs the edge of a selection. Part of BoltBait's Plugin Pack


*NEW*
BoltBait BoltBait's Meme Maker Quickly and easily make internet memes by overlayng text with the correct styling. Separate DLL available (3.5.11) or found in BoltBait's plugin pack (4.0.6+)


BoltBait BoltBait's Pack Effects: Color Balance, Transparency, Flip (Horizontal or Vertical), Dream, Pastel, Gaussian Blur Plus, Feather, OldFeather, Outline, Paste Alpha, Switch Alpha to Gray, Switch Gray to Alpha, Combined Adjustments, Sharpen Landscape, Polygon/Stars, Flames, Bevel Selection, Blur Selection edge, Feather selection, Outline Selection, Object Inner Shadow.

BoltBait BoltBait's Plugin Pack for v4.0 Use BoltBait's Plugin Pack for v4.0.6+ instead.

BoltBait BoltBait's Plugin Pack for v4.0.6+ Effects: Color Balance, Hue/Saturation+, Transparency, Flip (Horizontal or Vertical), Dream, Pastel, Gaussian Blur Plus, Fill from Clipboard, Fill from File, Bevel Object, Feather, OldFeather, Inner Shadow, Object Shadow, Outline, Paste Alpha, Switch Alpha to Gray, Switch Gray to Alpha, Combined Adjustments, Level Horizon, Remove Dust, Sharpen Landscape, Seam Carving (Horizontal/Vertical), Vignette+, Polygon/Stars, Flames, Gradients, Gird/Checkerboard, Bevel Selection, Blur Selection Edge, Feather Selection, Inner Shadow Selection, Outline Selection, Floyd-Steinberg Dithering, Oil Painting+. One palette file included. Plugin pack comes with it's own exe installer.

BoltBait BoltBait's Seam Carving Effect calculates a line through your photograph with the least amount of changes and deletes that line shifting all pixels over to fill the gap. This is often called "content aware resizing".

BoltBait Color Balance Easy color correcting or tinting effect.

BoltBait Combined Photo Adjustments Combines a number of photo adjustments (like Noise Reduction, Brightness/Contrast, Hue, Saturation) within one handy to use effect.

BoltBait Dream Adds a 'dreamy' or softening filter to the image. BoltBait's Plugin Pack

BoltBait Enhance Details Kind of a reverse of BoltBait's 'Soften Portrait' effect. This effect reintroduces edges, grain & noise type artefacts to enhance photographic details.

BoltBait Feather Object Feathers or fades an objects edge. Part of BoltBait's Plugin Pack

BoltBait Feather Plugin Softens the edges of objects that you are combining to make composite pictures. Part of BoltBait's Plugin Pack

BoltBait Feather Plugin - Old Version Softens the edges of objects that you are combining to make composite pictures. A newer version exists (see Feather Plugin. Included as part of BoltBait's Plugin Pack

BoltBait Feather Selection Fades out the edge of a selection in order to blend it more effectively with the background. Part of BoltBait's Plugin Pack

BoltBait Fill From ClipBoard Fill a layer or selection using the contents of the clipboard. See post #6 in the linked thread.

BoltBait Fill From File Fill a layer or selection using an existing image. See post #6 in the linked thread. NOTE: PDN 4.0 only - will not work in 3.5.11.

BoltBait Flames (aka Burninate) Turn a black & white gradient into flames. BoltBait's Plugin Pack

BoltBait Flip Flips the selected pixels horizontally or vertically. Part of BoltBait's Plugin Pack. This version replaces the version found in this thread: Flip.

BoltBait Floyd-Steinberg Dithering Reduce the number of colors in an image by choosing the closest color in the palette, then taking the difference between that chosen color and the original color and spreads that difference out to nearby pixels

BoltBait Gaussian Blur+ Enhanced Gaussian Blur which can be used to selectively blur an image by color or alpha channel. Previously known as Channel Blur.

BoltBait Grid Maker v3.0 Creates girds and checkerboards. Updated for paint.net 4.0.6.

BoltBait Hue / Saturation Plus Adjust the hue, saturation and lightness using sliders.

BoltBait Ink Sketch Converts image to inked sketch version. Included paint.net 3.10+

BoltBait Inner Shadow Projects a shadow from the object's edge inwards or away from the transparent surrounding pixels. Part of BoltBait's Plugin Pack

BoltBait Inner Shadow Selection Applies shadowing from the edge of a selection which fades towards the inside of the selection. Very similar to Object Inner Shadow, but this works with selections and not objects. BoltBait's Plugin Pack for v4.0

BoltBait Lameography paint.net 4.0x version of BoltBait's Lomography plugin.

BoltBait Level Horizon Correct photos which have been taken on a tilt by levelling the horizon.

BoltBait Lomography Simulate the effects of a Lomo camera : high contrast, twisted colors and a noticeable vignette.

BoltBait Object Inner Shadow Inner Shadow projects a shadow from the edge of an object inwards. The shadow fades as it extends inwards. The natural twin to Drop Shadow in many respects. Part of BoltBait's plugin pack (3.5.x and 4.x)

BoltBait Object Reflections - Wet Floor Effect Obsolete. Use @MadJik's Wet Floor Reflection.

BoltBait Object Shadow Drop shadow effect for objects. For a code walk-through see How to Write an Effect Plugin (Part 7 - Extra Surface)

BoltBait Object Tools A mini pack of effects which work on objects (groups of pixels with surrounding transparency). Bevel Object, Feather Object, Inner Shadow, Outline Object, Part of BoltBait's Plugin Pack

BoltBait Oil Painting+ Updated Oil Painting artistic effect which produces a more natural looking oil painting. Part of BoltBait's Plugin Pack

BoltBait Outline Puts an outline of the selected color around your object. Part of BoltBait's Plugin Pack

BoltBait Outline Object Outlines an object by wrapping it in a customized edge. Part of BoltBait's Plugin Pack

BoltBait Outline Selection Outline the current selection with your choice of color and width. Part of BoltBait's Plugin Pack

BoltBait Paste Alpha Takes the clipboard contents and converts colors to grayscale, then uses the grayscale for Alpha values in the current layer (i.e. masking). Part of BoltBait's Plugin Pack

BoltBait Pastel/Water Color Pastel/Water color filter. BoltBait's Plugin Pack

BoltBait Polygon / Stars Render triangles, pentagons, hexagons and also stars. Useful for making standard shapes and the pointed edges of stickers. Part of BoltBait's Plugin Pack

BoltBait Polygon / Stars Draws closed polygons & stars. BoltBait's Plugin Pack

BoltBait Portrait Effect Soften portraits to look more professional. Included paint.net 3.1+ as Effects > Photo > Soften Portrait (originally in Effects > Portrait).

BoltBait Remove Dust Removes photographic dust by minutely clone-stamping them out.

BoltBait RGB to CMYK Conversion between RGB (RedGreenBlue) and CMYK (CyanMagentaYellowblacK) color formats.

BoltBait Seamless Texture Helper Makes a given image seamlessly repeatable. Largely replaced by Seamless Texture Maker

BoltBait Selection Tools Mini pack of tool for working on a selection. Effects are Feather (fade edges), Bevel (add shadow/highlights), Outline and Blur. Contained in BoltBait's Plugin Pack

BoltBait Sharpen Landscape (aka Landscape) Automates a number enhancements for landscape pictures. Also known as 'Sharpen Landscape'. Part of BoltBait's Plugin Pack

BoltBait Steganography Hide / show a second image in your original image. BoltBait's Plugin Pack

BoltBait Switch Alpha to Gray Converts the image to shades of gray based on the alpha value of each pixel. Useful for making masks. Part of BoltBait's Plugin Pack

BoltBait Switch Gray to Alpha Deletes white/black from and image (leaving transparent pixels). Converts all other pixels to black. Useful for isolating line art. Part of BoltBait's Plugin Pack

BoltBait Transparency Adjustment Effect Adjust the opacity of a selection independent of the entire layer. BoltBait's Plugin Pack

BoltBait Vignette+ Enhanced vignette plugin. Adds a black, white or colored vignette. Softer than the built in effect.

Boude Alpha map Convert color to transparency & vice versa.

boude Point Blur Does the reverse of Zoom Blur (Zoom Blur blurs away from a certain point, Point Blur blurs towards the centre point).

Braiden paint.net Plugin Manager Incompatible with paint.net 4.x. Add or remove plugins from the paint.net/Effects folder.

Bruce Bowyer-Smyth GPU Channel Blur Hardware accelerated blur which performs a separate and unique Gaussian blur for each color channel with each channel having it's own blur radius. Part of Hardware Accelerated Blur Pack

Bruce Bowyer-Smyth GPU Gaussian Blur Hardware accelerated Gaussian Blur. Part of Hardware Accelerated Blur Pack

Bruce Bowyer-Smyth GPU Motion Blur Incompatible with 4.0x. Hardware accelerated Motion Blur. Part of Hardware Accelerated Blur Pack

Bruce Bowyer-Smyth GPU Radial Blur Hardware accelerated Radial Blur. Part of Hardware Accelerated Blur Pack

Bruce Bowyer-Smyth GPU Zoom Blur Hardware accelerated Zoom Blur. Part of Hardware Accelerated Blur Pack

Bruce Bowyer-Smyth Hardware Accelerated Blur Pack Use your video card to process images with a potentially huge performance leap. The blurs in this pack are: Channel Blur, Gaussian Blur, Motion Blur, Radial Blur & Zoom Blur.

Bruce Bowyer-Smyth WMF (Windows Metafile) Opens WMF files as a raster image. NOTE: OPENS FILES ONLY - will not save the *.WMF format. To install place all three DLL files in the /Filetypes/ folder.

cefoot RAW File paint.net 4.x version of RAW File. Note: this is a file reader, so there is no option to save in the RAW format.

Chrysler JPEG XR Load and save JPEG XR (aka HD Photo) image files

Connect 9600 AmigaIcon Load and save Amiga (.info) files. To use, copy AmigaIcon.dll and AmigaIcon.palettes to the paint.net FileTypes folder.

cookies Average Edge Blur Edge blur. Samples colors at the edge of an 8-way circle and returns the average.

cookies Conditional Effects Gives you the ability to run 6 effects, in the order, and only affect the colors matching the set conditions.

cookies High Pass High pass filter - used to correct (sharpen) images in much the same way as Unsharp Mask

cookies Lightning Create lightning, smoke and other cool energy bolts.

cookies PS Emboss Embossing effect. Simulates the one in Photoshop.

cookies Simulate Color Depth Reduces the color depth of an image as if they had x bits of color data. Both monochrome and RGB options are included. Supporting files (dither folder) go in the \Documents\paint.net User Files\ folder.

Corillian paint.net Bulk Image Processor Batch processor. Removed by paint.net developer for failing to comply with plugin guidelines. Forum thread no longer exists.

Crazy Man Dan GREYCstoration Wrapper *BETA* Replaced by the built-in Effects > Noise > Reduce Noise effect. Forum thread no longer exists.

Curtis Blur Map Incompatible with 4.0x. Blur the image by the value taken from the map image. Found in Curtis' Plugin Pack. Three DLL's contain a number of effects.

Curtis Channel Mask Incompatible with 4.0x. Similar to Alpha Mask but has more control over which channels to apply the mask to, and which channels to create the mask from. Found in Curtis' Plugin Pack. Three DLL's contain a number of effects.

Curtis Curtis' Plugin Pack Effects: Tile image, Jumble, Selective palette, Equations, Effects Lab, Fern Fractal, Channel Mask, Displacement Map, Blur Map, Dots, Rounded Rectangle. To install, extract and place all three DLL files in your paint.net/Effects/ folder.

Curtis Displacement Map Incompatible with 4.0x. Pixels are offset by the amount determined by the map channel and the displacement slider, and are offset in the direction of the angle chooser. Found in Curtis' Plugin Pack. Three DLL's contain a number of effects.

Curtis Dots Turn image into a grid of dots. Options to adjust the size and highlighting. Found in Curtis' Plugin Pack. Three DLL's contain a number of effects.

Curtis Effects Lab  Run another effect through a filter. Useful search box helps find effects by name. Found in Curtis' Plugin Pack. Three DLL's contain a number of effects.

Curtis Equations Type in a mathematical equation and have it rendered to the canvas. Found in Curtis' Plugin Pack. Three DLL's contain a number of effects.

Curtis Fern Fractal Renders a fern onto your canvas. Options include colour, angle, position, width, height & density. Found in Curtis' Plugin Pack. Three DLL's contain a number of effects.

Curtis Jumble Jumbles the image in horizontal and vertical elements. Found in Curtis' Plugin Pack. Three DLL's contain a number of effects.

Curtis Rounded Rectangle Render a rectangle with customizable curvature in the corners. Found in Curtis' Plugin Pack. Three DLL's contain a number of effects.

Curtis Selective Palette Build up a list of colours, then convert each pixel in the image to the closest colour in the list. Lists can be saved and loaded as paint.net Palette files. Found in Curtis' Plugin Pack. Three DLL's contain a number of effects.

Curtis Tile Image Tiles the image a number of times in each direction. Has the ability to flip every 2nd image to make the edges line up. Found in Curtis' Plugin Pack. Three DLL's contain a number of effects.

dake Erode / Dilate filter Dilatation is a simple way to remove scratches and noise from a uniform background. Erode is similar to the Median Blur effect.

dake Radial Blur Deluxe Incompatible with 4.0x. Configurable radial blur. Also known as Fast Radial Blur.

dake Zoom Blur Deluxe Incompatible with 4.0x. Improved zoom blur effect. Also known as Fast zoom blur.

dan9298 Radius Fill Corners Round off square corners.

dan9298 Tile Fill From Clipboard Incompatible with 4.0x. Fills the current image with a tiled version of another image (held in the clipboard).

DataDink Blend Seams Attempts to smooth out the edges of a texture in order to make the texture tile seamlessly.

DataDink Color Cut Removes the secondary color to create a cut out with blended, non-jagged edges. Color Threshold alters the color, Shade Threshold alters shade and Alpha Falloff controls the "hardness" of the effect.

davidf Alpha to Dots Resets alpha values in the image to 0 or 255, based on the original alpha value. The result is a 'dotty' transition instead of a blended one (imagine old newspaper images)

davidf Cell Texture Produces a myriad of neighboring 'cells'. Hugely configurable.

davidf Curly Lines Render all kinds of curly (and straight) lines. Intimidating UI is well explained in companion PDF.

davidf Dot Plugin Reduce an image to monochrome comprised of dark dots on a light background.

davidf Local Noise Similar to the Frosted Glass effect, but with more configuration options (Radius, Strength, Coverage, Distance Bias, etc…,). Great for adding a bit of diffusion to an element.

davidf Seamless Move Helps create seamless images. Somewhat similar to Seamless Texture Maker

davidf Stipple Replaces an image with a 'dotted' version (circles with density depending on the image brightness).

davidf Subtract Color An easy to use color remover (i.e. color-to-alpha).

Dean Ashton DDS File Support Enables DDS file loading & saving. Included paint.net 3.1+. Forum thread no longer exists.

DeathStar Color Balance MIX Add more color or darken/lighten the image.

doverdemon77 ShadiSearch Diagnose the Shade, Transparency and Saturation of an image or selection by recoloring using the Primary color.

doverdemon77 Stencil2Eye Create a stencil (monotone) image based on the primary color.

doverdemon77 UnAlpha Highlight fully or partially transparent pixels with the Primary Color, or replace them with different Alpha values.

dpy 1px Expansion Expands areas of color by one pixel. dpy's Pack

dpy AA's Assistant Used to soften the edges of an object in order to blend it with a background. Object must be surrounded by transparent pixels to find the edges.

dpy Alpha to 0 Set the alpha channel to zero (transparent). dpy's Pack

dpy Alpha to 255 Set the alpha channel to 255 (opaque). dpy's Pack

dpy Black and Alpha+ Changes an image into black and white , and changes brightness into transparency. dpy's Pack

dpy Circle Text Writes text into a circle, or on an angle. dpy's Pack

dpy Color Balance+ Enhanced color balance with Highlight, Shadow & Mid Tonal adjustments. dpy's Pack

dpy Dpy's Pack Effects: Black and Alpha+, Color Balance+, Multi-Threshold, Rotate_Zoom+, Perspective Effect, AA's Assistant, Metallize, Text+, Circle Text, Rotate Text, Spiral Text & Wave Text, Speech Bubble, 1px Expansion, Alpha to 0, Alpha to 255

dpy Metallize Applies a chrome or metallic sheen to an image (an effect like the Predator's vision). Great for faking all sorts of metals. Find this plugin in dpy's Pack.

dpy Multi-Threshold Run multiple 'threshold' filters at once. Excellent for turning a photo into Warhol inspired pop-art. dpy's Pack

dpy Perspective Effect (Beta) Trapezoid transform of your image by adjusting the height &/or width of the sides. dpy's Pack

dpy Rotate Text Write text to the canvas at an angle. The dll named RotateTextSUI.dll is enhanced for larger displays. dpy's Pack

dpy Rotate Zoom+ Zoom & rotate a selection or layer with different resampling algorithms. dpy's Pack

dpy Speech Bubble Write speech bubbles and text directly to the canvas. dpy's Pack

dpy Spiral Text ver 1.2 Writes text on a spiral. dpy's Pack

dpy Text+ Render text specifying line spacing, location, direction, color and font pitch. Useful for when you need precise placement of text.

dpy Wave Text v1.0 Writes a string of text along a sine curve. The dll named WaveTextSUI.dll is enhanced for larger displays. dpy's Pack

dS810 Reflection - effect Create mirror/water type reflections of an existing image.

dsplaisted Graph Maker Uses (and builds on) the Grid Maker plugin to render graphs.

DW.dev Alpha Transform v1.0 Superseded by a later release: Alpha Transform 1.1

DW-dev Alpha Transform 1.1 Pixels below the lower limit get alpha set to 0 (fully transparent). Pixels above the upper limit get alpha set to 255 (fully opaque). Pixels in between get alpha between 0 and 255 depending on their brightness.

Ed Harvey Color Filter Apply a colored filter with options to configure Hue, Density and Preserve Highlights. Part of Ed Harvey Effects v3.5

Ed Harvey Color Flip/Rotate Quickly apply a color change to the image by clicking on one of many recolored thumbnails. Also known as Color Channel Flip/Rotate. Part of Ed Harvey Effects v3.5

Ed Harvey Color Tint Apply a color tint to the image. Options: Hue & Tint amount. Part of Ed Harvey Effects v3.5

Ed Harvey Cross-Processing Classic film effect; Increased contrast, weird color shifts & tints. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

Ed Harvey Dither - Atkinson Halftone This effect DOES NOT work correctly if you have any selection active. It should ONLY be used on whole layers. Part of Ed's Egregious Effects

Ed Harvey Dither - Floyd-Steinberg Halftone This effect DOES NOT work correctly if you have any selection active. It should ONLY be used on whole layers. Part of Ed's Egregious Effects

Ed Harvey Drop Ripple Mimic top-down view of water ripples as if an object was dropped into a still pool of water. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

Ed Harvey Ed Harvey Effects Superseded by a later release

Ed Harvey Ed Harvey Effects (v3.30 Beta 1) Superseded by a later release

Ed Harvey Ed Harvey Effects (v3.30) Superseded by a later release

Ed Harvey Ed Harvey Effects Archive Some of the effects in the Ed Harvey Effects package have been incorporated in paint.net. However, in some instances the built-in versions have a simpler interface or less features. The original effects will be archived here for anyone who really needs them.

Ed Harvey Ed Harvey Effects v 3.5 The latest version of the Ed Harvey Effects package. Effects: Simplify, Splinter, True Blur, Color Filter, Color Channel Flip/Rotate, Color Tint, Extract Channel, Filtered Black and White, Invert Intensity, Single Hue, Solarize, Threshold, Vitrious, White Balance, Drop Ripple, Glass Blocks, InsideOut, Lens, MultiView, Pixelate (Hexagonal), Pixelate (Cairo Pentagonal), Ripple, Wobble, Cross-Processing, Vignette, Lattice, Weave, Halftone, Seismograph, Soft Saturation.

Ed Harvey Ed Harvey Effects v3.36 Superseded by a later release

Ed Harvey Ed Harvey Effects v4.0 4.0x version of the Ed Harvey Effects package. Effects: Simplify, Splinter, True Blur, Color Filter, Color Channel Flip/Rotate, Color Tint, Extract Channel, Filtered Black and White, Invert Intensity, Single Hue, Solarize, Threshold, Vitrious, White Balance, Drop Ripple, Glass Blocks, InsideOut, Lens, MultiView, Pixelate (Hexagonal), Pixelate (Cairo Pentagonal), Ripple, Wobble, Cross-Processing, Vignette, Lattice, Weave, Halftone, Seismograph, Soft Saturation.

Ed Harvey Ed Harvey's FastFx These are replacements for existing paint.net effects that have been optimized for speed (Fast Blur, Pencil Sketch, Glow, Soften Portrait & Hue / Saturation).

Ed Harvey Ed Harvey's FastFx v4.0 4.0x versions of Ed Harvey's FastFx efects. Effects: Fast Blur, Pencil Sketch, Glow, Soften Portrait & Hue / Saturation.

Ed Harvey EdHarvey Effects Superseded by new version

Ed Harvey Ed's Egregious Effects These effects DO NOT work correctly if you have any selection active. They should ONLY be used on whole layers. Effects: Fast Blur, Dither - Floyd-Steinberg Halftone, Dither - Atkinson HalfTone.

Ed Harvey Extract Channel Allows the isolation of a single RGB, HSV or CMYK color channel (plus many more). Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

Ed Harvey Fast Blur This effect DOES NOT work correctly if you have any selection active. It should ONLY be used on whole layers. Part of Ed's Egregious Effects

Ed Harvey Fast Blur This blur is based on Gaussian blur and is 10 to 200 times faster (depending on radius). Found in Ed Harvey's FastFx plugin pack.

Ed Harvey Filtered Black and White Convert an image to greyscale using a colored filter to dictate tonal changes. Filter density (strength) is configurable. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

Ed Harvey Fragment Creates copies of the base image, each shifted from the original position by a given amount. The copies are then averaged together. Ed Harvey's Effects.

Ed Harvey Glass Blocks Distort an image as if were viewed from behind a wall of rounded glass blocks. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

Ed Harvey Glow Similar to the built in Glow effect only up to 20 times faster. Found in Ed Harvey's FastFx plugin pack.

Ed Harvey Halftone Simulates continuous tones in the image through the use of dots of varying size, shape, spacing and density. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

Ed Harvey Hue / Saturation Similar to the built in Hue / Saturation effect and up to 50 times faster. Found in Ed Harvey's FastFx plugin pack.

Ed Harvey Inside Out Appears to be a Cartesian to polar transformation (i.e. rectangular image is distorted to circular). Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

Ed Harvey Invert Intensity Invert the intensity of the color range in an image. Part of Ed Harvey Effects v3.5

Ed Harvey Lattice Transform the image to a duotone (Primary/Secondary) lattice. Effect is not unlike a embroidery pattern. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

Ed Harvey Lens Overlay a magnifying lens. Size of lens is not configurable, but magnification is. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

Ed Harvey MultiView Warp Distorts an image into a multifaceted view. Similar to the Fragment Blur without the blurring, or Glass Blocks without the rounded edges. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

Ed Harvey Pencil Sketch Similar to the built in Pencil Sketch effect only up to 20 times faster. Found in Ed Harvey's FastFx plugin pack.

Ed Harvey Pixelate (Cairo Pentagonal) Pixelate an image into irregular five sided polygons. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

Ed Harvey Pixelate (Hexagonal) Pixelate an image into regular six sided polygons. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

Ed Harvey Posterize Posterize is now built in to paint.net. Find it in the Adjustments menu.

Ed Harvey Ripple Applies a regular ripple distortion across the image surface. Wavelet size, shape and magnitude are all configurable. Similar to Wobble. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

Ed Harvey Seismograph Transform an image into a colored line representation. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

Ed Harvey Simplify Blur which simplifies the image by reducing color differences (and therefore fine detail). Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

Ed Harvey Single Hue Recolor an image to greyscale and a single color (hue). Hue and Saturation are configurable. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

Ed Harvey Soft Saturation (aka Vibrance in 4.0x) Enhance or reduce the amount of color saturation. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5 (DLL contains numerous effects). Note: renamed Vibrance in 4.0x

Ed Harvey Soften Portrait Similar to the built in Soften Portrait effect only up to 40 times faster. Found in Ed Harvey's FastFx plugin pack.

Ed Harvey Solarize Reverses the hue of shadows and highlights. No configurable parameters. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

Ed Harvey Splinter Generates a number of rays (splinters) radiating outwards from the pixel. Number of splinters, length and rotation are configurable. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

Ed Harvey Threshold Converts a range of colors to black and white based on the user set threshold. Color channel is selectable as are the minima and maxima. Part of Ed Harvey Effects v3.5

Ed Harvey True Blur Subtle blurring effect which allows much finer control than other blurs. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

Ed Harvey Vignette Apply a black vignette to the image. Size, shape and strength are all configurable. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

Ed Harvey Vitrious Expand or contract a range of colors by specifying the Hue and Amount of change. Think of this as a subtle recoloring effect. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

Ed Harvey Weave Distort the image as if it was cut into strips and woven back together. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

Ed Harvey White Balance Subtle recoloring effects. Specify Hue and Amount (strength) of the retinting. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

Ed Harvey Wobble Applies a ripple distortion across the image surface. Wavelet size, shape and magnitude are all configurable. Similar to Ripple. Part of Ed Harvey Effectsv3.5. DLL contains numerous effects.

eekysam Normal Map Renderer Renders normal maps. Has a cinematic light that which can be moved around the virtual 3D surface. Also has exponential drop-off/spread settings which can be used to modify sharpness, contrast, brightness, and angle effect (dialog is deceptively simple). Plugin is no longer being developed.

Ego Eram Reputo CellMaker Renders x,y sized cells whose edges are entirely within a given selection. Use CellMaker Rev, the improved version.

Ego Eram Reputo ChessFEN Draws chessboard and position from scratch or by parsing a FEN string. Requires the Chess Merida font be installed.

Ego Eram Reputo CSV (comma separated values) Filetype Saves the image as a text file containing the pixel RGBA information in numeric format.

Ego Eram Reputo Dr Scott's Markup Renderer Render markup including web pages, tables, text, XML and complex mathematical equations (MathML, TeX or LaTeX formats) straight to the paint.net canvas. Note: rendering of math equations requires an internet connection.


*NEW*
Ego Eram Reputo Ego Eram Reputo's Plugin Pack Compilation pack of EER's plugins. Features Cellmaker, ChessFEN, Dr Scott's Markup Renderer, Fibonacci Fill, Planetoid, Polaroid Frame, StickMan, WhichSymbol+ and CSV Filetype.


Ego Eram Reputo Fibonacci Fill A pattern generator which creates increasing sized colored squares, spiralling outwards from the central point.  Each successive square has a side length equal to the sum of the previous two squares' sides.  Co-authored by Red Ochre.

Ego Eram Reputo Planetoid Create realistic looking 3D planets or 2D maps. Co-authored by TechnoRobbo.

Ego Eram Reputo Polaroid Frame Overlays a frame with the correct size ratios to form a Polariod.

Ego Eram Reputo StickMan A plugin which helps position & pose predefined stick figures using a simple click-n-drag interface.

Ego Eram Reputo Thermal Heat Map Create a thermal representation of an image where brightness becomes 'heat' and dimness becomes 'cool'.

Ego Eram Reputo WhichSymbol / WhichSymbolPlus Character & symbol browser/writer for installed fonts. Character is rendered using the Primary color.

ejohnson0547 RGB565 Filetype Read and write to the RGB565 or RAW565 format. Used for Android splash screens.

eladkarako Barcode Plugin Recompiled version of the original Barcode plugin. This generate barcodes from user input. Supports Code 39, Code 39 Mod 43, Full ascii code 39 and Postnet.

Enormator Enormators Effects The two effects are Stretch & DotAtCenter. Unavailable for download.

Enormator Invert around primary color Invert colors around other colors.

Enormator Primary Color Difference to Alpha Calculates the difference between the pixel and primary color. The more they are equal, the more transparency will result.

Enormator Triangular Gradient Makes a triangular gradient in selection (or on the full image when nothing is selected) from primary to secondary color (including alpha).

Evan Wallace Add/Remove/Recover Watermark Removed by author due to possible copyright abuses. Note: forum thread no longer exists.

Evan Wallace BLP Converter Plugin File support for loading Blizzard Picture files (*.blp). Requires Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package.

evanolds 3D Object (BETA) Wrap the canvas around a box, torus or topographical graph (with custom equation). Preview is used to drag and rotate shape. (Part of Evan's Effects.

evanolds Conditional Hue/Saturation Adjust hue and saturation by setting range and conditions. Evan's Effects v1.1.

evanolds Evan's Effects v1.1 Effects: Mirror over line, Conditional Hue/Saturation, Quadrilateral Reshape, Polygonal Transparency, 3D Object (BETA), Pie Chart,

evanolds Icon, Cursor, and Animated Cursor Format Incompatible with paint.net 4. An updated version has been posted by TechnoRobbo in post #299 of the thread. Support for Icon & cursor filetypes, including animated cursors.

evanolds Mirror Over Line Mirror an image across a vertical or horizontal line. Part of Evan's Effects.

evanolds Octagonal/Quad reshape/matte Reshape the image or crop to an arbitrary quad or octagonal region. Part of Evan's Effects.

evanolds Pie Chart Create a pie chart by entering category names and values. Part of Evan's Effects.

evanolds Polygonal Transparency Create many sided polygons of transparent pixels. With options to feather edges & invert transparent areas. Part of Evan's Effects.

evanolds Quadrilateral Reshape Reshape the image to an arbitrary quadrilateral region. Part of Evan's Effects.

frankb Photoshop file plugin Plugin for loading and saving Photoshop files. Use Photoshop PSD file plugin.

FremyCompany Alpha 32-bit Bitmap Allows you to open and save file in 32-bit bitmap. You must rename the file to *.bmpx (to avoid conflict with the existing PDN's BMP handler). If you try to open non-BMP files, you should receive an error (24bpp bitmaps are loaded correctly)

 

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:user-silhouette: List of Plugins by Author G-O

revision date: 1 September 2016

 

 

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Gaeriel Manual Color Correction Change colors by transforming one color into another. Similar to the 'Manual Color Correction' tool in Paint Shop Pro.

GOAE Mirror Selection Mirror a selection horizontally, vertically or both.

GoldenCrystal Make Transparent Make an image transparent in respect of the chosen color. In other words this is another color to alpha plugin.

gOUJOSAMMA Normal Tools v1.1 Suite of three plugins for the creation of Normal Maps.

gsuberland PolyGlitch (Glitch Effects) Plugin pack of 'glitch' effects. Effects include: 3Displace, CodeBook, Cumulative Math, Xor, Addition, Interlace Lines, Pixel Drag, Quad Flip, Row Shifter, Quadratic Looper, Render Raw File. Helpful HTML file included.

Gumboot JPEG 2000 Use JPEG 2000 instead.

Ham62 QuickBASIC BSAVE Graphics Adds support for Screen 13 QuickBASIC BSAVE'd graphics with the file extensions *.BSV or *.VGA. Limitations: maximum image size 320x200px, file size of 64kb, 8bpp & standard VGA color palette.

harold NormalMap 1.1  Incompatible with paint.net 3.5x, use NormalMapPlus v1.0.

harold PDN File Info viewer View information about a paint.net file (dimensions, number of layers and the version of paint.net used to save the image).

Hawkynt 2D-ImageFilter Library Library of algorithms used in various emulators (VirtualGB, Mame, DOSBox, SNES9x, ZSNES, etc,). Also known as Pixel Art Scaling Plugin.

hihellohi Lens Distortion Correction Distortion correction effect. Also displays meta data (Exif).

hindol Wavelet Haar 2-tap Performs a Haar 2-tap transformation of an image (quarters the image size makes three duplicates, performing different edge detection algorithms on each).

HiPhiSch Fill Gaps v1.0 Fill transparent sections of a layer or selection based on the surrounding pixels.

HiPhiSch Kill Color v1.1 Removes a color from the selected part of the image and tries to find a substitution for it by analyzing the surrounding parts.

HiPhiSch Selective Enhancement v1.1 Spread out or push together colors close to the selected one.

HiPhiSch Selective Toning v1.0 Apply toning corrections. With blending mode selector and alpha channel support. Similar to Advanced Color Replacement.

hollander Monochrome Unsupported. Download links fail. Converts image to monochrome (black, white & color supported).

HorridoJoho Directional Blur Applies a directional blur. Much like Motion Blur, but faster.

HorridoJoho SelectionInnerContour Applies an inner contour to a selection using the primary color. Similar to BoltBait's Selection Outline plugin, but faster.

Hunter Plugin Effect Installer 1.0 Simple plugin installer. Select the *.dll file to install and click Go. Easy.

HurryK paint.net Scriptor Write composite effect scripts in a JavaScript-like-language. Allows the splitting of the original image into its composite parts on order to apply effects on each separate part and blend them together again.

I Like Pi ASCII Art File Type Plugin ASCII art generator. Transform your image into an ascii art masterpiece!

I Like Pi Layer Saver Standalone executable saves each layer in a paint.net file as a separate file. Incompatible with pdn4.

I Like Pi OptiPNG Incompatible with 4.0x. An updated version is available, see OptiPNG Updated. Integrates OptiPNG with paint.net, optimizes PNGs to make them smaller (http://optipng.sourceforge.net/). To install place both the exe and dll in paint.net's FileTypes folder.

I Like Pi Text Steganography BETA Encodes hidden text within an image. The plugin is also needed to view the text. Note: Beta status.

Illnab1024 Advanced Greyscale Desaturates an image to grayscale. RGB channel bias is individually configurable. Found in Illnab1024's Plugins

Illnab1024 Alpha Mask Turn an image into an alpha mask. If the image has color, it is converted to greyscale. Updated to add clipboard functionality. Found in Illnab1024's Plugins

Illnab1024 Alpha Mask Import (2.0) Turn an image into an alpha mask. If the image has color, it is converted to greyscale. Updated to add clipboard functionality. Appears to be a later version than the one contained in Illnab1024's Plugins

Illnab1024 Channel Mixer Greyscale Mix the Red, Green, and Blue channels separately as you convert an image to greyscale. Also known as Advanced Greyscale. Illnab1024's Plugins.

Illnab1024 Cutout Effect Broken. Part of Illnab1024's Plugins

Illnab1024 Cutout Effect Broken. A newer version is available in Illnab1024's Plugins, however this also seems to be non-functional.

Illnab1024 Flip Flips the selected pixels horizontally or vertically. Replaced by a later version: BoltBait's Plugin Pack.

Illnab1024 Google Image Search Allows you to use Google Image Search directly in paint.net. Appears to be broken in that no search results are returned.

Illnab1024 Gradient Plugin v2.0 A variety of configurable gradients including hue based and rainbow gradients . Co-Authored by @BoltBait.

Illnab1024 Illnab1024's Plugins. (v1.1) Incompatible with 4.0x. Alpha Mask, Cutout Effect, Advanced Greyscale, Point Warp, Polar to Rect.

Illnab1024 Point Warp Distort an image by stretching it toward or away from a specified point. Found in Illnab1024's Plugins

Illnab1024 Point Warp / Engorged Smudge Incompatible with 4.0x. Similar to the Bulge effect but in the horizontal plane instead of the vertical. Find a new version in Illnab1024's Plugins.

Illnab1024 Polar to Rect Transformation of polar coordinates to cartesian. In effect this creates a wrap around distortion of the original image. Found in Illnab1024's Plugins

Itso Anaglyphs Creations of anaglyphs (3D stereo pictures).

Ivn RawReader Dcraw based RAW file reader. DCRaw has been recompiled as a *.dll (32 and 64 bit).

jchunn Bricks Creates brick patterns with mortar. Jesse Chunn Plugin Pack.

jchunn Color Replace Color filter with the ability to fine tune the color and alpha channels.

jchunn Focal Point Blurs from a given focal point in an image. Jesse Chunn Plugin Pack.

jchunn Jesse Chunn Plugin Pack Effects: Soften edges, Focal point, Stencil, Color Replace, Varicose, Bricks.

jchunn Soften Edges Detect 'rough' edges and softens them. Jesse Chunn Plugin Pack.

jchunn Stencil Convert an image (or selection) into a two color image similar to a stencil. Jesse Chunn Plugin Pack.

jchunn Varicose Wibbly line creator. Jesse Chunn Plugin Pack.

johandanforth Kodak Tri-x 400 Emulator Emulates a Kodak Tri-x 400 filter (enhanced greyscale). Tri-X is a classic high-speed black-and-white photographic film from Kodak. Tri-X 400 is usually rated at ISO 400 when processed in standard developers and remains among the fastest black-and-white films today.

John Stewien Stewien Filters Apply one of five filters to your image. Filters are Dilate, Kuwahara Filter, Kuwahara Filter Modified, To Angle and Transparency By Color Subtraction.

Joshua Bell PCX Plug-In Load & save PCX images.

Jotaf Grim Color Reaper Remove a color (i.e. background) from an image while maintaining the alpha information.

JoZ1 Imgur Uploader Upload images directly from paint.net to imgur.com. Returns links to image in a number of formats.

jsonchiu Anti-alias v1.5 Use to smooth edges, keeping them clear, not blurred.

jsonchiu Bevel Plugin v1.4 Applies a bevelled edge to parts of an image or selection. Renamed from Bevel Object March 2016

jsonchiu Diagonal Lines v2.0 Renders diagonal lines, frequency, brush width, antialias level & angle are all configurable. DLL compiled by EER (21 Feb 2013) from posted source as download link has died.

jxp Batch Processor - PROTOTYPE Removed by Rick Brewster. Prototype batch processor. Forum thread no longer exists.

jxp Low Color Filetype (bmp, gif, png) Save images as 16 color bitmaps or gifs. Previously known as '16 Colors'.

jxp Palette from image tool Extracts the palette from the current image & saves it to (or creates) a paint.net palette file.

jxp Posterize Alpha Based on the standard Posterize adjustment, with enhancements to also change the Alpha channel.

kbarni Camera lens distortion correction Correct the barrel or pincushion distortions in digital photos. AKA Lens Distortion

KrisVDM Average Blur Blur which averages all pixels within a certain radius. Each pixel counts as much as any other. Part of Kris VDM's Plugin Pack.

KrisVDM Color Accent Retint an image towards greyscale using the specified hue to control the recoloring. Part of Kris VDM's Plugin Pack.

KrisVDM Cyanotype Recolor an image to white + cyan. Part of Kris VDM's Plugin Pack.

KrisVDM Drop Shadow Creates a highly configurable shadow around an object. Part of Kris VDM's Plugin Pack.

KrisVDM Drop Shadow Superseded by a later release Drop Shadow & Effects.

KrisVDM Duotone Ink on Paper Tint an image to black and a combination of with two selected hues. Does not change white areas. Part of Kris VDM's Plugin Pack.

KrisVDM Duotone Light Tint an image to black and a combination of with two selected hues. Does not change partially transparent areas. Part of Kris VDM's Plugin Pack.

KrisVDM Fade Edge Fades the edge towards transparent. Part of Kris VDM's Plugin Pack.

KrisVDM Gradient A four-color, non-linear 'Gradient' effect with high quality color dithering. Part of Kris VDM's Plugin Pack.

KrisVDM Grayscale on Colored Paper Recolors the image greyscale and the specified color. Part of Kris VDM's Plugin Pack.

KrisVDM Gridlines Draws a grid with horizontal and vertical lines. Part of Kris VDM's Plugin Pack.

KrisVDM KrisVDM's Plugin Pack Plugin pack contains installer and a DLL file. Run installer to selectively install effects in this pack. Effects: Drop Shadow, Duotone Light, Duotone Ink on Paper, Cyanotype, Sepia 2, Grayscale on Colored Paper, Monochrome Ink on Paper, Average Blur, Smart Blur, Color Accent, Fade Edge, Gradient, Gridlines, Object Align.

KrisVDM Monochrome Ink on Paper Recolors image a single specified hue. Transparent areas are left unchanged. Part of Kris VDM's Plugin Pack.

KrisVDM Object Align Realigns an object within a selection vertically, horizontally, left, right or centrally (and combinations). Part of Kris VDM's Plugin Pack.

KrisVDM Sepia 2 Apply a sepia filer to an image. Configurable intensity. Part of Kris VDM's Plugin Pack.

KrisVDM Smart Blur Similar to the built in Surface Blur. Part of Kris VDM's Plugin Pack.

kshotts Sparkle Glitter Incompatible with 4.0x. Generate glowing spheres, diamonds, and flares, with lots of parameters. Replaced by MadJiks Sparkle Effect

kshotts Sparkle Stars Generate stars. Replaced by MadJiks Sparkle Effect. Appears broken in 4.0.5226.

L3ron PDN OpenSearch Custom Tool Bar Add the paint.net Search Engine (by Google) to Firefox or Internet Explorer toolbar.

Legorol Unblend Removes a chosen color from the image and replaces it with transparency. In other words, it performs the reverse of a normal blend operation with the chosen color.

Lord Crc Whitepoint Correction Color correction, based off of a neutral point in the image.

maccas Add Depth Two plugins which add (the appearance of) depth to a 2D shape on a transparent layer. Add Depth adds an apparent thickness by adding a 'trail'. Offset Shadow is a displacement plugin for moving a shadow after it's been created.

MadDugan Spritesheet Export Plugin Saves a multilayered sprite sheet to a single layered file with the layers positioned side-by-side.

MadJik Add Noise + Adds digital 'noise' to a selection. Included in the native 'Add Noise' effect. Note: forum thread no longer exists.

MadJik AutoChroma Generates fill or unfilled circles. Has preview issues. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Autochrome Noise Autochrome is a technique to recolor photos using colored grain or noise. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Bars Generate colored bars from a border of the image with a random length. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Buttons Create beautiful colored buttons with or without text & symbols. Now with border width & text AA. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Color Aberration Allows you to move separately RGB channels in % or in pixels. It could be a used to create 3D pictures. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Color Modulo Creates a highly colored and configurable banded multiple gradient. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Color Zoom Blur Based on the zoom blur effect, but you are able to handle the color channels separately. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Displacement Displace an image in X and Y directions. Has rendering issues. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Distorting Mirror Effect similar to the distorting mirror you find at a fairground. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Donut Distortion Distort the area between two concentric circles. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Frames Wrap your image in a customized frame. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik GenTree Generates lifelike trees and branches. See also the TreeGen effect. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Gradient Blur A combination of the Gaussian blur & gradient effects. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Gravity Treats pixels as if they were sand, dragging them down until they have supporting pixels under them. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Grid Maker Draws grids, also checkerboard and dots. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Hexagonal Grid Creates a hexagonal grid. Includes brushwidth & Antialias controls. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik KaleidGen Generate kaleidoscopes from scratch using selectable auto generated shapes. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Kaleidoscope Turn images into kaleidoscopes. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Lens Flare Adds light induced flares to the bright spots in your image. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Light Rays Draws 'rays' of light from the center (can be offset). Uses alternated triangles as the rays. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik MadJik' Plugin Pack (aka Magical Plugins Megapack) Over 60 effects: Color Zoom Blur, Gradient Blur, Color Aberration, Reverse Colors, Distorting Mirror, Donut Distortion, Gravity, Kaleidoscope, Magnifier, Motion Sharpen, Oblique, Page Curl, Panelling, Polar Transformation, Seamless Texture Maker, Sine Wave distort, Tiles Reflection XL, Tube Effect, TwistZ, Water Reflection, Waves, Wet Floor Reflection, Auto Chrome noise, Bars, Buttons, Frames, GenTree (TreeGen), Grid Maker, Hexagonal Grid, KaleidGen, Light Rays, Mazes (2), Randome Lines, Rosaces, Shapes, Sparkles, Spiral, SpiroGraph, SpiroShapes, Splashes, Volutes, Majority Color, Over Liner, Star Glow, Moire, Perlin Texture, Radial Colors, Rainbow Twist Colors, Autochrome, Color modulo, Displacement, Lens Flare, Matrice, Nebulous, NewtonFractal, Vibrato, XY Coords.

MadJik Magnifier (Lens+) An evolution of the Ed Harvey's Lens effect, with enhanced features & options. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Majority Color Each pixel takes the value of its neighbors that have the majority. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Matirce An emboss type effect with coloring options. Can be used to fake metallic sheen and edge detection. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Moire This texture plugin replaces the selection (or the active layer if no selection) with colourful concentric rings. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Motion Sharpen Directional sharpening. Think of it as the natural opposite of Motion Blur. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Nebulous Creates a brightly colored rainbow halo which appears pinched up in the centre. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik NewtonFractal Fractal generator. Creates colored flower-type petals infilled with colored noise. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Oblique Effect Incline images vertically horizontally or both. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Overliner Scans the image to find breaks in the colors between pixels. If the break is from dark to light then the pixel is replaced with the light color (otherwise the dark color). Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Page Curl Creates a curl on a corner of your image, just like a curling page. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Panelling Effect Allows the moving of selection, vertically, horizontally or both. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Perlin Texture Creates brilliantly colored patterns. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Polar Transformation Translate image from rectangular to polar coordinates and vice versa. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Radial Colors Predefined formulas (sinusoid curves) define and mix Red, Green, Blue colors. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Rainbow Twist Rainbow twist the three basic color Red, Green, Blue. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Random lines Generator Create/add straight & curved lines. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Random mazes Two plugins to render horizontal or diagonal mazes with configurable size, wall chance, brush width & more. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Reverse Colors Selectively reverse the values of any of the RGBA channels. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Rosaces Generate simple or complex 'roses' (symmetrical patterns like a mathematical representation of a rose/flower). Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Seamless Texture Maker An updated version of BoltBait's Seamless Texture Helper. Create textures with no apparent edge when tiled. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Shapes Render a repeating shape. User selects the increase/decrease step, speed, etc, Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Sine Curves Use Equation from Curtis' Plugin Pack.

MadJik Sine Wave Distort Uses sine function to apply a horizontal &/or vertical shift. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Sparkles Effect Scans the image to find the bright highlights then adds some sparkle to them. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Spiral Simple spiral plugin. Use it to create/add spirals to your images. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik SpiroGraph Draws alternated centred polygons and rotates/reduces each of them. Uses Primary & Secondary colors. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik SpiroShapes Draws repeating polygon shapes to create a more complex shape. Similar to spirograph. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Splashes Create filled or unfilled splashes (think unusual closed polygon shapes). Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Star Glow Use it to add some high lustre sparkle to your image. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Stars Effect Create polygon based multipoint stars. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Tiles Reflection XY Enhanced version of 'Tiles Reflection' from paint.net v3.1. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik TreeGen Generates tree-type trunks and branches. For a more realistic effect, see the GenTree effect. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Tube Effect (aka tube oblique?) Distort an image as if you wrapped it around a cylinder. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik TwistZ Transform an image by applying a spiral twist. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Vibrato Generates colored moire rings within the colored parts of an image. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Volutes Draws random curves. The curve is pre-calculated and then resized to fit in the image, so start and end points are at random positions. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Water Reflection Render a reflection as if your image was reflected in water. Updated. See Wet Floor Reflection. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Waves Wave distortion effect. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik Wet Floor Reflection Renders a reflection of an object as if it was standing on a wet floor. Magical Plugins Megapack.

MadJik XY Coords Creates a grid with the text giving the position of the cell in this grid with X,Y coords. Useful to understand the transformation done by other distort effects. Magical Plugins Megapack.

Makuna Arduino NeoPixel Sketch Exporter Export an image to a .h file that can be included into Arduino Sketch. The image is exported as a PROGMEM data structure for use with the NeoPixelBus Arduino library.

Martin Osieka Alt to LayerSaver ***********STILL IN DEVELOPMENT ******** Saves layers as individual files in PNG, BMP, GIF or JPEG format.

Martin Osieka Chop Up and Save Chop the current layer into tiles and save them to individual files in a range of formats (including option to ZIP). Four files are required: 2 in /Effects and 2 in the paint.net installation folder.

Martin Osieka Color Harmonies Easily create harmonious palettes or variants derived from a base color.

Martin Osieka Color Matrix Transform pixels under selection in the active layer using a transformation matrix to manipulate the individual RGBA channels. Many predefined matrices are included as well as the ability to save your own.

Martin Osieka Im(age)PDF filetype Allows paint.net to save images as PDF documents. Requires OptionBasedLibrary and Ghostscript be installed.

Martin Osieka Interchange File Format Filetype plugin which loads files in some of the IFF file formats. No save option is supported. IFF is a container format which may contain numerous data types (images, animations, documents, audio, video, ...). This format was used on Atari and Amiga computers in the 1990's.

Martin Osieka Measure Object  Measures an object in a selection within the active layer. Measurements returned are: area, location, width, height, diagonal, and angles of the bounding rectangle.

Martin Osieka Measure Selection Take measurements of an active selection or the whole layer. Option include setting the unit, dpi and scale. Useful for mapping or technical drawings.

Martin Osieka Paper Kaleidocycles This plugin allows the creation of nets for kaleidocycles. A kaleidocycle is a ring of pyramids which can be twisted inwards and outwards to show different sides of the pyramids.

Martin Osieka Parallel Lines and Patterns Draw parallel lines or patterns or fill a region with them. Like an enhanced paint.net Fill Style.

Martin Osieka Portable AnyMap (PNM) File Type Loads and save files in one of the PNM formats. PAM - Portable Arbitrary Map (Black and White, Grayscale, RGB; Alpha channel; raw only; up to 16bits per channel), PBM - Portable Bit Map: (Black and White; plain and raw), PGM - Portable Gray Map: (Grayscale; plain and raw; up to 16bits per channel), PPM - Portable Pixel Map: (RGB; plain and raw; up to 16bits per channel).

Martin Osieka PostScript FileType Imports PostScript (*.PS) , Encapsulated PostScript (*.EPS), and Adobe Illustrator (*.AI) files and renders them as bitmap layers in paint.net. Requires Ghostscript to be installed.

Martin Osieka Print It Customized printing tool with a huge range of options like paper size, image size, DPI setting, alignment & offset, tiling, header & footer, watermark, etc…,

Martin Osieka Spirit Level Photo Effect Rotate a layer using a virtual spirit level. Ideal for misaligned horizons in photos. Note: the rotation is limited to the range +/- 45°. Many options to rescale or refit the image to the canvas.

Martin Osieka SVG Filetype Imports SVG and SVGZ files (Scalable Vector Graphics) and renders them as paint.net layers.

Martin Osieka Turbulent.Circles Renders concentric circles ranging from smooth to wavy. Useful for creating textures like smoke rings, lava, flower petals, etc…,.

Martin Osieka Turbulent.Effects Two plugins to render lines and circles combined with turbulence. Useful to create textures like marble, wood, smoke rings, flowers, etc…,.

Martin Osieka Turbulent.Lines Render lines combined with turbulence with results ranging from smooth lines to chaotic waves. Useful for creating textures like waves, horizons, marble, wood grain, smoke, etc…,.

Martin Osieka What's It? Identify files by looking for a specific signature in the file content. Can correct improperly assigned extensions.

Martin Osieka Windows Metafile FileType Imports Windows metafiles and renders them to paint.net bitmap layers. Supported types are WMF, EMF, EMF+, and the compressed variants WMZ and EMZ. There is a very basic implementation of export to EMF.

Martin Osieka XCF filetype Load and save images in GIMP native file format XCF (and its packed variants XCFGZ and XCFBZ2). To install, copy the two files into the /FileTypes/ folder.

Martin Osieka ZIP Archive FileType Loads/saves the contents of a paint.net document (layers and metadata) from/to a compressed ZIP Archive. Each layer becomes a separate file in the archive. Several formats for the layer files are supported: PNG, BMP, GIF, and JPEG. Additionally a thumbnail and a composite image can be stored in the archive.

MaR-V-iN AlphaSpace Converts a white/black background into transparency. Recognizes shadows and makes them semi-transparent.

mcamp14 Starry Sky Creates a starry sky (utilizes PixelLab). Renders a handful of stars on a black background. No configurable parameters.

mchansy Vantage Preview Images (.VBP) Support for Vantage Sat Receiver Preview Images.

merarischroeder Alivate Batch File Processor Incompatible with paint.net 4.x. Iterates through a given folder, opening each image with paint.net and applying a ScriptLab script before saving the image again. Requires ScriptLab be installed.

metobi ColorExchange Exchange one color channel for another.

mgeorgiady Chroma Key/Green Screen Pair of plugins which allow for the removal of solid backgrounds from images. Simple Green Screen works with green or blue backgrounds, Simple Chroma Key with any color background.

MichaelVinther Increase Local Contrast Incompatible with 4.0x. Improve badly lit photos or dramatize dull photos.

MichaelVinther Laplacian pyramid filter Improve the overall illumination of photos, typically when the scene is in shadow. Can smooth or enhance details in a photo without smoothing edges.

MichaelVinther Texturize effect Add a texture to a photo or image by changing the pixels brightness (based on the gradient of the texture).

Midora ImAGIF ***********STILL IN DEVELOPMENT ******** Loads and saves animated gif files.

Mike Ryan Alias Removes antialiasing. Useful prior to feathering. Part of Mike Ryan's Plugins

Mike Ryan Brightness/ Darkness to Alpha Turns Brightness (or Darkness) into pure transparent goodness! Can be found in Mike Ryan's Plugins. Topic is locked by request: use Color to Alpha.

Mike Ryan Color to Alpha Advanced (PR1) Adjust the alpha level of your selected color while similar colors are adjusted as well. Has known bugs. Alternative: Tanel's Color to Alpha

Mike Ryan Color Trimming Used for color correction in photographs when too much of a particular color is present. Removes a defined range of a particular color allowing for more vibrant colors to be displayed. Part of Mike Ryan's Plugins

Mike Ryan Input to Output Adjust the value of one color channel (Input) by the value of another channel (Output). Useful for making alpha masks, removing color, etc.. Part of Mike Ryan's Plugins

Mike Ryan Invert Alpha Inverts the Alpha Channel based off of your set tolerance. Part of Mike Ryan's Plugins

Mike Ryan Isolate Black / White Generates a B&W copy of the layer then applies it as an alpha mask.

Mike Ryan Mike Ryan's Plugins Effects: Alias, Color Trimming, Input to Output, Brightness/ Darkness to Alpha, Invert Alpha, Silhouette Plus.

Mike Ryan Silhouette Plus Converts the entire canvas into your selected color while preserving the alpha levels of each pixel. Part of Mike Ryan's Plugins

MISIIM Flip Horizontal Superseded by BoltBait's version: Flip. Forum topic no longer exists.

MJW Average Color of Selection Averages the color over a selection.

MJW Color Clearer Makes the target color to transparent and alters remaining colors to remove the target color so that Normal Blending a layer filled with the target color reproduces the original image. For 3.5.11 compatible version see post #7 in the thread.

MJW Display Color Change Direction Reinterprets an image into a recolored version using multiple hues shifted from the original. Source available. See post #41 for 3.5x version.

MJW Edge Expander Finds edges in the image or selection (edges are defined as pixels above an opacity threshold which border pixels below the threshold) and expands the edge by a specified distance (from the original). Each expanded edge pixel is set to the color of the nearest edge pixel. The transparency depends on the distance from the edge.

MJW Hot Metal Glow Transforms a pixel's color to mimic incandescent heated metal. The color range goes from black, to red, to orange, to yellow, and finally to white. The color transition is approximate: no attempt is made to imitate actual physics. Find 3.5.11 compatible version in post #8 of the thread.

MJW HSV Eraser  Remove any color from images using the Hue, Saturation and Value color space. Many options including Tolerances which are used to specify a range of closely associated hues. Source available.

MJW HSV Scrambler Change the Hue, Saturation, and Value of each pixel by allowing any of the components to be derived from a scaled and offset version of any of the other components. See post #11 for PDN3.5 version.

MJW Offset Alternating Stripes Creates alternating stripes of pixels with configurable horizontal offset, width and separation. Angle, Edge Behavior and Quality options are also available. See post #9 for 3.5.11 version.

MJW Posterize in HSV Space Enhanced Posterize effect that converts the color into HSV space, truncates the values, then converts back to RGB.

MJW Render Color Wheel Draws a HSV color wheel, centred in the current selection.

MJW Texture Shader Uses the current layer as a height map to texture an image held in the clipboard. The clipboard image will appear to have shading and displacement applied as defined by the black and white height map. For 3.5.11 compatible version see post #20.


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MJW View Framer Overlays a frame/guidelines to serve as a guides to further editing. Note: should be applied to a blank layer above the target image.


MKT Shape3D Wrap your image around a 3D shape (with appropriate lighting).

moc426 Align Object Align an object on a transparent layer to the corners, sides or center of the layer or selection. A newer version with it's own submenu is available as part of KrisVDM's Plugin Pack

moc426 Border / Stroke Effect Draw a border around image or selection with your primary color.

moc426 Fractal Mandelbrot Create, configure and color the Mandelbrot fractal. This effect is now Included in paint.net minus the colorization options (Effects > Render > Mandelbrot Fractal). This effect can be installed alongside the native version and found under Effects > Render > Fractal: Mandelbrot.

MOP3E Cutter Create an image map with this simple intuitive interface. Select regions of the image and save the necessary sub-images and code to recreate the original image. A number of code formats are supported including HTML.

MosaicManiac Mosaic Maniac (Collage Paint) Paint with whole collections of images! Creates a unique non repeatable pattern of images form a directory of images. Menu title is Collage Paint.

Mr X OptiPNG (Updated) Updated version of OptiPNG (fixes some security vulnerabilities). Functionality is same: compresses the PNG filetype when saving images. Both the OptiPngFileType.dll and optipng.exe need to be in the FileTypes directory.

myxlplyx Shape(ray, arrow, circle, etc) Draw rays, arrows & circles with 'tv snow' effect (similar to chalk drawing) added to the shapes.

myxlplyx Zigzag ray (aka eShape_umabob) Creates shapes/lines using scales. Appears in Effects menu as 'eShape_umabob' for some strange reason.

n d Colour Chop Similar to other colour cutting effects, but this creates a smoother transition from transparent opaque

n d Colourblind Simulation Ensure your image is legible for colour blind.

n d Edgemaster Edge detection effect.

n d Shaped Gradient v1.5 Creates a gradient in a multitude of shapes. Round, square, conical, linear and also elliptic, trapezoid, hexagonal & more…

n d Trail 3d Creates a shaped gradient 'trail' from the object towards a configurable destination point. Gradient color is editable.

naylorjs XPM File Type plugin XPM support in paint.net. Note: doesn't handle every XPM option.

ncoquard Noise Reduction Noise reduction plugin, written specifically to reduce the artefacts in JPG images.

Neil Cassidy Average Color (HSL) Averages the color of a selection with regard to human perception of color.

Neil Cassidy Eigen Blur v1.3 Improved Gaussian blur effect which uses brand new convolution code.

Neil Cassidy Segment Image Analyzes image and groups pixels that are relatively close together in the image and have roughly the same color.

Nem VTF Plug-In (1.0.4) VTF file support. File format used by the Source engine (Half-Life 2 etc.).

NisseBosseLasse Twainable Add TWAIN support for scanners. Should be compatible with all scanners that are TWAIN compliant. Place both Twainable.dll and EZTW32.dll in the /Effects/ folder.

niwax Apply Texture Applies a texture to any selected object, saving the brightness.

niwax PNG Preprocessor Optimizes image color range in order to reduce the saved PNG file size. Size of the file can be 40-80% of the original size.

null54 Base 64 filetype Loads and saves Base64 encoded images. Only BMP and PNG format images can be saved. The format of the text file is UTF8.

null54 EA FSH Filetype Loads and saves the FSH format used by Electronic Arts games.

null54 Engrave / Emboss v4.0x version of Emboss/Engrave effect - originally found in Toli's Effects plugin pack.

null54 Image Tiling FileType Splits an image into tiles and saves them a zip file.

null54 JPEG 2000 Loads and saves JPEG 2000 images, superseding the old JPEG 2000 plugin.

null54 Mirror / Rotate v4.0x version of Mirror / Rotate - originally found in Toli's Effects plugin pack.

null54 Mirror / Rotate Menu v4.0x version of Mirror / Rotate Menu - originally found in Toli's Effects plugin pack.

null54 Null54's Plugin Pack Plugin pack. Effects: PSFilterPdn, Radical Image Optimization Tool (RIOT), Soft Proofing, Twainable+. FileTypes: Base 64 FileType, EA Fsh FileType, Image Tiling FileType, JPEG 2000 FileType, Optimized JPEG FileType, Paint Shop Pro FileType, Photoshop Brush FileType, Photoshop Pattern FileType, Raw FileType, WebP FileType.

null54 Optimized JPEG Optimizes JPEG images using jpegtran. The Visual C++ 2010 SP1 runtime is required (x86 for a 32-bit OS, or x64 for a 64-bit OS). To install place both the exe and dll in paint.net's FileTypes folder.

null54 Paint Shop Pro FileType Allows paint.net to load and save Jasc's Paint Shop Pro format.

null54 PdnFF Allow filters from Adobe's Filter Factory (for Photoshop) to be run by paint.net.

null54 Photoshop Brush Load and save brushes used by Adobe® Photoshop®. Brushes sampled from image data are supported, dynamically computed brushes are ignored.

null54 Photoshop Pattern Load Pattern files used by Photoshop's Fill command. Only Grayscale, Indexed and RGB mode patterns (8-bit and 16-bit) are supported.

null54 Photoshop Swatch Converter Converts Photoshop color swatches (ACO files) to paint.net. Swatches with more than 96 colors are split into multiple parts. RGB, HSB, CMYK and Grayscale color modes are supported.

null54 PSFilterPDN Run (some) Photoshop Filters using paint.net.

null54 Radical Image Optimization Tool (RIOT) Heavily optimizes then exports the current layer in a format suitable for web use.

null54 RAW FileType This is a DCRaw-based raw filetype. Uses the latest incarnation of DCRaw.

null54 Smooth v4.0x version of Smooth - originally found in Toli's Effects plugin pack.

null54 Soft Proofing Simulates how the current layer would look when printed with a specified color profile. The layer can then be exported as a JPEG or TIFF with the target color profile embedded. Note: Visual C++ 2010 SP1 runtime is required.

null54 Toli's Effects for v4.0 Null54 has recompiled the "Toli's Effects v2.0.2" plugin pack in to be compatible with paint.net 4.0. Effects: Mirror/Rotate, Mirror / Rotate Menu, Engrave/Emboss, Smooth. All effects require IniFile.dll be present in /Effects/ folder.

null54 Twainable+ Allows paint.net to use 32-bit TWAIN drivers on a 64-bit OS. Place both files in the /Effects/ folder.

null54 WebP Filetype Load and save Google's WebP filetype. To install place all three dlls from the download in the FileTypes folder.

null54 Zoom Blur Deluxe for PDN4 Updated version of Zoom Blur Deluxe. The effect applies a blur which increases in magnitude as the distance increases away from the specified center point.

odalet WSQ file type Load and save WSQ files. The WSQ (Wavelet Scalar Quantization) algorithm is a compression algorithm used for gray-scale fingerprint images. Developed by the FBI.

operamint RAWFile LAB A dcraw based RAWFile plugin with an advanced GUI. Requires 64-bit dcraw.exe to be downloaded, renamed and placed in Filetypes folder.

OtherFarm OtherFarmColorReplacer Remove or change a color or a range of colors. Numerous options including color selection and transparency.

ownage Toon Filter Extracts pencil / line type drawing from an image (based on edge detection).

 

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:user-silhouette: List of Plugins by Author P-Z

revision date: 1 September 2016

 

 

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P13Darksight IntenColor Takes the intensity of the current pixel & performs mathematical operations on it to adjust the color.

pamkkkkk Take screen shots and paint it in paint.net Screen shot utility to take screen images and send them to paint.net.

Pebal RAW File Dcraw based raw file reader. A paint.net 4.x version has been released: Raw File

Pebal Smart Sharpen Dedicated to sharpening images after reduction size. Uses an adaptive algorithm, optimized for maximum reduction of halo effect.

person_321 Invert Alpha Deleted by Author as another plugin of this nature exists: use Invert Alpha.

person_321 Invert Channels Invert the intensity of any of the RGB channels. Person_321's Texture & Color Plugins

person_321 Person_321's texture and color plugins Effects: Invert Channels, Rainbow loom, Sound wave & X Rainbow bars.

person_321 Rainbow Loom Renders a pre-defined pattern. Person_321's Texture & Color Plugins

person_321 Sound Wave Renders a wave pattern. Person_321's Texture & Color Plugins

person_321 X Rainbow bars Renders horizontal bars of rainbow hues. Person_321's Texture & Color Plugins

PhilipLB Basic morphologic operations Performs basic morphologic operations: dilate and erode. Dilatation is a simple way to remove scratches and noise from a uniform background. Erode is similar to the Median Blur effect.

PhilipLB Egalize Egalize modifies the colors, so they are used in the same amount.

PhilipLB Mexican Hat Edge Detect A simple Mexican Hat edge detection filter.

PhilipLB Normalize Normalize stretches the histogram (entire color range is used).

pleabo Kaleidoscope Effect Generate kaleidoscopic effects. Has center point selector and a source angle rotator. Also known as DPL Kaleidoscope.

pleabo Night Vision Transform a scene into a green filtered 'Night Vision' version.

pleska Gradient Effect Incompatible with 4.0x. Gradient fill between current primary and secondary colors in 5 basic types: Vertical, Horizontal, Radial (from center of rect out), Diagonal and Reverse-Diagonal.

pleska Photo Flood Fill Incompatible with 4.0x. Takes an image and 'flood-fill' it into the selection region, repeating it over and over.

ploogle FlySwatter Applies filter to make image look shiny & metallic, or perhaps psychedelic.

Powerslave UK paint.net Plugin Installer Removed due to license issues. Forum thread no longer exists.

Prillan FileType TP4 File support for *.TP4 files as used by the game RollerCoaster Tycoon.

pyjo Basic Antialias v1.1 Reduces aliasing of an object which borders transparent pixels without altering the sharpness of the edge. No configurable options hence no dialog appears when the effect is run.

pyjo Power Stretch 2.0 Beta Stretch images in numerous ways including vertical, horizontal and bulge. Note: Beta

pyrochild Borders N' Shapes v1.6 Draws a variety of borders and shapes. Pyrochild's Plugins

pyrochild Color Match v1.0 Uses an existing image as a color template to recolor your image. Works best on photos. Pyrochild's Plugins

pyrochild Curves+ v2.10 A more powerful version of the Curves adjustment that comes with paint.net. Pyrochild's Plugins

pyrochild Film v2.0 Filter an image to give it grain & intensity. Pyrochild's Plugins

pyrochild Frosted Glass+ v1.5 This effect is now included in paint.net from version 3.07+. Forum thread no longer exists.

pyrochild Gradient Bars v3.0 Creates bars of varying width, angle and thickness. Pyrochild's Plugins

pyrochild Gradient Blocks Transform an image into a pixelated version with gradient filled blocks. Pyrochild's Plugins

pyrochild Gradient Mapping v2.2 Create a custom gradient and map it to your image based on any supported input channel. One of the primary uses is to create a multi-colored gradient. Pyrochild's Plugins

pyrochild Grid Warp Distort an image by overlaying a warping grid which has dragable intersection nodes. Pyrochild's Plugins

pyrochild Jitter v3.0 Jitters' each row of pixels by a random amount, giving a shimmy type effect. Pyrochild's Plugins

pyrochild Liquify Similar to Photoshop's Liquify or GIMP's IWarp. Compatible with Photoshop's mesh files. Pyrochild's Plugins

pyrochild Outline Object v2.6 Place a border around object/area. Note: object must be surrounded by transparency. Pyrochild's Plugins

pyrochild Pixelate+ v1.0 Enhanced pixelate effect, adds a new sampling mode (the one GIMP uses) as well as the ability to use non-square cells. Pyrochild's Plugins

pyrochild pyrochild plugins Effects: Curves+, Borders 'N Shapes, Gradient Bars, Film, Jitter, Outline Object, Stitch, Scriptlab, Gradient Mapping, Splatter, Pixelate+, Color Match, Random Effect, Random Shape Fill, Smudge, Trail, Gradient Blocks, Twist, Liquify, Grid Warp.

pyrochild Random Effect v1.2 Chooses a random plugin (or built-in effect), and renders it with randomized settings. Pyrochild's Plugins

pyrochild Random Shape Fill v1.0 Draws random (predefined) shapes on the canvas. 17 shape modes & 9 color modes plus many options. Pyrochild's Plugins

pyrochild ScriptLab v2.4 Create compilations of other paint.net effects, adjustments, and plugins. You can save, load, and share your scripts. Includes Batch Processor. Pyrochild's Plugins

pyrochild Smudge v2.2 Use custom brushes (*.png format) to smudge along the mouse path. Pyrochild's Plugins

pyrochild Splatter v1.5 Create paths similar to dripping paint. Pyrochild's Plugins

pyrochild Stitch Distorts base image with a 'splintered' appearance. Pyrochild's Plugins

pyrochild Trail Echos' an object on an otherwise transparent layer, so that it appears to have a 'trail'. Pyrochild's Plugins

pyrochild Twist Twist a portion of an image. Configurable size & many other parameters. Pyrochild's Plugins

r2d2rigo XNB format Loads XNA 4 uncompressed Texture2D & XNBs compiled for Windows or Windows Phone. No save option. To install, copy all four DLL files to the /FileTypes/ folder.

radobot Heightmap Transforms an image to a heightmap. Imagine shining a light on an uneven surface. Lightness of each pixel represents it's height.

Radobot Hide / Reveal Steganography Hide (and reveal) images within another image. Similar in concept to BoltBait's Steganography plugin with more options.

recursor Animation Helper v0.81 Allows you to view any sequence of animations within a sprite sheet.

Red Ochre Aardvark Tiling Effect Tiles an image with choices for reflected and brick tiling, rotation and perspective distortions

Red Ochre Alpha-Threshold Allows manipulation of transparency (Alpha) in a layer which already has a range of alpha values. Part of Red Ochre's Plugin Pack

Red Ochre ArtyThing Imitates various artistic media by using the 'tone gradient' (i.e. edges) of an image to generate extra artistic strokes. Output can range from oil painting effects to pencil sketches, crayons, pastels watercolors and more.

Red Ochre Bezncurve Render open and closed curves with 6 control points.

Red Ochre Callicolour Create beautiful colored ribbons by setting four control points. Many coloring options.

Red Ochre ClipDisplace Uses the tone of an image held in the clipboard to distort the current layer.

Red Ochre Clipwarp Deforms a clipboard image 'around' an object. Useful for creating glass and metallic effects.

Red Ochre ClipWarpNew A new version of the Clipwarp plugin (this has a simpler interface). Use it to mimic glass, create metallic distortions. Has smoothing and some fun colouring options.

Red Ochre Cobweb Randomly renders tangents to the 'tone gradient' in the layer/selection. Best applied to an image with smooth tone gradients (i.e. use a low radius blur first).

Red Ochre Composition tool Tool to help with cropping/rotating of photos (i.e. composition grids to help line up important features). Also has configurable aspect ratio with a range of preset sizes. Part of Red Ochre's Plugin Pack

Red Ochre Contour Splits an image into bands based on the tone value, with a variety of colouring options. Part of Red Ochre's Plugin Pack

Red Ochre Cuboids Turns an image into rectangular areas with the illusion of depth. The effect is adjustable between simple pixelating and one point perspective images resembling tower blocks.

Red Ochre Dryad Creates a variety of organic, tree-like branching patterns in a wonderful array of palettes.

Red Ochre Earths and Greys Simplifies an image based on tonal value and recolors it with a choice of palettes. Part of Red Ochre's Plugin Pack

Red Ochre Facet Reinterprets an image by turning it into a height-map-like facsimile composed of crystal/pyramid shapes of various heights.

Red Ochre FurBlur A blur effect which mimics fur, hair, grass, etc…..,

Red Ochre Gears Render a glorious variety of gears, cogs, wheels, bearings, pulley, sprocket, chain wheel, nuts and other circular shapes. Configurable spokes, teeth and number of faces plus a huge number of other options.

Red Ochre Gossamer Renders fine cobweb like lines from the edges of the contents of the layer or selection. Plugin uses two steps: first identifies (in red) the edges, second renders the fine lines.

Red Ochre Gradients Galore Create a wide variety of gradient effects. Many options including choice of shapes, transition methods, variable dithering, angle slider (rotation around canvas centre), HSV rainbows. Part of Red Ochre's Plugin Pack

Red Ochre Helix Draws a range of helical and spiral shapes. Many choices of shapes and colours.

Red Ochre Highlight Creates the twinkly highlights you find in a photo that is taken towards the sun, highlights on water or metallic text. Part of Red Ochre's Plugin Pack

Red Ochre MultiSpline Renders a series of closely spaced 'splines' (a spline is a smooth curve through points). Uses either random displacement or the source layer as it's base. Large number of options to customize the effect.

Red Ochre Noisechoice Add noise, with a range of choices including anti-aliasing to transparency. Part of Red Ochre's Plugin Pack

Red Ochre Object Bevel Apply different shaped bevels to an object, with either parallel or perspective lighting at a full range of angles. Bevels types: convex round, inset convex, convex bevel, convex chamfer, double convex, convex linear-flat, convex flat-linear, concave round, inset concave, flat.

Red Ochre Object Edges  Produces a range of outline/bevel effects on objects. Part of Red Ochre's Plugin Pack

Red Ochre Object2color  Recolor opaque objects with anti-aliased edges on a transparent layer. Part of Red Ochre's Plugin Pack

Red Ochre Overblur Effect useful for making textures or as a passable sharpen effect. You can compare the blurred picture to the original and choose how much of that change to apply. Part of Red Ochre's Plugin Pack

Red Ochre Psychocolour Produce a large range of psychedelic colour effects. Part of Red Ochre's Plugin Pack

Red Ochre Recolour choice Presents multiple methods to select and replace a colour. Part of Red Ochre's Plugin Pack


*NEW*
Red Ochre Red Ochre Plugin Pack Compilation pack of Red Ochre's plugins. Features Aardvark, ArtyThing, Alpha-threshold, Object Bevel, Bezncurve, ClipDisplace, Cobweb, Composition Tool, Contour, Cuboids, Dryad, Earths and Greys, Facet, FurBlur, Gears, Gossamer, Gradients Galore!, Helix, Highlight, MultiSpline, New Clipwarp, Noise Choice, Object2colour, Object Edges, Overblur, Psychocolour, Recolor Choice, Selection2Clear, Scintillate, Scribble, Slinky, Squirkle, Squirkle Warp, StringandPin, CalliColour, Table, Two Tone Threshold.


Red Ochre Red Ochre's Plugin Pack Alpha Threshold, Composition Tool, Contour, Earths&Greys, Gradients Galore, Highlight, Noisechoice, Object2color, Object edge, Overblur, Psychocolor, Recolor choice, Selection2clear, Squirkle, Squirklewarp, Tweak edges.

Red Ochre Scintillate Alternately inverts the colours of an image in a tiltable pattern. At small scale the result is a migraine inducing tiled moire style pattern. Slightly larger scales mimics a half-tone effect.

Red Ochre Scribble Change a photographic image to look like a hand drawn picture. Many presets including; coloured pencil drawing, graphite pencil, cross-hatched ink and scratchboard. Also the ability to save your settings.

Red Ochre Selection2clear Makes the selection transparent, whilst leaving the selection active. Part of Red Ochre's Plugin Pack

Red Ochre Slinky Render ellipses or circles along a line or curve... or in concentric circles. Named after the helical spring toy, this effect can be made to mimic.

Red Ochre Squirkle Render 'squirkle' shapes from rounded lozenge through circle to square. Part of Red Ochre's Plugin Pack

Red Ochre Squirkle Warp Magnifies and distorts 'squirkular' (square/circle) shapes. Part of Red Ochre's Plugin Pack

Red Ochre StringAndPin Mimics String Art (aka Nail and Yarn) by stringing colored lines evenly between three fixed points to form abstract geometric patterns. Relocatable "pin" points & many coloring options.

Red Ochre Tweak edges Detects abrupt changes in tone and produces outlines from these tonal changes.

Red Ochre Tweak Transparency Thicken outlines, set transparency minima & maxima, bevels & shadow/halo effects

Red Ochre Two Tone Threshold Assesses the tones in an image and apportions two colours between the thresholds.


*NEW*
Rei Otsu's Thresholding Turns an image black and white keying off brightness distribution. An implementation of Otsu's Method.


Rei Radial Fade Gradually fade an image to transparent from the center to the edges (or vice-versa). The transparency gain over distance to the center is modulable, as well as the circle size. For 3.5.11 compatible version see post #22

ReMake CodeLab in Russian CodeLab v1.8, v2.5 and v2.6 recompiled in Russian.

ReMake Color Range effect This plugin allows you to create a mask by isolating a color subset of the original image. Colors outside of the target range will be set to transparent. Useful for selecting objects in the image by color. Also available in Russian. Based in part on the Color Target plugin by rwp80.

ReMake Color Sketch Reinterprets an image as if it had been sketched with color pencils. Plugin is the result of a full CodeLab tutorial. Available in Russian.

ReMake Eliminate Black/Eliminate White Superseded by new version: Eliminate Dark/Light

ReMake Eliminate Dark/Light Remove dark or light areas from an image or selection. Very simple interface. A revision of Eliminate Black and Eliminate White plugins by the same author. Source available.

ReMake Lines/Grid Creates vertical/horizontal lines or grids. Line width and coloring options. Also available in Russian.

ReMake Linocut Mimics the Linocut printmaking technique which uses grooves cut into a sheet of linoleum to create a relief surface. The grooves appear white, the rest of the image black - unless inverted. Also available in Russian. Source available.

ReMake Neon Edges Simulated neon glow around the edges in an image. Options: line thickness, glow intensity, hue & saturation. Two versions are available, one for 3.5x and 4.0x and an enhanced version for 4.0x only. Both versions are also available in Russian.

ReMake Reticulation effect Creates a pseudo-reticulation effect (in film photography reticulation is wrinkling, cracking the emulsion layer of film). Options include Size, Density, Blending mode and transparency options. Also available in Russian.

ReMake Saturation RGB Separately adjust the saturation of the red, green and blue color channels.

ReMake Sponge Effect Simulates painting with a sponge. Options include Brush Size, Roughness and Intensity. Also available in Russian. Source available.

Rick Brewster Benchmark Utility (PdnBench) Superseded by a later release. Forum thread no longer exists.

Rick Brewster Distortion Effects (4 effects) The effects Bulge, Polar Inversion, Tile Reflection & Twist are now included paint.net as of version 2.70+

Rick Brewster Glow effect Apply a glow effect to a given selection. Included paint.net 2.70+

Rick Brewster HD Photo plugin - BETA Support for HD imaging. No longer supported. See JPEG XR filetype plugin

Rick Brewster PdnBench for paint.net v3.0 Superseded by new version

Rick Brewster PdnBench for paint.net v3.20 Obsolete paint.net benchmarking utility (i.e. a system speed test using paint.net). Forum thread no longer exists.

Rider01 Alphalizer Changes the image's alpha channel based on the original pixel colors, modified using the selected method.

rmtew IFF filetype Uses the SDLimage library to extend support to the IFF filetype.

romein Multi Color Gradient Create a Linear, Radial, or Square multi-colored gradient with custom colors, direction and opacity.

romein Psychedelic Incompatible with 4.0x. Filter creates a variety of psychedelic color effects.

romein Text Pro (free trial) Impressive Word Art package for paint.net. Registration is required to remove watermark protection.

romein Unsharp Mask Incompatible with 4.0x. Corrects blurring introduced during photographing, scanning, resampling, or printing.

roro69 CalculPatron - book folding pattern Plugin to assist with the creation of book folding patterns. Output is saved to an Excel workbook. Controls are in French.

rpetrich RawLoader Decode RAW camera images and make them available for use in paint.net. Requires use of installer or plugin + DCRaw.exe. Download links are not working.

rwp80 Color Stretch Color Stretch v1.0 stretch color values of pixels within specified threshold limits. Part of Color Target Plugin Pack

rwp80 Color Target Color Target v1.3 retains pixels of a similar color and brightness, all other pixels are made transparent. Part of Color Target Plugin Pack

rwp80 Color Target Plugin Pack Effects: Color Target, Color Stretch & Target Panel

rwp80 Target Panel  Target Panel v1.0 advanced color manipulator. Part of Color Target Plugin Pack

ryanr23 Shadow effect Generates shadows with angle and transparency options. Like Google Map. Recompiled by Midora to work with paint.net 4.x.

Sepcot Barcode Plugin Generate barcodes from user input. Original has been recompiled by @eladkarako find it here Barcode Plugin (recompiled). This version is therefore flagged as depreciated.

Sepcot Clouds Plugin Creates cloud like effects using the Perlin Noise routine.

SeriousSam Color Channel Mixer RGBA channel mixer with addition and scaling.

SeriousSam Convolution Effect Modifies each pixel by comparison to neighboring pixels. 3x3 matrix is fully configurable.

SeriousSam SpriteSheet Animation v1.3 Test and design Sprite Sheets.

ShayEr Image To Code (AKA Image To C) Convert image to C/C++ data structure.

silverhammer Advanced Color Replacement Recolors every pixel a different amount based on how similar it is to the secondary color. Also known as Advanced Recoloring.

silverhammer Isolate Lineart Converts a B/W image (like a pencil drawing) to a 'black and transparent' image.

Simon Brown AlphaMask Brush v1.7 Draw an alpha mask directly onto an image. Found in Simon Brown's Legacy Plugin Pack.

Simon Brown Animated Image 1.7 Open and save animated GIFs & PNGs, one frame into each layer. Simon Brown's Plugin Pack.

Simon Brown ASCII Art Obsolete, use: Another ASCII Art File Type Plugin.

Simon Brown AVI Frame Importer: AVIImport Allows paint.net to open an AVI (movie) file and choose which frame to open as an image. Files should be supported by the Windows AVI library. NB not all video files will work.

Simon Brown Bullet No longer supported: renders bullet holes in your image.

Simon Brown CannedBrush 1.5 Automates the process of creating repeat brush strokes for Custom Brushes plugin. Removed by author.

Simon Brown Channels v2.0 Modify colors by channel (Red, Green Blue & Alpha). Formerly InvertColours+. Found in Simon Brown's Legacy Plugin Pack.

Simon Brown Checkboard Draws a checkerboard pattern similar to the one used by paint.net to show transparency.

Simon Brown ConditionalPen 1.1 Provides a brush that will only function when a pixel is within the given min/max threshold. Used to be found in Simon Brown's Legacy Plugin Pack but is no longer available.

Simon Brown Create Image-Map Provides an interface for constructing an HTML image map. Found in Simon Brown's Legacy Plugin Pack.

Simon Brown Custom Brushes 5.1.5 Obsolete. Use CustomBrushesMini.

Simon Brown CustomBrushesMini 1.0 RC3 Superseded. Use CustomBrushesMini.

Simon Brown CustomBrushesMini v2.1 Draw with customized brushes. Replaces previous incarnations of Custom Brushes. Simon Brown's Plugin Pack.

Simon Brown CustomFrame 1.5 Add a pre-created frame to your image.

Simon Brown CustomTexture v1.0 Incompatible with 4.0x. Apply a custom texture to an image while maintaining the saturation. Simon Brown's Plugin Pack.

Simon Brown Desktop Background Preview Allows you to preview potential images as a desktop wallpaper. Found in Simon Brown's Legacy Plugin Pack.

Simon Brown Detect plugin problems v1.0 External program which diagnoses why effect and filetype plugins may not be working.

Simon Brown DragFrom Lets you upload images using drag and drop. Requires a capable browser such as Firefox and site such as Imgur or min.us.

Simon Brown EasyWatermark Superseded by new release, use PDNWatermark.

Simon Brown Editable Text v1.0 Note: Beta. Alternative text-tool that includes editable text. Works by using Steganography to store the details of the text in the text layer. Formerly: Re-Editable Text (BETA). Simon Brown's Plugin Pack.

Simon Brown Extend Border v1.3 Extends the edge of a layer inwards the amount specified.

Simon Brown Film Noir Plugin Give your pictures a Film Noir style by desaturating colors. Found in Simon Brown's Legacy Plugin Pack.

Simon Brown Find Edges Finds all edges in an image and convert the pixels black - the rest will be turned white. Found in Simon Brown's Legacy Plugin Pack.

Simon Brown Fire Plugin For rendering fire/flames. Found in Simon Brown's Legacy Plugin Pack.

Simon Brown Flags Select a flag & render it into the selection (needs a working internet connection). Found in Simon Brown's Legacy Plugin Pack.

Simon Brown JPEG Effect Distorts an image by running it through the JPEG codec. Found in Simon Brown's Legacy Plugin Pack.

Simon Brown Make Colour Transparent Obsolete. Use Color to Alpha Advanced.

Simon Brown NormalMapPlus v1.0 Updated version of NormalMap 1.1. Uses the Sobel Filter from AMD's Render Monkey's normal map example to calculate the first order derivatives of the image (think: emboss). Light angle is adjustable.

Simon Brown Olden 1.5 Applies and aged look to your image. Simon Brown's Plugin Pack.

Simon Brown paint.net Effect Installation Right-Click Menu Option Simplifies plugin installation by adding an 'install' option to right click menu on plugin ZIP file.

Simon Brown paint.net Search for Firefox Obsolete. Use PDN OpenSearch Custom Toolbar.

Simon Brown PaletteConverter BETA Converts and edits palettes including paint.net, PSP and Kuler palettes. Will only save paint.net palettes. Beta.

Simon Brown PDNWatermark Incompatible with 4.0x. Add watermarks to your image. Found in Simon Brown's Legacy Plugin Pack.

Simon Brown PixelatedFrame Adds a frame to an image that is a pixelated version of the image itself. Found in Simon Brown's Legacy Plugin Pack.

Simon Brown PixelLab Beta 1 Provides a simplified programming language in which to create effects/plugins. Note: Beta status.

Simon Brown Polygon Tool A line tool - which will draw another line from the last drawing position to the current position.

Simon Brown Printer+ v1.0 Enhanced paint.net printing interface.

Simon Brown Resource translator v1.0 BETA Obsolete. Designed to aid development of paint.net Language packs. Replaced by Strings.resx by paint.net developer Rick Brewster

Simon Brown Sabrown100 Plugin Pack Superseded by later release: Simon Brown's Plugin Pack. Forum thread no longer exists.

Simon Brown Silhoette Plugin v2.1 Silhouettes images with partial transparency; turns the RGB to 000000 while preserving alpha. Silhouette(sp?)

Simon Brown Simon Brown's Legacy Pack There is no forum thread for this plugin pack. Find it as a link in one of the effect threads. Effects: Alpha Mask Brush, Bullet, Channels, Conditional Pen, Create Image Map, Desktop Background Preview, FilmNoir, FindEdges, Fire, Flags, ImageShack Upload, JPEG Effect, PDN Watermark, Pixelated Frame, Stock Library, Subtle Effect, Texture, Transitional Brush. Filetypes: AviFile, AVIImport & SVGImport. Note: the file SBCommon.dll is required to be installed with these effects.

Simon Brown Simon Brown's Plugin Pack Effects: CustomBrushesMini, ThatOtherApp, Printer+, Find Edges, Olden, Editable Text, Extend Border, DragFrom. Filetypes: Animated Image. Note: the file SBCommon.dll is required to be installed with these effects.

Simon Brown Simon B's plugin pack for 4.0 Plugin Pack for 4.0x. Pack includes Effects: Custom BrushesMini, DragFrom, Editable Text, ExtendBorder, FindEdges, Olden, PrinterPlus, ThatOtherApp and Filetype: AnimGif.

Simon Brown StockLibrary1.5 Manage your stock images from within paint.net. Found in Simon Brown's Legacy Plugin Pack.

Simon Brown SubtleEffect Incompatible with 4.0x. Allows you to select a plugin and independently adjust the opacity that the effect will hold over the original image. Found in Simon Brown's Legacy Plugin Pack.

Simon Brown SVGImport Adds support for SVG files. Files will be rasterized by the conversion process. Note: requires InkScape be installed.

Simon Brown Texture Add a custom texture to the image on the canvas. Found in Simon Brown's Legacy Plugin Pack.

Simon Brown That other app v1.0 Adds an item to the tools menu which allows you to shell out to another application (GIMP, Photoshop, etc..,) to edit the current layer. On Save & Close the changes will appear in paint.net.

Simon Brown Threshold The threshold effect will change all pixels over the specified number to white, and the rest black. This version is obsolete, use Ed Harvey's version instead Ed Harvey Effects

Simon Brown TransitionalBrush Allows users to select two colours and have a brush that gradually changes colour between them. Found in Simon Brown's Legacy Plugin Pack.

Simon Brown Upload to... V2.0 Upload images direct to the internet from within paint.net. Requires resource file SBCommon.dll to reside in the Effects directory. Found in Simon Brown's Legacy Plugin Pack.

smax Bilateral Filter Edge preserving noise reduction and blur. Crashes paint.net. Requires user to run MSI installer which installs the effect and creates a sub-folder /ru to house resources (Bilateral.resources.dll and Bilateral.resources.dll.VisualState.xml).

Smoke_Dev420 Toon Shader Simplifies image colors using code based on DirectX toon shaders.

Spikehead777 3D Heightmap v1.0 Two plugins which take current image as a height map & shines a light on it, returning the intensity of reflected rays as another image (similar to Emboss).

spongey437 Rainbow Fills selection with a rainbow colored gradient.

spongey437 Simple Lines Plugin Draw vertical /horizontal lines across a selection.

sradforth Advanced Rotate Rotate an image or selection from the center with options on how the devoid pixels will be treated (clamp, wrap, mirror, Primary Color, Secondary color, untouched). Included in Stu's Effects.

sradforth Alpha Contrast Blur or sharpen the Alpha channel. Included in Stu's Effects.

sradforth iPhone Tab Bar Icon Maker Helper for assisting with the creation of iphone icons. Also known as RGB Intensity to Alpha. Included in Stu's Effects.

sradforth Lens Flare (aka CameraTrouserFlare) Adds sunlight induced lens flare effect to images. You've gotta love the name.

sradforth RGB Remapper Allows the remapping of RGB channels to other colours. Included in Stu's Effects.

sradforth Selection Obscurer Remove dust/spots/freckles/moles/left over food/extra limbs/etc.. This is a little like small scale seam carving. Included in Stu's Effects.

sradforth Stus Effects Selection Obscurer, Advanced Rotate, Alpha Contrast, Vignette, iPhone TabBar Icon Maker & RGB remapper.

sradforth Vignette1 Easy vignette creator. Options include power (strength of effect), X and Y axis configuration and transparency/coloring. Included in Stu's Effects.

stinger Normal Map Height field (gray scale) to normal map (creates a much better illusion of height).

StormWare Dull Dulls an image. Ranges from 0 (full color) to 170 (completely Grayscale).

StormWare Grayscale+ Instead of averaging RGB like normal Grayscale, Grayscale+ retains the greatest of the RGB values.

stuff_gnome Color Count Counts the number of colors (or number of times a color is used) in an image.

stuff_gnome Koch Snowflake Fractal Renders the Koch fractal snowflake in configurable complexity, with brushwidth & antialias options.

susgeorgesu Homeworld2 ROT file import Import Homeworld 2 ROT image files as used in the game 'Home World 2' by Sierra Entertainment, Inc.

Tanel Alpha Blur v2 Updated version of Alpha Blur, this effect performs a Gaussian blur on alpha channel (transparency). Useful for fading / blending irregular shapes. V2 has enhanced performance & option to shift blur. Part of Tanel's Photo and Color Plugins

Tanel Basic Photo Adjustments v2.0 Color and tone enhancement tools (levels, curves) in a simple intuitive package. Tanel's Plugin Pack.

Tanel Bidirectional Blur This blur is a Gaussian blur with the ability to separately modify the horizontal and vertical direction. Tanel's Plugin Pack.

Tanel Black and White Converter Convert image to black and white (greyscale), with many options for setting white/black level, tone & contrast, color & tint. Tanel's Plugin Pack.

Tanel Color Mixer v1.2 Make fine color adjustments with values for Red, Yellow, Green, Cyan, Blue, Magenta & Base. Selectively apply to shadows, midtones or highlights. Tanel's Plugin Pack.

Tanel Color to Alpha v2.2 Extracts a color range from image, by leaving pixels of selected color opaque and making the rest transparent. Only alpha values are altered, color remains intact. Part of Tanel's Plugin Pack.

Tanel Eyeshine (animal red-eye) removal This plugin removes animal eye glow from photos caused by direct flash. Part of Tanel's Plugin Pack.

Tanel Grain Noise (Film Grain) This effect generates film grain (or luminance grain). Use it to add some character to otherwise boring-smooth digital image. Part of Tanel's Plugin Pack.

Tanel Hue / Saturation+ Removed by the author following enhancements to the built-in Hue/Saturation adjustment (paint.net v 3.5.2)

Tanel Local Contrast Enhancement Clarify flat or hazy looking photos by selectively adjusting the contrast. Tanel's Plugin Pack.

Tanel Red Eye Quick Fix Red eye removal tool. Make a selection around the eyes and run the plugin. Part of Tanel's Plugin Pack.

Tanel Shadow / Highlight Recovery Fix excessively contrasted photos, by brightening shadows and/or darkening highlights. Tanel's Plugin Pack.

Tanel Sharpen+ (Advanced Unsharp Mask) Sharpen photos with an unsharp mask. Yields finer results than the built-in sharpen effect. Part of Tanel's Plugin Pack.

Tanel Tanel's Photo and Color Plugins Effects: Sharpen+, Shadow/highlight recovery, Local contrast enhancement, Color to alpha, Color mixer, Red eye quick fix, Basic photo adjustments, Black & White Converter, Eyeshine (animal red-eye) removal, Grain noise, Alpha blur v2, Bidirectional Blur.

taoyue Photoshop PSD file plugin Plugin for loading and saving Photoshop files. Two version are available, one each for 3.5x and 4.x.

tarheit Chroma Key (Green) For removing the green background from an image. Updated to include Blue.

TechnoRobbo CMY Ghost Distorts the colors in a similar manner to Adjustments > Invert Colors, or the Psychocolor or Psychedelic plugins. Options include tweaking the colors with respect to Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Alpha.

TechnoRobbo Cycle HSV Rotate color values according to Hue, Saturation and Value (Brightness).

TechnoRobbo Distort This! Distort a layer via four control points. Useful for distorting, stretching or skewing.

TechnoRobbo Fish Eye Fish eye distortion plugin.

TechnoRobbo Full Spectrum Posterizer Posterize an image with individual control over the separate RGB channels.

TechnoRobbo Icon, Cursor, and Animated Cursor Format - Updated An updated version of the Icon, Cursor, and Animated Cursor Filetype plugin. This version adds support for Icon & cursor filetypes, including animated cursors to paint.net 4.0.9+

TechnoRobbo Layer Cake Slice an image into concentric circles and applies incremental rotations to each slice.

TechnoRobbo Line Tracer An edge detection / lineart effect with options to configure Line Width, Threshold (strength of the effect) and Color.

TechnoRobbo Noise Bleacher Desaturates and adds noise to an image. Options to control the desaturation hues and noise intensity.

TechnoRobbo Offset Offset the layer or selection in horizontal and/or vertical directions. Image wraps at the edges. A less complicated version of the Panelling Effect.

TechnoRobbo PasteFill Tiles the clipboard image across the canvas until filled. Much like Tile Fill from Clipboard

TechnoRobbo PixelCounter 2 Generates an Excel Spreadsheet guide for Book Folding (folding the pages of a real book into decorative designs). This plugin uses the source image to create the folding mask. It does not modify the image.

TechnoRobbo Plugin Browser Locate, search and run effects from within the Plugin Browser. List installed plugins by Menu, Author, Alphabetically or by Keyword(s). Bookmark and add comments to your favourite plugins. Find information on plugins and see an effect preview image (where available). Extensive inbuilt documentation.

TechnoRobbo PNG Sprite Matrix Takes all visible layers in a PDN image and arranges them into a Matrix as close to equal height and width as possible. Hidden Layers are ignored. Usage: File > Save As > Sprite Matrix (*.png).

TechnoRobbo TechnoRobbo's Plugin Pak TechnoRobbo's Plugin Pak. Contains: TR's Displacement Map, TR's ZigZag, TR's Tesla Coil, TR's Star Filter, TR's Scatter, TR's Cloud Control, Tessellation Combo, Noise Bleacher, Line Tracer, Layer Cake, Full Spectrum Posterizer, Fish Eye, Distort This!, CMY Ghost, Cycle HSV, TR's Halftone, TR's Colorizer HMS, TR's Tiled Pixels, TR's Edge Fader Extreme (EFX), TR's Pixel Sharpener, TR's B&W Photo, TR's Bokeh, TR's Pixel Pusher, TR's Tilt Shift, TR's Contour Filler, TR's Coquin Graduated Filter, TR's Strobe Motion, TR's Str8Edge Tool, TR's Film Stock, TR's Alpha Cutter, TR's Smudger, TR's Pixel Puller, TR's DoodleMatic, TR's FreeWarp, TR's SplineMaster, TR's PseudoSnap.

TechnoRobbo Tessellation Combo A pair of plugins to offset an object then tile it from the clipboard.

TechnoRobbo TR's Alpha Cutter Set up to 512 points around an object to define a mask.

TechnoRobbo TR's Alpha Mapper Graphically adjust how brightness translates to transparency. Useful for blending images.

TechnoRobbo TR's B&W Photo Simulates the use of color filters and hot spots in B&W photography.

TechnoRobbo TR's Bokeh  A classic photographic effect of multicolored diffuse circles overlaid over the image. Almost like blurred Christmas lights.

TechnoRobbo TR's Brush Strokes Redraws the contents of the layer/selection with simulated brush strokes. Options: Texture, Stroke Width, Stoke Direction, Bristles.

TechnoRobbo TR's Cloud Control Renders configurable clouds to the layer or selection.

TechnoRobbo TR's Color Reducer and palette maker Reduce the number of colors (n) in an image. Useful to reduce file sizes. Editable color table if n

TechnoRobbo TR's Color Wave Finds the borders between colors (not shades) and allows the user to interpret 'ripples' as they fan out in waves from the epicenter.

TechnoRobbo TR's Colorizer HMS Smoothly adjust the image colorization between three color ranges (highlights, midtones & shadow).

TechnoRobbo TR's Contour Filler Gradient fill effect which conforms to the contour of the Alpha Channel.

TechnoRobbo TR's Coquin Graduated Filter Apply Jean Coquin's graduated filter. A simulation of the 1970's photographic effect.

TechnoRobbo TR's Croquis A French word, croquis means "sketch". The plugin mimics a quick pencil sketch of the contents of the selection or layer.

TechnoRobbo TR's Custom Palette Matcher Remaps the image colors to conform to a custom (paint.net) palette by finding the nearest color match.

TechnoRobbo TR's Custom Shape Filler Fills the layer or selection with multiple copies of a specified png in varying sizes and rotation.

TechnoRobbo TR's Displacement Map Enlargement/distortion effect.

TechnoRobbo TR's Dodge and Burn A photo retouching tool which allows the application of effects via custom brushes. Effects included: Dodge, Burn, blur, sharpen, saturate, desaturate, contrast, rotate hue, color blend & luminosity. Many other photography type options.

TechnoRobbo TR's DoodleMatic Edge detection effect which turns artwork into a pencil type sketch.

TechnoRobbo TR's DrumSkin Re-maps rectangular images to circular.

TechnoRobbo TR's Edge Fader Extreme Fade the hard edge of an object. Like feathering, only stronger. Now called TR's EFX and located in the Object menu.

TechnoRobbo TR's Export Selection Exports any selection from the active layer (including irregular shaped selections). Exports to the PNG format.

TechnoRobbo TR's Filaments A simulation of time lapse of writing with light. You place the nodes and the plugin draws fine filaments in a continuous curve through all the nodes. Many options to control filaments and colors.

TechnoRobbo TR's Film Stock  Mimics photographic film speed (ISO) by reinterpreting the contrast in an image without losing the dynamic range.

TechnoRobbo TR's FilmStrip Creates a proof sheet style image from a series of video grabs. Number of columns in the finished compilation is configurable. Note that the two support files are essential.

TechnoRobbo TR's FireWorks Create star bursts and skyrocket type explosions.

TechnoRobbo TR's FreeWarp Distortion tool which reshapes an image by stretching it’s detail.

TechnoRobbo TR's Fuego A parametric fire simulator (creates realistic flames for the Pyrochild in all of us).

TechnoRobbo TR's Glass Vignette A Refraction-like distortion with an un-distorted center. In other words - it distorts the image as if it were viewed through curved glass. Shiny!

TechnoRobbo TR's Halftone Simulate Halftone printing (technique used in newspapers and magazines) by interpreting color depth as a Dot or Square.

TechnoRobbo TR's HDR-ish Mimics HDR style images by smoothing out the transitions between light and dark, making a dull picture less dull

TechnoRobbo TR's Intense Filtration Color filter and color augmenter, with options to set the hue, gain, intensity and also to fade in the changes.

TechnoRobbo TR's Intensity Warp Re-map pixels within an image by the intensity. Supports textures, gradients and custom textures. Some very nice metallic sheens are possible.

TechnoRobbo TR's iPollock Abstract art generator inspired by the works of Jackson Pollock (think: paint drips, dribbles and splashes).

TechnoRobbo TR's Kaboom Scatter or disperse an image outward from a central point using alpha transparency. Similar to a 360 degree version of Scatter.

TechnoRobbo TR's KeyFrame An animation tool. Create a path for an object then generate frames to animate the image as if it were moving along the path.

TechnoRobbo TR's KlumpNoiz Groups generated "noise" together in clumps to create colorful, vaguely fractal patterns.

TechnoRobbo TR's Monolithic (3D Text Generator) Creates monolithic (slab-like) text using an installed font as a base. Think word-art for paint.net. Many options include a range of color options, lighting, pitch, yaw and roll, size, zoom, etc...

TechnoRobbo TR's Morpher Morph one image into another using a control grid to define 'like' areas. Once defined, generates the between images. Also creates warps (self morphs). Outputs a number of successively numbered images for animating.

TechnoRobbo TR's PanoPDN Panoramic  Viewer Converts equirectangular images (think: spherical images or spherical projections) into a texture map and renders them in direct3d.

TechnoRobbo TR's Paste Frame Custom frame maker which uses a clipboard image to create a frame.

TechnoRobbo TR's Paste Warp Warps an image contained in the clipboard to fill any active selection.

TechnoRobbo TR's Pixel Puller Pull the image around to emphasize or de-emphasize perspective. Companion plugin to TR's Pixel Pusher.

TechnoRobbo TR's Pixel Pusher Distort images via stretching and squashing in a manner mimicking a fairground mirror.

TechnoRobbo TR's Pixel Sharpener Sharpen photos by emphasising detail and adding noise type texture.

TechnoRobbo TR's Plasmatics Recreate the 80's with this old fashioned Plasma Effect. Cool man, cool.

TechnoRobbo TR's Portrait Retoucher Reduce photo blemishes, wrinkles and lines by smoothing out the subject.

TechnoRobbo TR's PseudoSnap Align an object (must be on a transparent layer) within a configurable grid. In other words it makes the object snap-to-grid

TechnoRobbo TR's Quick Outliner Outline and/or fill a selection with colors from the color wheels. Outline thickness and softness options.

TechnoRobbo TR's Radial Extruder Takes the base image and repeats it in radial slices emanating from a common center point. Think of a circular cake that has been sliced from the center many times. Source available.

TechnoRobbo TR's Reverse Fisheye Removes or reduces fisheye distortion to reproduce the original panoramic image. Options to use different algorithms, Linear or Circular.

TechnoRobbo TR's Scatter Neat effect which simulates the image being eroded into individual pixels by a strong wind.

TechnoRobbo TR's SelfEeZ Captures an image directly from a webcam and imports it into the current layer.

TechnoRobbo TR's Smudger Smudge, smear and blend colors in the layer. Requires that you hold the CTRL key to smudge.

TechnoRobbo TR's Snow Flake Maker Generates iterative fractal-like snow flakes.

TechnoRobbo TR's SphereCuber Converts a Spherical View image into a cube-map of six files representing Up, Down, Left, Right, Front & Back views.

TechnoRobbo TR's SplineMaster Draw free-form Splines (complex curves through positioning nodes). Draw on an existing image, an empty layer or using an image as a guide. Numerous line types and end cap styles. Later release adds the ability to load, save and edit splines.

TechnoRobbo TR's Star Filter Adds sparkle or glitter to image highlights. Similar to MadJik's Star Glow

TechnoRobbo TR's Str8Edge Tool Smoothes out jagged edges on a Cut-Out.

TechnoRobbo TR's Strange Attractors A fractal generator which uses chaos theory to pump out the fractals known as Strange Attractors - think: wavy line patterns.

TechnoRobbo TR's Strobe Motion Simulates a stop-motion effect as if continuous motion was captured in a series of images as illuminated by a strobe light.

TechnoRobbo TR's Tesla Coil Simulates an electrical arc with configurable start and end points, thickness, intensity and more.

TechnoRobbo TR's Third Dimension Turn 2D Images into 3D Images and Terrains where brightness becomes the apparent height (the Third Dimension).

TechnoRobbo TR's Tiled Pixels Pixelate an image or selection and simultaneously apply a shape to the enlarged pixels.

TechnoRobbo TR's Tilt Shift A directional gradient blur tool designed to easily achieve an apparent change in the field of view.

TechnoRobbo TR's TreeMaker Creates a variety of organic, tree-like branching patterns with realistic leaves.

TechnoRobbo TR's ZigZag Apply waves, ripples, zigzags and vibrato type distortions.

Telesto Another Raw File Loader Support for loading RAW files. No longer supported or available for download.

The Dwarf Horde ShapeMaker ShapeMaker is a tool which uses a WYSIWYG interface to allow the creation of SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) Shapes, Lines and Curves. paint.net Shapes can be created and manipulated using just the mouse. Extensive documentation in two PDF files supplied in the download. The Dwarf Horde are @TechnoRobbo, @Red ochre, @Ego Eram Reputo and @BoltBait.

Tim! Mosaic Effect - v1.0.0.0 Converts a drawing into a mosaic pattern, using the Secondary colour as the adhesive or grout between the tesserae. Tim's Effects.

Tim! Rounded Rectangle v1.2.0.0 Uses the Primary and Secondary colours and the current brush width to draw a rectangle with rounded corners into the current selection. Tim's Effects.

Tim! Tim's Effects Contains: Rounded Rectangle v1.2 & Mosaic Effect v1.0.

toe_head2001 Barcode A re-release of @Sepcot's Barcode plugin. This version adds new features and fixes some bugs. Barcode formats: Code 39, Code 39 mod 43, Full ASCII code 39 and POSTNET.

toe_head2001 Blur Fill Fills transparent areas of the canvas with a scaled copy of an object within the layer. The height vs. width ratio is fixed.

toe_head2001 Bulletin Board Trim Surrounds the image with an edging selected from a number of patterns, spacing & color. Part of toe_head2001's Plugin Pack

toe_head2001 Copy Selection Coords Copies the current selection coordinates to the clipboard in the format: left, top, width, height. NB plugin link is in post #3 of the thread.

toe_head2001 Droste Based on the unpublished Droste plugin by @PJayTycy. The Droste effect describes a type of recursive picture where the image contains smaller examples of itself tiled in a logarithmic spiral.

toe_head2001 Gaussian Blur Clamped Much like the regular Gaussian Blur effect, except this effect gets clamped to the active selection. This effectively stops colors (and transparency) from bleeding through from outside of the selection.

toe_head2001 Gingham Generates a Gingham pattern with custom color, width, and line styles.

toe_head2001 Graph Paper Generates graph paper with adjustable Cell Size & grouping. Options include square or isometric grids, and colorization. Requires installation of OptionBased library v0.7.9.

toe_head2001 Inset Box Shadow Uses inner shadowing to create photo type frame of varying transparency. Imagine a square vignette which can be placed inside the edge of an image by a given margin. Source available.

toe_head2001 Isometric Cuboid Generates a Rectangular Cuboid and shows it using Isometric projection

toe_head2001 Jigsaw Puzzle Generates a Jigsaw Puzzle cut-out of an image.

toe_head2001 Pie Chart Renders a Pie Chart based on specified Colors and Values. Can also render Labels on the chart.

toe_head2001 Point Warp / Engorged Smudge for PDN4 A recompilation of 's plugin of the same name in order to make it compatible with 4.0x. The effect warps the layer about a single point with options to control the strength, radius and direction as well as the point location.

toe_head2001 Postage Stamp Creates an edge like a modern postage stamp (i.e. wave like perforations) around the image.


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toe_head2001 Quadrilateral Correction Remaps a defined quadrilateral to a rectangular image.


toe_head2001 Radius Corners Round off the square corners of an image, with nicely anti-aliased edges. An update to dan9298's Radius Fill Corners plugin

toe_head2001 Ruler Renders a ruler using the specified units & sub units. This will NOT measure anything and will NOT convert pixel length to another unit of length.

toe_head2001 Screen Pixel An update of Bleek II's ScreenPixel plugin. Use it to breaks an image into it's constituent RGB components. For a pdn 3.5 compatible version see post #3 in the thread.

toe_head2001 Spoked Wheel Creates a circular wheels with options to specify size, spoke number, axle size, rim thickness, color and more. CodeLab source provided. See post #12 of the thread for a paint.net 3.5.11 compatible version.

toe_head2001 SubLCD This is a usability update of xrl's original SubLCD resize plugin (LCD Subsampling resize), which "is useful if you want to display your images in a LCD/Plasma screen as it gives the appearance of a little more resolution."

toe_head2001 Tartan Build and render custom tartan/plaid patterns.

toe_head2001 Tattersall Generates a Tattersall pattern with custom colors, line width, spacing, and line style.

toe_head2001 Text Window Renders a string of text to the layer or selection. String can be repeated, offset & a specific font specified. For PDN 3.5 version see post #21 in the thread.

toe_head2001 TinyPNG Save filetype plugin that uses the TinyPNG service to compress images. TinyPNG is a lossy compression system which maintains transparency and most visual quality. Note: An active internet connect is required. The plugin will send your image to a third party service (TinyPNG), and download the compressed version. You should read TinyPNG's Terms of Service, and you need to sign up for your own API key.

toe_head2001 toe_head2001's Plugin Pack Adjustments: SubLCD. Effects: Gaussian Blur (Clamped), Screen Pixel, Blur Fill, Inset Box Shadow, Barcode, Bulletin Board Trim,Coordinate Plane Points, Gingham, Isometric Cuboid, Jigsaw Puzzle, Pie Chart, Postage Stamp, Ruler, Spoked Wheel, Tartan, Tattersall, Two-point Perspective, Radius Corners & Text Window. Available as stand-alone dll's or can be installed with custom exe installer.

toe_head2001 Two-point Perspective Generates a Rectangular Cuboid and shows it using two-point (vanishing point) projection

Toli Engrave / Emboss Emboss/Engrave effect with configurable strength. Toli's Effects. Note: a new version has been posted: Toli's Effects for 4.0.

Toli Mirror / Rotate Mirror selection horizontally, vertically, or over a diagonal. Rotate a selection. Toli's Effects. See also Mirror / Rotate Menu

Toli Mirror / Rotate Menu Mirror selection horizontally, vertically, or over a diagonal. Rotate a selection. This is the same effect as Mirror/Rotate but houses the effects in the Mirror submenu. Toli's Effects.

Toli Smooth Selected area is smoothed internally, as if there were no surroundings. Toli's Effects.

Toli Toli's Effects Effects: Mirror/Rotate, Mirror / Rotate Menu, Engrave/Emboss, Smooth. All effects require IniFile.dll be present in /Effects/ folder. Language files are also available as part of the package.

Tom Jackson CodeLab v2.16 Internal tool for creating your own plugins. Developed by @BoltBait. Extensive documentation is available online. A Russian language option has been made available by @ReMake, see post #502 in the CodeLab thread.

Tom Jackson Fire Effect Render flames with this single-effect implementation of the fire effect. Should be used over a blurred black shape on white canvas.

Tom Jackson Reduce Noise Reduces the noise in an image while maintaining detail. Included in paint.net v3.22+

tunedude Interlace Adds horizontal/vertical stripes of color/transparency to the image.

tzachs Perspective Lines Draws vanishing points & guidelines to help you with drawing in perspective.

Vermiculus Gralpha Converts grayscale to Alpha.

wbeard52 Toggle Alpha Channel Modify the alpha channel by resetting the Alpha value (subtracting the alpha channel value from 255). CodeLab source code included.

wizard Glass Orb Generator No longer functions with the latest release of paint.net. The effect used to render glass spheres/orbs.

Xarx InputToOutput+ Sets one image channel (RGBA) from another channel or from other basic pixel characteristic (CMYK component, HSV component, luminance, etc,)

Xhin Bizarro-Negation v1.0 Creates abstract art using a technique which effectively duplicates the layer, flips it horizontally and vertically, then sets it to negation.

Xhin Color Dimmer Dims the individual RGB channels.

Xhin Radial Prism Changes the hue of the image in a reflecting circular prism-like pattern.

Xhin Rainbow-Splitter Split an image into two sections, both of which can be colored by a repeating colored gradient of your choice.

Xhin Self-Negation Does the equivalent of taking a selection, adding it to another layer, setting the layer mode to 'Negation' and flattening it.

Xhin Tint Splinter Recolor an image by simultaneously tinting it with two different colors. Can take an RGB channel and shift it to another, for example shift green to red.

xmario Cut Color Cuts one color & shades of it from your image. Choose color to leave & pixels of a different color are changed to transparent (or black and white).

xrl LCD Subsampling resize Resizes image horizontally at 50% while retaining sharpness.

YellowAfterlife Fill from Clipboard Fills the layer (or selection) with tiled texture from the clipboard.

yvdh Chart White Balance Adjust the white balance of a picture based on the white and black patch a standard color chart in the scene.

Zagna OpenRaster Filetype Ora file support. Requires exe download/run to install.

zarathoustra Color inpainting v1.0 Colors gray areas in a picture where colors are only known in few parts of the picture.

zarathoustra Gabor filter v1.0 Applies an edge detector filter to the image, letting you choose the wavelength and the angle of edge detection.

zeeshanejaz PNM File Type Plugin Incompatible with 4.0x. Reads and writes PNM Images. PNM is a portable bitmap format used in legacy software (more common in LINUX / UNIX Platforms). A newer version which is compatible with v4.0 is available.

Zombieman IFF ILBM (Amiga) Loader Loader for IFF ILBM images (native file format of the old Commodore Amiga computers). Supports loading HAM6 and HAM8 modes (and in theory HAM5 and HAM7 modes). Does not handle IFF24 images (max 8-bit images).

zoonel CellMaker Rev Improved Cellmaker plugin with more options.

 

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:HelpPlugins: List of Filetype Plugins

revision date: 1 September 2016

 

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Alpha 32-bit Bitmap FremyCompany Allows you to open and save file in 32-bit bitmap. You must rename the file to *.bmpx (to avoid conflict with the existing PDN's BMP handler). If you try to open non-BMP files, you should receive an error (24bpp bitmaps are loaded correctly)

Alt to LayerSaver Martin Osieka ***********STILL IN DEVELOPMENT ******** Saves layers as individual files in PNG, BMP, GIF or JPEG format.

AmigaIcon Connect 9600 Load and save Amiga (.info) files. To use, copy AmigaIcon.dll and AmigaIcon.palettes to the paint.net FileTypes folder.

Animated Image 1.7 Simon Brown Open and save animated GIFs & PNGs, one frame into each layer. Simon Brown's Plugin Pack.

Another Raw File Loader Telesto Support for loading RAW files. No longer supported or available for download.

Arduino NeoPixel Sketch Exporter Makuna Export an image to a .h file that can be included into Arduino Sketch. The image is exported as a PROGMEM data structure for use with the NeoPixelBus Arduino library.

ASCII Art Simon Brown Obsolete, use: Another ASCII Art File Type Plugin.

ASCII Art File Type Plugin I Like Pi ASCII art generator. Transform your image into an ascii art masterpiece!

AVI Frame Importer: AVIImport Simon Brown Allows paint.net to open an AVI (movie) file and choose which frame to open as an image. Files should be supported by the Windows AVI library. NB not all video files will work.

Base 64 filetype null54 Loads and saves Base64 encoded images. Only BMP and PNG format images can be saved. The format of the text file is UTF8.

BLP Converter Plugin Evan Wallace File support for loading Blizzard Picture files (*.blp). Requires Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package.

CSV (comma separated values) Filetype Ego Eram Reputo Saves the image as a text file containing the pixel RGBA information in numeric format.

DDS File Support Dean Ashton Enables DDS file loading & saving. Included paint.net 3.1+. Forum thread no longer exists.

EA FSH Filetype null54 Loads and saves the FSH format used by Electronic Arts games.

FileType TP4 Prillan File support for *.TP4 files as used by the game RollerCoaster Tycoon.

HD Photo plugin - BETA Rick Brewster Support for HD imaging. No longer supported. See JPEG XR filetype plugin

Homeworld2 ROT file import susgeorgesu Import Homeworld 2 ROT image files as used in the game 'Home World 2' by Sierra Entertainment, Inc.

Icon, Cursor, and Animated Cursor Format evanolds Incompatible with paint.net 4. An updated version has been posted by TechnoRobbo in post #299 of the thread. Support for Icon & cursor filetypes, including animated cursors.

Icon, Cursor, and Animated Cursor Format - Updated TechnoRobbo An updated version of the Icon, Cursor, and Animated Cursor Filetype plugin. This version adds support for Icon & cursor filetypes, including animated cursors to paint.net 4.0.9+

IFF filetype rmtew Uses the SDLimage library to extend support to the IFF filetype.

IFF ILBM (Amiga) Loader Zombieman Loader for IFF ILBM images (native file format of the old Commodore Amiga computers). Supports loading HAM6 and HAM8 modes (and in theory HAM5 and HAM7 modes). Does not handle IFF24 images (max 8-bit images).

Im(age)PDF filetype Martin Osieka Allows paint.net to save images as PDF documents. Requires OptionBasedLibrary and Ghostscript be installed.

Image Tiling FileType null54 Splits an image into tiles and saves them a zip file.

Image To Code (AKA Image To C) ShayEr Convert image to C/C++ data structure.

ImAGIF Midora ***********STILL IN DEVELOPMENT ******** Loads and saves animated gif files.

Interchange File Format Martin Osieka Filetype plugin which loads files in some of the IFF file formats. No save option is supported. IFF is a container format which may contain numerous data types (images, animations, documents, audio, video, ...). This format was used on Atari and Amiga computers in the 1990's.

JPEG 2000 Gumboot Use JPEG 2000 instead.

JPEG 2000 null54 Loads and saves JPEG 2000 images, superseding the old JPEG 2000 plugin.

JPEG XR Chrysler Load and save JPEG XR (aka HD Photo) image files

Low Color Filetype (bmp, gif, png) jxp Save images as 16 color bitmaps or gifs. Previously known as '16 Colors'.

OpenRaster Filetype Zagna Ora file support. Requires exe download/run to install.

Optimized JPEG null54 Optimizes JPEG images using jpegtran. The Visual C++ 2010 SP1 runtime is required (x86 for a 32-bit OS, or x64 for a 64-bit OS). To install place both the exe and dll in paint.net's FileTypes folder.

OptiPNG I Like Pi Incompatible with 4.0x. An updated version is available, see OptiPNG Updated. Integrates OptiPNG with paint.net, optimizes PNGs to make them smaller (http://optipng.sourceforge.net/). To install place both the exe and dll in paint.net's FileTypes folder.

OptiPNG (Updated) Mr X Updated version of OptiPNG (fixes some security vulnerabilities). Functionality is same: compresses the PNG filetype when saving images. Both the OptiPngFileType.dll and optipng.exe need to be in the FileTypes directory.

Paint Shop Pro FileType null54 Allows paint.net to load and save Jasc's Paint Shop Pro format.

PCX Plug-In Joshua Bell Load & save PCX images.

Photoshop Brush null54 Load and save brushes used by Adobe® Photoshop®. Brushes sampled from image data are supported, dynamically computed brushes are ignored.

Photoshop file plugin frankb Plugin for loading and saving Photoshop files. Use Photoshop PSD file plugin.

Photoshop Pattern null54 Load Pattern files used by Photoshop's Fill command. Only Grayscale, Indexed and RGB mode patterns (8-bit and 16-bit) are supported.

Photoshop PSD file plugin taoyue Plugin for loading and saving Photoshop files. Two version are available, one each for 3.5x and 4.x.

PNG Sprite Matrix TechnoRobbo Takes all visible layers in a PDN image and arranges them into a Matrix as close to equal height and width as possible. Hidden Layers are ignored. Usage: File > Save As > Sprite Matrix (*.png).

PNM File Type Plugin zeeshanejaz Incompatible with 4.0x. Reads and writes PNM Images. PNM is a portable bitmap format used in legacy software (more common in LINUX / UNIX Platforms). A newer version which is compatible with v4.0 is available.

Portable AnyMap (PNM) File Type Martin Osieka Loads and save files in one of the PNM formats. PAM - Portable Arbitrary Map (Black and White, Grayscale, RGB; Alpha channel; raw only; up to 16bits per channel), PBM - Portable Bit Map: (Black and White; plain and raw), PGM - Portable Gray Map: (Grayscale; plain and raw; up to 16bits per channel), PPM - Portable Pixel Map: (RGB; plain and raw; up to 16bits per channel).

PostScript FileType Martin Osieka Imports PostScript (*.PS) , Encapsulated PostScript (*.EPS), and Adobe Illustrator (*.AI) files and renders them as bitmap layers in paint.net. Requires Ghostscript to be installed.

QuickBASIC BSAVE Graphics Ham62 Adds support for Screen 13 QuickBASIC BSAVE'd graphics with the file extensions *.BSV or *.VGA. Limitations: maximum image size 320x200px, file size of 64kb, 8bpp & standard VGA color palette.

RAW File cefoot paint.net 4.x version of RAW File. Note: this is a file reader, so there is no option to save in the RAW format.

RAW File Pebal Dcraw based raw file reader. A paint.net 4.x version has been released: Raw File

RAW FileType null54 This is a DCRaw-based raw filetype. Uses the latest incarnation of DCRaw.

RAWFile LAB operamint A dcraw based RAWFile plugin with an advanced GUI. Requires 64-bit dcraw.exe to be downloaded, renamed and placed in Filetypes folder.

Rawload v1.0 avatare Load *.raw files with metadata using the Windows Imaging Component and preserving the image metadata.

RawLoader rpetrich Decode RAW camera images and make them available for use in paint.net. Requires use of installer or plugin + DCRaw.exe. Download links are not working.

RawReader Ivn Dcraw based RAW file reader. DCRaw has been recompiled as a *.dll (32 and 64 bit).

RGB565 Filetype ejohnson0547 Read and write to the RGB565 or RAW565 format. Used for Android splash screens.

Spritesheet Export Plugin MadDugan Saves a multilayered sprite sheet to a single layered file with the layers positioned side-by-side.

SVG Filetype Martin Osieka Imports SVG and SVGZ files (Scalable Vector Graphics) and renders them as paint.net layers.

SVGImport Simon Brown Adds support for SVG files. Files will be rasterized by the conversion process. Note: requires InkScape be installed.

TinyPNG toe_head2001 Save filetype plugin that uses the TinyPNG service to compress images. TinyPNG is a lossy compression system which maintains transparency and most visual quality. Note: An active internet connect is required. The plugin will send your image to a third party service (TinyPNG), and download the compressed version. You should read TinyPNG's Terms of Service, and you need to sign up for your own API key.

Vantage Preview Images (.VBP) mchansy Support for Vantage Sat Receiver Preview Images.

VTF Plug-In (1.0.4) Nem VTF file support. File format used by the Source engine (Half-Life 2 etc.).

WebP Filetype null54 Load and save Google's WebP filetype. To install place all three dlls from the download in the FileTypes folder.

Windows Metafile FileType Martin Osieka Imports Windows metafiles and renders them to paint.net bitmap layers. Supported types are WMF, EMF, EMF+, and the compressed variants WMZ and EMZ. There is a very basic implementation of export to EMF.

WMF (Windows Metafile) Bruce Bowyer-Smyth Opens WMF files as a raster image. NOTE: OPENS FILES ONLY - will not save the *.WMF format. To install place all three DLL files in the /Filetypes/ folder.

WSQ file type odalet Load and save WSQ files. The WSQ (Wavelet Scalar Quantization) algorithm is a compression algorithm used for gray-scale fingerprint images. Developed by the FBI.

XCF filetype Martin Osieka Load and save images in GIMP native file format XCF (and its packed variants XCFGZ and XCFBZ2). To install, copy the two files into the /FileTypes/ folder.

XNB format r2d2rigo Loads XNA 4 uncompressed Texture2D & XNBs compiled for Windows or Windows Phone. No save option. To install, copy all four DLL files to the /FileTypes/ folder.

XPM File Type plugin naylorjs XPM support in paint.net. Note: doesn't handle every XPM option.

ZIP Archive FileType Martin Osieka Loads/saves the contents of a paint.net document (layers and metadata) from/to a compressed ZIP Archive. Each layer becomes a separate file in the archive. Several formats for the layer files are supported: PNG, BMP, GIF, and JPEG. Additionally a thumbnail and a composite image can be stored in the archive.

 

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