Before we get started on installation instructions, please read this
NOTE ABOUT SOURCING PLUGINS:
All reputable Paint.NET plugins are released via this forum. Either get them from here, or from links posted here.
DO NOT TRUST PLUGINS FROM ANYWHERE ELSE.
Please - it's for your own good.
In addition, please do not post any links to third-party sites hosting Paint.NET plugins. This means that if (1) you don't own the site and the plugin, or (2) it isn't a link to forums.getpaint.net, don't post the link.
- Remove and uninstall all files you have downloaded from that site.
- Update your antivirus software's malware definitions.
- Run a "full" or "complete" scan with your antivirus software.
- Report the site to one of the moderators on this forum so we can consider whether to take action against it.
You should follow these steps as soon as possible. It may take some time, but it will save you lots of recovery time later.
Finally, if you see a suspicious link on this forum, don't click it.
Report it to a moderator immediately via the "Report" link at the bottom of the post so that we can keep the links on this forum as trustworthy as possible. We can help tell you whether it is legitimate or not.
Now, back to your regularly-scheduled plugin installation instructions.
I think this is a good Idea, Rick may not, but in this section there should be a stickied or at least a thread for installing plugins, there are a bunch in general discussion, and it should be covered here, if the creator didn't give instructions.
Download the file, I personally save to desktop, then extract, move the extracted file to my desktop, then close the windows.
Go to My Computer, then find C Local Disk
Find Program files, and find Paint.NET, and find effects, place the .dll file in there, if it is a filetype, find filetypes in the paint.NET folder.
If you have paint.net open while you install it, close it and open it again to access it.
How to install Paint.NET plugins (A step-by-step guide, with pictures!)
not to be confused with...
How to install palette files
Edited by david.atwell, 10 March 2014 - 03:11 PM.
Added Malware Warning: ONLY download plugins from this site or linked from this site.