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Re editing text layer

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I am finding it frustrating that I cannot go back and edit a text layer. There appears to be no way to re-edit text once you move off of the text area during it's creation. Am I missing something? Is there a great plugin to fix this deficit?

Thanks, Charles

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Put the text on its own transparent layer.

It can be edited as image (pixels).

There is an Editable Text plugin in the Simon Brown plugin pack.

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Thanks - that will work. I wonder why this is not a default ability to do within Paint.net and directly on the layer?

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I wonder why this is not a default ability to do within Paint.net and directly on the layer?

Probably because Paint.NET is a bitmap editor and not a vector editor.

Once text is rendered it is converted to a bitmap (Paint.NET's native editing format).

For a free vector editor, I would suggest trying out InkScape.

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Probably because Paint.NET is a bitmap editor and not a vector editor.

I think supporting vector layers would nevertheless be nice -- editable text would be a huge step forward. I would also argue with that distinction between purely bitmap and purely vector editors. Photoshop supports vector layers too, though it's mainly a bitmap editor. So it must not be such a foolish thing to do. :smile:

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