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#1 ckelsoe

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 02:45 PM

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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#2 Sarkut

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 02:51 PM

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.

Edited by Sarkut, 23 October 2010 - 02:53 PM.

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#3 ckelsoe

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 03:13 PM

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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#4 BoltBait

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 03:23 PM

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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#5 kutyus

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 10:58 AM

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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#6 Ego Eram Reputo

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 03:51 AM

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