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  1. For rectangular regions, pyrochild's Border N' Shapes may be useful. For general selections, BoltBait's Outline Selection may do what you want.
  2. Is the original question about turning the photo into a silhouette, or is it about somehow making the photo comparable with something called "Silhouette software." If it's the first, follow Ego Eram Reputo's suggestions. If it's the second, it would be helpful to provide more details, since I bet few if any here have heard of Silhouette software. If it's the one I found with Google, it seems to accept all the common image formats, so I'm not sure what sort of conversion is necessary. (If it's neither converting to a silhouette or converting an image so it can be used by the Silhouette software mentioned above, please explain what you're trying to do.)
  3. Thanks for building the command-line version of Compress, BoltBait! It worked great.
  4. I know it's a silly thing to worry about, and if I have to do it every build I will. I'm still curious about whether I can compress the file only when it changes. Back in the days of Makefiles, that would have been easy to achieve.
  5. Thank you very much BoltBait. I do have a concern, though. I'd prefer that compression only occur when the RTF file has changed. If I make it a pre-build event, won't it be done for every build? (I suppose I could live with that, but I rather not do it each build.)
  6. I include my Help files in the DLL as resources. I'd like to follow CodeLab's lead and compress the RTF file in ZIP format or BoltBait's RTZ format. Either will do. I want the RTF file to be automatically compressed upon building whenever the RTF file has been modified. If anyone knows how to do this in Visual Studio, I'd very much appreciate instructions. (This is probably something I could figure out by reading enough MS documentation, but I'm hoping someone knows if it can be done, and if so how to do it, so I dont have to spend my time reading MS's (often infuriating) documentation. (Can anyone describe things more indirectly than Microsoft?))
  7. Or do what I do: click Visit this web page anyway. After a few times, Norton seems to quit complaining for a while. Just as the administrators are too stubborn to give in to Norton by reporting the false positive, I'm too stubborn to quit using Norton antivirus because they won't.
  8. I'm not certain what you mean, but Paste From Clipboard kind of lets you do that. Select the region you want to copy, copy it into the clipboard, deselect, then run Paste From Clipboard with the Blend Mode set to Normal.
  9. If that's what you want to do, why not just use the Color Picker tool to sample the color, then use the Paint Brush tool or Fill Selection to overwrite the text, etc.?
  10. Thanks lynxster4, Woodsy, and Seerose for your nice comments, and thanks to those who gave me reps! I just made a very minor change to the plugin. It may not be worth doing a download for. I decided to disable the Anitialias Quality control when antialiasing is disabled, to be consistent with my other recent antialiased plugins. I meant to do that originally, but forgot. The version number is 1.2.*.
  11. Paste From Clipboard copies the clipboard image into the current selection, or into the entire canvas if there is no selection. It's in the Selection submenu. It has quite a few options for pasting the clipboard image, including blending with the image in the canvas. The plugin: PasteFromClipboard.zip The UI: The controls are: Tiling: Specifies how pixels outside the clipboard boundaries are treated. Pixels outside the image range of the clipboard can be transparent, Clamped, Tiled, Alternately Tiled, or Brick Tiled. When Alternately Tiled is selected, the tile orientation is reversed for every other tile, so that the tiles match at the edges. The edge pixels are not repeated. When Brick Tiled is selected, every other row is offset by half the image width. The rows do not wrap from the top to the bottom. Size: Increases or decreases the size of the clipboard image. XY Proportion: Changes the XY proportion of the clipboard image. Moving the control right increases the X size while decreasing the Y size. Moving the control left decreases the X size while increasing the Y size. Offset: Moves the clipboard image relative to the selection or the canvas. Rotation: Specifies a counterclockwise rotation angle for the clipboard image, in degrees. Blend with Canvas Image: When this option is enabled, the clipboard image will be blended with the image in the canvas instead of replacing it. Blending Mode: Specifies the blending mode to use when combining the clipboard and canvas images. Clipboard Opacity: Specifies the opacity of the clipboard image. This value is combined with the opacity of the clipboard pixels. Offset Relative to Canvas: When this option is enabled, the Offset is relative to the entire canvas instead of the selection. Antialias: Specifies that antialiasing should be used. Antialias Quality: Specifies the number of samples in each direction per pixel. EDIT 1: Version 1.1.*. -- Modified antialiasing so tNew hat only clipboard is subsampled, not canvas. This avoids blurring of canvas image when antialiasing is enabled. EDIT 2 (5/21/2017): Version 1.2.* -- Disabled Antialias Quality control when antialiasing is disabled.
  12. I can suggest another method to paste the clipboard into selections, though it isn't pretty -- which is to say, it seems a bit overly complex, not that the image is bad. Use my Texture Shader plugin. Set the Image to one of the clipboard selections, such as Clipboard (Tiled). Then -- and this is key -- set the Texture Height Scale to 0.0, the Ambient Light Color to White, and the Directional Light Color to Black. You can then move, scale, and rotate the clipboard image, and use the antialiasing. The range of the Offset control should allow the clipboard image to be moved through the entire range of the selection.
  13. Rick, if that's addressed to me, unfortunately I don't know. Until today, I didn't know there was such a thing as Settings -> Plugin Errors. Normally, if I notice plugins disappearing, I just save everything and restart PDN, because I know if I don't it will probably crash soon. Next time it happens, I'll try to do a little forensic work. It seems to happen a lot more frequently to Woodsy, so maybe he can do some investigation next time it occurs. (I sort of wonder if the fixes made to prevent repeatedly rescanning the plugins will cure the symptom of vanishing plugins, but not the underlying problem that causes the crash that soon follows.)
  14. It isn't just that the plugins disappear while the built-in effects remain. (Not that anyone said it was.) When it occurred for me yesterday, I went to run my Color Clearer. It was gone, but there were still quite a few effects remaining in the Color submenu. All the effects in that submenu are plugins. I'd guess about half the effects were there.
  15. HSV Eraser is a similar plugin which has tolerance controls.