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    Adapted This ... if it doesn't count, give me a shout
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    Good day, everyone! Those that remember me will find that I return from my 10 year seclusion with more life experience! And a cat that I live alone with. Those that don't will get nothing of value out of this first paragraph. I made a simple tool for plotting points on the canvas that I hadn't quite seen done the same way before. I had a need for finding particular points on an image and mousing around to read the coordinates on the bottom was tedious and less precise than I'd like. My solution was to draw a crosshair centered on whatever point you tell it. It can optionally place the [x, y] reference as an ordered pair nearby the point as well. It uses your selected Primary Color for everything. It's great for locating points on a GUI image (if you, like me, happen to be working on modding a game that uses a single image for its GUI elements). I'm sure you could find other uses for it! Screenshots included to try and demonstrate its practical usage. My coding ability is mostly in the "pattern recognition" phase, but I figured there's no reason not to share it. Made in CodeLab, then migrated to VS for dynamic control over the input sliders. Please feel free to message me with coding tips and messages akin to "oh my god, I thought you were dead!" Thanks to the PdN Team for giving me well over a decade of entertainment in the world of photo manipulation! PointFinder.zip
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    This release just graduated into beta, which means pretty much everything should be working the way it should, and translations have been updated. It should be a short path from here to the final release of 4.2.6, which means I can start working on the next big release, 4.3, which will focus on brushes and pens (some of the infrastructure for which is in this release!). To get this update, make sure you have "Also check for pre-release (beta) versions" enabled in Settings, and then click on the Check Now button. (Unfortunately alpha/beta releases are not currently available for the Microsoft Store version of the app. You can also download the update directly: https://www.getpaint.net/files/zip/test/paint.net.4.206.7263.350.install.zip Changes since 4.2.6 alpha build 4258: Fixed: The ability to drag a selection while drawing it was not working. (Click-and-drag with the left button to draw, but before releasing the left button you may click-and-drag with the right button to move it around.) (This was a regression in 4.2.6.) Improved: The image list at the top can now be scrolled by clicking the arrow buttons and holding the mouse down, just like a regular scroll bar button. (Previously you had to click repeatedly). This improves usability, but was also noted as being important for accessibility. Improved: Smooth scrolling animations have been removed from the image list and layers list due to them just not working very well.
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    If you're tired of clicking on the update prompts, you can buy the app on the Microsoft Store and then updates will be completely transparent -- it happens automatically and in the background. https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9NBHCS1LX4R0 This is the way software works nowadays: continuous improvement, continuous release. It results in higher quality software, and reduces "big surprise" updates with lots of new, but not always completely working, functionality. It reduces the amount of time that people have to deal with bugs that do arise. Complaining about the frequency of updates for free software is a pretty silly attitude to have, "Hey there's a bug can you fix it" (so then I fix it immediately) ... "Hey why are you sending out so many updates?!" Pick a lane ...
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    Update 1 here Sketchin' Around Can't Get Enough Of This Tutorial Some Fun No clipart - all PDN effects and shapes. The Sentinel is dedicated to @lynxster4 who does such things much better. @Red ochre, your fantastic pack offers more than we know. Thank you @xod for the clock plugin. to be continued...
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    Yet another pixel stretch art. Tried to convey a feel of energy in this one. Stock used.
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    Thank you all. I have posted a new version with several options.
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    Lost a lot of detail when I resized my SOTW entry. Thought I'd share a bigger version. Santa's such a cutie...
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    By the way, thank you very much for this one! So accurate with the range about 20 and pencil about 1-3. Using it for photo manipulations... pure joy.
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    This effect is a result of a writing by me CodeLab - First Steps (Neon Edges) tutorial. You can find it: Effects -> Stylize -> Neon Edges NeonEdges.zip (Previously downloads: 3196) This effect is simulate the neon glow of edges into the image. It allows you to set the line thickness and the intensity of its glow. It is also possible the changing colors of the lines using the hue and saturation. With check box Eliminate the dark areas, you can convert the dark areas of the image to the transparency. This can be useful if you wish to keep this image on any background. For example, like this: Before: After, with a dark blue background:
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    FYI...it's called an ornament cap. (I'm so full of obscure information.) 😆
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    Nah with the Height Field to Normal Map ... same thing though. I just find it 'gentler' I didn't think it was right. Hopefully Trevor's link will help you get where you want to be THIS is interesting reading
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    Dear @LionsDragon! Unfortunately, I'm too late. "Better late than never" Hopefully they had a nice day.
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    HEIC is supported in Windows 10 version 1803 or later. I am currently using Windows 10 Home 1909 Here is a screen capture from a file being saved using 'Save as' in Windows Paint (edited in Paint.NET): HEIC can also be read and written in Paint.NET.
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    I'm not sure what happened with the PDF ... it was opening the right one for me. It's updated now anyways. As for the problem ... again strange. If you're cutting the corner of the page, pasting it in a New Layer, De-Selecting - then it should Flip Horizontally like tut' example ?
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    Happy Birthday to you @xod! Hope you have a wonderful day! 🎂
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    I don't know if this will solve the problem you're referring to, but I doubt this line does what you want it to do: float DivMult= 255/Amount2; Amount2 is an int, as is 255, so an integer divide will be performed, and the (integer) result converted to a float. I suspect that's not what's intended. Try: float DivMult= 255.0 / (float)Amount2; (Also, the line should be moved outside the loop. It can be computed once at the top.)
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    Love that lettering @welshblue How about a few steps to detail what you achieved? Your new avatar and sig are wonderful.
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    As a citizen and patriot of my state, I cannot remain indifferent to your work, which is as always thought out in detail. Thanks for sharing, @welshblue.
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    This small update fixes a few pressing bugs, particularly for touch and pen input. If you’re using the Windows Store release, you should get the update automatically within the next 24 hours. You can also force an update check by following these instructions. For the Classic release, you should be offered the update automatically within the next week or so. You can get the update sooner by going to ⚙ Settings → Updates → Check Now. You can also download and install it directly from the website. Changes since 4.2.7: Fixed: Pinch-to-zoom was not working when using a touch screen (regression in 4.2.6) Fixed: Spacebar panning was not working when using a pen/stylus (regression in 4.2.6) Fixed: EXIF metadata with non-ASCII characters is now preserved correctly Fixed a crash that can happen when the Microsoft Store version of the app is closed for an update Added /repair command-line argument, which will run PdnRepair.exe. This makes it easy to use Start -> Run -> paintdotnet:/repair so you don't have to go fishing for the installation directory. Enjoy!
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    No thank you Lynxster4. I find the tutorials extremely useful for showing what results the plug ins can have, as well as achieving the desired result. A God send for people starting out. As someone in the teaching profession I think they are an important part of the forum, so thank you to all tutorial writers. With the help of yourself, Pixey and welshblue I've managed to create something 🤗
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    You know users are going to post here because they dragged their dialog off the screen & can't get it back 🤪
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    @TrevorOutlaw Icing (whipped cream) update. I make a shape in ShapeMaker. I do an outline at 2px. Then I use the outline to 'color' each piece on it's own layer. I then use Edge Expander at 4px and a couple of AA'S Assistants to hide and smooth the transparent spaces between the pieces. I then use EdgeShader with specific colors chosen for Primary and Secondary color for each piece. I fiddle with that till I like what I see. Use a touch of Splinter and BlurBlend and I'm done! So, the icing also couldn't be made without @MJW's two excellent plugins and Splinter. EdgeShader gives it the 'right' amount of 'pop' (3D-ness?) 😄
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    It been about 10 years, so it's not likely he'll be back. By the way I do have plans to do something like this, but with the option to use image color instead. It would be just as slow because of the loop requirement, but however I may be able to make it more accurate. EDIT: I may have a solution to this soon though I don't know if it is translate-able to C# plugin. I am able to make it support original color, and by extension, I can also allow users to specify gradient as well, and to use blending mode.
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    Ford vs Ferrari 8.5/10 Christian Bale knocks it out of the park again—what an actor! And there’s a certain car ride in the middle of the film where Matt Damon explains the skill required to properly drive the car... brilliant scene. I left the theater wanting to drive 200 MPH... (are these movies sponsored by local law enforcement?!) Now, I’m wondering why this is... because, I don’t leave a John Wick movie feeling the need to shoot people... 😂 Anyway, it was a good film. Funny, exciting, and touching, plus excellent performances all around. And, finally, they did a great job recreating the time period without throwing it in your face.
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    Name: Aardvark Description: Tiles an image with choices for reflected and brick tiling, rotation and perspective distortions Keywords: Tiling|Tiles|Texture|Tessellation|perspective|tilt|rotation|zoom Menu: Distort Original release date: 10th July 2016 Authors: Red ochre (John Robbins) and M.J.W. .dll name: Aardvark Compatibility: tested on Pdn 3.5.11 and Pdn 4.0.10 Aardvark.zip Firstly let me thank M.J.W. for his help and patience. He is solely responsible for getting the 'tilt' to work correctly and helped enormously with the 'super-sampling' and general speed of the effect. Please do give him a rep' point! The controls are quite self-explanatory but it is worth noting: 1. It is mainly designed for zooming out, (to see the tiling) but it can zoom in, by unchecking the 'limit to integer' check box and setting the zoom below 1.00. 2. The tilted surface rotation slider is greyed out if there is no tilt. 3. The Max samples slider affects the quality. The default of 11 allows high quality maximum zooming out when not tilted. If using tilt, I suggest first lowering the sampling to quickly get the image as desired, then increase to maximum for best results. 4. Many of the example images were created by using Aardvark a number of times, on different settings. Do experiment! 5. Why is it called Aardvark?...why not! Please post any images you make using it here. I've included some example images below but I always enjoy seeing what others create.
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    Look at the cream 1. Look at the cream 2. The definition of guilty pleasures.
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    @TrevorOutlaw Awwww...their separate journeys in life have brought them together. That's what I see. How romantic. Another great piece! Head out of the gutter, please....🤣
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    "May I offer you some feedback?" (c) - Wine Country Each work is a little wonder in its own way. Icy cherries - probably this one caught me first and the process of pixeylization * started. The violin is cool - it is true that music can be seen (the glasses add a nice detail, too). Crazy Dancing - I swear I could see figures in them even before clicking on the thumbnail. Blue is a gymnast at the end of the performance. Red is a ballerina. Green is oriental and Yellow - let's leave it to imagination Those shiny glassy apples - don't know whether I want to taste them or gaze at them. This portrait is what they call artistic vision. The elephant is a cutie. These birds are touching and funny. That one = luxury. The mp3 player teases one to make a playlist. I'm not really into jewelry but I look at yours and I'm like, how many items are left? Contact me please! The perfumes - yes, add them all to the cart! We live once. The Typography - no words... The Journey - for a moment I thought it was simply a photo and you had applied some effects - and then - wait, did she make it all from scratch? And so on and so forth... Honorable mention. Your latest Graffiti entry is adorable. The others are fine, yes, but there's something about the third one that I can't explain. A form of casual magic. More than a decade of not commenting on @Pixey's art - is that a way to spend one's life? NO. Consider it a compensation. And thank you. ___ *Pixeylization (noun) - comparatively new and not-fully-researched phenomenon of turning a passerby into one of those creatures who virtually sold their souls to PDN and actually won from the deal.
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    Hello everyone! I love the ShapeMaker plugin. Thanks to TechnoRobbo, Red Ochre, Ego Eram Reputo and BoltBait for making this excellent plugin. And I must not forget to mention all the hard work Toehead put into this plugin, adding features and refining it. I purposely kept the shapes simple, so users could do their own embellishments. I hope everyone enjoys these, as I had lots of fun making them. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ At BoltBait's suggestion, I've implemented his excellent installer for my shapes pack. All my shapes in one installer package! Install as few, as many or all of them! Download the zip file to your desktop, unzip it, and run the installer. The selected shapes will automatically be installed in their own folder inside the 'Shapes' folder. Easy peasy! Installer pack here for people with Desktop version: Download Zip pack for people with the Store version of PDN: Download Thank you for downloading!! Please consider donating! I have literally hundreds of hours invested in making these shapes. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Nature Halloween Food Thanksgiving Christmas Gemstones Horses Flowers The US States Music Sun and Fun Superheroes Cutout Mats Stained Glass 1 Stained Glass 2 Stained Glass 3 Tribal Shapes 1 All pack previews are now clickable! Please enjoy the Shapes Pack everyone!! ? ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ History: All previous shape packs downloaded 4655 times
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    Oh, there's no pressure here...😂 You don't have to do anything you don't want to. I was just hoping you would. Be nice to get some new artists in on the comps, both of them! Right @Pixey? 😀
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    @Aayush If you use the Ellipse select or the Rectangle select at the normal tolerance you should get this:
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    That is AMAZING @Pixey! You've gotten glass down to a science; a perfect one at that! Love the whole plateful! 😁
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    ... any petrol heads have to drive one. Seriously good fun. Like driving a dodgem on the open road. 80 feels like 150
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    wop bop a loo bob a lop ba ba Damn you've got it in my head now. Great colours + Great textures = Great image. You're definitely getting got the glass fruit down to a tee. Bravo
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    @AspiringArtist welcome to the forums ... the way BoltBait describes, is the go to method by common consensus. Unfortunately I never get good results that way so I make my images the size they're displayed. I use a lot of blur painting to maximise light and shadows and this covers a multitude of sins. I can only speak from my own experience for this though. I also use the built in Sharpen filter - very sparingly on low settings. Too much and it's a very false finish. I can only advise, practice, practice, practice and experiment to find what works best for you. I approach an image as if I'm respraying a car - lots of thinner layers always gives a better finish than fewer 'thicker' layers. With regards to Rotate/Zoom ... I only use it to rotate precisely or to shrink an object. For tilting etc I use Shape3D . on the Box setting. Uncheck the faces you don't want to manipulate, Check the AA option, set it to 5, turn off the lighting option. Then use the Axis 1, 2, 3 controls,. It takes a while to get used to, but the more you play, the more intuitive it becomes and gives substantially better results. At least I think so. The first notepad in the competition is all made up of layers of Shape3D. Even the ribbon. If you look closely you can see where the 'Box' flat part meets the loop. The loop was made using the Cylinder setting in Shape3D and deleting the surplus to make a join. (The second pad is also S3D ... with some Tube Oblique to give it a curl) It's more experimenting with the added bonus of being able to save settings to re-use on other projects. Thanks for the compliment, shout out with any other questions. There's always someone willing to help
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    The best way is to create your image at 200% or 400%. Then, when finished, scale it down to the contest size.
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    There's no such thing as a preferred download site for Paint.NET fonts, largely because there's no such thing as a "Paint.NET font". It just uses whatever fonts you already have installed in the system. You may also be thinking about the problems with respect to Paint.NET plugins being aggregated into big packs that also included a virus or two. There's a big sticky post about "Megalo = virus" for that.
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    I'm not sure if it's preferred as such but dafont is one of the better ones https://www.dafont.com
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    I'm planning to add HEIC support in 4.1.7. It will require that you have Windows 10 v1809+ installed, as it has the HEIC codec built-in. I'm currently migrating many of the other file types from GDI+ to WIC, and once that's done it shouldn't be too difficult to add HEIC support. Saving HEIC files may need to wait for Windows 10 v19H1 or whatever the next big update is. And, just to be clear, Windows 7 and 8.1 will not be able to work with HEIC files in 4.1.7. They do not have the WIC codec for HEIC.
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    Cool plugin @MadJik! I did this too quickly...somehow it looks like a brain. There are so many variables and outcomes; I'll have to experiment more. Thank you!! You da 'plugin master'!
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    Thank you @Remake - this is an interesting Plugin and gives nice results .
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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Last revised: March 23rd, 2016 Is Paint.NET free? Yes, Paint.NET is indeed free in the sense that we do not charge money for it. You can also support Paint.NET by purchasing it on the Microsoft Store. Is there a portable version of Paint.NET? A portable mode is available, but it needs to be manually enabled. Also, LiberKey has permission to distribute a portable version of Paint.NET. If you use their portable version, please direct all troubleshooting questions to them. (This is by no means some kind of special exclusive contract or promotional deal, nor is it an endorsement. They're just the first that asked.) Can I use Paint.NET for business, commercial, or government use? Or is it only free for "personal" use? We have a separate licensing FAQ over on the main website: https://www.getpaint.net/license.html Will Paint.NET ever replace Paint in Windows? No. But you can always download it for free from our website. Honestly, it's better that Paint.NET is not integrated in to Windows, because that let's us keep our own design and agenda for everything. Before Windows Vista was released, it was a common speculation that Paint.NET would replace Paint. This is completely apocryphal, however. Can I make animated GIF's with Paint.NET? Sort of -- we do have a tutorial that will walk you through how to use Paint.NET and some other software to do this. Please use the search functionality of the forum to find these. Where's the Crop tool? There is no specific "crop" tool, but you can do this quite easily using the other facilities. Simply select the area you want to crop by using one of the selection tools. You can then move, resize, or even rotate the selection by using the Move Selection tool (2nd row, 2nd column). Finally, click on Crop to Selection in the Image menu (or press Ctrl + Shift + X, or use the button in the toolbar). If you're interested in selecting, say, a 4 inch by 6 inch area of the image, then make sure that you choose "Fixed Size" or "Fixed Ratio" in the toolbar for the Rectangle Select tool (the default is "Normal"). I ran Paint.NET and it tried to access http://www.getpaint.net. Why? Unless you've told it not to, Paint.NET checks for updates every ten (10) days. This involves downloading a text file and inspecting its contents. You can disable this either by going through the "Custom" setup path, or by disabling the options in Help->Check for Updates. We strongly encourage you to leave the update checking turned on. This way, if there are bugs or -- even worse -- security problems, you will be notified quickly and given the ability to easily install an update. Please be aware that we can only provide any kind of support for the very latest release of Paint.NET. So if you have an older version and are having problems, please install the latest version first before asking for help. Is Paint.NET optimized for multi-core processors? I just bought an Intel Core i5 ... Yes. Paint.NET has been optimized for multicore and multiprocessor systems since its first release. Everything from effect rendering, layer composition, .PDN file saving/loading, blitting, and more, are optimized for this. Our benchmarks show very impressive scaling based on the number of cores in a system. The main development workstation that I (Rick) use is a Dual Intel Xeon E5-2687W (16 cores total), so you can be assured that this is a key performance target. Version 4.0 greatly improves how well Paint.NET scales on multicore/multiprocessor systems. Does Paint.NET support 64-bit processors? Yes. Since v2.6, Paint.NET has had support for 64-bit mode if both your processor and operating system support it. 64-bit has the benefit of faster performance, and the ability to work with larger images. There isn't a separate installer for 64-bit Paint.NET. It is detected and used automatically. Why aren't Windows XP or Vista supported? These legacy operating systems are not supported for many reasons. First is that it would require us to do extensive testing on each older version of Windows. We don't have the time, the equipment, or the older copies of Windows to test with. Paint.net also depends on newer versions of the .NET Framework which simply aren't available on older versions of Windows. Does Paint.NET work on Windows 7? Paint.NET works great in Windows 7. Windows 7 users need to have something called the “Platform Update” installed. If you’re using Windows 7 then you probably already have this installed; Windows Update should have taken care of that a long, long time ago. How about Windows 8, 8.1, and 8.1 Update 1? Yes, it works on Windows 8 as a desktop application. It does not work on Windows RT for ARM processors. Why can't I scan or print? There are three possible reasons. The first is that you are using a "portable" version of Paint.NET -- a copy that is running on a USB stick, for instance. The WIA system component simply may not be installed in this case, as it requires proper installation and registration. Second, if you can't scan, then maybe your scanner doesn't support WIA. You can check to see if you scanner supports WIA by verifying that it shows up in the "Scanners and Cameras" control panel. Some scanners or cameras require that special software or drivers be installed before they work with WIA. The Windows Image Acquisition system service must also be enabled. This may be disabled if you have "tweaked" your system, or if you are running Windows Server where it is set to Disabled by default. Simply set it to "Automatic" or "Automatic (Delayed Start)" and it should work. If regular Paint can't see your devices, then Paint.NET will not be able to either. (1) Will it ever be ported to Mac OS, GNU/Linux, or any other operating system? (2) What about Mono support? Wouldn't that be really easy? We will not be doing any work to directly support Mac OS, Linux, Mono, or any other platform. We are doing this in order to focus on the best quality and support for the platform that we develop on: Windows with .NET. Also, we simply do not have the resources or expertise to do any of this work. Why can't I load or save icons (.ico files)? Icons are meant to hold multiple images of various dimensions and color depths. Paint.NET is meant to work with single images composed of multiple layers that are exactly the same dimensions and only with the 32-bit color depth. So Paint.NET would make an awful icon editor. There is, however, an ICO Plugin that you can download here on the forum, by Evan Olds. We also highly recommend checking out out Axialis IconWorkshop, which is what was used to package the Paint.NET icon. Is Paint.NET based off of the Paint code? No. Paint.NET was written from scratch and is completely separate from Paint in every way except for its name. Any similarity between the two is on purpose, and is neither accidental nor the fault of legacy code. Can I change the default save format to JPG? No, jpeg is a "lossy" format. That is, every time you open a jpeg and save it, you're losing quality. This is like making a photocopy of a photocopy, etc. PNG and PDN, on the other hand, are exact formats. You can open and save them as often as you like without losing a single pixel of quality. So, paint.net defaults to PNG format for single layer images and PDN for multiple layer projects. If you want to save as jpeg, you need to choose it by hand. This ensures that you won't lose quality in your image unless you specifically choose to do so.
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