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    @Xhin! Thank you so much for the plugin.
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    @Xhin Thank You! Nice plugin!
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    Nice plugin @Xhin! Your to-do list would be great. Right now, it seems the Quality slider just blurs the image a bit. Thank you for the plugin! Sand-Art anyone?
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    Distort > Polar Kaleidoscope This is an interesting effect I came across while attempting to replicate Madjik's Polar Transformation plugin: https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/9364-polar-transformations-plugin-ymd100718/?tab=comments#comment-152963 What it basically does is it takes an image, does a polar transformation of it, and then reflects that in a kaleidoscope-like way. You end up with a kaleidoscope that uses a warped version of the entire image rather than just a triangular piece. The image will mirror itself around the circle and also along various "spokes". In any case, let's take a look at it. Pieces -- The number of times the image reflects around the circle. If this is set to 1, then there will be one point of reflection, or if "Full Transform" is on, it'll just be a polar transformation of the image. If this is set to 0, you'll end up reflecting the first pixel along every point in the y axis around the circle. While even numbers make sense and odd numbers are at least smooth, they don't necessarily do what you'd expect. The below setting can help in those cases. Piece Fine-Tuning -- Because of how this plugin works, you can have partial kaleidoscopes. If Pieces is set to 4 and Fine-Tuning is set to 0.5, then your kaleidoscope has 4.5 pieces. This effectively means that you get 4 full pieces and two half pieces. Piece Fine-Tuning also helps you tweak odd-numbered pieces to get what you want. Zoom Out -- Allows you to zoom in or out. As you zoom out, you'll see more spoke reflections, and since pieces are more spread out, higher piece numbers tend to look better. Piece Reflect -- By default, pieces placed around a circle will reflect each other, creating a smooth appearance. If you set this to "Wrap" you'll instead get edges. This is similar to the regular Kaleidoscope's "Reflective Mode" setting. Zoom Reflect -- Similarly, pieces which radiate out from the center will reflect each other. If you set this to "Wrap", you'll instead get edges between different pieces. Full Transform -- This fixes odd numbered pieces -- you'll get the exact number of pieces you're expecting. Unfortunately, all this does is a normal polar transformation, so there's a good likelihood you'll have an "edge" on the left where the ends meet. Quality -- This helps prevent sharp edges, but it's basically a lie. I'm working on a better solution, but this should at least help for the time being. In any case, let's look at these settings individually: Here's an initial image. I've outlined each edge so you can see how everything transforms, however I'll show off the smoothness of the effect later in this post. This is the basic setting. 6 pieces, a decent amount of zoom, everything reflecting. Notice that the purple and green edges don't touch, nor do the red and yellow edges. Everything's getting mirrored so the basic effect is smoother. Pieces set to 10 and 2 respectively. Here's some Piece fine-tuning: Pieces set to 2 and Fine-Tuning set to 0.5, for an effective 2.5-piece kaleidoscope. What it looks like when you Zoom Out. Here's what this effect normally looks like -- all the pieces smoothly reflect into one another. This has Piece Reflect set to "Wrap", which highlights the "spokes" This has Zoom Reflect set to Wrap, highlighting the circles. Here's what "Full Transform" and Pieces=1 looks like. If you zoom in a bit it looks like Madjik's polar transformation rotated to a -90 degree angle, though there seem to be some subtle differences in the warping algorithms even then. Things still to do Get quality working better Allow you to rotate and/or move the resulting image around Clean the code and release the source code Download Link https://github.com/Xhin23/Paint.net-Plugins/blob/master/Polar_Kaleidoscope.dll
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    I simplified the tutorial a bit for variants 1, 2, and 3 by changing the Emboss+ effect settings to eliminate inverting colors.
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    It is possible to have an image show different DPI's when viewed from different softwares; even though the image has not changed. The best way to view the image properties is to use Properties option in Windows. This reveals the Exif data saved with your images. Most of the images that I create with Paint.NET start as a 5000 x 5000 pixel canvas @ 96 DPI. At those image settings my image should print nicely as a 52 x 52 inch poster. It would also look amazing as a 10 x 10 inch print. Many users get resolution and DPI confused and should read or watch videos on the subject. There is a good article in the Paint.NET forum on this subject. I find that every few months I have to refer forum members to the link:
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    I miss the days when I didn't just listen to music but was in an environment where you could feel it pumping through you
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    Thanks @JulioCoolio ... the red one was a complete surprise to me and I loved it instantly. It was a great shot to work with 🤣 My wife isn't too impressed when she opens the fridge and finds seeds and compost having some stratification because there's been a no show. I'm lucky that I don't lose too much to our wonderful wet weather over winter. Plenty of drainage and good quality fleece gets most through the winter. Losses ... a great reason to go on a plant hunt. I thought of you yesterday. I saw a wicker chair, and the seating part was a mat of different sempervivums and aeoniums. Wow it looked good
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    Oh loving the new works, especially the colors in the blue one. They all look vibrant and complex, yet simple as well. Great work.
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    Great work @barbieq25 and @welshblue! I think I like the darker red one (but of course my favorite color is red so I may be biased), but both are great and show different aspects and details of the flowers.
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    Goodness - they are all just so beautiful and I think the last one is outstanding
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    Hi there @Xhin and Welcome back Nice work on the Plugin/s So many variations too.
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    @Seerose& @lynxster4 thanks so much. We really do appreciate the comments. Even though we are on the other side of the world from each other, @welshblue& I grow some of the same plants. Here it is easy to grow succulents because it is hot & dry for much of the year. Northern hemisphere is much colder esp. in Wales but it can be done. It is much harder to grow cold climate plants because the light goes off in the fridge & hubby would have a fit Growing the plants, photographing them & working with a talented artist, for me is one of life's pleasures
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    This is really neat. Polar Inversion fans are going to love it I started off with different centred orbs, on their own layers