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    This update is focusing on some important fixes and performance improvements, and getting some infrastructure ready for future releases so that pens and tablets with pressure sensitivity can be fully supported (planned for v4.3). 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 4.2.5: Improved the input handling systems to use WM_POINTER, which enables glitch-free drawing when using a pen or stylus (e.g. Surface Pen, Wacom/Ugee tablet) (see here: https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/113173-the-first-5mm-of-a-freehand-line-are-straight-when-using-a-tablet/ ). This will also be the basis for adding pressure sensitivity in a future release (v4.3). Added a "Native pointer input" setting if a "pointer" device is available (pen, tablet, touch screen). Disabling this will cause any pointer device to be emulated as a mouse, which may be more compatible but at the cost of smoothness. Pointer devices are listed in Settings -> Diagnostics. Removed the "Fluid mouse input" setting because the use of GetMouseMovePointsEx() has been removed (it's a very buggy and broken API). This finally fixes a number of weird issues related to erratic or "scribbly" drawing. Improved performance of Move Selected Pixels, Shapes, and Gradient tools when releasing the mouse button at the end of drag-and-drop gesture. Previously, anything rendered between the last mouse "move" and "up" events was re-rendered, resulting in the appearance of a delay/lag. Greatly improved performance of layer thumbnails when switching between images 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. Improved window chrome/theming when the app is running in Remote Desktop on Windows 10 Changed: The size of the default/initial image ("Untitled") is now scaled exactly by system DPI setting (previously scaled by integer/floor of DPI setting). So at 150% DPI scaling this image will now be 1200x900 instead of 800x600. Fixed some high-DPI layout bugs with the Layer Properties dialog, while also preparing this UI for future additions Fixed a crash (OutOfVideoMemoryException) on systems with hybrid GPU setups that are configured wrong. This seems to be a bug in Windows and DirectX. A "hybrid GPU" setup is an Intel iGPU or AMD APU paired with a discrete GPU in a laptop. Improved handling of the dreaded "NoHardwareDeviceException" crash: The user will be notified of how to fix this. It happens only on 2nd generation Intel Core systems with NVIDIA "Optimus" GPUs (GeForce or Quadro) when the NVIDIA Control Panel is set to force apps (or just Paint.NET) to use the NVIDIA GPU. This is a bug in the NVIDIA driver and/or in DirectX. Fixed images being pasted incorrectly from Outlook 2016/365. This is actually a bug in Outlook: it puts PNGs on the clipboard that are arbitrarily cropped and scaled for some reason, and specifies they are the preferred format to use when pasting. This completely boggles my mind, it's just really weird, I can't imagine why it's done this way. Fixed some clipboard image handling for plugins (regular Copy/Paste is unaffected) Changed: SSE2 is now required for 32-bit/x86 systems (prevously, only SSE was required). See blog post: https://blog.getpaint.net/2019/10/14/paint-net-v4-2-6-will-require-sse2-on-32-bit-x86/ Updated bundled WebPFileType plugin to v1.3.1.0 (thanks @null54) Updated bundled DDSFileTypePlus plugin to v1.9.8.0 (thanks @null54!) Enjoy!
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    I am a PDN sophomore (started with 4.0.21) but all you see below was made during this autumn. Kind of suddenly. And it doesn't seem to stop so I just need a landmark. Click and have fun. Sketches Manipulation Playing with Fire (and Flames) Faces Quotes Istanbul - Tales Of Neon Edges Memes - - - - - - - - - Now seriously. Thank you all for the creative energy that lives here. It makes the newcomers want to do things they have never tried before. Special thanks to: @lynxster4 and Lydia @ScrapbookWithPDN - for every time your great shapes were guiding my hand @Pixey for inspiration - yours was the first gallery I checked and you leave people no choice but start trying, you glossy @Wither for one tricky tutorial - I read it and I understood the whole layer thing plugin authors - @BoltBait, @dpy, @Ego Eram Reputo, @jchunn, @Joshua Lamusga, @MadJik, @MichaelVinther, @NomBot, @pyrochild, @Red ochre, @ReMake, @Simon Brown, @TechnoRobbo, @toe_head2001, @Tom Jackson, @xod - for practical magic @Seerose for tomorrow - because 62 page-by-page takes time (but promises a lot) @Rick Brewster - for this "wonderful playground" (c) Shine on you crazy diamonds... __ __ __ __ __ __ December Updates: 1 - this page 2 - page 2
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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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    All elements hand-made by me in pdn.
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    Wall PDN. Image one I made 8 years ago
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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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    The theme this week is – "Original Graffiti" Chosen by ( @HyReZ SOTW #211 winner) ( @welshblue passed) This week you're challenged to design and create a signature to look like ‘Original Graffiti’. We haven't done this topic since June of 2016, so bring your best! Examples can be viewed here. The deadline for entries is 7:00 pm (UK time) 2:00 pm (EDT) on Saturday, November 30th, 2019. To see how that equates to other countries, here is a link to the World Time Competition Rules Max dimensions are 500 x 200. Please NOTE: The forum limits signatures to 500 x 150, if it is too large do not try to use it as your regular signature. Please keep your signature family-friendly. Please keep to the theme that has been set. You may modify or replace your image until the deadline! Don’t violate copyright laws with found images; links to source images would be courteous. Your entry must be made using Paint.net; please don't use an outside image editor and try passing it off as PDN work. There are three entries per entrant allowed. Don’t add links to larger versions of your signature. Your entry should be voted on based on the size laid out in rule #1. Please keep larger versions of your work for your gallery. Signatures may be either horizontal or vertical. The winner of the current SOTW gets to choose the subject for the next competition. Good luck all and thank you in advance for entering. Thanks to - chrisco97, Sozo, TheHowler, Nitenurse79, Chimay, DrewDale & Pixey for keeping this comp going in the past. Previous comps have included the following topics as listed Here compiled by MJW. This list will perhaps assist future winners with a theme. This thread is for posting your entries only. If you want to talk about any of the entries, you can do so in the discussion thread found here.
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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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    FYI - just a note to say that the Poll for the Notepad Competition will go up on Sunday, as tomorrow I have to go to Orlando for a family re-union
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    I really like this plugin. The thin line (1-2, seldom 3) makes best results, especially when combined with embossing.
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    Just wanted to say you are incredible. You must have added some magic powder to your Shapes Pack, no? They almost do everything for us
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    Missed the last one you posted @TrevorOutlaw. Both are great! The dispersion effect adds a little extra 'something'. My first impression of the man in blue was he's the decoration on top of a circus tent. Love the shades of blue. The dancing couple look so focused they look like they're going to melt right into the picture. Great job!
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    Thank you Rick again for your sterling hard work with Pait.Net and 4.2.6. I am eagerly going to install All the very best Roger the Dodger😊
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    This is a pretty straightforward update, adding WebP (*.webp) support and fixing a few important bugs (like copy-paste from Firefox). 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 4.2.4: New: WebP images are now supported due to bundling @null54's excellent WebPFileType plugin (v1.3.0.0) Fixed: Pasting images from Firefox's "Take a Screenshot" feature was resulting in swapped red and blue channels due to mishandling of DIB_V5 clipboard data using the BI_RGB value for bV5Compression (thanks @null54 for the fix!) Fixed crash at startup (for both app and installer) on Windows "N" editions due to missing mfplat.dll (Media Foundation Platform) Updated bundled DDSFileTypePlus plugin to v1.9.7.0 Enjoy!
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    The blues and browns actually came straight from the photograph I used. I think that is one of the biggest advantages of doing pixel stretch. That really means a lot to me. Just added a 3rd pixel stretch style and combined a technique from dispersion effect.
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    Happy Halloween, everyone!