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  1. I've bumped the version to 4.3 (was 4.2.17), added native ARM64 support, and optimized a whole bunch of important rendering code paths. In addition, the quality of selection antialiasing has been improved by using a 4x4 super sampling filter, whereas before it was 3x3. There should be no performance loss because it is now optimized to use vectorized SSSE3 instructions ("SIMD") on x86/x64 systems. 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). Direct download links: Installer EXE Any CPU (x64, x86, ARM64): https://www.getpaint.net/files/zip/test/paint.net.4.300.7878.42294.install.anycpu.fdd.aot.zip Portable ZIPs: Intel/AMD 64-bit (x64): https://www.getpaint.net/files/zip/test/paint.net.4.300.7878.42294.portable.x64.scd.aot.zip Intel/AMD 32-bit (x86): https://www.getpaint.net/files/zip/test/paint.net.4.300.7878.42294.portable.x86.scd.aot.zip ARM64 (new!): https://www.getpaint.net/files/zip/test/paint.net.4.300.7878.42294.portable.arm64.scd.aot.zip Changes since 4.2.17 alpha build 7858: New: ARM64 is now natively supported Improved: Many areas of the app have been optimized to use SIMD (SSE2/3/4.1, AVX2) on x86/x64 Drawing on an image with a large number of layers is faster Drawing with the Gradient Tool's alpha mode is faster Drawing with the Recolor tool is faster Drawing with the Erase or Clone Stamp tool is faster when using a color whose alpha value is less than 255 Drawing with the Overwrite blend mode is faster Drawing with the Shapes tool is faster, due to improved compositing performance Drawing with a brush tool without antialiasing is faster Tile compression has lower overhead due to being optimized for SSE2 and AVX2 Working with complex selections is faster Many other optimizations all throughout the application and rendering engine Improved: Selection antialiasing quality is now better by way of using a 4x4 super sampling filter instead of 3x3. The code has also been optimized to use SSSE3 on x86/x64. Improved: Performance should be significantly better on systems without HyperThreading (by reserving 1 core for the UI), and also a bit better on systems with it (by utilizing more of the logical cores) Improved: Effect and File Type plugins can now be organized into folders -- the plugin loader will recursively search for DLLs up to 1 folder deep Fixed: There were some issues with zooming in/out using the keyboard, where the anchoring (centering) point was not calculated correctly, causing the canvas to drift in the wrong direction. Fixed: If a download fails in the Prerequisites Installer, it will retry and resume up to 10 times, thus greatly improving its reliability for downloading things like .NET 5 and the Visual C++ Runtime Changed: A processor that supports SSSE3 (yes 3 S's) is now required for x86/x64 systems (previously only SSE2 was required). All CPUs released since about 2006 (e.g. Core 2 Duo) support this. Known Issue: Due to crashing, GPU accelerated effects (Gaussian Blur, Motion Blur, Radial Blur) on ARM64 will actually use the CPU for rendering. Enjoy!
    7 points
  2. @Cakie67, I want you to feel free to return to this forum and interact with your friends here. If @Manc gives you even one ounce of grief, you just let me know and I will ban him on the spot. Everyone should feel welcome on this forum as long as they follow the rules. If anyone feels abused in a PM, just add a mod to the discussion and they will take care of it. Period.
    6 points
  3. shape file: Penrose-Triangle.zip Note: it's in .zip only because the forum didn't allow me to upload .xaml file - but it contains a single xaml file Feel free to use it as you want and even add it to some shape pack. Would love attribution, but you don't have to Example in paint.net: Note: while it's not a plugin but rather a shape, a xaml file, it still seems like the most appropriate sub-forum. Let me know if you want me to move this post, or delete+create if needed.
    6 points
  4. Here's an updated test release for .NET 5. PlugInData.zip This will only work with paint.net v4.3+. Your bookmarks within the Plugin Browser will also be lost, and you'll need to recreate them.
    5 points
  5. Good news, I have a fix for @Ed Harvey's effects. The theming still doesn't work, but that was the case in 4.2.16 as well. I'll put out an update shortly. (I got it to work by rewriting the IL code using Mono.Cecil to fix some broken use of reflection πŸ˜‚ It was just crazy enough that it worked... I also had to strip out a few unused properties that were of type ContextMenu) Ed should still put out updated versions of his plugins, but this at least means we won't have untold number of happy plugin users suddenly in an unhappy state, all e-mailing me and making forum posts asking how to get their effects to work again. Win-win-win situation.
    5 points
  6. @ReMake has trawled through many of the plugin threads looking for missing images. Many have now been restored thanks to his diligent work in restoring lost and missing images. ReMake my friend - you are my star of the week ⭐ Thank you πŸ‘
    5 points
  7. Thank you to @Ego Eram Reputo and the entire Forum Staff for your efforts!
    5 points
  8. Inspired by a sphere of Australian Mookaite, this 1920 x 1080 wallpaper is called Mooka, which is of course, short for Mookaite. Aussies like to play with names of things.
    5 points
  9. I've disabled the option for Newbies. I didn't bother with the other groups; every time I've seen an obnoxious GIF profile image, it was a recently created account.
    5 points
  10. Here's test release of the Plugin Browser. https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/110458-the-plugin-browser-v1310-april-28-2020/?do=findComment&comment=585131 This will only work with paint.net v4.3+. Your bookmarks within the Plugin Browser will also be lost, and you'll need to recreate them.
    4 points
  11. Release version 2.9.8. Changes: Updated to G'MIC version 2.9.8. Made the clipboard layer the top layer, this matches the top to bottom layer order that GIMP uses.
    4 points
  12. @ReMake@nitenurse79@barbieq25@null54@Red ochre@lynxster4Thank you! Here's my cake this year. The text translates as "You are my space".
    4 points
  13. Thank you all. You are most Kind.I have not been on because of " Manc". And this is why > To Whom It May concern , I joined β€œ Paint.net β€œ only for the purpose of getting my plugins for my Paint.net. Some of the people were very helpful and kind. Like Red Ochre, and other plugin makers. There was one lady who was constantly helping me. She was very kind. So I joined thinking what nice people. Then a person calling himself β€œ β€œManc” sent a friends request. Ok I thought nice. Can anyone ever have to many friends ( if they are true friends?) Well β€œ Manc β€œ read my profile. It is clearly explained I follow Jesus the Christ. I am a Born Again Christian. So Manc knew I was a Christian. When I told him a true Story about an encounter with a β€œ pedophile β€œ at the age of 6 years old ( I even gave the location and town). β€œ Manc β€œread the account and went into a rage with cuss words and accusations. There is a Word of Scripture I am going to show here New Testament, Book of Hebrews chapter 13 :2 by the Apostle Paul β€œ it says β€œ Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unaware”. Angels are β€œ messengers from God who walk this earth as if like humans. God is Lord He can do whatever He wants and we cannot say to Him β€œ what doest thou” in unbelief. I trust in and Believe God the King of the Universe. Did God send an angel from heaven to help me escape this pedophile when I was 6 years old? YES. I saw the angel’ s light behind the pedophile and I heard the angel say to me run and how. I did indeed escape 100% this unholy pedofile because God made the way! Now β€œ Manc” threatened me that he was going to tell everyone on Paint. net forum about me.( like a warning ) Go right ahead, for by so doing this he is spreading a true account of what God did for me and he is helping spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I have harmed no one on this forum, nor was it ever my intent. Not even to harm this β€œ Manc”. He sought me out, I never sought him out. Manc has need of anger management and needs to get right with Jesus. That is 100% clear by his actions against me. In the Holy Scriptures there are 7 verses telling us how Satan : accuses God’s servants and followers and his Children ( for I am a child of God through Christ Jesus ). Here are a few. Revelation 12:10, Job 2:1-6, Zechariah 3: 1-2, Matthew 27:40, Matthew 4:3, I did nothing wrong to β€œ Manc β€œ.
    4 points
  14. This big thing for this update is that I was able to get @Ed Harvey's effect plugins to work! And that's basically it, but that's a really big win In order to get it working, the DLL is modified to fix up the code that doesn't work on .NET 5. There were two properties of type ContextMenu that had to be removed (they weren't being used), and some reflection against some fields in VisualStyleRenderer that were renamed. This was pretty easy with the use of Mono.Cecil. 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). Direct download links: Installer EXE Any CPU (x64, x86, ARM64): https://www.getpaint.net/files/zip/test/paint.net.4.300.7881.3082.install.anycpu.fdd.aot.zip Portable ZIPs Intel/AMD 64-bit (x64): https://www.getpaint.net/files/zip/test/paint.net.4.300.7881.3082.portable.x64.scd.aot.zip Intel/AMD 32-bit (x86): https://www.getpaint.net/files/zip/test/paint.net.4.300.7881.3082.portable.x86.scd.aot.zip ARM64: https://www.getpaint.net/files/zip/test/paint.net.4.300.7881.3082.portable.arm64.scd.aot.zip Changes since 4.3 alpha build 7879: Fixed: EdHarvey's Effects now work as-is without the need to install an updated version (which is not yet available) The complete list of changes so far for 4.3, as compared to 4.2.16: New: The app has been migrated to .NET 5, and performance has been greatly improved as a result. New: ARM64 is now natively supported Installation is much faster now due to no longer needing the "Optimizing performance for your system" stage (NGEN has been replaced with ReadyToRun via crossgen). Portable ZIPs are now officially available, utilizing self-contained deployment, and do not require the installation of .NET 5. You must manually update to newer versions of the app, however. Improved performance of most effects and other compute-intensive tasks by about 20% on average, due to .NET 5's improved code generation Improved: Many areas of the app have been optimized to use SIMD (SSE2/3/4.1, AVX2) on x86/x64 Drawing on an image with a large number of layers is faster Drawing with the Gradient Tool's alpha mode is faster Drawing with the Recolor tool is faster Drawing with the Erase or Clone Stamp tool is faster when using a color whose alpha value is less than 255 Drawing with the Overwrite blend mode is faster Drawing with the Shapes tool is faster, due to improved compositing performance Drawing with a brush tool without antialiasing is faster Tile compression has lower overhead due to being optimized for SSE2 and AVX2 Working with complex selections is faster Many other optimizations all throughout the application and rendering engine Improved: Selection antialiasing quality is now better by way of using a 4x4 super sampling filter instead of 3x3. The code has also been optimized to use SSSE3 on x86/x64. Improved: Performance should be significantly better on systems without HyperThreading (by reserving 1 core for the UI), and also a bit better on systems with it (by utilizing more of the logical cores) Improved: Effect and File Type plugins can now be organized into folders -- the plugin loader will recursively search for DLLs up to 1 folder deep Fixed a bug in Polar Inversion that was causing hangs Improved performance of Polar Inversion by 3x, due to the aforementioned bug fix (and a little bit is due to .NET 5) Fixed: There were some issues with zooming in/out using the keyboard, where the anchoring (centering) point was not calculated correctly, causing the canvas to drift in the wrong direction. Fixed a bug when saving with "Auto Detect" bit-depth that was causing fidelity loss on some images that already had 256 colors or less. This was reported here: https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/118401-images-already-with-256-or-fewer-colors-being-dithered-when-saved-with-palette/ Changed: A processor that supports SSSE3 (yes 3 S's) is now required for x86/x64 systems (previously only SSE2 was required). All CPUs released since about 2006 (e.g. Core 2 Duo) support this. Known Issue: Due to crashing, GPU accelerated effects (Gaussian Blur, Motion Blur, Radial Blur) on ARM64 will actually use the CPU for rendering. Updated the built-in AvifFileType plugin to v1.1.13.0 (courtesy of @null54). See the project's GitHub Releases page for more information.
    3 points
  15. I just released a new version of PSFilterPdn.
    3 points
  16. This plugin converts the average of RGB channel into Hue Range, and then add a gradient, and finally wrap it around to [0-1) range. Inspired by Rainbowify effect made by Jonathan Frech. There are three parameters: Hue Shift, Angle, and Gradient Scale. Self-Explanatory. Output of Effect: Installation: Plugin Files -> Rainbowify.zip 1. Insert the .dll into effect folder of paint.net installation 2. Find it under Artistic. I want it under Stylize though, but this can do. Source code: PDN C# G'MIC
    3 points
  17. And we are so pleased to have you back. I know you will rest
    3 points
  18. And the Winners are: Firstly I would like to thank @lynxster4 for stepping in to assist whilst I was in hospital, which was much appreciated 🦚 In First Place is @Pixey with 6 votes πŸ₯‡ In Second Place are @Pixey and @lynxster4 with 3 votes each πŸ₯ˆ In Third Place is @AndrewDavid with 2 votes πŸ₯‰ I thought it was a difficult subject and the entries were very different and so imaginative πŸ€—
    3 points
  19. This is pretty neat @NSD! Selecting the Polygon and playing with the 'Tens and 'Arc' gives you limitless shapes. Maybe a little more information about these two selections would be beneficial for everyone. I simply played with them to see what they do. Thank you for coding this. ☺️
    3 points
  20. Welcome to the forum MagicSponge123! Have you accidentally turned on the 'pixel grid' button? (the icon below the word Effects)
    3 points
  21. Thank you @barbieq25 and @lynxster4 for your comments! They are always very much appreciated. I have a new image, which I made with the help of a Fractal generator app on iPhone called Frax, and heavily manipulated the colors in Paint.NET. I call it, Layers of the Cosmos.
    3 points
  22. I don't use twitter, but found this fascinating illusion. I'm not sure of the correct way to link or embed it here, so I hope this works. Well worth seeing! 'Contrast latency' seems to be the trick to fool the brain. Twitter link I hope
    3 points
  23. I submitted a PR that adds ContainsText and ContainsImage extension methods.
    3 points
  24. Thank you @lynxster4, @BoltBait, @barbieq25, @null54, @ReMake, @Red ochre and @Ladybug. Just so you know, I am now officially retired. I am also officially a OAP. Bloody hell, I feel old.πŸ˜„
    2 points
  25. Links updated to v1.03 πŸ₯° Changelog: Removed ASP.NET dependency of SVG.NET library.
    2 points
  26. Wonderful @Reptillian! Thank you. ☺️
    2 points
  27. I think Edge Shader may be useful for this. Basically, draw the pipe on a transparent background, then apply Edge Shader, adjusting the Maximum Distance and Gradient Profile for the best look. You will have to clip off the ends of the pipe, to remove the section that's shaded from the ends.
    2 points
  28. @barbieq25 Thank you, I do think it is soothing as well. @lynxster4 I was suprised with the amount of things you can do with Apophysis and PDN. It's pretty insane. @Ladybug I don't think I saw it as something floating in a bubble, but that is an awesome perspective I never saw. Thank you! One of my more recent images titled Sandstone Desert.
    2 points
  29. It's a rural thang. We country bumpkins have the same service in NZ.
    2 points
  30. omg, its been over a decade since i made this tut and i totally forgot about it right after posting it! absolutely loooooove everyone's responses! shout out to @Ella@MJWand WOW @Maximilian@LoudSilencei really love what you've done with the tut and the birbs also HUGE shout out to @ReMakefor saving the post there's no way i would have still had the original images! randomly seeing this thread all these years later has made my day BONUS: i decided to follow my tutorial for old times sake and felt like adding an extra layer of black text with a highlight to give in an almost action-movie vibe
    2 points
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  32. Another "revese-phi" illusion by the same guy.
    2 points
  33. Thank you all for the birthday greetings. I had a very enjoyable day with family and friends and a rare day off work too. @Red ochre 100% match fit again now thank you, gaining weight once more and soon to rejoin the gym.
    2 points
  34. I have the Plugin Browser working, and plan to release an update this weekend.
    2 points
  35. Install Paint.net on your new computer. Copy/Paste the Effects and File Types folders on your old PC to a USB drive, then Copy/Paste the contents to the folders on your new PC. Fonts are a function of Windows, not specific to Paint.net. You'll need to copy them from the Fonts folder on your old PC. Typically, Drive C > Windows > Fonts
    2 points
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