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  1. Btw, I loved your idea so much, I created an image using the portal I made. I used my "Modify Channels" plugin to "isolate" the portal so I could put in another image inside it. First, you may want to use "Effects > Distort > Dents..." on the "disk" layer to give the outer edge a little "flaming" look. Maybe duplicate that layer and give it a beefy Gaussian Blur with a huge radius for a "halo" effect. Then on the other layer again, apply slight Zoom Blur. Finally, apply "Dents..." with low "Tension" on the two black spike layers for a more "smokey" appearance. Finally, merge
  2. I can think of some other idea: Get the "Light Rays" plugin by MadJik (download link and installation guide in first post; don't forget to restart Paint.NET) Create a new, square image, and clear the white background Select white as primary color Create a white disk (aka filled circle w/o outline) in the middle Create a second layer above the one with the disk Select black as primary and secondary color, but set the secondary color to fully transparent Open the plugin dialog from "Effects > Texture > Light Rays...", and adjust the settings
  3. Yes, I sometimes do that as well when it is a lot of layers, because this approach requires less switching of layers. I still have to "dump" my currently mixed color on a temporary layer though. I suggested adding a new keyboard shortcut, because introducing a shortcut "Shift+Del" that currently is not doing anything different from pressing "Del" alone is the least invasive change, especially since all it does is NOT doing a second step, so it is in a way "less destructive". So even persons who would for some reason use "Shift+Del" right now all the time would not be disturbed beca
  4. Quite often I need to delete the same area on multiple layers. Currently, I always have to use a trick: make the selection, add a temporary layer and flood fill the selection as "mask", then delete on the first layer, switch to the mask, magic-wand-select it to "restore" the original selection, switch back to the second layer, delete there, and so on... That is only necessary because when you delete a selection, not only is the selected area cleared, it is also deselected. It would be really cool to have an option to retain the selection upon deletion by holding Shift to indicat
  5. Can't reproduce this on my machine. Chosing black primary color and orange semi transparent secondary color in a new document, I can draw any shape (tested several) with any of the three modes and it works as expected. Also, toggling the mode before finishing with Enter (or Ctrl+D for that matter) works. Can you confirm your problem in a new image with a new layer? Maybe you had some special settings such as a special mix mode for the layer or the tool and didn't realize it coincidentially produces your secondary color anyway.
  6. It's not only Chrome. It's also the hotkey in Firefox, Edge and Chrome-alike browsers such as Vivaldi. Chances are even your browser uses it.
  7. Not the biggest fan of the new icons tbh, but I see why they are necessary (and it's not your icons in particular, it's more that I dislike the "plain" style in general, it looks crude to me). The only thing I have to criticize is when you did not only change the style but also the symbol itself (e. g. when closing an unsaved document, I'm pretty sure there used to be a red cross, not a bin and an arrow). That makes getting used to the new theme more difficult than necessary. Otherwise I guess I'll get used to it. As long as you don't make the mistake of going monochrome like Microsoft did wit
  8. I understand that in general for hotkeys. You wouln't want to assign "Reset to default colors" to the "Delete" key (as in deleting your custom color choices), when the same key triggers a destructive action for other parts of the program. But I think it's okay for mouse actions on totally different areas of the GUI. Also You cannot expect the same thing to happen, since you can neither "close a layer", nor "hide an open file". The action that is closest to "closing a layer" is hiding it - which would happen. The action that is closest to "hiding an open file" is closing it -
  9. Well, middle click as a shortcut to close tabs is quite common, but I don't see how that would contradict using middle click on other UI elements with a different action. Currently, middle click behaves like left click. I'm not sure this will look very well. And no matter how big it will become, it will necessarily always be a lot smaller than the whole layer item. Also, the clickable area is already taller than the checkbox, but every time I try to very quickly toggle many layers in a row, about half of the time I activate the layer instead of hiding it.
  10. It's a bit cumbersome to quickly toggle the visibility for many layers, because the checkbox is quite small. Nowadays where most computer mice have a middle button, how about defining middle click on a layer in the Layers tool window toggles the visiblity? This greatly increases the "hit box" for this. Thanks 😁
  11. As most people know, F5, F6, F7 and F8 hide/show the four tool windows. So how about making F9 and F10 preview keys? Pressing F9 only hides all currently visible tool windows while pressed (i. e. if you release the key they come back), so you can get a full view of the image part you're working on. Much like the spacebar temporarily enables the pan tool for as long as you hold it. F10 could be a full-on "preview". It could do the same like F9, but additionally reset the zoom to "fit canvas to screen", hide any selection, handles and cursors, and disable the
  12. Rick, this feature request is about adding a function to save the list of opened images to a session file and restoring that session again. He named his various use cases to illustrate when he could use that feature. Discussing whether the use cases can be circumvented by buying a new PC or setting up a different OS configuration is not the point here. Session files could be useful in many more cases.
  13. Quite often I use the color picker tool but accidentially click with the wrong button and override the wrong color. It would be cool if I could Ctrl+Z that.
  14. If you are not too worried about making the absolutely best possible decision between which eventual color a blended pixel becomes, the method I'd use is: Select the color picker. Select a pixel from the middle of a color plane, say, the yellow one. Select the magic wand selection tool. Select a pixel in the middle of the color plane again. Adjust the Tolerance level, until you feel satisfied with which pixels will become yellow and which should remain for the adjacent colors. Press Backspace to fill all selected pixels with the primary color. You can al
  15. Hello @Pixey, I know that Paint.NET tries to "help" by selecting the next-best visible layer when I delete layers or when the change I made in the layer properties was hiding the layer. What my reproduction steps were meant to show that this behaviour introduces a consistency issue, for example when you rename layers. Even worse is the fact that it doesn't happen when you change nothing in the properties dialogue and because it decides "Nothing to do here" and also skip the check. That means it's very confusing at times. It does not change when you unhide the layer It d
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