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  1. But can't easily Undo changes applied. Tried and was suggested various good ways. However, at the next step - converting the scan to B&W for smaller file size, part of the text outline color pixels disappear thus making text outline defective and harder to read. I'm looking for a method that would convert all various color pixels in the text outline into a narrow spectrum color around Black, so it would be easy to convert the scan into B/W without notable text quality losses.
  2. I'm also trying to improve visual text quality in a little different task. Its a scanned document which I attempt to clean with G'MIC plugin. I like Paint.net a lot, but wanted to ask you as its developer: why I can't do anything in Paint.net, while the plugin is open? Its Preview feature quality is not accurate, so I need to see changes in actual document and reverse if needed multiple times. But I can't do it without Exiting the plugin first, and it takes a lot of time to launch and exit it at each iteration. Is it possible to adjust Paint.net plugin API in a way that would allow to work in it without exiting an open plugin, like its done in GIMP? Another strange thing, when Saving As TIFF the edited 24-bit color document image, for some reason its Auto Detected and saved to 8-bit color unless changed manually, thus dropping some color font pixels making it harder to further improve text quality. Why this happens, and is it possible to fix auto detection?
  3. Yes. I Saved To the original Jpeg file after editing into TIFF. There seems to be no any Save To options, such as changing color depth etc. So how I can preserve the original image color depth when saving to TIFF? Also, is it possible to find the original image color depth via Paint.net GUI? I can easily get any image info in Irfan View, but can't find that menu option in Paint.net. Also, I can't find Reset Image or Undo Changes button in G'MIC window after Apply is pressed to see how changes look on the entire image, and corresponding Paint.net controls aren't accessible until G'MIC window is closed. So every time I want to undo changes to the image and try again, I have to close the plugin window, which makes it quite cumbersome to work with it. May be some keyboard shortcuts are available for Undo & Reset image without closing the plugin?
  4. Not sure what you mean. Suppose I OCR the text. It would be just another layer to easily search it after fixing errors. But it requires a lot of work if thinking about say 200 pages. And the book is easy to read anyway because of structural formatting. OCR might be a possible extra step, but not my main goal for a quick project like this.
  5. Thanks for pointing to this plugin. I just tried it, and its quite a challenge to find suitable combination of 4 params. I got some results, not necessarily ideal. But when saved to a file, it shows 8-bit color, when the original scan was 24-bit. Is it part of the conversion by this filter? if not, how I can change it to original 24-bit when saving to TIFF? Because I need to straighten the text lines cleanly next. Do you know any package or filter to straighten the text lines? How can I do it then as a package processing for several pages, once the right settings are found?
  6. Hey guys, can you help? I need to cleanup this book page photo and convert it to B/W with background removed and clean crisp text, before converting to a pdf or djvu format. I do know photo quality is not very good. I'm new to G'MIC, and its hard to figure out, what filter sequence can do it, and with what values for each filter. I tried a few, but the resulting pic either missing font pieces, or very weak hardly readable. Can you suggest the filter sequence and values? Or may be refer to a forum specialized in text documents restoration pls. I don't want to split the page into 2, since I've several page photos, and need just a learning example.
  7. Hi Pixey, I downloaded the file from 1st post in this thread. Its Readme doesn't seem to mention what you said, but it worked anyway. Thank you! It appears to be a feature rich plugin. Would be nice adding the above features I mentioned. I wonder now, what Hit & Miss Award is about, and what made you a winner? Just kidding...
  8. I tried, and your plugin doesn't appear in Menu-Effects-Tools list after adding its files to Effects folder. So it may be incompatible with current Paint.net 4.0.9 64-bit. In addition, the trick is to play all animated GIFs in a selected folder simultaneously, not one after another. That way its fast and easy to find files with content you look for. Playing several GIFs at once is not hard. Unzip and copy the attached file to a folder with animated GIFs and launch it. The exe wraps an HTA code that will play all your GIFs at once. The problem is, browsers don't allow file operations, though its probably possible with javascript. Many programs allow anim. GIFs playback, but none several at once in a way allowing to select any of them and delete. I also can't find any package allowing to select a certain GIF frame as the file icon. That would make finding the right GIF much easier. Let's say, your webcam points at a bird's nest, and takes animated GIFs triggered by birds movements, saves them under default file name with a time stamp. Most of such files would show empty nest icon (background) in Win Explorer, so you actually have to play each (hundreds) to find the interesting ones. If you can auto assign or manually pick as an icon a frame that is most distinct from the background pic ( i.e. with the highest number of distinct pixels compare to base image), then even without playback you can easily and quickly find the most interesting animated GIFs in a large folder with hundreds of them. You will instantly know expected content of each file. AnimGIF.zip
  9. Thank you guys for creating interesting Paint.net GIF plugins. I'm looking for sometime to resolve a couple of issues related to animated GIFs, and couldn't find any solution. May be you can help? 1. Pick a file icon for an animated GIF. It looks like currently Windows Explorer assigns a random frame icon to each animated GIF file, and often this is one of "background" frames with no distinctive image that makes the file easy to recognize from others. I want to be able to choose icons for animated GIFs. It should not be random icon, but manually selectable via plugin GUI from the pic frames included into the animated GIF. Of course, size of that pic should be auto adjusted by the plugin to default Windows icon size in a folder where your animated GIFs are stored. I assume, the (scalable?) icon will be stored in each GIF file resource, since Win Explorer uses 5 file icon sizes selectable via its View Menu. 2. Play several selectable animated GIFs at once. Some folks have large collections of animated GIFs. Its quite difficult to find the right ones when needed. If one can open and play all GIFs in a select folder at once in Paint.net, would be much easier to find the right ones. Such feature should allow to DELETE selected GIF files from disk directly from Paint.net GUI, i.g. by clicking on "X" button in the right corner of each GIF open in Paint.net. Is it possible to implement such features in current plugins - what do you think? If not, do you know any image software that can play several animated GIFs at once and allow to select & delete some of them from that package UI, since its hard to find the right GIFs to delete in a large Win Explorer folder, because they are often shown as non-distinctive from others still background images, and their file names look similar if saved by a camera.