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  1. I have been doing nothing since I made my post but trying to replicate what I may have done. I have a very regular process for making specular maps and just generally editing. And I can't produce a specular map the same as before without first recoloring each new layer to transparent black. There's nothing that I could have misremembered, I've done this enough times in the past. The only other thing I can think of is there is some change in the way paint.net loads .dds files. Which seems unlikely.
  2. I can also press backspace to fill instead of erase while having transparent black as the selected color. But, after creating thousands of specular maps over the years I have never actually done this, and I always hit delete and not backspace to erase and not fill. It's even muscle memory for me to press ctrl+A followed by delete when I'm about to paste a selection. Could this be related to a plugin perhaps? More specifically is there a config file or some way that a plugin can determine what color is returned when a selection is erased?
  3. I really do know for certain, not only because I have just made this image but because I have made many images in the past where having transparent white would lead to massive artifacting in the textures I make for 3D applications. The images I create are specular maps that use R for masking, G for specular value, B for metal and A for glossiness. If erasing a selection did always leave transparent white then I would have broken specular mapping in the 3D application as areas that should have no value in fact have a value of 255 in masking, specular value and metal, which produces
  4. Mistaken how? I am looking at an image I have just been working on the past hour. There is a layer where I know for certain all I have done is erase a selection. The color picker returns transparent black. When I replicate that operation it now returns transparent white. I have been using this program for many years making similar images that use RGBA channels for data and I have never had this issue, so it's not as simple as "I'm mistaken" Here is the the layer I'm working with https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wpWcYjbCKQHorV3OhJ3FvQhOa3fUWf_G/view?usp=sharing The
  5. But I have layers in my image that I know for certain that I have only selected and deleted which have transparent black.
  6. Today while working on an image I encountered a strange issue that I have never encountered before midway through editing. Selecting an area and pressing delete typically leaves transparent black or RGBA(0,0,0,0), but now for some reason it is leaving transparent white RGBA(255,255,255,0). I have looked through the documentation to find if I pressed a hotkey by accident, and I have checked every setting to find what I may have changed but have come up with nothing. I know for certain this is not normal behavior as I have layers in my image that have only had a selection deleted and
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