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  1. Notwithstanding that fact that this can't be done in Paint.NET, I am intrigued mariomaker6942 as to why you wish to change the colour picker from the existing circle to a diamond. What functional benefits does the diamond have over the circle picker? Why is the diamond your favourite?
  2. Press F1 and read the documentation about the Recolor Tool (or go straight to it here https://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/RecolorTool.html) Then experiment (with color, hardness, and tolerance) until you achieve the desired effect.
  3. Even with a shadow, the child will not look realistic in your picture because: 1. She is displayed much too large for her location in the picture relative to the positions and sizes of the other people. If she were standing upright, she would appear to be taller than the man with the blue shirt. You need to shrink the child to make the perspective look right. 2. Her feet do not look as though they are flat on the ground. You need to rotate her backwards a little bit. 3. Her photo is sharper than the main picture. Applying a tiny amount of blur to her image will help match the rest of the picture. 4. She has been cut out from her original picture quite well, except for the odd looking patch in front of her right shoe (as shown below). That needs to be erased. Assuming you have her cut-out image in a separate layer with a transparent background, you can easily fix all of these things. Only then, should you work on applying a shadow, which I'm sure someone else will advise you about.
  4. The advantage of the Tools window is that you can see which tool is selected (amongst the other tools) when you use the shortcut keys. If you don't like the window on display all the time, try getting into the habit of pressing F5 to display the Tools, typing the relevant shortcut letter(s) to select the tool (rather than using the mouse), then F5 to dismiss the window. Also try: F6 = History F7 = Layers F8 = Colors You'll find that your editing is much faster if you take a little time to study the Help and train yourself to use the keyboard shortcuts.
  5. The shortcut keys tooltips in the Tools drop-down list are new in version 4.2.16, which was released in April this year, so that's why you won't have seen them there before. But have you never seen them in the Tools window? It's worth reading the Help: https://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/index.html Take a look at the Tools page.
  6. From https://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/SelectionTools.html Manipulating Selections Once a selection has been made, it can be moved, rotated and scaled using the Move Selection tool. See Move Tools page for more information.
  7. Suggested workarounds: 1. I've found it easy to get into the habit of Ctrl+V Ctrl+D (Paste and Deselect) when I paste. Very quick. The D key is close to V, and no need even to lift finger from the Ctrl key. or if you want to keep the selection: 2. Ctrl+V S (Paste and switch to Rectangle Select)
  8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinta_(software) "Pinta is an open-source, cross-platform bitmap image drawing and editing program inspired by Paint.NET, a similar image editing program which is limited to Microsoft Windows" and https://lifehacker.com/pinta-brings-paint-nets-just-enough-image-editing-to-ev-5467593 "Windows/Mac/Linux: If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, the coders of Pinta love the heck out of the Windows-only image editor Paint.NET. Luckily, they also want to make it available on every OS, and are faithful to its just-enough interface methodology."
  9. You could use a registry viewing app such as RegistryViewer Follow the Download 32-bit link, then old-software, then regview.7z https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1657
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