Rick Brewster

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  1. This beta build has a few new fixes, and some more performance optimizations for application startup (especially if you have lots of custom shapes installed!). 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. You can also download directly: https://www.getpaint.net/files/zip/test/paint.net.4.202.7198.41854.install.zip Changes since 4.2.2 beta build 7192: Improved: Changed maximum image size from 65,535 x 65,535 pixels to 262,144 x 262,144 pixels. This is mostly for accommodating very tall or very wide images. Improved app startup time when many custom shapes are installed, and/or when opening many images Fixed a crash when manually typing in a very large number for the zoom level in the status bar
  2. Fixed for the upcoming 4.2.2 update. Thanks for reporting this!
  3. It means exactly what it says ... that the plugin is now built-in to Paint.NET. It's not really an error, more just telling you that the plugin files you installed aren't needed anymore.
  4. For the crash you're seeing in 4.2, that was fixed in 4.2.1. ("System.OperationCanceledException: The operation was canceled") For the crash you're seeing in 4.2.2, that is likely caused by a crashing Effect or Adjustment plugin. Does that sound right? Plugins will have the little green puzzle piece next to them in the menu. ("System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.")
  5. Also which version of Paint.NET is giving you trouble? 4.2.1 or 4.2.2? I need more information if there's actually a problem. If there's actually a problem then it'd be helpful to know how to fix it so others won't go through the same hassle. If it's 4.2.2 and you're working with DDS images, try going into Settings and un-check "Enable hardware acceleration".
  6. This is unlikely to be caused by anything in the newest version. Usually hanging like this happens because you're trying to access a network share that's no longer available (or the server is flakey) .... or you have some shell extensions installed that are causing the hang.
  7. This is a new beta for the 4.2.2 release. The final release should be coming soon! 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. You can also download directly: https://www.getpaint.net/files/zip/test/paint.net.4.202.7192.37914.install.zip Changes since 4.2.2 beta build 7186: New: 4-bit saving is now supported for PNG, BMP, and TIFF New: The palette selection menu will now indicate which palette is currently active (thanks @null54 for the implementation!) Improved: Startup performance has been further optimized, especially for quad-core (or more) CPUs Updated: @null54's bundled DDSFileTypePlus plugin has been updated to version 1.9.6.0
  8. I watched the video and didn't see anything surprising, so I'm still not sure what you're having trouble with
  9. This thread's 7 years old, let's leave it alone please
  10. Use the Overwrite blend mode in the toolbar, and set the color to something with transparency
  11. Yeah don't dispose the Document. using (T thing = expr) { return thing; } is equivalent to T thing = expr; try { return thing; } finally { if (thing != null) thing.Dispose(); } You can think of the 'finally' block as jumping in and executing right before any 'return' actually happens. So, returning 'thing' doesn't prevent Dispose() from being called on it. The caller will just get a garbage object from your method. More info, straight from the source: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/csharp/language-reference/keywords/try-finally
  12. Why would you dispose the Document before returning it from the FileType? That makes no sense. That destroys the object. You only dispose things that are done being used.
  13. You can leave the one in FileTypes or you can delete it. It doesn't really matter. The Bundled one takes precedence, if it's the newer version (or same version). If @null54 releases an update, you can install it into FileTypes and then it will take precedence. You should only need to do that if there's a feature or bugfix that you think is important and that you need ASAP. Otherwise, you can wait for the next Paint.NET update which will already come with the newest version of the plugin.
  14. The 4.2.2 beta, with the aforementioned fix, is now available:
  15. AHh, yes. The forum included the closing parenthesis in the link. Should work now.
  16. Here are some AVIF sample images: http://download.opencontent.netflix.com/?prefix=AV1/Chimera/AVIF/
  17. This update has some goodies in it. AV1 (*.avif) support has been added, DirectDraw Surface (*.dds) support has been completely upgraded by way of bundling @null54's excellent DDSFileTypePlus plugin, and there are some great performance improvements and bug fixes. 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. You can also download directly: https://www.getpaint.net/files/zip/test/paint.net.4.202.7186.33068.install.zip Changes: New: AV1 (*.avif) images can now be opened (saving is not supported). Windows 10 v1809+ and Microsoft's AV1 Codec are required (download: https://www.microsoft.com/p/av1-video-extension-beta/9mvzqvxjbq9v) New: DirectDraw Surface (*.dds) support has been greatly improved due to bundling @null54's DDSFileTypePlus plugin. All DX10/DX11 formats should now be supported (e.g. BC4, BC5, BC6H, BC7), and encoding (saving) will make use of the GPU to greatly improve performance. Note that it's not longer necessary to use the ".dds2" file extension. Improved: Startup performance has been improved Fixed: EXIF metadata of type Float and Double are now supported. This ensures GeoTIFF metadata is preserved. Fixed: Opening an image should no longer flicker because the transparency checkerboard was being drawn first Fixed: TGA images that are 16-bit with 1-bit alpha with a zero'd out alpha channel are now treated as opaque. This allows images from 5CC Map Maker (for Close Combat modding) to work. Thanks @null54 for the fix! Fixed: JPEG XR's file extensions (*.jxr, *.wdp, *.wmp) are now registered with Explorer Fixed: Pasting images that use RGB pixel ordering should now work (this affects PaintTool SAI)
  18. At first I thought that track was meh but then I listened to the whole album with some cannabis and was blown away by how awesome it was. This is now my go-to album for "music meditation". That is, listening to music while kinda taking a nap but actually meditating (not trying to fall asleep).
  19. Okay @Rudje, I have a fix! It'll be available in the 4.2.2 release. I'll post here again when there's a beta. Should be soon. The issue is that SAI is copying images to the clipboard in RGB ordering, and Paint.NET wasn't noticing that and was just assuming everything is always in BGR order. Definitely a bug in Paint.NET. Thanks for reporting this!
  20. Lots of Pink Floyd lately. Dark Side of the Moon and The Division Bell, but also A Momentary Lapse of Reason (new favorite!).
  21. TIFF's functionality wasn't reduced, it was expanded Unless you choose something other than "Auto" (which is the default), you shouldn't need to worry about any of the other stuff. I do still recommend PNG over TIFF, however.
  22. You'll need to use a keyboard to get the most out of Paint.NET. I'm not changing Paint.NET to accommodate this type of arrangement, especially when you're the only person to ever ask for it. You've got the answers you came here for, and you're being very argumentative, so I'm locking this post.