Hello, new to Paint.NET and this forum.
So, I have a general question/concern about maximizing my workspace on my tiny laptop. I'm currently using a Fujitsu Lifebook P1510, which is a fantastic laptop/tablet hybrid. However, my screen is only 1024x600. So in order to get the most usage out of Paint.NET, I'd like to find ways to get the largest drawing surface possible.
Right now if I turn off all the tool windows (or let them do their transparent thing, that's cool too), I can get the drawing area to 1024x445. But the icon toolbars up top are taking up a lot of realestate, and I can't seem to move or truncate them. Another trick I can do on my side is turn the tablet 90 degrees (putting the toolbars to the 'top'), making it 869x600.
I guess my refined question is: are there ways to expand the art canvas to the full screen (like a 'hide' function for the UI), or perhaps remove the toolbars? I don't mind relying on the dropdown menus if it means giving me 1024x100 pixels extra.
Lastly, can I change the default canvas size for a new file? I haven't really played with that, so I don't know if it'll just remember when I create 'new'. Pardon my asking before trying.
fandom: Paint.NET is the best program for this laptop. It's bloat-free and runs smooth as glass, and has no problems with the stylus interface. I tried both Photoshop, Gimp, and GimpShop on this before settling with Paint.NET. I'll be using this program regardless. I'm just looking to get the most out of the experience.