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  1. Alerted by software to update v3.52 which was downloaded and installed apparently successfully. On restarting the prog, a recurring message alerts me to the update v3.52 with new plugin color accent. Despite repeated installations the message recurs. Does anyone else have the same problem?
  2. Thanks Pyrochild for the explanation. I will now have to pretend that I really understand it all! Lol!!! Thanks anyway!
  3. Dear Serious Sam, Thank you for all the effort in producing this plugin. But seriously Serious Sam, I think we would benefit from a little more documentation as to what the various controls do to which part of the edited photo, as well as info on some recommended settings for the control. Would appreciate some explanations.
  4. Oops! Apologies but I've re-read the first post again and realize that the original photo state stays on only when the mouse is held down. Thanks for the plugnin.
  5. Thanks for the plugin - works very nicely. Appreciate the presence of a button to see the original photo state but is there a way to resume applying the plugin effect after reverting to the original state?
  6. Thanks, Simon, for the latest version of your plugin! Simply wonderful.
  7. Think it's smarter to close the picture and open it than to undo it 100 times! Glad I'm not so smart and know how to do things faster.
  8. Thanks, Simon, for a simple plugin. Like it's simplicity. Before running your plugin, I can use use the color picker to determine the exact color I want to remove, and then run the plugin with the exact RGB values for that color. Don't think you need to waste time programming an undo for 100 when we can just close the picture without saving it. Keep up your creative work. Thanks!
  9. I wonder if the latest plugins are compatible with the current beta version? I had so many plugins causing Paint.net to hang that I uninstalled the beta and found that the new plugins work.
  10. Hi Tanel, Thanks for a most useful plugin. What overlapping effect, if any, is there between this plugin and the shadow/highlight plugin? Regards, David Tay
  11. Hi Sabrown, Just to let you know that your polygon plugin is really great! I'm sure it meets the needs of many users who may have to draw various shapes and found it difficult in the past. I think all of us appreciate the time and effort you put in creating interesting plugins. Perhaps, there should be others writing private messages to those whose grasp of the English language does not enable them to express themselves as clearly in English as they could in their mother tongue. Instead of criticizing them publicly, we could help create clearer explanations and instructions to plugin users. Wonder if this could not be a major role of moderators?
  12. Oma, your suggestion to expand the canvas is great - gave me an idea for a work-a-round to more precisely re-shape pictures. 1. After expanding the canvas all round the picture, I could duplicate the new layer 3 times. 2. Then, by selecting a different quarter of the picture in each of the 4 layers, I could eliminate everything else on that layer, and then apply the 'octagonal/quad reshappe/matte...' plugin on each remaining quarter of the picture. 3. In effect, I would then have created extra nubs with the plugin for the picture by working on a quarter of the big picture at a time. 4. Then, of course, by flattening the four layers, I would get the final product. 5. Still hopeful for a better solution.
  13. I don't think this is a cool plugin at all - it's a fire plugin and it's hot!! Thanks for doing a plugin that reduces the steps required. As suggested, a re-seed option would be great.
  14. I know that the plugin Madjik refers to can reshape pictures to some extent but the presence of more 'dragable' handles, horizontally, vertically and within the picture (e.g. even a simple grid of internal dragable handles) would enable more interesting effects to be created.
  15. I've been amazed by how how the pictures can be skewed and re-positioned with Rotate/Zoom feature as well as by the fantastic Shape3D plugin. Would it be possible to have a plugin that can re-shape pictures using 'dragable' handles along the vertical and horizontal margins of the picture. The more handles the better, of course. And if these handles were available as a grid along the whole picture, I can imagine all kinds of possible uses and distortions that can be done! Is this too great a programming task?
  16. Generally, all of us can accept the premise that things improve when useful changes are implemented. We also recognize that dissatisfaction (which can be called laziness by some) is often the inspiring force for improvements. Currently, plugins are labelled according to the individual tastes of their creators. Those who wish to call it a new version will do just that. Some may even run several versions on the plugins forum pages. Those who wish to inform others of an update by dating the plugin will also do so. With the multiplication of forum pages for collated groups of plugins as well as a secondary posting for each individual plugin in that group, the plugins forum pages begin to look increasingly challenging. If it's too much work it may not be worth considering such a request but if not, why not?
  17. I'm sure there are many other Paint.net users with OCD who repeatedly scour through the Plugins webpages several times a day to see if there are any new plugins or updates to the existing plugins. Perhaps, a New & Updated Plugins Section could be created wherein these new or updated plugins published within the current week are localized?
  18. Hi Mike, Apologies to all for further cluttering the forum with a duplicate request. Actually tried doing a search after reading your email, scanned through the results list, and finally found your earlier request with fleshed out details which are excellent. Could a moderator just lock this thread for me - don't think I can remove it, or can I? David
  19. Wonder if it would be feasible to have a search function within the effects folder? With the multiplication of effects and submenus, it is often quite a bother to search through the various lists. It would be great if we could to locate by keywords a plugin or associated plugins.
  20. Thanks, Tanel, for another excellent plugin! I've used your Shadow/Highlight plugin to effectively recover details in many photos with horrible exposure settings. Tried using this Local Contrast Enhancement after the Shadow/Highlight plugin and found that the photos looked even better. Thank you!!!
  21. What a wonderful new rule! Should reduce markedly the condescending cutting remarks of some more experienced users towards the newbies. Was very impressed by Madjik's attitude of helping new programmers rather than just pointing out their programming errors. Hope more of the veteran users adopt his mindset.
  22. Thanks Asmageddon for pressing on despite all the stick that you've received. Takes courage not to back off but to learn from the more experienced and improve your plugins! Will download it to try now.
  23. Found a simple way to use the Toon effect to make beautiful pictures by combining it with the Ed Harvey Surface Blur effect: 1. Open the picture that you want to apply the Toon effect on. 2. Duplicate this layer so that you have two layers with the same picture. 3. Apply the Toon effect onto the new layer (the top layer on the Layers' window). 4. Apply the Ed Harvey Surface Blur effect onto the 'tooned' layer. 5. Going to the Layers' menu --> Layer's Properties --> Keep the mode 'Normal' but reduce opacity to about 140. 6. Flatten the layers. 7. Admire your finished product - lol!
  24. Hi kshotts, Wow! With control of the colour and position, we'll all be ecstatic users of this plugin. Thanks!
  25. Hi MatBlackLamb, On receiving kshotts explanation, I actually tried it out what you suggested and enjoyed the plugin tremendously. I can see myself creating a new black layer over the original picture, placing white spots to activate the plugin, doing a global select of all the black spots on this layer, and deleting all the black areas on this layer. Then I will be able to move the stars around to wherever I like. Thanks to all for helping.
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