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    Water Reflection (ymd:100725)

    Hi Majik. I haven't been here in a while. Hope you're doing okay. I had to recover my computer recently and lost all my effects. I really just want three of them back and your water effect is one of those. I have the other two, but I'm having no luck getting your water reflection to work this time. I've tried several different ways. I'm dropping it in the effects folder, unzipping it and then reopening the paint program. It's just not showing up. Could you please assume I know nothing about a computer and lead me step by tiny step through the process? I'd really appreciate it. Thanks Never mind, I found it. It's been moved into the distort column. It was in the main drop down list the last time I used it. Thanks anyway.
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    Help with resizing please

    Thank you. It was indeed saved as a jpeg. Of course the predicted size would be different for different file types. I'm embarrassed this didn't occur to me. I'll look for the save configuration dialog you mentioned. I see. Then ultimately the save size is the true size and the only one I need to be concerned with.This was very helpful. Thank you again.
  3. When using signatures in most forums, the size is restricted. I'm restricted to 15k in one such forum. Of course I know how to set the dimensions of a picture, but I need to know more about restricting the file size. I've recently noticed that in the top left corner of the image resize dialog, the predicted dimensions of the new size are given before you complete a resizing. The problem is, that number never matches what the actual size turns out to be when I check it later. For instance, a sig I made tonight showed that it would be 15k in the dialog box, but the finished picture was just over 10k after it was saved. Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong? P.S. May I ask a stupid windows question. When checking the size under properties, what's the difference between the "size" and the "size on disk"? They're always two different numbers. (neither of which match the dialog size in PDN) I will appreciate your help. Thanks
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    Paint.NET

    I had no idea if there were any other programs besides photoshop and mspaint. Being frustrated with mspaint, one day I decided to google paint programs looking for photoshop. I couldn't believe it was like 600 bucks or something. Disappointed, I continued to search and a few minutes later I was downloading paint.net. It turned me onto a new hobby that I've enjoyed ever since. I'm worried about one thing though. I don't think paint.net will always be free. What if my computer crashes and I lose my free copy? In the future, if paint.net is half the cost of photoshop, I'll never be able to afford it. I wonder how many CD's it would take to back this free version up?
  5. Jake, you're making some really cool stuff lately. And Hellfire, I'm crazy about those psychedelic curvy things. I wish I had a poster of that.
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    What are sprites?

    Haha, we posted at the same time. I just beat you by seconds. Thanks again mastodoant
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    What are sprites?

    Thanks mastodonant. That is indeed the name of the animator program, but I need to know how to make and save a sprite. Since the animator program only accepts BMP and JPG's, saving a transparent picture as a PNG wouldn't help. The animator wouldn't accept it if I did. Sprites must be different than a regular BMP or JPG because the animator already accepts those formats as backgrounds. I'm thinking that sprites must have transparency...and the only way I know to save a transparent picture is a PNG with paint.net. I'm hoping someone will know a lot about sprites and tell me what format they use, how to save in that format, and maybe even clear things up if I have the wrong idea about sprites in the first place. EDIT:Hey, never mind. I finally figured it out. You just cut out an image, save it as a BIP or JPG, and when you load it into the program as a sprite, the program (or something) removes the BMP or JPG background and it becomes transparent again. Feel free to lock this one up Rick. Thanks
  8. No, I'm not talking about the soft drink. I have this little animator program that can use sprites. I know sprites are two dimensional pictures, usually with transparency, that are used a lot in video games. I'd like to use PDN to make transparent pictures to use as sprites, but the animator program only accepts BMP and JPG formats. Can somebody fill me in on this subject. I've been reading everything I can find for the last two days and I can't get the answers I need. Thanks.
  9. Thank you CMD. I had found that in 2.7 but I downloaded 3.0 a week later and never thought about it again. I can't believe I've had that available to me all this time and had totally forgotten about it.
  10. Picc84, it's a little program called Pivot Stickman. This is my first attempt at using it. You should google and see some of the incredible things experienced guys can do with it. Thanks CMD, but I'm confused. You're not suggesting that it's a built in feature are you? I've downloaded tons of plugins but I thought file types were something you also had to download. Can someone direct me with a link, or explain this better? Sorry to be such a noob. Thanks
  11. BuzzKill, that's absolutely amazing! And Crazy Man Dan, your sigs are fantastic. How did you achieve those diagonal lines? Is that a plugin?
  12. Yeah MadJik, that would work too, but I did the same thing by searching for "post" instead of "title" in the main search engine. Great suggestion BuzzKill. That would have helped a lot. I wish I'd thought of that.
  13. I had to pull some maintenance on my photo albums tonight and I broke all my picture pathways. Restoring them in each post was a major pain in the buttocks! I thought I'd be able to search for my posts and edit each one that way, but no... the search feature doesn't allow edits of individual posts. It only allows you to edit if you search for titles, and even then the search page expires and you have to search all over again between each thread. I don't know if this could be made easier in the future, but I hope you mention it to your designer sometime. Sorry for complaining, but that was an ordeal! Otherwise, it's an easy website to navigate.
  14. barkbark00, I'm sorry but I had to break the pathway to my pics. I'm doing some much needed house cleaning of my photo albums. I've now restored the new links.