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david.atwell

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  1. Mini-Tut #11 Changing the Color of One Item in a Photo by TechnoRobbo, in response to scoostraw Original thread: Help Please Changing Colors Of Clothing Original post: 414956
  2. The wonderful Pixey takes us into double-digits in the Mini-Tuts world! (it's also her third mini-tut!) Cc4FH: I'm going to start updating this again!
  3. Mini-Tut #10 Vintage Glittery Tulip by Pixey, in response to kml Original thread: Tutorial request Vintage images Original post: 512298
  4. Paid services are usually your best bet at avoiding that sort of thing. Dropbox, Drive, etc. There are free versions, of course, but because there is a paid version, the service is much less likely to go away.
  5. But please don't do so unless you have something new to add. We all want it, and it's coming. If you want to start another thread that doesn't boil down to one of those two things, go for it. Otherwise, just wait patiently. :-)
  6. We've heard all of the arguments about supporting older versions, but it doesn't erase the fact that we're a small number of volunteers working on this forum. We just don't have the time to support anything but the latest versions. I'm going to lock this thread. Feel free to open a new thread if you're having problems with the latest version. Thanks!
  7. "All in one"? "Asynchronous Input/Output"? "Australian Informatics Olympiad"? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  8. Nobody's arguing that this isn't happening. Just that it's not happening yet. Besides, "Getting more affordable" doesn't mean "consumer-level", and it's a little unrealistic to expect that to bubble up to the top of a feature request list in a program that's (1) maintained by one person (2) as a side project. GIMP has a team, so it's a lot more likely there. I could be wrong, but it seems to me that Paint.NET isn't aiming to be an industry leader in feature parity with Photoshop, it's aiming to be a free image editor for the average PC user. So, to expand on BoltBait's answer: buy Photoshop, or wait several years for high-bitrate images to become standard.
  9. Paint.NET runs in 64-bit mode, but that doesn't mean it makes 64-bit images. Those two terms mean very different things.
  10. Sounds like you're the poster child for layer usage! You're exactly correct! I always tell people to think of it like old-fashioned overhead transparencies, all stacked on top of one another. Absolutely none. Now, as I mentioned, very few programs actually open .PDN files, but you can easily overcome that problem by saving it to a file like PNG after you've finished the project. Just don't save over the layered .PDN file! Which reminds me... But web browsers don't. It's not like you can upload PDN files to Facebook. Adding the IrfanView and GIMP userbase to the Paint.NET userbase still won't get it close to the number of people using the internet. My overly-broad, sweeping statement is still mostly true: when ready to release to the world, use PNG.
  11. It's worth noting that .PDN files can only be opened in Paint.NET; when you're ready to release a file to the world, save it in .PNG file.
  12. I think this thread has probably served its purpose. I'll go ahead and lock now.
  13. EER, I'm with you. Locking now. If the original developer comes back with an updated version, I'm happy to unlock; but as you noted, this seems (sadly) to be abandoned. For a batch processor in the meantime, I recommend IrfanView. It won't batch-apply a Paint.NET effect, but it will batch process images.
  14. Delete everything in Paint.NET/Effects. Everything. Then redownload any plugins you need from this site. The Paint.NET forum is the ONLY safe source for plugins.
  15. Glad you got things figured out, but please note that this is a very old thread, and any software fixes would probably be obsolete after almost three years. :-) Next time you have an issue, feel free to open a new thread. Thank you!
  16. I just joined. Pretty impressive! Lots of awesome work on there.
  17. I've got half a mind to close this thread down now. :-) Thanks all. It's been a great year!
  18. I'm not sure if this was a mistaken post or not, but I'd recommend YouTube. :-)
  19. Don't worry. There isn't a paid version. You have all the features Well, kind of. Really the only similarity between the two is that they're both image editing programs made for Windows. Paint.NET is MUCH more powerful than Paint, but it's also MUCH simpler to use than Photoshop. It's better in that it's got more features. And, once you get the hang of it, it's easier to do some things than it is in Paint. But with more features comes more complications, and that means there's a learning curve. Once you get the hang of it (Eli's advice above is excellent), you should find yourself whizzing through everything like a crazy person. Layers are great once you understand them: think of them like a bunch of old-fashioned plastic transparencies all stacked on top of one another. Images on any of them can be edited, moved, and deleted without affecting the others, and the one on the top blocks all of the ones below it. Does that help?
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