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  1. Hi Rick Brewster. From your reply, it seems apparent that you did not see the post I made about a month and a half ago. This will answer your question. I'm begging too! Please put this feature to the front of the line!
  2. I hope PDN is working on it right now. It will make it a much more powerful user-friendly software.
  3. For years I've tried in vain to make the Lasso work in a simple, easy way. I stumbled across the following video and it perfectly illustrates what I want the Lasso feature to do by using what is referred to in the video as Auto Select and be able to fine tune it in the same easy way. Besides it cutting the image as it does in the video, I want the Lasso to be able to just highlight it so the user can use all of the features under Adjustments such as Brightens/Contrast, Hue/Saturation etc. to lighten and/or color the image within the Lasso area without removing it, and of course be able to use other features elsewhere that are designed to work with it. The part of the video I'm referring to starts at 8:13 to 9:09.
  4. I'm glad that this thread wasn't deleted. It has helped a few times after getting a new external hard drive in the years since I first posted this since it isn't something I do everyday beause after a while I forget how to do it and have to come back to refresh my memory. I just had to fix an icon image so it would show on my dock. (Winstep Xtrreme) by removing the surrounding white background which uses a png image thanks to pdnoob. I also totally forgot about the .ico plugin provided by evanolds that Sarkut posted. I'll probably need it again soon. I'm posting this mainly in the hope that it will help others as it did me.
  5. Okay, it took a little while but I figured it out. At first I couldn't figure out how to get the pics underneath the first two side-by-side pics. Then the light-bulb went on. You have to change the canvas height also. Ego Eram Reputo, when you said "Finally use the same technique to expand the canvas depth to allow the combined-upper and combined-lower images to be combined." I was a little confused and had no idea exactly what that meant. I now assume when you said canvas depth that you were talking about the canvas height. Thanks for you help.
  6. How do I expand the canvas? From what you just said, I think I would rather try this way than the beginner way. BTW, I'm able to do this right away. Yesterday I had a family emergency so I wasn't able to get to it until now.
  7. Sarkut, how would I go about making 4 different pics 2 on the top and two on the bottom, side-by-side and connected top and bottom? Also if I needed to put more than two together either horizontally or vertically, or together as I requested above but with more than two, is there a different procedure?
  8. THANKS!!! Much better! Can't see black or white around the image anymore. Just wondering, what causes the image to not be like other .ico images I have? In other words, the image loses detail and isn't crisp like the original although it's acceptable. Why can't it stay the same? I have many .ico images on my computer, but they're all crisp with sharp detail. Some of them I DL from different sites. Some of them I use for my dock, (a program I have installed) some of which come with the program and are ultra-sharp with excellent detail. NEWS FLASH: I just checked and found out that my dock program uses .png image files which are high-quality, and not .ico, so I thought, why don't I just use that for my drive icon. I then checked around a bit (not extensively) and it appears that only .ico files can be used for drive letter icons. What I do with my external drives is once I assign the drive image, I simply drag it to the dock and the image is there and I just click on it to open the drive. However, with this image, it isn't up to the hi-quality of all the other .ico and .png images on the dock. I then came up with an alternative. I used the method by Sarkut for my drive letter icon and dragged it to my dock. When I realized that the program uses .png for their default images, I decided to use the feature provided by the dock program that allows you to change the icon. I used the excellent looking .png that ipswichman posted without changing anything and it shows very nicely. It's very close to what the posted pic looks like with very minor degradation in quality and I can still see the individual vent holes even though the image is far smaller than the post. So, there you have it, I have a hybrid setup LOL! Sarkut's method for my drive letter icon, and ipswichman's image for my dock. Thanks again!
  9. Unfortunately, the final product comes out pretty much like the ones I did. It looks good on the Forum, but when opened, black shows around it. It seems like it has something to do with the way the original image was made. Here'a what the .ico file looks like. Sorry, I had to attach it. The filehost I use isn't compatible with .ico files. I guess without DL it you can tell the quality is very poor. Rats! Why can't the .ico file look like the initial image?!! tube.ico
  10. Still can't remove it totally and the resulting .ico image it makes with both the plug-in and the stand-alone program is of poor quality. I thought that it would be a fairly simple procedure to just use the Magic Wand to separate the image and lock out the unwanted outer part so it can't be seen after the image is saved. I guess I'll have to wait for the company to put out an .ico image. BTW, saving as .png didn't help. P.S. Is it possible for someone here with more knowledge to do it, or is it impossible to do with that particular image?
  11. It's close, but not quite what I'm trying to do. For some reason, it won't disregard all of the white, just some of it. It keeps the total shape of a rectangle and not the image itself.
  12. I'm sorry, I don't quite understand. 1. How do I make a selection? I can't seem to figure out exactly using the Magic Wand. I have to do it that way to cut the image out properly. 2. I'm not sure how not to select the white & cropping. What other step do I need to add? 3, Just remembered to ask. When I first open Paint.Net, should I use Add layer?
  13. I checked all three boxes in the Alpha Mask window and then clicked on Image--> Crop to Selection. The image was checkered. Where did I go wrong? What are the steps to getting this completed? I'm a novice at this. I've only used it for basic stuff and usually stumble my way through until I figure out how to do something but can't on this one.
  14. This is driving me nuts!! I'm trying to simply remove the white outside part of a pic so I can convert it to an .ico file that only shows the actual image with no excess to use for my drive letter in My Computer. I have a free program that will place an .ico file there. I've partially succeeded by dropping the Tolerance to 23% when using the Magic Wand to separate it from the white part, but hit a wall after that. I've searched around the site but can't find the solution. It appears all but one of my older posts and links have been deleted that may help. The closest I've come to resolving it is from this link that was posted. http://sendspace.se.funpic.de/Host/tut/Outline%20Remover/ol.htm The problem is that it doesn't show how to keep the cut-out image. Anytime I try, it does the exact opposite! It removes the image and keeps the outside part that I don't want. Here is the image. Just in case someone wants to use the image to test it out and the one I uploaded is configured differently because of site parameters, here is the link to where I saved it from. http://www.macmall.com/n/Image-Gallery/macProductPages-macProductPages.6?op=productDetails.productGalleryThumbs.productGalleryThumbs&dpno=7532251&imgNo=0
  15. 1. Do I extract the .dll files into the Effects folder in the Paint.Net Program Files? 2. If extracted there, can it cause a conflict with other .dll files from other plug-ins? 3. Are all plug-ins for Paint.Net supposed to be extracted to this folder? I just extracted the latest version .dll files from Tanel's Shadow / Highlight Recovery plug-in which seems to work better than the older version. I only tested it on one pic so far. I got it via a link from BoltBait in an old thread I started over a year ago. http://paintdotnet.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=24809 The old version .dll files are NOT there because I did a System Recovery about a month ago, so the new version of Tanel's Shadow / Highlight Recovery plug-in .dll files are the only ones in the Effects folder. This is the link to the plug-in that BoltBait gave, not the link to the thread I started. http://paintdotnet.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=6524
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