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Everything posted by Myrddin

  1. It takes all of two minutes to delete all trace of the spammer. For the moment, that doesn't warrant sub-sectioning all the Forum boards to do away with them in the first place. Do we want this Forum to become a maze for members, having to clamber through section after section to find a topic? Now, more importantly, the Ban Hammer needs a polish.
  2. Or someone likes the sound of wrought iron smiting against their accounts.
  3. Open up the file, proceeding then to File > Save As > Save as type dropdown menu. Does this not suffice? You should, even if this isn't the right software for this particular task, another project may come along that requires a simple, fast, and free graphic editor. Paint.NET ticks those three criteria . This recommendation is endorsed at the highest level.
  4. I like you're thinking, Mike. The Alfredo is not the place to showcase/test art when we have a perfectly good Pictorium, and yourself a perfectly good gallery. Moved to SP-Stevo-'s Pictorium topic
  5. Greetings xformed. You lay no mention to the .NET Framework, in spite of Windows Updates, could you check you have the required version installed, please?
  6. You could also try the Threshold plugin by Ed Harvey: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=26244 I suggest this in particular because there are other useful plugins available in his pack, whether for this project or not.
  7. I think asking us how to round corners is sufficient enough of information, unless you want to know the reason why, wanted radius, position on the canvas and stuff . Sorry, I couldn't resist.
  8. It entirely depends on what type of enhancements you are wanting to accomplish. Are you wanting to adjust the brightness or colours, straighten the image, remove noise? You are sure to find something in the Tutorials section (linked to above by atypicalcarl), or the Help documents (press F1 whilst in Paint.NET). You could even ask on these Forums for a specific 'enhancement', or search the Internet for tutorials if you can't find a suitable one here. Besides that, you should review the Rules (viewtopic.php?f=20&t=3446) before posting again, especially [rule=6]Rule #6[/rule]. You'll read that topic titles must be descriptive. This in order for both the right user to see your problem and help more efficiently, and more importantly, for a clean and organised Forum; imagine if the Forum was littered with 'Question!' and 'request!!!!', searching would become difficult to say the least. Because of this, I'm going to lock your topic. This doesn't stop you from posting again, in fact, we'd be more than happy to extend the hand of help when you need it. Topic locked
  9. Then it isn't the Help page's problem, it's yours. The Help page(s) cannot account for every problem a user might come up against and have a solution ready, that's what these forums are for.However, I understand you need to take your irritation out on something - we all need our vents - so at least you're attacking the Help Documents than one of us. Therefore, minus the frustrated attitude you're showing, providing us with screenshots (as Simon asked above) would help us immensely in helping you. Perhaps the original image, during the operation, and the resulting image after the recolouring might be a good place to start. We can take you step-by-step into solving your issue and have you on your way both in no time, and as a happier user. Does that sound okay?
  10. nakis, you will need to review the Rules before posting again, especially #6. It reads that topic titles must be descriptive. This in order for both the right user to see your problem and help more efficiently, and more importantly, for a clean and organised Forum; imagine if the Forum was littered with 'Plugin!' and 'request!!!!', searching would become difficult to say the least. Because of this, I'm going to lock your topic. This doesn't stop you from posting again, in fact, we'd be more than happy to extend the hand of help when you need it, as has been done already . Topic locked
  11. Necroposting galore. Three months is the limit before the topic is classified as 'dead', this has been over eight month. Thank you for your input, Techineer, but don't forget the Rules (in this case, [rule=11]Rule #11[/rule]). I believe I've responded to you in the other topic you posted in. Topic locked
  12. Then someone is clearly too impatient to read. Second and third paragraph respectively. It's not even like you had to read a few pages before reaching it.
  13. I read that you figured it out yourself, which is fantastic. I'd like to post the way I would do it for certain images, if that's okay? I'm not trying say that my way is in any way better than yours . [*:2nxggz1p] On the mask layer, select all (Ctrl + A or Edit menu > Select All) before using the Move Pixels tool to relocate the mask, hitting the Enter key or the Escape key to finalise the move; [*:2nxggz1p] use the Paint Bucket ( :PaintBucketTool: ) or select-and-fill to fill the void areas created by the move. Like I implied above, this is only one of many ways to work around this. Ah, I think I may know what you mean. Yes, it's always best - but not essential - to have the mask the same size as your target image. You might get away with resizing it (Image > Resize), but for an excellent mask you may want to think about re-drawing it yourself to size. Not really: PNG, JPEG, BMP and GIF (the most common file formats) are accepted and work great. Although, I would stay away from JPEG because you may loose quality when saving the mask; PNG is a very good format, but it has a bloated file size.On the same lines of formats, as the mask only comprises of two colours, saving in an 8-bit PNG or even GIF would be more than adequate - these are lossless formats when dealing with such low a number of colours, and are very small in file size. I'm sorry if this is more information that you needed, conciseness is not be favourite bed-fellow. Bah! No worries, any time.
  14. 'Tis something you will have to create yourself if nobody can pass along their design, as there is no officially released '3D' design. You can grab the official release from the bottom of the Download page.
  15. Could you explain this part in more detail, please? Do you mean that you have eight layers, or eight images? I'd hate to guess incorrectly, sending you on a wild goose chase.Could you describe how you're wanting to manipulate the mask as well please? We can't give effective tips without direction. I wouldn't be living up to my username if I didn't, now would I?
  16. Nobody go forgetting the userbar tutorial and animated GIF tutorial we already have: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=27881 viewtopic.php?f=15&t=2492 Your images are over 1000 pixels wide. Not everybody is blessed with excellent Internet connections or swanky widescreen monitors.I'm sorry, but there is no need for duplication, nor large images.
  17. Don't worry, you didn't need to tell us for it to happen.Justification: - #5a and #6 of the Tutorial Guidelines; - decent attitude failure -- this is not the place to have one; - bickering -- this is not the place to start. Topic locked
  18. Then the developer of Paint.NET will have noted this feature request. There is no point having another discussion if one already exists. The fact there is another topic (this one) will highlight the desire for it.I hope you can see why I'm going to lock this. Of course, any moderator or the developer himself can jump on in to give their two pence.
  19. If you want video downloads on the fly, including YouTube, install Real Player 11 (my least preferred player) which installs a tool that places a button atop all videos whilst browsing the Web, allowing for download in FLV format in the video's original state - not that compressed matter some do. The button is only visible when you hover your cursor over the video, so no worries about ugly obtrusions. The latest version works with the latest stable Firefox (despite claims, it didn't work with previous 3.x versions) and IE7/8, yet not Chrome. I'm not sure about Opera, I don't have that installed. I've used it on Facebook, Metacafe, Vimeo, amongst others. ---- More browser related: Firefox 3.1/3.5b3 doesn't seem as fast as 3.0.8. Not cool. Do you know what I would like Firefox to do to improve start-up times? I have FF retain my previous session for the next, but when cold starting, FF attempts to load all my tabs in one go. Now, if Firefox is so speedy at loading pages, it would in fact be quicker to load each tab consecutively. I've tested it because I am that sad dedicated. ---- There we are, I haven't posted in The Alfredo for a while, that's my quota fulfilled for now.
  20. You will need to search (http://searchpaint.net/) for a tutorial going by the name of 'cutting out images'.
  21. To be honest, I can't see the point in opening up the opportunity to read fonts from anywhere else other than the default location, or at least the location Paint.NET reads it from. You are then multiplying the possibility of technical confusion from us end-users. You would be, in effect, advertising that one can have fonts anywhere, when for the most part of Paint.NET, this cannot be true.
  22. My apologies, Iwonder_who, I said I would reply as soon as but haven't until now. After you sent your PM, I typed up a reply in accordance to that message, and it seems what I typed might still have relevance. --- If you already have the mask, then the job is already half done. If you want to apply the mask onto a photo, you can follow these steps: [*:2dxeclj4] first, open up the image; [*:2dxeclj4] next, go to the menu Effects > Alpha Mask, then locate the mask you have saved via the 'Browse' command; [*:2dxeclj4] you will notice here that a live preview happens behind the dialog; you can, if you need to, tick the checkboxes for reversing the masking result or fiddling with the alpha (the transparent pixels); [*:2dxeclj4] hit 'OK' and have done with it. Alternatively, if you want a coloured 'cover' over your photograph, like your examples (white in that case), then follow the same procedure on a new layer with a solid colour. You can create such a layer by going to Layers > Add New Layer and filling it with whatever colour you wish (via the Paint Bucket ( :PaintBucketTool: ) or selecting all and hitting the Backspace key on your keyboard). The advantage of applying a mask as a 'cover' - as opposed to directly on the photo - is that you can better control how the mask interacts with the base image. Blend modes, colour, orientation and location can all be manipulated if necessary. Does this help somewhat?
  23. I did. Well caught. Have you noticed two things from my mistake? 1) this isn't the first time people have thought that plugin to have been done by pyrochild; 2) this is the second time these last few days that I've had my details muddled. I should not spend time away from the Forums, it's clearly manifesting adverse results... Lesson and moral ending to you all: wallow all your time away here!
  24. I hate to rain on people's bonfire, but your flames are beginning to rage a little too wildly. I don't think that Rick wants this turning into a 'Pimp My Website' topic. If he does, rest assured he'll start it. As well, we're starting to wander off topic, so let's pull the reigns back to this (previously spotted) inappropriately-placed advert. As a quickie, I agree, perhaps placing the Paint.NET download button somewhere out of advert ear-shot would be a wise investment of time, if nothing else .
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