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  1. Hello. I've been using PDN for years now and have never had cause to re-size numerous images until I got my iPhone 4S. It takes photos of all diffrent sizes and at the moment I can only re-size them one by one.


    Is there any way in PDN that I can re-size a batch in one go? I know there are aps that claim to do this but I'd much rather use PDN. Many thanks.

  2. Hello. I'm presently trying to put together a seven day food diary into one image. Each day is currently one scanned image of the diary so I presently seven in all. Each image is nicely cropped and re-sized, being 1000 wide by around 1440 in height. I plan to place the heading (Food Diary: 17th March 2010 - 23rd March 2010), sub-headings (Day 1, Day 2 etc) and images onto separate layers so that I can move each layer about so that everything is just right. Simple in theory, something which I've done numerous times before but not on such a large scale.

    Taking into account some space for the heading, sub-headings plus the seven images, I calculated the canvas size to be 1000 x 10199. I then generated a blank canvas of this size which was shown on screen at 6% of it's actual size. As you can imagine, it's just a long thin white line.

    So for a better view, I zoomed in to around 66%, and entered the heading and first sub-heading onto separate layers with no problems. But when I tried to enter the first image (Layers > Import From File) on another layer, nothing appeared on the canvas though the layer showed on in the 'layers' window.

    However, if I zoomed out to 6% again so that the entire canvas was shown, the image was there at the top of the canvas but way to small to do anything with, never mind read.

    Basically, I need the images to be big enough so that I can correctly align them, but I can't do this as the image on the canvas is not show unless the whole canvas is in the screen, then it's too small.

    I would be grateful if someone could point out where I'm going wrong here.

    Sorry for the longwindedness, but I thought it best to try to fully explain what I was trying to do and the problem that I was having. Thanks. Glynn.

  3. Hello all. I'm in the process of getting my new pc up and running and am trying to get my PDN plugins sorted. However, when I go to save or extract the downloaded files into the effects folder, I get the following message:


    I am an administrator on this pc so am unsure why this is occurring. I have spent the last half hour searching other threads but couldn't come up with the solution, hence the cry for help. Sorry if I've missed it. The OS is Vista Home Premium 64 bit. I know the above image relates to the .txt file but it's the same for the .dll file.

    I never had this problem on my old laptop which was running XP. It's probably a Vista issue but I have double checked and I am an administrator. Anyone any ideas as to what's causing it? Thanks. Glynn.

  4. .... had one of your paint.net designs turned into a tattoo? A friend at work asked me if I'd design a tattoo for him related to his favourite soccer team, West Ham United. I asked him what he wanted and luckily it was pretty simple. So I produced my interpretation of his idea and he was really happy with it first time round. No changes were needed. The tattoo is really simple and I can't say I'd like it on my arm but he's happy and that's what matters. It's just the fact that I've produced something that is unique and will be on his arm for the rest of his life (unless he has it lasered off!) which I find kind of weird. Anyway, here is the pdn design and a photograph of the actual tattoo on his arm on a background which I got a bit carried away with:

    Nick's tattoo

    The words 'Fortune's Always Hiding' are from the West Ham song and the hammers are from their nickname/badge. As I've mentioned, it's simple, but that's what he wanted.

  5. I'm trying to apply the drop shadow effect to an image but am getting the following error report even after restarting PDN.

    File: C:\Program Files\Paint.NET\Effects\Drop Shadow.dll

    Effect Name: Vandermotten.PaintDotNetEffects.DropShadowEffect

    Full error message: System.MethodAccessException: PaintDotNet.ColorWheel..ctor()

    at Vandermotten.PaintDotNetEffects.DropShadowConfigDialog.InitializeComponent()

    at Vandermotten.PaintDotNetEffects.DropShadowConfigDialog..ctor()

    at Vandermotten.PaintDotNetEffects.DropShadowEffect.CreateConfigDialog()

    at PaintDotNet.Menus.EffectMenuBase.RunEffect(Type effectType)

    Anyone else had this problem.

  6. Aside from the capabilities and the regular addition of new plug-ins for PDN which we all know for a free application, are fantastic, I have often thought of these boards as one of the best, if not the best 'policed' (dunno if that's the right word, but you know what I mean) boards that I use. The mods do a great job in keeping things neat and tidy, whist at the same time being polite and helpful. 'Officer' Atwell, springs to mind when I write this, but not forgetting the others. Not to mention the invaluable help offered by all it's knowledgeable members. The only blot on this was the complaints of 'biting newcomers' which was swiftly dealt with and is no longer an issue.

    I just thought that I would add my views since somebody else brought up the subject. Keep up the good work everyone!

  7. What annoys me is those folk who start a post with "yup", "yep", "yeah" or such like. In fact, I work in a job where we use personal radios and you get folk using them where the first word they say over the air is "yeah". Also annoying.

    Also soap operas. To me they are the most usless, waste of time, irritating and mind numbing waste of space that I can think of. In fact, my wife is probably in the bedroom right now watching one.

    And cyclists who ride on pavements (sidewalks to you lot across the pond), ride through red lights and bascially don't give a hoot about road traffic law.

    Lastly for now, overweight people who claim to have tried every diet in the book but who still can't loose weight. Tip: burn off more calories than you consume and you will loose weight. It's not rocket science.

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