DaveD

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  1. With 3.5 and 3.5.1, the font scroll bar does not work. I have to use the scroll wheel on the mouse to get anywhere in the font drop down. I was using 3.5 for a while and just upgraded to 3.5.1 today (clean install) and was shocked to find something so important not fixed yet. Surely somebody would have complained about this after the initial 3.5 release.
  2. Great looking plugin, but there is no way that I would even consider trying this out because I'm not paying for a plugin for a free program. I'd rather use the text functionality in GIMP. This gives Paint.NET a bad look to it.
  3. This plugin is great Simon, thank you so much for this. I've been using is mostly for animated PNG so far. Request: Can you make the delay between frames longer? I've made an animated PNG that goes through a bunch of photographs, but even using the maximum length for delay between frames, it still goes through way too fast. Thanks again and keep up the great work!
  4. Really? Actually, it has been a little over 7 years now, just about 8 years. Firefox started out as Pheonix, then Firebird, then Firefox. I believe it was around Pheonix 0.2 when I personally started using it for online banking and such. http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/ ... eases/0.1/ Cheers, Dave
  5. I tried it out. Seems to have a lot of features, but I don't like the look and feel of it too much. Some people seem to like it though. fediaFedia (Paint.NET user that makes lots of MS Visual Styles and such) http://fediafedia.deviantart.com/ Some more info: http://www.askvg.com/paintcom-a-new-fre ... r-in-town/
  6. http://www.rw-designer.com/image-editor What a stupid program name.
  7. Download.com Blog Top 10 download videos of the year (December 22, 2008 12:00 AM PST) http://www.download.com/8301-2007_4-101 ... ncol;title Paint.NET # 9 I know this video has been posted here before, but this article is new and pretty awesome that the Paint.NET video made the # 9 spot.
  8. Thank you so much for the tip about using the line tool, I never would've given it much thought otherwise. I honestly thought that more people used graphics tablets based on the amount of amazing art I have seen created with Paint.NET by many different users. oma, I thought that you of all people would've been using a tablet. I've spent quite a bit of time over the last week looking through your gallery of art on your DeviantArt page. Your art is beautiful and I really thought that you had used a tablet for a bunch of it. Imagine the kind of art you could create if you had a tablet given the amount of creativity you already have. Keep up the great work, I only wish I had the talent that you have. Well it is unfortunate to hear about how donations are going for you. I wish you luck for your job search and hope that something good comes along. You definitely deserve a graphics tablet. Cheers, Dave
  9. Hopefully more users of your plugins will make donations and you can purchase a tablet one day. That concerns me because my use of a tablet would be for both Paint.NET and GIMP. Any idea why Pen mode wouldn't be working for you? Would Paint.NET normally support the use of a graphics tablet? Thanks, Dave
  10. Hi there, I'm just starting to get into designing graphics and do not yet own a graphics tablet. However, I've seen some amazing work created by Paint.NET users here in the forums and on DeviantArt that are 100% Paint.NET and I was just blown away by a lot of the art created. So it just makes me wonder if a lot of it was created by using graphics tablets or not and I'm trying to decide whether to buy one or not. Any thoughts on graphics tablets with Paint.NET (or any other program) would be great. Thank you for your time. Cheers, Dave
  11. pyrochild, Thank you so much for taking your time to write all of that and going into detail about each thing. I really do appreciate that. My first post in this topic probably even seemed a little on the negative side with very little substance to it, and yet you took your time to answer me professionally and respectfully. And that, I most definitely appreciate. Thank you. Anyways, the processor is just a 1.6GHz Celeron, not even dual core. I built this PC a few years back, trying to go as cheap as possible. Although it's got a really decent, fast motherboard that can support a quad core, somehow I decided to slap a Celeron into it. What was I thinking. I'm going to look into picking up a dual core soon because they are incredibly affordable now and would probably show a significant performance increase with my whole disk encryption as well. You proved me wrong on all of my points and taught me a few things as well. What do I know, I'm just a computer security guy that wishes he could be a graphic designed. But unfortunately, I haven't much creativity for design thus far. Thank you for being the good person that you are and thanks for creating great plugins and for sharing them with others, of course. Cheers, Dave
  12. It's not dual core, unfortunately. It's 1.6GHz processor, Nvidia 6200 and 1GB memory. Certainly not a fast computer, no doubt. However, GIMP somehow performs smudge with more detail and more options quite effortlessly which is strange for it being ported to win32 on GTK. You would think that GIMP would be slower for this. Paint.NET being native win32, I would assume it would make use of DirectX for these things.
  13. This is certainly neat to try, but the performance is ridiculous. You have to sit and wait each time you click for it to show up. GIMP seems to do this effortlessly and instantaneously. Is there any way to make future versions perform more appropriately?
  14. Is it safe to copy the optipng.exe from 0.6.1 release over the 0.6 optipng.exe in the FileTypes folder?
  15. David, You are right. I suppose it is something that I have always wanted with Paint.NET, for it to be a true open source project which it never really has. That is something that had always bothered me, but yet I continued to use Paint.NET because it is just so damn good and easy to use. So you are right, it is only a minor change, really. Not enough to warrant not using the program anymore, seeing how I had always used it before despite not really being truly open source. Cheers, Dave
  16. In the open source world, people are ripping off other people's work all the time. Projects get renamed, forked, and so on. It's unfortunate that a few select people have taken advantage of the Paint.NET source code just to make a profit, and in turn cause Paint.NET to go closed source. I really would prefer to see Paint.NET remain open source. Just in case, I have already been using the GIMP more and more because I will likely stop using Paint.NET if it goes closed source.
  17. Rick, I understand that you will probably lock this thread quickly just like the previous threads of the same topic. With all due respect, could you please do a little writeup on your Paint.NET Blog to explain some more about the current source code situation? There are many people that are curious about this. Thanks, Dave
  18. I noticed that the "Draw With Custom Brush" plugin is not within an effects sub-folder. Shouldn't it be in Artistic?
  19. Fantastic job, Simon! This just keeps getting better and better. Keep up the great work.
  20. It is my impression that the few who are so critical of sabrown100 are only wishing that they came up with the first brush plugin themselves...
  21. Here are some examples. Thanks to (I believe it was MadJik) for suggesting the idea of using the scroll wheel on the mouse while drawing to change size.
  22. The animated brushes that I am referring to is what I have seen in GIMP and I would imagine Photoshop probably has it to. Basically, it is one file that contains a bunch of related brush images. If you download and look at the brushes that I posted on Page 2 of the "Share Your Custom Paint.NET Brushes" thread for SketchBrush, vine, hsparks from the GIMP, you will see what I mean. Each of those sets contains 6-10 images. In the GIMP, as you are drawing with them the brush automatically cycles through the related brush images without you having to do anything. All you have to do is click and drag the brush as per normal.
  23. This question goes out to sabrown100 or any other person which has created plugins for Paint.NET: It was my impression that this brush functionality wasn't even possible within the Paint.NET architecture for the 3.x versions and that we would have had to wait until 4.x until this type of functionality would be possible. Myself and many others were obviously shocked when sabrown100 came out with this plugin that seems to work and definitely has potential. So the basic brush functionality works, although a little rusty so far. Question: With this plugin and the 3.x architecture of Paint.NET, would it be feasible to write code that would allow this plugin brush functionality to use animated brushes? This is not a request because I'm certain this would have been requested already, but I am just simply wondering if this functionality would even be possible through plugins. Since Paint.NET itself might not have the code necessary to use animated brush files similar to the ones used by GIMP, but maybe the plugin could be written to go through a certain set of PNG images every 1-2 seconds or something like that. I am not a developer. Just a curious Paint.NET user. Thanks, Dave
  24. Here's another 16 converted from GIMP. Once I finish with them all, I will put them together in one package and clear up my posts to keep it simple. GIMP.zip
  25. Here is the whole set from the animated hsparks flame-like brush from GIMP. There are 9 images within this set. Get creative. EDIT: Updated hsparks set. EDIT: Added entire vine set. EDIT: Added entire SketchBrush set. EDIT: I added all 3 sets together so that I could add an example screenshot to this post without having to create another post. SketchBrush-hsparks-vine.zip