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  1. I see what Ego is saying. I guess for the direction the developers want to force the workflow into is the right way to do things. I just will keep using the older pre-feature version I have and turn off automatic updates. It's still a good program, I just make way too many mistakes now every time I forget to click finish and end up messing up what I had just done.
  2. Is there a way we can get a checkbox next to the finish button so it will auto-finish after using the tool? I tend to rapidly use the paint fill tool by changing colors then clicking the next fill area. having to stop to hit enter every time is annoying.
  3. WIN.RAR is the archival utility similar to Zip. they have a shareware app that's good for about 30 days... after that you have to buy it. (hence why I keep any software I get in an un.rar'd format once I expand it. I sadly can't use it till I find the reg codes to delete to reinstall the trial or re-install windows. It's actually a very good archiver and works very well, but in the compression format wars they were one of few to defend and maintain their patents on file compression. If you can afford to buy the registered version I would recommend it as it works better than zip for compressing files and transferring over the internet, it also corrupts files less often. Just make sure you get it from their own site. I know it has no spyware and on my system there is zero performance impact from integrating it into the shell. Good luck. Edit... oh yeah... just download it to "try" you get 30 days free after all.
  4. WIN.RAR is the archival utility similar to Zip. they have a shareware app that's good for about 30 days... after that you have to buy it. (hence why I keep any software I get in an un.rar'd format once I expand it. I sadly can't use it till I find the reg codes to delete to reinstall the trial or re-install windows. It's actually a very good archiver and works very well, but in the compression format wars they were one of few to defend and maintain their patents on file compression. If you can afford to buy the registered version I would recommend it as it works better than zip for compressing files and transferring over the internet, it also corrupts files less often. Just make sure you get it from their own site. I know it has no spyware and on my system there is zero performance impact from integrating it into the shell. Good luck. Edit... oh yeah... just download it to "try" you get 30 days free after all.
  5. Hey folks, I have been searching but I can't find a topic on this. As I've said in other posts I've been creating color palettes for my design work. These are all based on set scales of HSV values. Unfortunately I noticed when I was building a particular palette I went back to check a color and noticed that after I had placed it the HSV value had changed. Also... when I copied one completed scale and adjusted it's hue to the next step... some of the color's Saturation and Values had altered and even some of the hues themselves did not move by the correct number of steps. Does anyone know how to fix this? I spent all weekend hand building a large palette graphic only to find out the colors keep drifting. As near as I can tell this happens in The Gimp, but not photoshop, so I know it's possible to produce consistent HSV color charts that don't drift. I'd just rather use Paint.net than the bulky Photoshop juggernaut. An example... Plug in 45,80,45 for HSV... fill a blank window... Select another color... then eyedrop on the filled space and you'll see that it has changed to 45,80,44 This is a minor case, but I've seen some pretty big swings by the tune of 1 or 2 points on BOTH S+V sliders after placement. The only one that seems to stay consistent is the HUE value when placing colors. Though as I said all three values go nuts to the point that color scales start banding really bad using the adjustments window if you take a step of more than a few points, and is cumulative if you copy paste copy paste scales more than a few times. I read on another post that this was because of some calculation, but they were discussing the Hue changer for an overall image and not the color sliders themselves. Thanks. Edit: I think I just figured out why this is happening.. Paint.net doesn't actually support HSV (the colors come back completely wrong in some areas of Photoshop) I suppose I'll have to design and code my palettes entirely in RGB then since it seems no program except Photoshop can actually make the HSV to RGB calculation correctly (tried 4 others with same result) Incidentally in my testing it would appear that PDN is picking the lowest value of the RGB's (rounding down) instead of the median as I could still fix each color by in every case I found increasing the R,G, or B, values evenly (to not disrupt the H value) or decreasing them by 2 points on the RGB scale. As a side not would it be possible for the color picker to do a reverse check on a color when the HSV color is set to make sure the RGB re-translates back to that same HSV? Seems like it'd be a pretty simple calculation and then it could just make a quick adjustment of +1 or +2 to it. Either that or someone could build a hardcoded conversion lookup table, but that may be problematic when switching colors frequently as there are 16 million in the entire RGB spectrum.
  6. That works good! thanks for the tip! I'd still like to have a 256 color 16x16 palette in my workspace without having to load other images, but until it gets enough requests I can use this... thanks again.
  7. That works good! thanks for the tip! I'd still like to have a 256 color 16x16 palette in my workspace without having to load other images, but until it gets enough requests I can use this... thanks again.
  8. I love the program, but unfortunately I have to use three other programs to do what I need to do with it. The problem is color palette size. 96 colors is a lot, but much of my work uses 200-250 colors. Is there a plugin or a config file somewhere where I can increase the palette to 16x16? Right now I have to import the images I'm editing into Graphics gale, export and manually convert the palette into pieces, then switch between the pieces in Paint.net... if I edit the colors (which is a pain in Graphics gale comparatively) I have to reverse those procedures to go back to graphics gale. A 16x16 palette would solve this issue and let me do nearly all of my spriting in PDN. Gimp and Photoshop are way overcomplicated for what I do and don't have the magnification my shaky old hands need hehe. I did find another post on this that died rather quickly and wasn't entirely relevant so I refrained from necro-posting it. Besides this may already be an un-announced future upgrade. Also, the new "Web-Smart" palette is 4097 colors (64x64+Blk) So moving to a larger palette would help web developers too. (I think the web safe palette is dead, actually) Anyways, Just wondering. My work requires consistent coloring across hundreds of tiny images and that's hard to do with a small palette.
  9. I love the program, but unfortunately I have to use three other programs to do what I need to do with it. The problem is color palette size. 96 colors is a lot, but much of my work uses 200-250 colors. Is there a plugin or a config file somewhere where I can increase the palette to 16x16? Right now I have to import the images I'm editing into Graphics gale, export and manually convert the palette into pieces, then switch between the pieces in Paint.net... if I edit the colors (which is a pain in Graphics gale comparatively) I have to reverse those procedures to go back to graphics gale. A 16x16 palette would solve this issue and let me do nearly all of my spriting in PDN. Gimp and Photoshop are way overcomplicated for what I do and don't have the magnification my shaky old hands need hehe. I did find another post on this that died rather quickly and wasn't entirely relevant so I refrained from necro-posting it. Besides this may already be an un-announced future upgrade. Also, the new "Web-Smart" palette is 4097 colors (64x64+Blk) So moving to a larger palette would help web developers too. (I think the web safe palette is dead, actually) Anyways, Just wondering. My work requires consistent coloring across hundreds of tiny images and that's hard to do with a small palette.
  10. Hello, I'm new to the forum, but I noticed a lack of any real advanced palette systems so I made my own. This is a palette collection I use when editing images with many possible colors at high resolution. I use the big image as a loaded image palette, and the smaller ones are actually saved as palette files. If you have any questions or require custom toned palettes, let me know. KCPS is just a system I use for designing palettes for all of my art programs. "Kittani's Color Palette System" . It is based off of relative steps between shades and hues. Load these images to get a pixel by pixel full spectrum Full Palette Image Palette Full Grayscale Image Palette All The Below Palettes include a 50% Transparency for the Colors and a Grayscale Red Spectrum Palettes ||| Green Spectrum Palettes ||| Blue Spectrum Palettes ||| Violet Spectrum Palettes ||| The Below 2 Palettes are basic palettes for use in general editing | The attached file is a zip of all the palette text files for the above pictures. KCPS Palettes.zip