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Bob Hawkins

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  1. Eli I thank you for your reply. I achieved what I required, in the interim. I shall look at the plug-in you suggested out of interest, nevertheless.
  2. Further to my earlier topic today, I have created the numerals I need. I am concerned, however, that they come with a white background when I introduce them to markers. Is it possible to have no background to the images, i.e. they appear as numerals, alone? I found the answer at https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how-to-make-the-background-transparent-in-paint-net. I apologise for creating an unnecessary topic.
  3. I wish to have .png images of numerals one to ten available on a website that can be copied into geographic markers. I have filled 42 pixel square images for other, graphic, items. I wonder how to centre the numerals using the text tool? It would help, too, if the one and zero in numeral ten could be brought closer together, slightly, to better fit into a square.
  4. Djisves I thank you for your reply and patient explanation. I understand properly now the meaning in the paragraph. I apologise for my assumption you had not opened and read the link.
  5. Swankyfrank Yes! I was overwhelmed initially by the sheer wall of numbers upon opening the file. But the size was in the very first line as <svg id="svg" version="1.1" width="500" height="500", which I changed, saved and confirmed in Paint.net subsequently. I am totally new to .svg images. Is this what would be called an .xml file? I thank you for your help - something further learnt.
  6. Djisves I copied the .url for the post in question and what displays in my original post is the result. Clicking the title opens the complete post, I accept, in any case, that it is necessary to scroll down the post to what I read at "Known issues": Paint.NET 3.5.11: If you try to 'Save' (not 'Save As') a loaded svg then Paint.NET will not fallback to 'Save As' automatically. The 'Save' dialog opens and shows an error. This is fixed in Paint.NET 4.0. It is not about the sentence you read.
  7. I have had cause to convert some .png files to .svg format. Having done that, I used the SVG Plug-in to view the images in Paint.net. I wish to increase the size of the images, but neither 'Save' nor 'Save As ...' permits me to do it in .svg file format. The link here, however, suggests it should be possible: I am using Paint.net version 4.0.16.
  8. Rick I thank you for taking the time and trouble to explain so fully what I did not know. I trust it will be enlightening to other forum users, too. What a rich source of information are forums in general; I am indebted to them.
  9. midora I thank you for your reply; it is some comfort to know I am not alone. I thought I might carry out the Microsoft .NET Framework update separately. In the event, I found I was taken to the same Microsoft .NET 2015 window that the Paint.NET route, itself, took. The installation completed successfully once more and I was asked to restart my PC. I checked C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64 and C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework but the latest folder was v4.0.30319. Nothing showed in Windows Update either. What to do? It was rather silly to try again but, not knowing what else to do, I did. I was presented with a window this time that contained, "Your installation will not occur. .NET Framework 4.6.1 or a later update is already installed on this computer." I ran the Paint.NET update and it completed successfully.
  10. I was prompted to update to Paint.NET 4.08 today, which required a more recent version of .NET Framework. Proceeding, and after progress bars for the download and installation of .NET Framework v4.6 had completed, I received the message "Installation is complete". I seem to be in some sort of loop, however, because I am asked to install it again: a window 'Set up FrontEnd.exe' followed automatically stating, "This application requires one of the following versions of the .NET Framework - .NET Framework v4.6 - Do you want to install this .NET Framework version now?" Clicking "Yes" takes me to a web page http://dotnetsocial.cloudapp.net/GetDotnet?tfm=.NETFramework,Version=v4.6&processName=SetupFrontEnd.exe&platform=0009&osver=6&isServer=0&shimver=4.0.30319.34209 thatoffers a .exe file, NDP46-KB-3045560-web.exe, to download. I am bemused and concerned.
  11. midora I thank you for your prompt and constructive reply. I have read the posts in your link with interest. I shall try the plugin and report the results.
  12. I posted the following on http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/70591-windows-photo-printing-wizard-differences.html, believing my issue to be caused by Windows. I received one unsatisfactory response. I wonder if a user here can be of more help: I have a desktop and laptop, both running Windows 8, the laptop running Pro. There are differences in the choices for printing sizes and appearance of the image when using each Photo Printing Wizard that I do not remember being a problem previously: 1. Paper size: clicking 'More...' gives me a total of seven different sizes on the desktop, whereas there are more than 50 options on the laptop 2. Image appearance: the image for printing does not fill the rectangle on the desktop, even when I have chosen 10x15cm and the proportions are correct, as can be seen in the attachment. This could be because I do not have the choice of Borderless 10x15cm, perhaps. I use Paint.NET typically, but the situation is the same in Photo Viewer.
  13. Spectre I thank you for your constructive reply. I followed your instructions and, yes, that does work. Certainly, for anyone simply wishing to print an image to a particular size on a A4 sheet, that is a very worthwhile and straightforward solution. My thanks, again.
  14. David I thank you for you prompt reply. I had quite forgotten about plugins since I purchased a new PC last year. I had used them quite a lot on my previous machine. The Printer+ Plugin and Simon Brown, certainly, rings a bell; however I still have not achieved what I want. The only facility I see to resize the image is in Page Setup using 'Margins'. Increasing them so that the image and position is as required does not work: the margins revert to quite something else. So, what must I do to achieve this 8 x 5.98 inches image on my A4 sheet?
  15. I do not understand 'Resize'. I can take a 5 megapixel image of 2592 x 1936 pixels, or 36 x 26.89 inches, and resize it to 8 x 5.98 inches for printing on an A4 sheet. Whether I save the resized image or not, I cannot obtain a printed result that is 8 x 5.98 inches on an A4 sheet. The File>Print...>Print Pictures window simply presents me with options such as 'Full page photo', '13 x 18 cm. (2)', '20 x 25 cm. (1)', etc. Certainly, the Paint.NET ruler informs me the image is resized, but Is 'Resize' a proper title for this facility if it will not print at this size? Am I missing something? What procedure is there to carry out the operation I am attempting?
  16. Latest news: I downloaded software from HP Photosmart Full Feature Software and Drivers and installed it. There was no custom install option. My network was recognised and my printer in Printer Setup but setup would not complete; I had to retry or try later. I connected my laptop to the printer and Printer Setup completed. Now I could scan from HP Solution Center and Paint.Net. When I disconnected the laptop, however, I was back to square one - I was informed the printer was disconnected.
  17. DrewDale and steptoe I thank you for your further replies. I downloaded HP Print and Scan Doctor, which reported 'The full software for your product is not installed on this computer. In order to use all the features of your product, you must install the full software solution.' Downloading ps5510_basicx64_1315.exe from a HP Photosmart Basic Drivers site at http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?cc=uk&lc=en&dlc=en&softwareitem=mp-108878-3 turned out to be just the printer driver, it seems. I have a CD-ROM supplied with my machine, but that is 426MB. I conclude I have little option but to do as DrewDale suggests and download the 215.3MB package that you used. I am reluctant because my previous experience has been that I am continually inundated with HP logs, on-screen nags, and a DocProc issue that led me to use the Acquire facility in Paint.NET facility in the first place. I shall report back.
  18. DrewDale and steptoe I thank you for your replies. I am using a HP C310 Photosmart Premium all-in-one printer. Would the printer need separate drivers for the scanning and printing elements? As I wrote originally, I have no problem printing to the device but 'From Scanner or Camera...' is greyed out, preventing me from scanning. The printer is about six to eight feet from the desktop. I could purchase a usb cable that long, if necessary, but I should prefer to find another solution, if possible. I have found the following website: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=4231206&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=4023238&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=4132#113343 This lists 'HP Photosmart Full Feature Software and Drivers' for Windows 8. However, it is a 215.3MB download and I do not know whether I would have the choice to install the driver(s) alone following the download. Furthermore, should the driver(s) be installed simply to C:\Drivers, or is there a more specific location into which the file(s) should be installed?
  19. I have recently purchased a new desktop PC with Windows 8. I have both this and my previous desktop side by side and in operation. My HP printer is connected wirelessly to both. My new desktop sees the printer in Paint.NET and allows me to print to it, yet 'From Scanner or Camera...' is greyed out. My previous desktop immediately takes me to a 'Select Device' window. I should appreciate users' assistance.
  20. HyReZ, Many thanks; that works. Pyrochild, Using Hue and Saturation sliders as I am doing affects both infill and outline.
  21. Pyrochild, Many thanks; I was mistakenly using the Recolor tool!
  22. I produce one outlined and filled alphabet letter per A4 page to create a sign for a shop window, changing the colours every three months. I use Outline Object for the outline. Is there a method by which the outline colour of a previous letter can be changed or must I recreate the letter if I require a different outline colour?
  23. I produce one outlined and filled alphabet letter per A4 page to create a sign for a shop window, changing the colours every three months. How do I determine the infill colour of a previously-produced letter?
  24. Rick, I was simply trying to understand the process. I guess I used to use Resize, thinking that was what I had to do to print on to 15 x 10 cms photo paper, before I discovered that using File>Print did it automatically. If, by using Resize, the Resolution remains the same and I cannot alter that without the size being altered, I guess that means a coarser result on a small sheet of photo paper. But why does using the File>Print facility not result in the same coarser image?
  25. Paint.NET informs me that my photographic images are 2592 x 1944 pixels with a 72 pixels/inch (28.35 pixels/cm) resolution measuring 36 x 27 inches (91.44 x 68.58 cm). Why is it that printed copies at 15 x 10 centimetres using the File>Print facility directly in Paint.NET are far superior to those using Image>Resize before printing (without saving the resized image)? Is there any means by which I can intervene to resize the image myself without losing the original quality?
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