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  1. Great work on the plugin, just what I was looking for! Seems like webp is growing in popularity... If you put your bitcoin address up I'll be happy to send a tip for the work. (www.autofwd.com/bitcoin is a good place to grab a wallet if you haven't set one up before)
  2. Superb, thanks for the excellent plugin. Wish Paint.NET would have a plugin store where you just tick which ones you want to downoad/buy as this would be a no-brainer for many web artists. (Thinking eclipse like..) anyhow, excellent plugin and will give it a try now.
  3. Nice effect! I've been doing this by hand for far too long and your plugin looks like it will give much better results.. Thank you and keep up the great plugins!
  4. Have been thinking about paint.net needed one of these!! Absolutely perfect, great work!
  5. Yes, you're both right. The main distinction is that the stamp tool copies all the pixels so whilst the interior of the stamp is solid, the edges normally leave a visible join which needs to be blended in. Sometime's it's not even feasible to use the stamp tool, skin is a perfect material that causes me time to get looking right via the stamp tool fo instance as the gradient on the skin is rarely constant. The content-aware resizing is new to me and just watched that siggraph 07 presentation and totally blown away by it! Wow, simply amazing and will take a closer look at that... thanks for introducing me to it. Do you know if anyone has brought it to Paint.NET yet (or plans to)? It's different technique (I wish mine was a advanced as that) but this selection obscuring only effects the pixels in your selected area without readjusting the entire image. The first example is more to show how it's working and yes in large selections it will leave a blurry area on the selection that's been erased, the plugin comes into its own on smaller quick touch ups like in the second set of examples. For instance removing a corporate logo from an image (I have to do this with my company marketting images regularly) it will quickly remove them leaving a pattern the eye normally will skim over and not notice. License plates and the likes work well too now that you can select non-rectangular regions. I'd expect anyone who is doing portrait photos and wants to remove dust from the lens or spots/freckles/moles/left over food/extra limbs/etc.. may like to try this. Just draw around the mole (being sure the edges do not touch any of the pixels of the mole iteself) and press the selection obscurer plugin and it vanishes... not saying moles should be removed from photos before I offend anyone.
  6. Just updated the 'Selection Obscurer' plugin to now support the lasso selections which gives it flexibility to remove any shaped items from a photo. Also moved the plugin to the 'Selection' menu to match the other plugins. SelectionObscureV13.zip
  7. Excellent work on the plugin! That's going into my favourites now.
  8. CameraTrouserFlareV3.zipCameraTrouserFlareV3.zip
  9. Sounds a fine idea so here we go.. Trouser Flare V3 and now contains a horizontal line in the blue flare bit... Would love to see anything you use it in too, or any suggestions on what else it needs.
  10. Bring back the 90's with lens flares everywhere... ok perhaps not, but if you want to brighten a picture feel free to use my little plugin (thanks goes to the Codelab guys again in making this so easy). Download Plugin: CameraTrouserFlareV3.zip Preview: You may also like to take a peek at my selection obscurer plugin too, I find these two kind of handy in tidying up images.
  11. Here's another very simple but somewhat handy plugin. I've coined it 'Alpha Contrast', it can really help get a good sharp edges after gaussian blurring something with alpha in. (Thanks again to CodeLab for making this trivial) What it does is a value of 100% leaves the picture untouched. A value of 0% will make everything have 50% transparency. A value of 100% will leave the alpha in the picture untouched. A value of 200% will make any source alpha at 50% remain at 50%, src alpha at 25% will become 0% and src alpha at 75% will become 100% opaque. etc.. The equation is New_Alpha = ( Original_Alpha - 0.5 ) * Percentage_To_Apply + 0.5 Here's a few steps of it in action... Attached is a zip will all the plugins so far. StusPlugins.zip
  12. RGB remapper Download here RGB_Remap4.zip This was done to help test tinting for fullscreen effects in movies and games. It will add the menu option to Effects/Colour/RGB_Remapper. Effectively it runs the RGB value through a matrix to remap to other colours so you can convert your Red's to say Yellow but leave Green and Blue channels uneffected. The alpha channel is untouched. Details To use the orthogonal matrix just set the Red value to Red, Green value to Green and Blue value to Blue... this should produce exactly the same image that you see to begin with. From there you can start tweaking the colours to remap the RGB channels to other colours. Very handy for swapping the Blue and Red channels around for instance but equally very helpful for matching skin tones from different lighting conditions or media. There is a normalize option enabled by default (check box), disabling this means you'll get a non-normalized matrix so you can do things which aren't technically accurate but give good effects like replace the red and blue channels with say dark grey so you'll only have shades of grey and green in your image (used heavily in films like Matrix).
  13. iPhone TabBar Icon Maker Download here iPhoneTabbarIconMaker.zip Details For any iPhone app makers out there you may have found making icons a bit tricky with Paint.NET. The magic is you need to use only the alpha channel, as the RGB is discarded by the iPhone and save the image as a 32bit PNG. This plugin will sample the luminosity of your image (RGB value) and convert it into a greyscale (or you can author it in greyscale if you'd prefer). It will then set the greyscale into the alpha channel and set a user selected RGB value so you can visually see the icon in editors. Transparent areas will be transparent on the iPhone (i.e. showing the tab bar). Opaque areas will show up as light colours. Icons need to be about 20 pixels high and no larger than say 40 pixels wide. This plugin will install itself into the Effects/Advanced menu item of Paint.NET Here's an image of it in action (using an image that is much larger than 20 pixels high so would need to be downsampled). Cheers, Stu
  14. Here's a Vignette plugin I've made using CodeLab's C# tool. Vignette1.zip Details To use this you need to create a new layer and select the effect on this newly opened layer (top most). It will generate a smooth shaded border as seen in shows like TopGear and other motorsports. Also excellent to bring the viewer into the center of the picture/give the feeling of claustrophobia The effect is added to the Effects/Artistic menu option. Here's a picture of it in action. Stuart Radforth
  15. (As requested, all plugins contained in this post are now in this one zip file!) Download all plugins and source code in StusPluginsWithSource.zip below Contains - Selection Obscurer - Advanced Rotate - Alpha Contrast - iPhone Icon maker - RGB Remapper -Vignette1 Selection Obscurer: Given a rectangular selection, this plugin will use the borders of that selection to fill the contents to allow you to delete the contents and replace it with appropriate pixels. This is helpful in removing items from images so the eye doesn't notice an obvious seem. There is an option for an interesting center which applies some pattern internally so it's not just a simple blend. You can also tweak the sharpness of the blend, the sharper the value the more the edges match correctly but may see visible artifacts in the center, the blurrier means a smoother center but may highlight disjoints around the edges. Advanced Rotate: This plugin does rotation on the selected area. A great advantage is this rotation plugin operates around the center of your selection as compared to Paint.NET's rotation plugin which always uses the center of your whole image. The main purpose is what to do with the unauthored areas of the rotation.... I.e. you can select to mirror the image, clamp it, use the default colour, leave it as untouched, and repeat. Mirroring is probably the most useful for general photo tidying as it fills the area with appropriate pixels as you can see below... It is also possible to turn on/off the bilinear interpolation should it get in the way or you want a faster update on larger pictures Here's a picture of it in action. Alpha Contrast: Vignette: RGB Remapper: RGB Intensity to Alpha(iPhone icon maker): StusPluginsWithSource.zip
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