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  1. I am fine with the 32 bit filters. TBH, there probably is probably not much difference, and I am happy to be working. If you like I can work with you to test, if needed. I added a follow to this topic. I did check my add/remove programs and it appears that not only do I have the 2012, but I also have the 2005, 2008, 2010, 2013 and 2015-2019 (64bit) redistributables installed.
  2. OK, I figured it out...there was a 64bit version of the NIK in there and it was picking those up, when I had search subdirectories. I had to point to the prior 32 bit folder, or delete the 64 bit ones and they work now (I guess the 32 bit ones)....in case anyone else runs into this.
  3. OK, so just reinstalled Paint.net 4.2.15, and uninstalled and reinstalled NIK collection...still same error. Argh! Only thing I can think is a new Windows 10 build and the plugin are colliding? I am at 10.0.19041 Build of Windows 10. Anyone else have these, and can check their system and see if all is working or not? I am using: nikcollection-full-1.2.11.exe
  4. The filters work independently, without issue, but I reinstalled anyway, and still no luck. I've been using these filters in Paint.Net for years. Any other thoughts? Did a Paint.net update just release by chance? Just in case it is related...are we able to roll back, if so?
  5. That's odd, my NIK filters just stopped working as well? Topaz still works fine.
  6. Was there ever a way to do this since 2015? I found that opening an ABR file which puts each brush on a layer...would be nice to have them all off, so I could turn on one by one and use as needed.
  7. There was an old (2006) thread here, and I was not sure the proper etiquette to resurrect it, or to make new. Sorry, if I chose poorly This is about creating a log of actions in a standard format into a log of some type, that someone can see what was done on an image. Since the formats are endless, I made two examples. One just a text log, that would be more for easy readability, but does not lend to future use. The other, XML style, which could then be processed perhaps in the future. The idea would be that things would be save to the log, once performed (similar to saving an undo) in order....which "could" be removed in order if undone. The XML format could, of course, have a style-sheet to make it readable for the general user. Standard format could be published with requirements, so that plugin makers could write to it based on a predefined format once the user presses "OK" on a dialog or such, and add a line (as in format 1, line 2) or a section (as in XML example of effect-render-bars, commented in that example). Basically, was wondering if this was under consideration, or could be. I saw a lot of threads on logging history, saving undo history, etc., and I understand the problems of saving undo history based on that, so I am not going there! I know this is a big feature, and would mean adding logging to existing plugins and existing code, but never hurts to ask! Anyway, just a thought, that could address the question of "what did I do on that image to get that look/style?" Reason I ask is that I am asking myself that same question, and the brain cells are not what they used to be. Examples: Format 1: 1: Tool - Shapes/ Outline / Rectangle / BW:2 / Solid / Solid Color - 236x226 2: Effects - Renders - Bars / Bottom / Width:2 / Primary:50 / Secondary:50 / Trans: 255 / Fit:0 / Invert:0 3: New Layer 4: Move Layer Down - Layer 2 5: Image - Canvas Size - Absolute / Maintain:0 / PixelW:800 / PixelH:600 / PixelRes:96 / PrintW:8.33 / PrintH:6.25 / Anchor:Left Format 2: <Log> <image> <SaveAs> <name>Imagename.pdn</name> </SaveAs> <tool> <shapes> <type>Rectangle</type> <mode>Outline</mode> <brushwidth>2</brushwidth> <style>solid</style> <fill>Solid Color</fill> <xwidth>236</xwidth> <ywidth>226</ywidth> </shapes> </tool> <!--Plugin could add this section to the log--> <effect> <render> <bars> <edge>bottom</edge> <width>2</width> <prim_length>50</prim_length> <sec_length>50</sec_length> <trans>255</trans> <fit>0</fit> <invert>0</invert> </bars> </render> </effect> <!--End Plugin section--> <SaveAs> <name>Imagename.pdn</name> </SaveAs> </image> </log>
  8. I saw this in the feature requests list: Layer "folders", or the ability to organize layers in a hierarchy -- I want this too, and it depends on some major plumbing work being done. This would be a 4.x feature. No ETA.
  9. Found this on the web via google just now from 2012 (link). Tried it and it gets more random results, but less option to move the center... drag across edge of picture a small area fill with noise drag that area across the picture to make random lines Rect to Polar using plugin White/Trans gradient on another layer from middle duplicate layer as needed See below Stop at #3 for zoom lines. These two solution should work for me, thanks for the help!
  10. OK, I got that, thanks! The bottom is the Ratio, and that can thin the lines, and use the top for the rotation angle. When I was doing those before, I was dialing both, and my screen update was giving me odd results. I've updated PDN since that, and it works better. That'll work for the one!
  11. OK, I must be missing a setting, cause I couldn't get the lines thin like that when using only 25. I must be missing something. Back in a few after I re-attempt!
  12. Yea, I did try that one, but it did not allow control of the thickness of the lines. You could only get thinner lines by adding more lines, or the ratio setting, which made them uneven. Thanks for the idea though!
  13. I am wondering if there is a plugin or a good method for creating speed lines or zoom lines, as would be seen in a comic. This is an extension for Photoshop that has a good description of what I was looking for. https://www.behance.net/gallery/30884153/Comic-Effect-Kit-(Photoshop-Add-ons) Thanks!
  14. In Photoshop supposedly (as I dont use/own it) there is an option to remove fringe pixels that may either be black or white when pasting a PNG onto a background. Is there a similar operation or plugin feature available in Paint.Net? Here is a snapshot of a good example of the operation, from another forum I am part of:
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