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  1. Useless? Maybe, but it could also be the base of a stand-alone slideshow using embedded images.
  2. If you are writing your own png coder then you can do this. If you like to use the build-in png then it will be a little bit more difficult and I'm not sure if it is possible to add custom exif.
  3. Rick describes in his blog some 4.0 enhancements to the color picker. One is that you can pick the color of the image and not just the one of the active layer. This is something I'm really missing because quite often I do not know which of all the layers contains the color and so I'm picking transparent pixels. In the description there is a toolbar button to switch between these two modes. I would prefer to use shift click to get the color of the image. If this shift click pick would be implemented in 3.x already this would be great. No, I will not keep my breath ;-)
  4. I think your request is really special. In your scenario I would generate the PDNs on the commandline from the small files or split them back later. But I guess this is out of topic for the PDN forum, so send me a PM if you like to discuss this.
  5. I would request to get just vertical or horizontal lines. Maybe by allowing the value zero for the sliders or by checkboxes in front of the sliders.
  6. TexMod .tpf files are fixed password protected .zip files xored with a pattern to hide the content. Use opentpf to convert them to .zip files. Because it is a container format I do not expect that someone will write a plugin.
  7. Load is just something like ... internal SPZFileType() : base( "SPZ - Space Pirates And Zombies format", 0 | FileTypeFlags.SupportsLoading , new[] { ".spz" }) { } ... protected override Document OnLoad(Stream input) { PngFileType pngft = new PngFileType(); Document doc = pngft.Load(input); return doc; } Good luck.
  8. Trust me ;-) It is working. To make things easier you are able to add '.spz' to the file extensions in the IV options.
  9. I said if you have an idea about filetype plugins. Means you implemented one already... So for a non programmer choose the other solution using a different application.
  10. No, but Paint.NET is no tool to do mass-editing. Maybe you could use Irfanview which identifies the files by magic values in the files. Or write your own filetype plugin. I guess it would take less than an hour if you have an idea about filetype plugins. You just have to route the file to the build-in png-loader.
  11. No. You may use an image viewer like Irfanview (+ghostscript) to convert the vector format to a bitmap format.
  12. I'm not aware about a tutorial but I guess the effect in your example image is based on dithering and not by adding a grid. Wikipedia Dither is an intentionally applied form of noise used to randomize quantization error, preventing large-scale patterns such as color banding in images. You may have a look to Ed Harveys Dither plugin.
  13. No issue. I would always use a different name in case of a change in the data format. But this just my way of implementing objects.
  14. Sometimes I'm using DaDRoots application to examine the flavours of the Clipboard object or of a Drag&Drop operation. Rick, you wrote in your blog that you like to keep the file format of .pdn files in 4.0. I would like to know if this is also the case for PaintDotNet.MaskedSurface on the clipboard. I would support this format in an other application. BTW: Drag and drop support of the pasted selection to other applications would be usefutll sometimes... As you know the Clipboard and the D&D formats are strongly connected.
  15. Just to say Paint.NET, Irfanview, and XnView show all the same. Most part of the image is transparent. Maybe Photoshop does not respect the transparency? Sometimes later... Based on this assumption I removed the transparency using the AlphaMask plugin. Voila all image data is there.
  16. You may open the .pdn file in Irfanview and choose "Extract all frames..." There you can select the output file type i.e. gif. The first frame is the composite image the others are the individual layers. There is a drawback. Because Irfanview renders the image at load-time to a selectable background color you have to tell during save which color should be transparent in the gif.
  17. There is no simple one to one conversion between RGB and CMYK. And to make things more complex there is no standard fixed CMYK gammut. Also you have to know the absorbency of the paper, the printing conditions and press setups. So programs like photoshop have to add some additional info to the CMYK image. If you are not experienced in this area then you will use some defaults but in this case you may also create a pdf/a using the ImPDF plugin of Paint.NET and select a standard SRGB color profile.
  18. See Popular Feature Requests (expected to be implemented in 4.0).
  19. If you like to edit the images in GIMP use the XCF filetype plugin to preserve the layer structure and some other properties (ImXCF).
  20. Rick, please consider to change this. To force the user to have this calculation in mind is not so intuitive (from my perspective). Especially if the user has to check the current screen resolution maybe depending an the monitor. 1 point should be 1/72 inch in the image.
  21. Font size is given in point. A point is 1/72 inch. So the dpi setting of the image has impact to the pixel size of the text (during the time you are adding the text).
  22. To get the best result you should think about to use a tool which allows a lossless crop operation on jpegs. If you are using an image editor like Paint.NET you will loose some quality.
  23. Paint.NET does not offer this possibility because it is an image editor and not a browser. You may use tools like Irfanview.
  24. What works fine for me is to set zoom to 100% and to use the windows 7 build-in magnifier to zoom the individual pixels on high dpi screens. Because 100% is the maximum detail you are able to get from the image data.
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