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  1. 27+ feet! - how big is your house?😄 Here we have both 'Acres' (the area a man and oxen can reasonably plough in a day) and Hectares (derived from the metre - but non S.I.), yet the media insists on measuring area using 'football pitches'?🙃
  2. English only please! Liquify is good for this type of distortion.
  3. I've been playing with dragons and fire again. 😊 Clickable
  4. False news - perhaps due to Martin's poor comprehension of the English language? ("red" - read, "sheeps" - the mass noun is sheep 😉 ) Companies will no longer be prosecuted for using British standard units. Nothing to do with removing S.I. units .BBC version It was ridiculous that pints of beer could not be sold in pint glasses and that grocers could go to jail for selling a pound of bananas. All due to orders from the evil empire (E.U.). The E.U. must be a terrible place now judging by the number of migrants trying to escape across the English channel.☚ī¸ I would have thought the death of Sir Clive Sinclair would have been a more relevant subject for someone claiming to have advanced programming skills? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58587521
  5. Perhaps you have the selection mode set to 'Subtract' ? https://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/SelectionTools.html
  6. The Icon needs to be 16 by 16 .png (NOT an icon filetype). Right-click on the icon and select 'open with'... then navigate to your copy of Pdn. Then it should open up Pdn for editing. Do you have EER's VS Plugin Template Pdf ? ... slightly out of date now (2013) but still very useful, slightly more detailed than the instructions in that thread. The instructions for adding and embedding .sample images in the Plugin Browser thread are useful too. Perhaps @E.E.R. has a more up to date copy of the .Pdf he could share with you? ( I would share my copy but would need Scott's permission). Switching from codelab to Visual studio is not easy!!! - The simplest errors are daunting when you start (still are for me sometimes!). You're doing well - good luck. //Try this: public YourEffectPlugin()// whatever you've called your effect // : base(StaticName, StaticImage, SubmenuNames.Render, EffectFlags.Configurable)- this is the old code! : base(StaticName, StaticIcon, SubmenuNames.Render, new PaintDotNet.Effects.EffectOptions() { Flags = EffectFlags.Configurable })//This is the new code. Use whichever SubmenuNames category is appropriate { }
  7. Hello Bannerman100, welcome to the forum! 1. Quantization algorithm: A paint.NET (Pdn) image is 32 bit, 24 of those bits are used for colour, this means 2 to the power of 24 colours = 256 * 256 * 256 = 16777216 possible colours! (and 256 levels of opacity{0 to 255}). Now the Gif file type can only save in 8 bit (or 2 to the power of 8 = 256 possible colours {255 if transparency is used, I assume}), so there needs to be some way of deciding which gif colour is used to represent a Pdn colour. The choice is is 'Octree' or 'Median' cut = Octree seems to give better results and is set as the default. 2. Dithering level: Now if a Pdn colour is nearly halfway between the two possible Gif colours what do you want to do? As an extreme example imagine you want to save a mid-grey colour in a black OR white format! - all black or all white?... or you could randomly apportion pixel colour to be black or white, which from distance would look grey. Think how shading is done on an old engraving. Compressing a 24bit image to an 8bit image uses the same idea to make colours appear more accurate. For a circuit diagram I would think zero dithering would suit you - unless it gives false colours for resistor values or other colour coding? 3. Transparency threshold: Pdn has 256 levels of opacity/transparency but Gif only has two - fully opaque or fully transparent. So at what point do you want semi transparent pixels to be represented as opaques ones? I suggest using the default value of 128 and look at the preview image - are any important bits lost? - serifs of letters or other details. If so reduce the threshold. I'm no expert on file types, so hope I haven't misled you... I'm sure to be corrected if I have! The concepts are actually simple but the terminology can get in the way sometimes... Just click 'Default' and save!😁 @Midora just explained all that in a greatly compressed format! 😉
  8. Happy birthday! 🍰 😉
  9. Hi Rick, The Scribble plugin is in my pack. https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/117826-red-ochre-plugin-pack-101/ Many thanks Edit by Rick: I have shimmed this so that it works. No plugin update will be required.
  10. 8th of June or 6th of August? ... anyway have a great day whenever it is/was 🙂🍰
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