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  1. Microsoft won't let you have actual window borders anymore, but I noticed your windows don't have "shadows" like mine do in Windows 10. There's a well-hidden setting in Windows 10 that might help the visibility: Control Panel > System > Advanced System Settings (link on left side) > Performance "Settings" button > Checkbox for "Show shadows under windows".
  2. I've used this image stitcher very successfully to join together Google Maps images: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/product/computational-photography-applications/image-composite-editor/
  3. There's a Linux program which could fairly be described as a clone of Paint.net: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinta_%28software%29.
  4. I've created/edited many electrical schematics using mostly the Rectangle tool to draw wires: just about any combination of two colors, scads of fill patterns, bordered or borderless, any width. No plugin needed. It's usually necessary to zoom in and clean up the intersections/direction changes. Easy and fun!
  5. What you ask is impossible. When you select and save a part of an image, all PDN can do is save the pixels you have selected. There is NO way to also save the "what zoomlevel Drawflies likes to see these pixels displayed at" information along with the pixels.
  6. Digital images do not have a physical size, regardless of what any attributes of the image may suggest, so the term "actual size" is really quite meaningless. Also, the Windows image printing facility which Paint.net uses is very limited and simply does not have the ability to print images at arbitrary sizes. There may be further limitations imposed by your printer.
  7. People who wander around the Internet without using an adblocker really make me wonder; just like I would if I saw someone out my window wandering around and shivering in the cold rain without coat or umbrella.
  8. Keep in mind that if you have an X by Y sized image, and reduce it to an X/2 by Y/2 image, you are discarding 75% of the image information. One would expect a little fuzziness to be the result. Don't you have these drawings available in some CAD drawing format? I think the associated CAD software scales them down using completely different methods.
  9. It doesn't seem like the operation of PDN would just change all by itself. You should investigate what's going on with the rest of your computer. For instance, some program or Windows service doing some heavy work in the background, or perhaps a hardware glitch creating an "interrupt storm" could be causing the symptoms you describe. The Windows Task Manager will give you lots of information about that kind of stuff.
  10. Using "View Image" in Firefox, there is NO white background. Nevertheless, the image filename has a ".jpg" ending when I "View Image Info".
  11. Might you be just a little more specific about what you are doing when the lag/freeze occurs? You know, stuff like size of image(s) you're working on, number of layers, etc.? How much memory is being used by paint.net vs. memory available and in use by other processes (Task Manager tells All!)? There are rather regular posts about those rogue websites on this forum, but I can't say I've ever seen one. Perhaps because all my browsers are equipped with comprehensive ad- and malware-blockers.
  12. No one needs to install Firefox to get the superior browsing experience that AdblockPlus affords. Internet Explorer 9 (a fine browser, IMO) has a feature called Tracking Protection Lists, and there is a TPL created by the author of EasyList, one of the main subscription lists written for AdblockPlus. With that installed, the PDN homepage is ad-free, and, at least with the sort of websites I frequent, there is very little difference between pages viewed with IE9 or with Firefox with AdblockPlus installed.
  13. Strange indeed. Do you have your Search facility set to ignore "hidden" files? I ask because your search for "paint.net" should also have turned up the paint.net folder in your appdata\local user profile folder. I believe Acronis will allow you to mount your backup images, so you can see if the paint.net shortcut has indeed been copied to your backup. If you are not in fact "imaging" your c: partition, but using a file-based backup, perhaps Acronis is using the Archive bit/file attribute and paint.net is creating the shortcut with the bit not set? Do you have anything auto-running at bootup
  14. The items in the Start Menu All Programs list are the names of .lnk files (aka shortcuts) located in either the all-users start menu folder (c:\programdata\microsoft\windows\start menu\programs\ usually) or your user-specific start menu folder (c:\users\<yourusername>\appdata\roaming\microsoft\windows\start menu\programs\ usually). Evidently you are losing this file somewhere in your backup/restore procedure. As far as I can tell, by default Paint.net creates a shortcut in the all-users start menu when installed, removes it when uninstalled, and does not mess with it otherwise. Ther
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