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  1. Thanks for all the replies, I tried some of them but there was always some drawbacks: The Color Balance plugin works well, but it is not really reversible, if you want to fine tune the color you have to revert it or have a saved file before changing the color. Moreover with 5 layers is a pain to apply it to all layers every time. The manual color correction has the same drawbacks of the color balance The Alpha Mask works too, but it has the same drawbacks, if I want to change the color, I have to repeat all the process, and with five layers is quite annoying. I don't want to remove the shadows, I want the semi transparent colors to be colored but the complete transparent background to stay transparent. At the end I used the same technique described in the other post, I created a colored layer for each layer in the image, then I merged all the colored layers in one layer. Now I can easily change the color and see immediately the result and the best part is that the five original layers haven't been modified. Still, if I change something in these five layers, I have to recreate the colored layer, what is quite annoying.
  2. Is there a way to make an overlay ignore the complete transparent pixels and apply only to visible and partial visible pixels? Here an example: I have two clouds with some transparencies and a transparent background, I would like to apply a colored overlay but only on the effective visible pixels and keep the transparent background transparent. (I added also the zipped .pdn file) This is the closed example that I have found: But in the reality I have 5 layers with complex, overlapping images with semi transparent parts and therefore I can't create a cut-off colored overlay as in the example above. Overlay-Transparency.zip
  3. @HyReZ, I don't want to be rude but you aren't saying anything new, any Windows user knows about the "open with" feature and the "choose another app" option, this isn't any advanced feature. As well as any Windows user knows how to change the default application in the settings. You are just telling that water is wet, many thanks, I'm quite sure that everybody here knows that water is wet. This topic was about an advanced feature of Windows, which allows to set a default application as editor of a file type, something that you didn't know, as well as you didn't know that this feature can't be configured in the Windows settings. To change this setting either you know how to add this information in the Windows registry or you need an external application to do it, like the Default Program Editor, of which you didn't know. You know, I find really funny that you post a link for a tutorial on how to use the Default Program Editor, when already in my first post I said that I'm using that application and a few posts later I posted also a screen shot of the application. Seriously, do you read the posts? Or you are just trolling the forum?
  4. Well, we are all different, because I use only one application to edit images, I don't want to search it every time, above all when Windows has already the option to set one application as the default editor. I'm not try to reinvent the wheel, the wheel is already here and I'm asking why sometimes it stops working. I like to use the bicycle and I prefer to use the bicycle, if you like to walk and prefer to walk it's also fine, but don't expect that everybody like to do what you like, when somebody ask, why the bicycle doesn't work, it's not very useful replying with "you can walk, because I walk".
  5. This is interesting, Paint.Net updates automatically periodically, but I can't remember these settings in the installer, anyway I have to admit that I don't read it anymore, I just click "next", "next" and "finish". Are these options available in the standard installation or in the custom installation? Is there a custom installation? It is also my opinion, the issue is that PDN and Windows don't update at the same time, so when Windows reset these entries in the registry, either I have to wait for an update of PDN, although I don't remember these options in the installer, or I have to reset these values in the registry with the help of the Default Program Editor.
  6. Because I'm an advanced user, here you can see the difference between "open" an image file and "edit" and image file.
  7. You can only change the default application that is used to open it when you double click the file icon, this isn't the same application used when you choose the "Edit" option in the context menu.
  8. In Windows you can only change the default application to open a certain type of file, what I'm talking about is the application to edit it, if you right click on any file you get a context menu with a list of options, and there is also the "edit" option. You can't change the defined application in the "edit" option within Windows.
  9. Maybe I'm an advanced user, but I prefer to have two different applications to view and to edit an image, because I find really comfortable to view images in Windows Photo Viewer, because many reasons, smaller application, faster loading, automatically switching to the next image in the same folder, images are read only (no unintentional edits) and a few more. When I want to edit an image, I use the context menu and choose the "Edit" option, so I don't have to start Paint.Net and open the file or drag and drop the file in the UI. Now, while it is possible in Windows to change the default application to open a file type, there isn't a way to change the default editor of a file type. Effectively I have to use an external application (Default Program Editor) to set Paint.Net as default editor for the image files. Now it seems something that you have to do it only once, but in the reality, for some unknown reasons it happens around once in a year that these settings are reset to some default values, maybe when Windows install a major version? Anyway, I have always estimated notepad++, which has a section in the settings to set it as default application for many file extensions, at the end it is just a little change in the registry. I always wondered why Paint.Net doesn't have a similar option in the application settings, it would be a nice user-friendly feature. If I'm not wrong in Windows the default editor for image files is MS Paint, and Paint.Net was born as replacement of MS Paint, why don't take this step also in the Windows registry?
  10. Nice plugin but alas it seems to be abandoned but still working. I was using it until a faced a problem, which maybe other users could face. I wanted to created a curved text but I needed a very high resolution image (7000x7000 px) because it had to be printed on a poster DIN A0. Actually the plugin has some limitations for the font size (288) and for the radius (1000 px) what make the plugin practically useless for high resolution images. But the limitations are only in the plugin UI, and the good new is that there is a work around, but it requires a little bit of dll hacking. First I found this post on stackoverflow how to modify a .Net executable (exe), but the same technique can be used also for a .Net library (dll): https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2742583/modify-emdeded-string-in-c-sharp-compiled-exe Using CMD.exe → call "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v8.0A\bin\NETFX 4.0 Tools\ildasm.exe" CircleText.dll Using Notepad++ → Find and replace the limitations in the CircleText.il file. The values are stored as hexadecimal 288=0x120 and 1000=0x3e8, for example with 600=0x258 and 4000=0xFa0 IL_0047: ldc.i4.s 12 IL_0049: ldc.i4.8 IL_004a: ldc.i4 0x258 IL_004f: newobj instance void [PaintDotNet.Base]PaintDotNet.PropertySystem.Int32Property::.ctor(object, int32, int32, int32) Using CMD.exe → call "C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\ilasm.exe" CircleText.il /resource:CircleText.res /dll The new recompiled dll will have the new limits for font size and radius. Enjoy creating curved texts in very high resolution. Note: I don't attach any dll to avoid any problem of malware/spyware. The process is quite simple and everybody can do it in less than 5 minutes.
  11. Thanks, but this is again an example how to change color from a light color. Those techniques give bad results, when you want to change from a dark color to a light color, like from a dark brown to light blue. Is there a tutorial how to change color from dark to light?
  12. I know that you can change colors of a picture with the color adjust or with the overlayer effect, but those techniques work well with light colors, but with dark colors the result is always bad. There is a nice video how to do it with photoshop (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jhYDiT15Ps), but I couldn't find anything similar for paint.net. Is there a tutorial how to do it in paint.net? For example from dark hair to blonde hair, or from dark brown eyes to light blue eyes?
  13. It would be useful to export a pdn file to another format, this means the generated file is of the exported type but the format in paint.net doesn't change. For example you have a picture with more layers and you want to export to png format different combinations of the layers: one with layers 1,2 and 3, another with layers 1,2 and 4, and a third one with layers 1,2,3 and 5. Now after every save in png format you have to reload the picture in pdn format to save the next one. An export function would be more user friendly, because it doesn't force the user to reload the pdn file of the picture after each save in another format.
  14. Half year ago I switched to chocolatey to install and maintain up to date (almost) all the installed software on my laptop. There is also a package for paint.net, but alas the it is broken, outdated and abandoned. It would be nice, if paint.net would claim the ownership of the chocolatey package and maintain it. I can already hear the opposers saying that paint.net has its own auto update mechanism, but there is a big difference between chocolatey and the paint.net auto update mechanism: Chocolatey would update paint.net automatically when I don't use it, so the next time that I need it, it is already updated. Instead the auto update mechanism of paint.net kicks in exactly when you don't want it, namely when you start paint.net. Because, when you start an application, it is because you need and want to use that application right now and you don't want to wait to download the installer of the new version, then install the new version, then maybe restart the computer too and after 20 minutes eventually you can use it. This is exactly what you don't want. I love programs that update themselves automatically, because I don't have time to waste in front of a downloader and installer screen, it is a very tedious and simple process, which can be automatized and executed when you don't need the computer, for example during the night. And I'm not the only one of this opinion, because the chocolatey package of paint.net has already been installed 70,000 times, which means that there are about 70,000 other people of mine opinion, and if the package will be fixed even more.
  15. So the PN will stay a desktop application. Moreover W8 apps aren't written in .net, MS has dumped also .net, now there is only C# with WinRT. And I think PN is WinForm and not XAML. What ever, it seems that PN is traveling on a dead track. Wouldn't it better to start a new paint.winrt?