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There has been a lot of discussion here about how Save As works, along with complaints about the image being flattened when it is saved to a JPG or PNG.


At the outset, let me say that I agree with the way Save As works because it is consistent with other software.


The real problem is that PDN does not have the equivalent of Photoshop's Save for Web (SFW) feature, also available in the much less expensive Photoshop Elements product. SFW is, in effect, an alternate save mechanism designed to save flat files without disturbing a multi-layer native file (PSD for Photoshop, PDN for Paint.Net). It exists to support Web developers (hence the name) and that is exactly why and how I use it.


Adobe's SFW provides the following:

  • Choice of flat image format (PNG, JPG, GIF, etc.).
  • Image quality (compression ratio)
  • Resizing (simple entry of size, nothing fancy)
  • Automatic flattening without affecting original
  • Preview
  • Requests file name for flat file


The presence of such a feature in PDN would eliminate most of the Save As and Export As complaints I have seen here.

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There are plugins for Webp and RIOT. Are those any use?

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