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DICOM FileType plugin

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Here's a simple file type plugin for loading DICOM images in Paint.NET.

The plugin uses the Evil DICOM library (

Just unzip the file and copy the files to C:\Program Files\\FileTypes.


Download the file type plugin here:


Please let me know if you have problems loading a DICOM file.

Edited by Rapido

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is this PlugIn still working? Added this PlugIn to - and I'm now able to choose .dcm files inside, but they won't open and throw an "eof" error message:


Application version: v4.1.3

System.IO.EndOfStreamException: Über das Ende des Datenstroms hinaus kann nicht gelesen werden.
   bei System.IO.__Error.EndOfFile()
   bei System.IO.BinaryReader.FillBuffer(Int32 numBytes)
   bei System.IO.BinaryReader.ReadUInt16()
   bei DicomFileType.DicomLib.get_ImageData()
   bei DicomFileType.DicomFileType.OnLoad(Stream input)
   bei PaintDotNet.FileType.Load(Stream input) in D:\src\pdn\src\Data\FileType.cs:Zeile 496.
   bei PaintDotNet.Functional.Func.Eval[T1,TRet](Func`2 f, T1 arg1) in D:\src\pdn\src\Base\Functional\Func.cs:Zeile 158.

The german part means: "It cannot be read over the end of the data stream input".
I know that the image is not broken, since online tools can convert it (but make a bad quality).
Here is an example file (it was over 0.25MB). PW is dicom . Could someone help?

Thanks - and sawrry for this "ingrish" ;)

Edited by Furi

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You are correct, this plugin can not open your file.


However, I was able to open your file with IrfanView.

So, open the file with IrfanView, and from IrfanView save it as a PNG file.  Then open the PNG file with

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