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What's this?

This effect was a bonus in the bottom list of my pack of plugins. Now with the Russian version (thank you @ReMake) it is time to have its own post.


This effect compare the colors of the canvas with the primary (PC) and the secondary (SC) colors. Based on the ratio of the gap the color will be replace either by PC, SC or unchanged. It could be useful to reduce the weight of the image (less colors) and to turn the image in bicolored picture. Just a tool for fun.


Download it!

Plugin ExpandColor.dll

ar.png Here is the DLL 


The MadJik's All plugins package is available! 



How to install



Classic version of

Unzip and (re)place the DLL in your Effect folder usually: C:/Program Files/Paint.NET/Effects


Microsoft Store version of

Unzip and (re)place the DLL in your Effect folder usually: /My Documents/ App Files/Effects/

You have to adapt for your language My Documents



The User interface

This plugin is added to the menu Effects, submenu Color.




Tolerance mini/maxi

Range between the source color must be to be replace.


Check with primary/secondary color

The source color is compared with PC, SC or both depending on these checkboxes.


Invert changed colors

The colors of replacement are PC and SC inverted.


Apply on Color channel

Unchecked color channel is preversed from any change.



The Examples:


Before (photo from my own stock)











Voilà! Enjoy!


Let me see what you could do with it!

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6 hours ago, Eli said:

Is it the Hazebrouck church?

Nop, It's Mariestad in Sweden, winter 1998 or so. I was there for my job when I was working near Hazebrouck.

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