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No automatic antialiasing?

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In other graphics apps, I could paste an image into a new layer, select and delete the background around it, and the app automatically antialiased its edges to the layer(s) beneath it:

 

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When I do this with Paint.net, it doesn't AA the edges:

 

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I must then run the Eraser tool along all the edges to AA them. This takes a lot of extra time (mostly to avoid erasing more of the image than I want to).

 

Was this intentional? Is there any way to make PN AA such cuts automatically? I can't be the only PN user who wants this. Thanks!

 

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Also, if you post something here and forget to click the "Notify me of replies" button, is there a way to turn notification on afterward? Most forums have a button for this, but I don't see one here. (Fortunately, I can click it before I save this post...)

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3 minutes ago, anderpainter said:

When I do this with Paint.net, it doesn't AA the edges:

Are you sure you have antialiased selections enabled?

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https://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/SelectionTools.html#21

 

2 minutes ago, anderpainter said:

is there a way to turn notification on afterward?

There's a Follow button at the top of the page.

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2 hours ago, toe_head2001 said:

Are you sure you have antialiased selections enabled?

SelectionAliasingSplitbutton.png

 

Yup, it's enabled.

 

Actually, when you make a selection—let's say, with the Lasso tool—then delete it, PN does antialias to a small extent:

 

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But the eraser tool really antialiases:

 

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I can make very accurate selections using the Magic Wand, Lasso and other tools, but they leave such sharp edges, they're not very useful this way. It'd be awesome if they could have the same AA quality as the Eraser. Or am I overlooking some logical reason that they don't? Couldn't it at least be an option?

Edited by anderpainter

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Because other Apps do, what YOU want automatically, that doesn't means that this is a good idea. What, if someone NOT want antialised edges? I prefer applications, that doesn't do to much automatically. I want to decide.

 

Beside AA's Assistant Tweak Transparency V2 is my favorite choice to soften the edges.

 

Check your Profile and the Notification Settings.

 

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The Magic Wand tool doesn't do feathering (the selections it creates are always "pixelated"). It's a limitation that goes to the very bone of complexity, performance, and even feasibility.

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On 12/27/2017 at 12:11 PM, Rick Brewster said:

The Magic Wand tool doesn't do feathering (the selections it creates are always "pixelated"). It's a limitation that goes to the very bone of complexity, performance, and even feasibility.

 

I must agree. It's a limitation of PN I've never understood.

 

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Well maybe now you understand it a little. It's not a simple thing. It's not like it was left out because of priorities or even laziness. It was just really damn complicated, and really damn slow. Maybe in another generation it'll be feasible to tackle this.

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