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I've been using Paint.NET for about 3 years now, it's been doing everything as it should, running fine, and I've been making a lot of images recently, I like to save a PNG and PDN copy of each image I make, just so I have the option to edit out any mistakes I inevitably make. Just recently, as of yesterday (22/10/18), the PDN image previews just gave up, normally I get a nice preview of both so that I can see what's what.

 

How it should look:

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How it looks instead:

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I save the PDN files as (2), and PNG as (1), and now suddenly there are errors in keeping the image icons there, this probably wouldn't normally be a problem, but it becomes quite confusing when you're trying to navigate to the correct image through the hundreds of Paint.NET icons.

I did see a post about this previously, but an admin just said they would patch it or something, but my program is fully up-to-date, and runs fine normally, I have installed a plugin pack that comes with a lot of effects and tools, it's run fine for the three-or-so years it's been installed, so I assume it's nothing to do with that. Is this problem common? Is there something I should be changing around for it to work? 

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You could revert temporarily for troubleshooting purposes.  i.e. To see if the newer version did indeed break .pdn thumbnails.

Having said that, there haven't been any other reports so far about broken thumbnails.

 

The newest version (v4.1.2) fixed two security vulnerabilities, so it's important to use that version.

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On 10/23/2018 at 8:19 AM, Dallas said:

 I have installed a plugin pack that comes with a lot of effects and tools, it's run fine for the three-or-so years it's been installed, so I assume it's nothing to do with that. Is this problem common? Is there something I should be changing around for it to work? 

 

Hello @Dallas and Welcome to Paint.net :)

 

I'm a bit curious as to the Plugin Pack you are using and have not updated for 3 years.  Where did you get that pack?  Hopefully from this site?  Also, Plugin packs are updated quite frequently so it could be yousr is out-of-date.

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On 10/25/2018 at 4:12 AM, Pixey said:

 

Hello @Dallas and Welcome to Paint.net :)

 

I'm a bit curious as to the Plugin Pack you are using and have not updated for 3 years.  Where did you get that pack?  Hopefully from this site?  Also, Plugin packs are updated quite frequently so it could be yousr is out-of-date.

Thank you,

I'm not entirely sure what the pack was, but I did download it from here, the unfortunate part is that since I've not saved the plugin's page, and don't know the name of it, I can't find it to update it or see if there're any known issues. 

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Hover the pointer over any of the plugin entries in the effects menu. A tooltip might give you the answers you seek.

 

Alternaively, look up the name of one of the DLL files using the Plugin Index

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On 11/8/2018 at 9:45 AM, Ego Eram Reputo said:

Hover the pointer over any of the plugin entries in the effects menu. A tooltip might give you the answers you seek.

 

Alternaively, look up the name of one of the DLL files using the Plugin Index

That did work, but unfortunately, the plugin pack I installed seems to have just been a .zip pack with heaps of different plugins in, instead of being one pack of plugins, so all of the plugins are just their own respective names from their original uploader. Thanks, though.

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1 hour ago, Dallas said:

That did work, but unfortunately, the plugin pack I installed seems to have just been a .zip pack with heaps of different plugins in, instead of being one pack of plugins, so all of the plugins are just their own respective names from their original uploader. Thanks, though.

 

It sounds like you may have installed the Megalo pack, which illegally bundles and redistributes plugins from this forum and is known to cause all sorts of problems.

If so you should delete the contents of your Effects and FileTypes folders and run a virus scan.

See the following thread for more information:

 

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On 11/10/2018 at 12:28 AM, null54 said:

 

It sounds like you may have installed the Megalo pack, which illegally bundles and redistributes plugins from this forum and is known to cause all sorts of problems.

If so you should delete the contents of your Effects and FileTypes folders and run a virus scan.

See the following thread for more information:

 

 

The new PDN update seems to have fixed my issue with the icons, and this plugin pack has proved very useful for me so far, and my computer remains the same as it was, as far as I can see. Is it crucial that I delete it, or might I still be able to continue even with the suspicion it could perhaps be Megalo?

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The megalo pack carries known viruses. If you choose not to erase it you're running a terrible risk with ALL your data. You have been warned!

 

BTW: you know you can download all those plugins from here for free? And you get the latest versions!

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