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There are some free apps that will let you do non-linear edits as well as screen full or partial screen captures.
If your screen capture is less than 10 minutes; Microsoft has an End-Of- Product-Life app called "Microsoft Expression Encoder 4"



This two part app does both full or partial video screen capture and non-linear editing & trans-coding. There are many video tutorials out there on how to use it and I would be glad to help!

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I got news for the Stylize filter, the main maintainer of the G'MIC processing library has managed to make the Stylize filter work 5 to 6 times faster.


This could have implication on the processing speed of filters in the next version of G'MIC. G'MIC being slower on Windows is a known issue.


Source - discuss.pixls.us/t/performance-issues-on-windows/10626/9


That is the creator of G'MIC on that thread.

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Dear @Pixey,


in German we say "there will be a shoe out of it"
Thank you for your effort and therefore for your help. So it makes sense for me. I will write down the steps as you have given them and if everything works out, I will include them in my advanced PdF so that I can look them up again and again.
Greetings from Hamburg

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Hi @null54,


slowly the great knowledge about me comes, bit by bit I understand more that I knew it can't work like this, but I didn't know how it really should work. 
Probably the language barrier comes to the pure application (without any real background what really happens there). A bad mix.
Thank you for your patience and willingness to help anyway, even if sometimes you can only shake your head a little :-))))))


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Hi @ScrapbookWithPDN,


thank you very much for your detailed description, which can surely be very helpful also for other users.

My problem wasn't gmic, but especially the connection of the two pictures in Paint and that's how these pictures are brought to Gmic to get a final picture.
I somehow managed to get three final images with a time expenditure of many hours :-))))))) without really knowing what I was doing there. 
Pixey showed very clearly in her Viedo why I could only fail. 

I will download that video, translate it into my language and then work step by step and write down the paths to the result image.



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Pixey wrote:HyRaZ

I was worried about that, but I lack the expertise on how to speed up only a portion of a video.  I will look into it and will replace the original when I discover how to :lightning:



Honestly, for me as a "seeker of a solution", the simple, simple form is particularly well suited. If it is too fast for me - I have to look with my eyes very concentrated on the cursor, - I have to slow down the video anyway, so that I can read everything correctly.
For me, the video is good as it is.

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I have changed the video now @lifeday so others don't have to wait so long for the end.  You can still slow down the parts you'd like to see better.  Thank you for your support :)

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How I made Jennifer & Halle in Paint.net

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4 hours ago, Reptillian said:

I got news for the Stylize filter, the main maintainer of the G'MIC processing library has managed to make the Stylize filter work 5 to 6 times faster. 


I followed the suggestion in this post and disabled OpenMP in my builds, it produced a significant improvement in the Stylize filter rendering speed.


Version 1.2.1 release notes:

  • Set the entire layer to transparent for images smaller than the layer size.
  • Disabled OpenMP to improve the rendering speed of some G'MIC filters


Plugin Pack | PSFilterPdn | Content Aware Fill | G'MICPaint Shop Pro Filetype | RAW Filetype | WebP Filetype

The small increase in performance you get coding in C++ over C# is hardly enough to offset the headache of coding in the C++ language. ~BoltBait


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Hello there, I'm David Tschumperlé, the main developer of G'MIC.

First, I'd like to thanks @null54 for taking the time to port our G'MIC-Qt plug-in for Paint.Net.

Second, I've read all your messages and indeed noticed that the 'Stylize' filter was painfully slow on Windows.


We have investigated this issue these last days with people at pixls.us, and hopefully we should have found what was going on. We were using too much mutex locks/unlocks in the multi-threaded algorithm, which was slowing down everything. I'm working hard right now to fix this issue. I hope I will be able to post a pre-release tomorrow (Friday) with the fixes included.


If you have any questions related to G'MIC, I'd be happy to answer (depending on the amount of free time I have ;) ).




EDIT: The G'MIC-Qt plug-in is a product of the GREYC Laboratory, mainly done by Sébastien Fourey and myself, with the help of many contributors.



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Wow! How incredibly cool and gracious that you @G'MICcame to the Paint.Net community to introduce yourself and help with your massively incredible plug-in. So many of us are having such a great time exploring it. Other talented members of the forum have also been working hard at helping us with G'MIC in the Paint.Net community.


You @G'MIC created such a wonderful thing for so many software users. I wanted to personally thank you, and thank those here behind the scenes to help it run smoother with Paint.Net, and for the selfless giving of your time, to all of you, even the ones who take the time just to try to help others with a post giving some directional help or creating videos @Pixey that further help resolve confusion.

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@lifeday I absolutely LOVE your dog image you created using G'MIC! It really was worth the effort to preserver on to figure it out. You didn't give up. You kept on and kept trying until you got it and it was totally worth it for the end result! Beautiful blending. Your dog is gorgeous. Nico looks a little like a Goldendoodle. Regardless, he's a beautiful dog. That's obvious.


I'm glad you did not give up!

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That is so fantastic, @G'MIC! I was wondering, and I don't know if you have any say of it, but on the main G'MIC website, for all the downloads of various software, can you also add the download link for Paint.Net on it, as with the listing of the other platforms there are downloads for, if that's possible, when it's up and ready to go? It's not my place, but it can't hurt to just ask, so I did. 


Regardless, you're so talented and cool!

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