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Open and save image in Paint.net from c#

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Is there a way to open an image in paint.net from a memory stream (or something similar) and when saved, send it back as a memory stream?

 

I want to use paint.net as an external editor for images in a winforms c# application but the images are stored in a database and instead of saving them to disk and pick them up when changed I would like to find a more elegant way to edit them. And of course because paint.net is a very good editor.

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Also, you can't bundle Paint.NET with your software. If the user already has it installed, great, go ahead and link up to it -- but you cannot bundle.

 

But yeah you'll only be able to save to a temporary file on disk and have Paint.NET open that. There's no IPC or other mechanism for getting an image into Paint.NET.

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