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Maps for Customers that need to be edited in the future

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 I am brand new to this... please excuse my ignorance. 


I'm looking to upload a jpeg map into Paint.net, place numerous rectangles, squares and text on it. This part is simple enough, but in the future, say a day, a week, a month later, I'd like to have the ability to reopen the image and edit the rectangles, squares and labels without having to recreate the entire map.


Can anyone point me in the right direction as the proper way to save the file to do so, or any other suggestions as to how I could make this happen?


Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.




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Hey bjl473 -  welcoe to the forum 😃 


The trick is to use layers and save your image as a PDN file. The first layer should be your map. The other elements go on their own layer (which makes them into an overlay as the rest of these layers are transparent.)


Saving as a jpeg is going to flatten the overlays onto the map layer, so that file format isn't going to work if you want the ability to change the overlays.

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