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Is there a way to adjust the selection box size and location a pixel at a time after you made the (rectangle) selection? Also, is there a way to enter a set of coordinates (x1,y1) and (x2,y2) and automatically have a rectangle selection box in that area. Maybe even a width and height instead of the second coordinate.

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2 hours ago, Leo_Chan said:

Is there a way to adjust the selection box size and location a pixel at a time after you made the (rectangle) selection?

 

Yes, switch to the :MoveSelectionTool: Move Selection tool, and then use the arrow keys on your keyboard.

 

2 hours ago, Leo_Chan said:

Also, is there a way to enter a set of coordinates (x1,y1) and (x2,y2) and automatically have a rectangle selection box in that area. Maybe even a width and height instead of the second coordinate.

 

Yes, take a look at Paste Selection in the Edit menu.

Select 'Copy Selection' in Paint.NET's edit menu, paste into a text editor, change the coordinates, copy the changed text, use Paste Selection in Paint.NET's edit menu.

 

https://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/EditMenu.html#9.2

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31 minutes ago, toe_head2001 said:

Select 'Copy Selection' in Paint.NET's edit menu, paste into a text editor, change the coordinates, copy the changed text, use Paste Selection in Paint.NET's edit menu.

 

TIL something new.  Thanks.

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On 8/9/2019 at 7:01 PM, toe_head2001 said:

Yes, switch to the :MoveSelectionTool: Move Selection tool, and then use the arrow keys on your keyboard.

 

Thanks, but I am only able to move the selection. Is it possible to change the size of the selection pixel by pixel too?

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3 minutes ago, Leo_Chan said:

 

Thanks, but I am only able to move the selection. Is it possible to change the size of the selection pixel by pixel too?

 

Yes, just click and hold your mouse button on one of the selection box handles and tap your arrow keys to adjust the size.

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