Jennifer Murphy Posted March 3, 2020 Share Posted March 3, 2020 Can Paint.net create pixelated versions of graphic images? If so, can it create pixelations where the pixels are not a rectangular (XxY) grid, but where every other row of pixels are offset by half a pixel? I bought a box of PinBlock building blocks for the grandkids. (www.pinblock.com) They are a little like Legos, but much simpler. One of the things they are good at is building pixelated versions of images. Here's an example from their website: The problem is that they do not provide any software for generating the templates or maps. So the kids are left to wing it freehand. That's OK, but tedious and error prone. I found some pixelation software, but there is another problem. In order for a flat project to stay together, each row of blocks must overlap the previous one by half a block so that they lock together. Otherwise, it is just a bunch of independent vertical columns that are loose. I asked about this over on ThePhotoForum. One member recommended Paint.net. He said there is a feature he called a "bricks" pattern that looked like it might do what I need. If I overlay a bricks pattern on a graphic image, can Paint.net then convert each pixel (brick) to a uniform color. Here's a link to my thread over there: https://www.thephotoforum.com/threads/pixelation-software.444134/. Even better, can I give it a list of the colors of the pin blocks that I have and have it convert each pixel to the nearest color that I have? Thanks, -jm Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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