otuncelli Posted September 25, 2021 Share Posted September 25, 2021 (edited) This is a Paint.NET file type plugin for opening/saving PDF (Portable Document Format) files. It also has ability to import Adobe® Illustrator® Artwork (.ai) files saved with PDF compatibility option. Current Latest Version: 18.104.22.168 Compatible with Paint.NET 4.2.16 and later. Download Links The easiest and recommended way to install the plugin is using the installer. It supports Store and Classic versions of Paint.NET. If you're using the Portable version of Paint.NET please use the manual installation method. Installer (Classic/Store): PdfFileTypePlugin_setup.exe Manual Installation (Classic/Store/Portable): PdfFileTypePlugin.zip How to Install Note: Before installation please make sure you don't have any other file type plugin installed handling the same file types as this plugin. To auto install the plugin perform the following steps: Download and run PdfFileTypePlugin_setup.exe Follow the steps of the setup wizard. To manually install the plugin perform the following steps: Download and extract PdfFileTypePlugin.zip If you're using Paint.NET 4.3 or later: If you're using Classic (All users) or Portable version of Paint.NET: Put the PdfFileTypePlugin folder with its contents in the <Paint.NET>\FileTypes directory (default location is C:\Program Files\paint.net\FileTypes). If you're using Classic (Just for yourself) or Store version: Put the PdfFileTypePlugin folder with its contents in the <Documents>\paint.net App Files\FileTypes directory. If you're using Paint.NET 4.2.16: If you're using Classic (All users): Put the contents of PdfFileTypePlugin folder in the <Paint.NET>\FileTypes directory (default location is C:\Program Files\paint.net\FileTypes). If you're using Classic (Just for yourself): Put the contents of PdfFileTypePlugin folder in the <Documents>\paint.net App Files\FileTypes directory. Optional steps: If you want to disable Save PDF functionality, create an empty text file named PdfFileType.DisableSave.txt in the same directory. If you want to disable Adobe® Illustrator® Artwork (.ai) support, create an empty text file named PdfFileType.DisableAi.txt in the same directory. Restart Paint.NET. Generic Features GhostScript (or anything else) is not required. Native ARM64 support. But I was not able to test it because I don't have a compatible device. If you have one, please let me know how it worked for you. Open Features Can open Adobe® Illustrator® Artwork (.ai) files saved with PDF compatibility option. Supports importing password protected PDFs. No support for saving yet. Allows importing all pages, certain pages or the same pages over and over again as different layers, ascending or descending order. Allows setting default blending mode or opacity values for imported pages. Save Features Can embed PDN's layer and document properties (excluding all metadata) into PDF file as Marked Object data. When you import that PDF again, they will be restored. Supports saving in PDF/A-1b, PDF/A-2b standards. Supports embedding images in lossy (as JPEG) or lossless format. Has 4 modes when saving: Normal: Each layer will be saved as a page. Cropped: Bounding transparency will be detected and removed for each layer. Which results varying page sizes. Cumulative: Each layer blends over (merged-down) the previous ones using the layer blending option and result will be saved as a page. Flattened: Layers will be flattened and result will be saved as single page PDF. Can skip invisible or duplicate layers when saving. Known Issues Can't process very large images. (width x height x 4 > 2.147.483.647) Preview generation is not supported. Source Code & Changelog GitHub Edited June 17, 2022 by otuncelli 3 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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