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Hello Paint.net forum

Trying to install a plugin to do curved text called dpyplugins8.1.zip
Says to install at C:\Program Files\paint.net\Effects.
But there is no C:\Program Files\paint.net. Also looked
in a folder called C:\Program Files (x86).
Tried right-clicking on the Paint.net icon to get its Properties
but that just shows a list of open files.

Did a search for paint.net. No luck.
Tried doing a search for paintdotnet. It returned
PaintDotNet.exe.paint.net.dotPDN LLC.4.216.7781.39227.ico
which is the desktop icon.

Can't install the plugin if I can't find the Effects file.
Can't find the Effects file if I can't find the exe.

Anybody know how to find it?


Allen in Dallas



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You installed Paint.NET via the Microsoft Store, and therefore don't have access to the executable.


Please follow these instruction to install plugins:


(September 25th, 2023)  Sorry about any broken images in my posts. I am aware of the issue.

My Gallery  |  My Plugin Pack

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You don't have to make any registry changes unless you're following the instructions for adding custom plugin folder locations (at the very bottom of the page).

The Paint.NET Blog: https://blog.getpaint.net/

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