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How to change the New File Pixel Size (W/H)?

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Hi everyone,


When I want to create a new file, I always see 800x600 pixels.

Is there any way I can change this standard?

For example, I want to change this size to 1920x1080 (with nothing previously copied from the clipboard).

Whenever I want to create a new file, I always want it to be like this.

So I want to change the standard.


Thanks. Respects



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Hello @Hasan Tahsin welcome to the forum.


This is a viable work-around:

1. create a blank file 1920 by 1080 pixels and save it as a .pdn file. Close Paint.net.
2. right-click on the desktop and select new > shortcut.
3. Enter the location of the file you created at 1. and give the shortcut a relevant name.
4. To open paint.net just double click the shortcut.

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The default canvas size is 800 x 600 pixels scaled by the system DPI setting, or the size of any image contained in the clipboard. If you don't want to use a clipboard image, then creating a *.PDN template the way @Red ochre suggested is the way to go.


One addition might be to set the file as Read Only so you don't accidentally overwrite it. Right click the file > Properties > General > Read-Only checkbox (checked)

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