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I want to setup Paint.net to be the default editor for my screen capture program. In many cases, I need to capture something from the screen, and highlight a portion of the image, usually a particular area containing some text that I want someone to read. Is there an easy way in Paint.net to use the "rectangle select" tool, and have the background changed to a color (like yellow) while keeping the text unchanged?

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For this it was simple, as the background & text are a solid color.

I just had to make a new layer, use the rectangle fill and change the blend mode in layer properties.

For more complex things you might have to use selections.

Hope this helps!



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