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Two features in MSPaint that I can't find in Paint.net


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I only have four or five hours experience with Paint.net, so I apologize in advance if these questions have already been asked and answered.

1) MS Paint offers the option of printing my image across multiple pages, automatically scaling the image to match the number of pages horizontally and vertically that I specify. Is this an option in Paint.net that I am just not smart enough to figure out?

On a related topic... can I change the default setting of the "Fit picture to frame" check box to Off? I prefer to do my cropping in the image, not by printer aspect ratio! :)

2) MS Paint offers a check box titled "Draw opaque" which can be unchecked, so that when I cut and paste (or in Paint.net, select and move) a portion of the image, or when I import an image via the Windows clipboard, the new image allows the underlying image to show through. An example of how I use this is in making a montage of Google maps where Print Screen images that overlap on the edges can be seamlessly merged together.

I am far from an experienced graphics user. MS Paint has been my only graphics program for the last 10 years or so, but something has corrupted my system so that MS Paint won't run any more (that's a story for another thread), and after trying Paint.net, I wouldn't switch back in any case.

Thank you for any assistance you can provide

Doug Burnside

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I only have four or five hours experience with Paint.net, so I apologize in advance if these questions have already been asked and answered.

1) MS Paint offers the option of printing my image across multiple pages, automatically scaling the image to match the number of pages horizontally and vertically that I specify. Is this an option in Paint.net that I am just not smart enough to figure out?

On a related topic... can I change the default setting of the "Fit picture to frame" check box to Off? I prefer to do my cropping in the image, not by printer aspect ratio! :)

2) MS Paint offers a check box titled "Draw opaque" which can be unchecked, so that when I cut and paste (or in Paint.net, select and move) a portion of the image, or when I import an image via the Windows clipboard, the new image allows the underlying image to show through. An example of how I use this is in making a montage of Google maps where Print Screen images that overlap on the edges can be seamlessly merged together.

I am far from an experienced graphics user. MS Paint has been my only graphics program for the last 10 years or so, but something has corrupted my system so that MS Paint won't run any more (that's a story for another thread), and after trying Paint.net, I wouldn't switch back in any case.

Thank you for any assistance you can provide

Doug Burnside

aka: tanstaafl.

There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch.

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1. Save your image in .PNG format and use MSPaint to print it. Seriously.

Paint.NET is lacking in the printing department. Just use MS Paint for printing.

2. Paste your selection to a new layer. (Ctrl-Shift-V)

One HUGE advantage Paint.NET has over MS Paint is the fact that it supports layers. Learn to use them and you will be REALLY happy.

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1. Save your image in .PNG format and use MSPaint to print it. Seriously.

Paint.NET is lacking in the printing department. Just use MS Paint for printing.

2. Paste your selection to a new layer. (Ctrl-Shift-V)

One HUGE advantage Paint.NET has over MS Paint is the fact that it supports layers. Learn to use them and you will be REALLY happy.

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1. Save your image in .PNG format and use MSPaint to print it. Seriously.

Paint.NET is lacking in the printing department. Just use MS Paint for printing.

Or search for Printer+.

Yes. My mistake. Simon did an EXCELLENT job writing a printing plugin:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=27968

I still need to download that one myself.

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1. Save your image in .PNG format and use MSPaint to print it. Seriously.

Paint.NET is lacking in the printing department. Just use MS Paint for printing.

Or search for Printer+.

Yes. My mistake. Simon did an EXCELLENT job writing a printing plugin:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=27968

I still need to download that one myself.

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1. Save your image in .PNG format and use MSPaint to print it. Seriously.

Paint.NET is lacking in the printing department. Just use MS Paint for printing.

I would do that, but as stated in my original post, MS Paint will no longer run on my computer. A considerable amount of time and effort has been spent trying to fix this without success. On the diminishingly small chance that someone might be interested in this somewhat arcane problem, here's what happens. If I run Paint.net or some other graphics program and save a file, then MS Paint will load and run---ONE TIME. After that, it will not run again until I run another graphics program and save a file (any file, not necessarily one I want to print).

Sigh...

tanstaafl.

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1. Save your image in .PNG format and use MSPaint to print it. Seriously.

Paint.NET is lacking in the printing department. Just use MS Paint for printing.

I would do that, but as stated in my original post, MS Paint will no longer run on my computer. A considerable amount of time and effort has been spent trying to fix this without success. On the diminishingly small chance that someone might be interested in this somewhat arcane problem, here's what happens. If I run Paint.net or some other graphics program and save a file, then MS Paint will load and run---ONE TIME. After that, it will not run again until I run another graphics program and save a file (any file, not necessarily one I want to print).

Sigh...

tanstaafl.

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Yes. My mistake. Simon did an EXCELLENT job writing a printing plugin:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=27968

I still need to download that one myself.

It's a nice plugin, but it does not do the one thing I wanted -- that is, to spread a single image across multiple pages the way MS Paint can do. And, as stated just above, running MS Paint, even just as a printing utility, is presently somewhat problematical on my computer. :?

tanstaafl.

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Yes. My mistake. Simon did an EXCELLENT job writing a printing plugin:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=27968

I still need to download that one myself.

It's a nice plugin, but it does not do the one thing I wanted -- that is, to spread a single image across multiple pages the way MS Paint can do. And, as stated just above, running MS Paint, even just as a printing utility, is presently somewhat problematical on my computer. :?

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Sounds like you need to get MSPaint working then. We're specialists in Paint.NET here, so you'd be best off seeking assistance with MSPaint from those more knowledgeable in that particular area.

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Sounds like you need to get MSPaint working then. We're specialists in Paint.NET here, so you'd be best off seeking assistance with MSPaint from those more knowledgeable in that particular area.

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