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Im sure this has been asked before, but I couldn't find it.

I have recently been using paint.NET and a few things bug me, mainly the fact that you have to close an image to open another one. This makes copying objects from other documents a very tiresome process.

Am I missing something? is there a way of opening more then one image at the same time?

Also a few other things that annoy me is the fact that you can't reselect a bit of text and edit again. Once you click off that text tool then it becomes uneditable. Is there anyway to reselect text? and if there is not is there a plugin and if there isn't a plugin then will this ever be added to this pretty decent program?

Thanks, look forward to hearing your replies. Tim.

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I have recently been using paint.NET and a few things bug me, mainly the fact that you have to close an image to open another one. This makes copying objects from other documents a very tiresome process.

Am I missing something? is there a way of opening more then one image at the same time?

You can open two Paint.NETs to open two images O__o

In v3.0 it will be added MDI.

Also a few other things that annoy me is the fact that you can't reselect a bit of text and edit again. Once you click off that text tool then it becomes uneditable. Is there anyway to reselect text? and if there is not is there a plugin and if there isn't a plugin then will this ever be added to this pretty decent program?

Whoa there! This isn't photoshop! I think that might be hard to code...

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With all due respect, if you can edit it once then why shouldn't you be able to edit again.

Reading through this forum quite a few of you are BIG supporters of paint.net so you will support it till you die but as an open minded person who uses a lot of applications I don't see editable text a big feature, its one of those things most people expect and shouldn't be to hard to add.

I also know it's not photoshop but it is being dubbed a photoshop beater by many people, you should live up to that and offer the simple things.

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The thing with editable text is, it would have to be a vector based selection. Paint.NET has yet to implement vector anything (not sure it ever will). My suggestion is to add all text to its own layer. its not that hard to delete text you need to change drastically and redo it, even easier if its on its own layer...

EDIT: Paint.NET is not a Photoshop beater, but it does have benefits over Photoshop(i.e. quicker start-up times, user interface is easier to use). Its also a great tool for your second computer, say you don't want to buy another Photoshop license.

 

Take responsibility for your own intelligence. ;) -Rick Brewster

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Reading through this forum quite a few of you are BIG supporters of paint.net so you will support it till you die

What da...?

but as an open minded person who uses a lot of applications I don't see editable text a big feature, its one of those things most people expect and shouldn't be to hard to add.

Don't say that if you don't know how to code... :roll:

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With all due respect, if you can edit it once then why shouldn't you be able to edit again.

Reading through this forum quite a few of you are BIG supporters of paint.net so you will support it till you die but as an open minded person who uses a lot of applications I don't see editable text a big feature, its one of those things most people expect and shouldn't be to hard to add.

With all due respect, this would absolutely not be "easy" to add. I'm all for it too, but stop being a conceited jerk. This is your only warning.

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:S How exactly does that make me a jerk?

I am not saying supporting the product is wrong, I think it is a great bit of software but it just needs that little bit more to make it something utterly special and fantastic.

With any kind of software you will always get hardcore fans, it's the same with anything Bands, Games, Hardware. Take the old Intel Vs AMD arguement. I was just simply saying as someone who doesn't dedicate themselves to any particular product, that there are some things that could be done to improve your great software and make it a brilliant piece of software.

If you feel you have to warn people for constructive critisism then fine but I had no bad intentions behind what I said.

I would also like to point out that everyone has their talents, mine may not be programming but yours Rick clearly is. It may be a challenge to implimment my suggestion but not impossible.

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Allright fair enough, I usually don't have time to read things in full so I may have said that based on a quick perusal.

Anyway, one thing that I ask you to realize is that Paint.NET is a spare time project. I unfortunately have very limited time to work on it, and so progress is slow, but assured. Any current release of Paint.NET is also not the final destination of the project: I subscribe to the "release early and release often" mantra for Paint.NET. It's better to have imperfect stuff in user's hands that they can use and provide feedback on right now, rather than wait 5 years and provide something perfect to an audience of zero.

Paint.NET isn't perfect or complete, and I try to ensure that I don't make claims of that kind. Crazy Man Dan, forum regular (and now a moderator) is often seen here on the forums recommending other software to get things done. Which is fine. I'm fortunate enough to be in a position where I don't have some squash-the-competition and take-over-the-market business plan or requirements.

If I working on it full time you would see some truly amazing things, trust me :)

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Just wondering, have you had any interest from big cheeses wanting to put money into your product so that you could then work on it full time? It clearly has potential to crush Adobes photoshop and if you charged just £20 I would buy it instead of forking out hundreds on photoshop. You could always have a free version to, a lot of free products take that route. So basically just wondering if you have had the interest?

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With all due respect, if you can edit it once then why shouldn't you be able to edit again.

I don't want to sound mean....

But With all due respect, Go somewhere else and buy Photoshop.

If you knew how much time the people here put into this program, Don't make these absurd suggestions that won't happen.

Sorry for being mean in advance.

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