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Plug-in Replacement for Magic Wand?


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The problem with the Magic Wand is that it rarely if ever surrounds the image without spreading into the other part of the picture.

I would like to be able to border off odd shaped images from the rest of the background or other surrounding things on a particular picture like the Magic Wand is supposed to.

I assume there is a plug-in that is more effective that will address my problem. I tried searching for a plug-in but couldn't find one.

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Yeah I tend to adjust Magic Wand to 35% tolerance when I'm trying to pick out a certain region. Segment Image might be able to help you with this as well, link is below. I suggest starting with a moderate number of regions (around 10-20) and setting the bias to 0.75. You'll want to copy the image onto a new layer before running the plug-in, make the selections there, and then toggle the visibility of the segmented layer to see how well it's fitting. Use Magic Wand at tolerance 0% to select the segmented regions, hold Ctrl while clicking to select multiple regions together.

Segment Image : Average Color (HSL) : Eigen Blur : []

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1. Do I extract the .dll files into the Effects folder in the Paint.Net Program Files?

2. If extracted there, can it cause a conflict with other .dll files from other plug-ins?

3. Are all plug-ins for Paint.Net supposed to be extracted to this folder?

I just extracted the latest version .dll files from Tanel's Shadow / Highlight Recovery plug-in which seems to work better than the older version. I only tested it on one pic so far. I got it via a link from BoltBait in an old thread I started over a year ago. http://paintdotnet.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=24809

The old version .dll files are NOT there because I did a System Recovery about a month ago, so the new version of Tanel's Shadow / Highlight Recovery plug-in .dll files are the only ones in the Effects folder.

This is the link to the plug-in that BoltBait gave, not the link to the thread I started. http://paintdotnet.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=6524

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1. Yes.

2. It could, there's no system in place to prevent two plugins from including .dll files with identical names. I'm not aware of any conflicts in this case. The License.txt file might conflict with License.txt files included in other plugins. I should probably change that to something more specific for the next version, thanks for bringing this up.

3. I can't speak for all plugins, because in principle I think it might be possible for a plugin to work with a program located somewhere else. At any rate, every effect or adjustment plugin that I've ever downloaded has been installed by unzipping directly to the Effects folder. File type plugins go into the FileTypes folder.

In the future, it would be best to post these sorts of questions to the thread for the plugin.

Segment Image : Average Color (HSL) : Eigen Blur : []

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