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I wanna ask, everytime I install new plugins and use it on Paint.NET, certain/specific plugins won't work. A pop-up will show saying that there was an error occured and that Paint.NET needs to close. Please, how can I fix this? I've strictly followed the instructions about installing the plugins but still the same. And worse, those plugins are the ones the I wanted to use the most. :(

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Maybe list the plugins that are giving you problems. Maybe they're outdated and the plugin creator hasn't been around in ions to fix it. Also, provide some info about your system, maybe you're having some resource issues. What OS are you running? How much memory do you have installed? How large is/the image(s) you are working with?

Such info as requested above will give folks some insight to try to help you resolve your problem.

Edited by jim100361

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I wanna ask, everytime I install new plugins and use it on Paint.NET, certain/specific plugins won't work. A pop-up will show saying that there was an error occured and that Paint.NET needs to close. Please, how can I fix this? I've strictly followed the instructions about installing the plugins but still the same. And worse, those plugins are the ones the I wanted to use the most. :(

Make sure you're using the latest version of Paint.NET (3.5.10) and the latest version of the plugin. Using older versions is the #1 cause of plugin errors.

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post-84258-0-75327800-1338196574_thumb.pHey all! I've downloaded Boltbait Pack & dpyplugins6.1, when I came to install them as per tutorial on the forum I see I have individual DLL files for Effects but no folder as mentioned by the Posters. This is what my Paint.net directory looks like ... Pls can one of you knowledgeable people tell me where they must go to in order to work? I do have a pressing need for the Word Art Effect, my business is bogged down until I can use the capability of it to complete things. Thanks! Version 3. 5.1

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3.5.1 is way too old. You need to be using 3.5.10. Latest versions only, forever and always.

If there's no Effects folder then just create it. That's where effects go. They will not be recognized if they are anywhere else. Simple as that.

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Rick, thanks for the advise & quick response. I'll do just that. I am running 3.5.10 BTW, fairies (yeah sure! finger trouble) musta hid the '0' from view :) No need to answer this but if I've got the same program as all others, surely it should've been there already, like with yours. I wouldn't have normally messed with a program file in any event. Cheers & happy Paint.net'íng

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I have windows XP, and latest version of PDN. . Thank you to whomever (boltbait) for download instructions. I took a couple of tries but i figured it out

What the heck is a Bertie?????

Dave

:P:bertie:

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I hope I'm in the right area to ask about RAW files.

I've downloaded both zip files, extracted the files within them, and copied the files (dll, etc) into the File Types sub-folder in PDN. I have unblocked all the extracted files.

When I try to open an NEF (Nikon raw file) I get the error message 'there was an unspecified error while oepning the file'. I have read about going through the File>Open>Import sequence, however there is no Import option.

Suggestions please.

Many thanks

BK890

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i've been using PDN for a while and know how to put plugins where they need to go buy i am having problems with a bunch of the plugin i loaded.. i really want the "outline object" by boltbait to work. its in my effects folder, its shows up on the program, it opens up and even looks like its going to do something but nothing ever outlines.. i have the most updated PDN, i've changed the color on the wheel, changed the background color, used it on an old pictures, new pictures, old font, and new font. i would say that its just an older plugin but i have around 10-15 plugins that don't work... its it just old, unupdated plugins or what?.. if this is the issue, does any one have a plugin that thickens preexisting lines?

thanks

blake

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@ Webbelot, there is an outline object in boltbaits pack, but it needs an object to outline (text for example or even an image surrounded by a transparent area) Type some text on a new layer in a good size font and run the plug-in, change the colours and see it work. Remember, it will only outline an object if it can recognise one ;)

Edit - There is also a advanced version of outline object to be found here http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/7291-pyrochild-plugins-2011-10-09/ it's part of pyrochilds excellent plugin pack, well worth downloading B)

Edited by nitenurse79

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Once upon a time I had the plugin for drawing shapes (pentagons, etc) & it was in the EFFECTS Menu.

Then I got a new computer (windows 7) and downloaded Paint.NET again.

I just downloaded BoltBait's shapes plugin (after sending a donation to David Issel) & followed all the directions. Went back & unblocked all of the DLL files which I had put in the EFFECTS Folder, but they just haven't shown up anywhere -- not in Effects Menu, not in Adjustments Menu, nor any other menu nor on any of the tool bars.

Help!

thanks . . .

Len Kamiensky

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I can see the all my plug-ins, but that darned pop-up asking me to add the latest version of the last 2 is driving me nuts.

How do I get rid of it?

Sorry if this is posted in the wrong place as I've never had any problems with PDN till now!!

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Forget about the waxing lyrical ... this is painting lyrical ! & Amusing too. Seriously guys thank you for your input. Especially the one about the original date being 3 yrs old - that was really dumb of me not to take cognizance of the date (must be work load getting to me). The  rest of you fellows thank you for the further discussion & LOL's. Good natured humour like y'all gave, makes the forum a really GOOD thing to be part of ! i,e, Creative people are happy people, are funny people are damn good human beings.( ... Yeah! Post tutorials together one thread) [see?] are clever people too :)

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Okay, so I just tried downloading these plugins (BoltBaitPack.Zip) and he has instructions on how to download them, but I have a computer formatted with Windows 8. Therefore his instructions do not coincide with my computer. Would appreciate some help :)

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