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How do I install this plugin 'Fast zoom blur'? I have tried putting it in to the 'Effects' folder but nothing happens.

What do I do wrong? Can someone please help


It's on this page if you even tried looking.

Use search next time.


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http://boltbait.googlepages.com/install[/url]":2ae8a]Once you have followed these instructions, you can run Paint.NET and click the "Effects" menu. You should see your new effect in that menu.

You run Paint.NET after the installation, not the file. Everything you need to know is in the website quoted many, many times already.

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Read the tutorial more closely. You don't open the plugin with Paint.NET, you place it in the correct folder. Go back to the first page and follow the tutorial :-)

Does that help?


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I downloaded the pluggins, put them into the right file and restarted paint.net. However I still can't use any of the pluggins....? Any clues?

Which plugins did you try?

    Some plugins show up under different menus. For example, the Color Balance effect in my sig shows up under the Adjustments menu, not the Effects menu.

Did you remember to "unblock" them?

Are you running the latest version of Paint.NET?

    Many effects will not run on older versions of Paint.NET.

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where do u get the plugins i cant find one to download it

They are all in this Forum section. Choose a plugin topic which sounds appealing and the plugin will have a link on the first post along with description, instructions, and/or screenshots.

Click this example to see what I mean.


The link to the download may contain '.zip' or '.dll' at the end, so this may help to find it.

Does this clear it up?

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please, don't bite my head off now... but i can't seem to install the plugins (water reflection and panneling). i did everything as described at the beginning - they are in the effects folder, but they don't appear in any of the menus. they aren't blocked, tried that too. the gradients, on the other hand, worked like a charm. what could be the problem? (i'm running v3.08, if that makes any difference, and i'm absolutely retarded for everything computer-related). thank you in advance

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i'm running v3.08, if that makes any difference...

It does make a difference. You are required to upgrade to the latest version (v3.20) before we can offer you any assistance. Just go to the Help menu and click Check for Updates.

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