MarkS Posted November 28, 2009 Share Posted November 28, 2009 I just found out about Paint.net via gamedev.net and I'm glad to find this! I did look at the frequently requests thread and did a search, but I couldn't find this request, so here goes... It would be nice if the color picker had an option to pick the average color of the pixels surrounding the cursor. Inkscape does this interactively (clicking and dragging shows a circle in which the pixels will be averaged) and GIMP allows the user to select the radius via a slider and edit box. I'm in need of this feature because I'm editing some game images (tiles and sprites) from a game my dad was working on in the 90's. They are 8-bit and dithered. By averaging the colors, I can get a pretty close color to what was intended with the dither. Of course, that requires the color picker to average the colors. Both GIMP and Inkscape are very powerful, but neither are really suited to edit images as I need. Inkscape is a vector program and makes it difficult to edit individual pixels and GIMP seems to think that drawing in a solid color with a single click is a bad thing to do :shock: (???). If this feature currently exists, please show me how to activate it. I went through the documentation, but to no avail.  I did find a plug-in that averages the colors contained in a selection and it works suitably, but this would still be a good feature. The plug-in requires several redundant steps, e.g., making a selection, choosing the plug-in, deselecting, picking the color with the color picker and then drawing. These steps could be reduced to two (picking and drawing) with this feature. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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