Ed Harvey Posted May 3, 2010 Share Posted May 3, 2010 Ed is pleased to announce Fast Effects AKA "FastFx". Please us this link until @Ed Harvey can change his links: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ld5k1cqhd98lc10/EdHarvey_Edfects_FastFX_20090519.zip?dl=0 ( Here is a version that works with paint.net V4... EdHarvey-FastFx-4-0-5120.zip ) not working Download here:EdHarvey_Edfects_FastFX_20090519.zip not working These are replacements for existing paint.net effects that have been optimised for speed. How much faster? Lots... In practice, most are pretty-much instantaneous with a moderate sized-image and modern machine... All can be found in the Effects->FastFx menu folder Fast Blur 10 to 200 times faster than 'gaussian blur', depending on radius. Edge handling differs from the paint.net version and this effect does NOT handle alpha 'correctly', otherwise same quality as the built-in effect... Pencil Sketch 15 to 20 times faster. This effect is not exactly the same as the paint.net version, but the results are broadly similar. Glow 8 to 20 times faster. This effect should be visually identical to the paint.net version; although exact pixel values will differ in some places, these differences are small (typically 1 level). Soften Portrait 15 to 40 times faster. This effect should be visually identical to the paint.net version; although exact pixel values will differ in some places, these differences are small (typically 1 level). Hue / Saturation 15 to 50 times faster. This effect is both faster and better behaved than the paint.net version [Edit: since this pack was released, we have incorporated the speed improvements from this version of Hue/Saturation into Paint.Net itself (I can't remember that exact version this change was made, although it was at least a year ago...) The effect remains useful however because it has a different behaviour as described below - we couldn't incorporate that into Paint.Net as it would be a 'breaking change' in functionality ] For example, here is a spectrum/saturation wedge... If we use paint.net to rotate the hue by 71 everthing is ok. But if we rotate hue by 71 and increase saturation to 170, things go rather nasty If we use the fast version... much better (although not as nice as 'Soft Saturation' ) Have fun [edited 2012-01-30: new download link] 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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