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Requesting General Instructions as To How Install Plugins


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Hey there. I've been using Paint.NET for quite some time but am somewhat new to the forums.

Anyway, regarding plug-ins...

I recently downloaded a series of files from browsing these forums:

  1. dpyplugins5.1.zip
  2. BoltBaitPack.zip
  3. pyrochild.2010-4-01.zip
  4. AlphaMask.zip
  5. AlignPlugin.zip

Then I ran the "extract" command on them. These were the resultant files:

  1. Rainbow Palette.txt
  2. AA's_Assistant.dll
  3. AlignPlugin.dll
  4. AlphaMask.dll
  5. BlackandAlpha+.dll
  6. Borders N' Shapes.dll
  7. Burninate.dll
  8. CircleText.dll
  9. Color Match.dll
  10. ColorBalance.dll
  11. Curves+.dll
  12. dpyColorBalance.dll
  13. Feather.dll
  14. Film.dll
  15. Flip.dll
  16. GaussianBlurPlus.dll
  17. Gradient Bars.dll
  18. Gradient Blocks.dll
  19. Gradient Mapping.dll
  20. Jitter.dll
  21. Landscape.dll
  22. Lomography.dll
  23. Metallize.dll
  24. MultiThreshold.dll
  25. Outline.dll
  26. Outline Object.dll
  27. Pastel.dll
  28. Perspective.dll
  29. PhotoAdjustments.dll
  30. Pixelate+.dll
  31. Polygon.dll
  32. pyrochild.effects.REQUIRED.dll
  33. Random Effect.dll
  34. Random Shape Fill.dll
  35. RotateText.dll
  36. RotateTextSUI.dll
  37. ScriptLab.dll
  38. SelectionTools.dll
  39. Smudge.dll
  40. SpeechBubble.dll
  41. SpiralText.dll
  42. Splatter.dll
  43. Steganography.dll
  44. Stitch.dll
  45. Trail.dll
  46. Transparency.dll
  47. Twist.dll
  48. WaveText.dll
  49. WaveTextSUI.dll

My understanding is that all I have to do to "INSTALL" these plug-ins, is to copy and paste them from their current directory, and over to:

The reason I'm asking here? Because I spent nearly 25minutes looking through the forums for a verification that this is the proper way to install Paint.NET plug-ins. :/

Anyway, if somebody could confirm this for me, or give me other related information I should know before I try install the plug-ins in this manner, I'd appreciate it greatly.

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That's right. :)

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Hey, thanks for the help.

And I strongly agree.

That information SHOULD be stickied.

Also, I should mention, I tried clicking the link in your signature:

http://paintdotnet.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?p=253311#p253311

Unfortunately, that page seems to be defunct. You miiiight want to update it. ^^;;;

Thanks again, and I also support the idea of stickying the rudimentary info on installing plugins.

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To be honest, they're pretty prominently displayed already...

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http://sites.google....oltbait/install

Hmm. I don't quite agree with that.

Here, let me show you what I mean:

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aside from the posts in THIS thread (ironically), when I did a search for INSTALL PLUGIN, I didn't come up with too much helpful info.

Also, in regards to the thing that said "HOW TO INSTALL PLUGINS" on the front page that you enclosed in the red-box outline...

I think I know why I overlooked that.

Right above that, was the larger title, "PLUGINS -PUBLISHING ONLY".

To me, that implied that was a forum for people to go into if they were designing their own plugins and wanted to discuss programming with one another.

It didn't seem like the place where I'd go to learn how to install plugins (which ought be far more rudimentary than creating plugins) so I tried looking in more basic sections like GENERAL-FAQ.

Ergo, instinctively, I didn't read the secondary-title for that forum, either.

And besides...

If basic info for "how to install a plugin" doesn't appear from the forum-search, 'install plugin', that ought be considered a shortcoming that should be rectified.

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I'm not sure what Piney meant by that.

It's interesting to note that if you repeat the search using:

+install +plugins

the installation thread shows on the first page instead of the third page.

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