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Magnifier Effect Plugin


What's this?

This plugin is added to the menu Effects, submenu Distort.

It is a evolution of the Ed Harvey's Lens. I had a discussion with him about it to have his agreement to publish my version.

The improvements are :

- offset: to move the center.

- independant slider for vertical/horizontal radius.

- range from -200 up to 400.

- anti aliasing


Download it!

Plugin Magnifier.dll

ar.pngHere is the DLLal.png


The MadJik's All plugins package is available !



How to install

Close Paint.net


Classic version of Paint.net

Unzip and (re)place the DLL in your Effect folder usually: C:/Program Files/Paint.NET/Effects


Microsoft Store version of Paint.net

Unzip and (re)place the DLL in your Effect folder usually: /My Documents/paint.net App Files/Effects/

You have to adapt for your language My Documents


The User interface



...Choose the amount (negative values will flip the image).

...Choose the radius for X & Y.

...Move the center using the offset.

...Select the quality. The antialiasing is working on the selection area. To avoid to blur the whole picture first create a selection...


Some examples:

Model / Result

magnifier11.jpg  magnifier12.jpg


magnifier21.jpg  magnifier22.jpg


New option: Delete background:



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Working really hard for that GE award this year, eh, MadJik? Man, you keep outdoing yourself, and this is definitely going into my Plug-in Directory. What will you think up next?

Now, with Magnifier and Perlin Texture working in tandem.... :mrgreen:

Officially retired from this forum. Have a nice day.

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  • 2 weeks later...

I would love the option to automatically delecte everything that is not 'magnified' when clicking OK. I love using this to make planets (somehow Shape3D makes it looks like a plastic ball everytime), but having to manually delete the surrounding 'rest' is a pain in the neck :( (also the AA is useless then :/)

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1 hour ago, MadJik said:

Very very very late answer

It is never too tale! late! :)


I have downloaded the new dll but the "Delete background" option is not working for me. 


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  • 3 months later...

<3 @MadJik:trophy:  I've used this plugin for the first time, really good, thank you so much. :cake: :coffee:


*Before (self-photography)




Edited by Seerose

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