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I have downloaded and extracted dpy's pack in order to use the perspective tool to correct converging verticals. When I click on Effects > Distort there is a 20+ list but none for perspective. I am a Newbie and have successfully downloaded and used Madjic's pack to create a grid. What have I done or not done?

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perspective SHOULD appear in the distort list, it does on mine right between paneling and pixelate(42 distorts on mine)

assuming that you extracted it to the right place, and non of the other parts of that plugin would show up if you didnt, then it would have to be a glitch, you might try re-downloading and extracting the plugin--

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perspective SHOULD appear in the distort list, it does on mine right between paneling and pixelate(42 distorts on mine)

assuming that you extracted it to the right place, and non of the other parts of that plugin would show up if you didnt, then it would have to be a glitch, you might try re-downloading and extracting the plugin--

Thanks Mountainman but still no success. I re-downloaded and extracted to the default location - C:\Users\Bob\Documents\dpyplugins5.1[1]. Files already existed so they were all copied and replaced. When I clicked on the open all 13 files with .dll extension appeared with a warning not to open them. I did not and since they were all in the default location I simply closed the folders, restarted for good measure and opened Paint.Net, opened the image I wanted to change the perspective then Effects > Distort but none of the pack appeared in the list. Hope this info will help.

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Don't forget to restart Paint.Net after you've moved the files. Paint.Net only loads available effects on startup boltbait.wink.png

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Don't forget to restart Paint.Net after you've moved the files. Paint.Net only loads available effects on startup boltbait.wink.png

Thanks Sarkut/Ego Eram Reputo. I dragged the extracted files into the Effects folder, restarted and I can now use the Perspective tool. Unfortunately I cannot achieve the desired effect which is to correct a distorted image in which the right side slopes to the left and the left side to the right although by a lesser amount. I can do this easily with Photoshop Elements 6 when the image is surrounded by a bounding box with nodes at the corners which can be dragged independantly to make the image sides vertical. I do not want to use the Adobe software which was expensive to buy and to upgrade. Elements 6 was not compatible with Windows 7 and they expected me to buy Windows 8. I accept that this method is not possible with Paint.Net and would be happy to use it if I could get the required result. There are 24 different combinations (3 Ratios; 4 Vertical,Horizontal,Perspective and Trapezoid; 2 Linked or not). I have tried all 24 but cannot achieve a rectangular image of the correct proportions. DPY's method has received a lot of high praise which makes me think it is me. Whatever, I will continue to use and enjoy Paint.Net.

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Quadrilateral Reshape plugin might work well for that.

http://img814.imageshack.us/img814/9761/quadrs01.png

Thanks again. Looks promising. Downloaded from Evans Web Site. Download name EOEffects.dll Message when I tried to open it: "This file does not have a program associated with it. Please install a program or, or if one is already installed, create an association in Default Programs control panel". Presumably because it is a dll file. How do I do create an association? Thanks for your perseverance.

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The .dll files shouldn't be opened.

If the download process allows a choice between Open and Save, choose Save.

Thanks again I can now use Quadrilateral Reshape but unfortunately it will only remove the unwanted perspetive view by making the complete image narrower. I am going to admit defeat and continue to use Elements for this one purpose. I have a feeling that dpj perspective tool should work but I have not the ability. In attempting to solve this problem I have learned a great deal.

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You could try using the Rotate/Zoom function in the Layers menu.

This rotates the complete image. I would use this if my photograpy was poor and the image was not vertical. I cannot see how Zoom would transform the image. Perspective is the correct Tool but not for me! It is perfect in Elements 6 (Image > Transform > Distort. The image is shaped as a trapezium with the top side shorter than the bottom side such as when you photograph a tall building from near to the base. The Transform tool increases the top side to be equal to the bottom. I want to keep my editing completely with Paint.Net and not to switch to Adobe for this operation.

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