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Hello, I am new to Paint.net, a friend recommended it to me because I told him I wanted to replace GIMP to try and fix a nagging issue with my sprite work.

So here are my questions:

1. Answered, Thank you Sarkut

2. There are so many plug ins for paint.net I don't even know where to start O_O what I'm looking for however, besides what I listed above is this:

A free-form rotate tool,

A mirror/flip tool

and other basic things like that.

3. This is my main question, what I want to do that I can't do in Gimp is be able to Re-size, and rotate png/xcf images without losing data. I know Photoshop can do this in a way but Photoshop is expensive.

Does Paint.net have a similar feature to photoshop, and if so is it A plug-in? and if so which one

Any help you could provide would be wonderful.

thanks

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I really would not want to loose all the xcf's I have stored because their already all set up in layers for my convinence. is there a Plugin that allows me to import my xcfs?

In GIMP, you can convert the .xcf files to .psd files.

Install the Photoshop filetype plugin in Paint.NET.

Then open the .psd files and save them as .pdn files.

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To rotate an image or selection:

1. Make your selection then choose the Move tool :MoveTool:

2. Hold down the right mouse button & move the mouse.

Mirror/Flip tool - try this Mirror/Rotate plugin.

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The plugin linked above does rotations, there is also this one : Rotation Bilinear.

I seriously doubt you're going to improve much on the method I gave you. Can you post before and after pictures to show us what you're trying to achieve or don't like about the built in rotation?

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The plugin linked above does rotations, there is also this one : Rotation Bilinear.

I seriously doubt you're going to improve much on the method I gave you. Can you post before and after pictures to show us what you're trying to achieve or don't like about the built in rotation?

This is without plugins just using the rotation built into the Paint.net

Attached is an example

On the left is something I made, and it has not been rotated at all

On the Right it is the same image rotated slightly

I would like the Image on the Right, to look like the Image on the left even After I rotate it, it doesn't have to be perfect, but at least better that it is.

PS If I need to make the image larger I can.

post-81573-1299106482_thumb.png

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Remember you're dealing with a grid of pixels. Rotating a selection is never going to be 100% accurate because there is the snap-to-pixel effect going on. This is most obvious in small images and less obvious in really large images.

You could try running a sharpening filter over the rotated image to see if this cleans it up. Alternatively, work on a larger image then resize it down to the final dimensions just prior to saving.

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