blahsum Posted June 15, 2011 Share Posted June 15, 2011 Hi guys I recently switched from Photoshop to Paint.net. I am not comparing the two at all - obviously I'd expect more from the expensive Adobe package than this excellent free editor. Still, I have a few performance and technical questions. 1. In Photoshop you can switch to a web pallet, which is more elaborate than the basic tints in Paint.net. I need that pallet again. Stopping short at manually translating all those colours to a new pallet, is there a way to access a similar pallet in Paint.net (or somewhere to download it)? 2. Paint.net seems to have performance issues with large files - A3 at 300 DPI. Even grayscale scans suffer. Most notably the bucket and wand functions really suffer with such large files. Now to be fair, these files are line art with very little gradient and no colour. In fact, at this moment Paint.net appears to be crashing due to a wand function on such a file. Is there something wrong with my copy, are these known issues and is there anything I can do about it? 3. Paint.net seems to save files more like Irfanview than Photoshop. In other words, files are either very big or look a bit bad. For example, I had a line-art file that measured roughly 800x1200 at 100dpi, switched to black and white. But even this file, saved in a Gif, exceeded 300kb. A JPG at 8 left a lot of artifacts and still went over 300kb. At 10 it went over 500kb! Now that is obviously wrong. Is there anything I can do to improve the quality/compression ratios of the files? thanks, James Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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