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I've recently started using Paint.NET and I've been very impressed with its features. I've run into some problems working with large images though. Specifically, this file has caused me some problems:

http://visual6502.org/images/68000/Motorola_68000_die_20x_1a_top_10000w.png

It's a 10000 x 11299 pixel PNG image. I want to be able to zoom in quite far in order to look at some of the fine details, and make some notes on the image while I go. Unfortunately, as I read elsewhere on this forum, it seems that Paint.NET currently doesn't support a virtual canvas size greater than 32768 x 32768. On this image, that means I get a maximum zoom of 290% before I can't zoom in anymore, which isn't very much. Right now I'm having to use the "Windows Photo Viewer" to actually view and zoom into the image, while making the notes zoomed further out in Paint.NET, which is a bit cumbersome.

I know this is probably non-trivial to fix, but it would be fantastic if you can remove this barrier on the maximum virtual canvas size.

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I've recently started using Paint.NET and I've been very impressed with its features. I've run into some problems working with large images though. Specifically, this file has caused me some problems:

http://visual6502.or..._top_10000w.png

It's a 10000 x 11299 pixel PNG image. I want to be able to zoom in quite far in order to look at some of the fine details, and make some notes on the image while I go. Unfortunately, as I read elsewhere on this forum, it seems that Paint.NET currently doesn't support a virtual canvas size greater than 32768 x 32768. On this image, that means I get a maximum zoom of 290% before I can't zoom in anymore, which isn't very much. Right now I'm having to use the "Windows Photo Viewer" to actually view and zoom into the image, while making the notes zoomed further out in Paint.NET, which is a bit cumbersome.

I know this is probably non-trivial to fix, but it would be fantastic if you can remove this barrier on the maximum virtual canvas size.

What works fine for me is to set zoom to 100% and to use the windows 7 build-in magnifier to zoom the individual pixels on high dpi screens. Because 100% is the maximum detail you are able to get from the image data.

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If you read that "elsewhere" you probably also saw me saying that this is all changed in 4.0

I read that you were planning to address it in version 4, just wanted to register my interest, in case you hadn't got to it yet. I'm a programmer too, I know how it goes. I'm sure there are 1000 things on your to-do list for Paint.NET. Just wanted to gently register my interest in this feature, without trying to come across as a nag :).

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Yeah there's no longer a "virtual canvas size" limitation in 4.0. You can set zoom to 3200% for any image size.

Now if only I could finish and release the thing

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