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So far, I like Paint.net very well however, does anyone know if there's a setting to set the canvas to full screen mode?

I'm using v3.5.10 and do 'image', 'resize' or 'image', 'canvas size' and jack that number up but still don't get a FULL screen mode. I like the Paint canvas very much for copying and pasting pictures to amongst other things and when using it for this collage building, full screen mode would be perfect. TIA

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Greetings Verlando,

For me, full screen is 1920x1080 pixels. I create a canvas at 1920x1080 pixels and save it as 1920x1080.pdn to use a template. When starting a new project I click on the template and use Save As to rename and save it to the PDN Projects folder that created for my art files made with the software I have warious templates saved for different project requirements.


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Zoom canvas to 100%: Ctrl + B or View | Zoom to window.

At this setting the canvas will be maximized within the editing area (or at 1 image pixel = 1 pixel on your monitor if your image is smaller than the editing area at 100%).

If you're only interested in zooming in on the image, there is a zoom function in the Tool Bar.

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Paint.NET doesn't have a "full screen mode" (which is F11 in web browsers and many other apps). I looked into implementing it about a year ago or so and there were some very strange complications. It will not be in 4.0 but there's always hope for a later version. Please don't hold your breath for it though.

The Paint.NET Blog: https://blog.getpaint.net/

Donations are always appreciated! https://www.getpaint.net/donate.html


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