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I transcribe church registers, due to the poor copies I need to change the background colour as this improves the writing for me to read and transcribe correctly. When I used PSP8 which I am unable to use now I was able to change the colour by using the dropper. I am new to Paint Net and cannot see how to do this could anybody help please.

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Hi!

The dropper is used to pick up a color for use elsewhere; you're probably looking for the flood fill ("Paint Bucket") tool.  It looks like this:  :PaintBucket:

 

Choose your color, make sure that it's set to "Global" at the top of the screen, and then click on the background.  Let me know if that helps!

 

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