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Feature request: Save selection coordinates as favorites


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Hi,

I often need to crop a recurrent selection from different pictures, and since there can be a long time between these occations Paint.NET will have been restarted,

so I need to write down the coordinates to remember them from time to time...

It would be great if there was a menu to save selections as favorites, so they could be easily reloaded, and also to give them a name.

 

(Love Paint.NET!)

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi Engztrom - welcome to the forum!

 

Try this:

 

Add a new layer to an existing image (tip: this gets the size correct)

 

On that layer, make a filled rectangle the correct size for the selection.

 

Lower the opacity to around 50% (so the underlying image can be seen a little).

 

Delete the original layer

 

File > Save As....  "MySelectionTemplate" and PNG format.

 

 

Now when you need to crop a new image:

 

Open the photo image

 

Layer > Import layer from File

 

Navigate to your stored file & select it.

 

Click on the template layer & select the rectangle with the Magic Wand.

 

Click on the image layer and press Ctrl + Shift + X

 

Delete the template layer & save.

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