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I've used Paint.net for several years. I will be acknowledging it in a publication aimed at Molecular Ecology in the not too distant future, if that is alright with you. I seem to recall a post where the desired verbiage is specified. I think.


Whatever happened to the simple Line? I can no longer swivel a line freely because of the addition of control points.  Also, I can't figure out how to add control points... if there is even the option at all. 


A couple problems/challenges and how I work around them. I am uncertain how much work these would add because I'm not aware of the architecture of paint.net.


For whatever reason, as I add layers, the load on my Windoze 7 system (1 tb disk) with 4gb ram and nvidia card yadda, paint.net bogs down and memory begins to thrash.  The workaround is to save the work, clear out all image files, and restart them. I think History is the issue.


Can History be focused on a particular layer, rather than global as is now?


My thought is to add a "Forget History" option to the Layer Properties menu.  There could also be a Forget History button on the History window for the entire image.  A workaround is to save ones work, close and re-open it.  Either way this is quite helpful, but a drag on time and system resources.


Is it feasible to add a Lock option to the layer properties?  I've screwed up more than once and wished it were there because when I turn off a layer, the program automatically selects the next layer in the list and this escapes my notice; this results in having to undo a bunch of changes and redo it.


Thank you very much for developing this program.


Edited by nickdwaters
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For making a line, use the line/curve tool. Simply draw the line, it will remain straight unless you move a nod, and you can hold the shift key on your keyboard to draw locked lines. To swivel the line, right click, hold, and drag to rotate it. You can also move the line by clicking the line's anchor and dragging it. When you like your line, you can click else where to draw a new line or click the green check-mark in the menu bar to commit the line (or you can commit using your keyboard by hitting enter, esc, or ctrl+D).

As for adding nods, there isn't a way to.

Edited by Cc4FuzzyHuggles
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History is not stored in your RAM. It's temporarily stored on your hard drive.

as I add layers

here's where the RAM problem is

No, Paint.NET is not spyware...but, installing it is an IQ test. ~BoltBait

Blend modes are like the filling in your sandwich. It's the filling that can change your experience of the sandwich. ~Ego Eram Reputo

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