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Also, we're planning on making our website easier to navigate. Right now our download page is chock full of text with a tiny download button half way down. If my web page authoring ability was even 10% of my C/C++/C# ability we'd have something already, but unfortunately any non-trivial application of HTML (and esp. CSS) is completely alien to me right now :?

I rather like the way the http://www.getfirefox.com site is laid out ;) I'd like to go in that direction.

Anyway, JC, hopefully Paint.NET will work great for what you want it to do. Feel free to ask questions and post suggestions here on the forum.

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Well, the one you should download depends a lot on what your system has and what you want to do. Any one of those installers will work; it just depends upon the version you want to use.

Version 2.1b is the current stable version. The code has been refined to the point where it rarely, if ever, crashes. This version also has a "Full Installer" version, which includes the .NET framework, which Paint.NET requires to run.

If you already have the .NET framework, or are planning to install it separately from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=17153, and you wish to try out the new features that are still being refined and be part of the testing community, you can download the Beta version, v2.5 Beta3. This version is not a stable version, so it may crash places where v2.1 wouldn't, due to unforeseen conflicts from the added features. However, it does not crash often, and it is still usable.

So, it's up to you. If you want the comfort of a stable release, go with v2.1b. If you want to experience the newest features, at the cost of some stability, go with v2.5 Beta.

If you have any more questions or need any more help on this subject, don't hesitate to ask!

Dan

I am not a mechanism, I am part of the resistance;

I am an organism, an animal, a creature, I am a beast.

~ Becoming the Archetype

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.NET is basically an extension as I understand it that allows "Paint" to be brought to the next level and allows for future applications to have more funtionality and serves "somewhat" as a cross-platform.

It's an extra on the XP list, you don't have to have it, but if you want to use Paint.NET, you'll obviously need it. (Thanks to Dan for the link to it, without needing the Windows Update :lol: , I didn't have time to look for it)

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But I'm kinda thinking that it might just be easier if my friend will just have a couple of new pics taken with a white background!

Yes, that would make it easier! With a solid background color, you could use the Magic Wand to remove all of it. If there are multiple colors behind him, the Magic Wand selection may run into him if the colors are too similar. You can use the eraser tool to remove the background, but that could prove tedious if it is a large image. But it will work.

As for which version you should get:

The Magic Wand tool was introduced in version 2.1, and the eraser has been in all versions as far as I'm aware.

I am not a mechanism, I am part of the resistance;

I am an organism, an animal, a creature, I am a beast.

~ Becoming the Archetype

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