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'What's It?' Tools Effect Plugin [Latest v1.1 2022-03-24]


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'What's It?' Tools Effect Plugin

Summary

This Paint.NET effect plugin allows you to identify files by looking for a file type specific signature in the file content.
If Paint.NET fails to open an image then you may check with this tool if the file extension is wrong and correct it.
Warning: If a file can be identified by the plugin then this does not mean that the file can be loaded by a Paint.NET native or plugin file type. The file may be corrupt or use an unsupported sub format.

If you are missing a specific file type or get a wrong identification just tell and we will see what can be done.

Keywords

Identify Files, File type, File extension

Author

Martin Osieka

You may use this plugin together with paint.net w/o any restriction.

Download

Find the latest version of the plugin WhatIsIt.Effect v1.0 (11.4.2015) here WhatIsIt.Effect v1.1.zip

Installation

Follow the instructions carefully
- Unzip the archive
- Copy the folder WhatIsIt.Effect together with its content (WhatIsIt.dll/.dlc) into the Effects folder of paint.net. The location of the Effects folder depends on the installed variant of paint.net.
After a restart of Paint.NET you will find the plugin at
  Menu->Effects->Tools->What's It?...
oder für deutsche Anwender unter
  Menu->Effekte->Werkzeuge->Was ist es?... 😉

Compatibility

Paint.NET 4.3.10

Supported languages

The language used in the plugin depends on the language setting of Paint.NET and the support of this language by the plugin. The fallback is the first supported language of the plugin. Languages are defined in the .dlc files. This plugin supports the following languages in the moment:

  • English
  • Deutsch
  • русский (provided by ReMake)  not available for v1.1

You may add your own translation to the .dlc file.

Dialog options

 

2022-03-24-What-Is-It-Effect-Dialog-v1-1

The basic windows just shows a list view panel and three buttons.

  • The list view shows all file types which can be identified by the plugin.
  • Identify button: Allows to select an identify a file by content.
  • Fix button: Enabled if the identified file uses an unexpected extension.
  • Exit button: Exit the plugin

 

Known issues

None

 

History

  • 1.1 (24.3.2022)
    - Fixed compatibility issues with paint.net 4.3.10 (which is required now)
    - Add some new file formats like AVIF and JPEG XL
    - Added a 'Fix' button. Enabled in case the file uses an unexpected extension.
  • 1.0 (11.4.2015)
    - First public release
    - Supports around 50 well-known file signatures
  • Upvote 3

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Thank so much @Midora  ;)  Martin Oesika for this Plugin which looks like it'll be very useful :lightning:

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  • 5 years later...

I can confirm:

 

C:\Program Files\paint.net\Effects\WhatIsIt.Effect.dll, version 0.1.0.111

Name: WhatIsIt.Effect
Type: Effects.WhatIsItEffect
Version: 0.1.0.111
Author: Martin Osieka
Copyright: © 2015, ComSquare AG, Switzerland
Website: http://forums.comsquare.ch/viewforum.php?title=Paint.NET Tools
This plugin is incompatible with this version of paint.net.

 

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  • midora changed the title to 'What's It?' Tools Effect Plugin [Latest v1.1 2022-03-24]

New release 1.1 (24.3.2022)
- Fixed compatibility issues with paint.net 4.3.10 (which is required now)
- Added some new file formats like AVIF and JPEG XL
- Added a 'Fix' button. Enabled in case the file uses an unexpected extension.

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  • Upvote 1
  • Hooray 1

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