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Okay so, I am a new paint.net user. I was able to select 1x1 pixels however I can't anymore. Ever since I've downloaded this plugin -- http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?showtopic=11619. I am not able to select just one pixel. However, I am able to select, for example, a 2 x 2 pixel and shrink it to a 1 x 1 pixel however using this process, the project I am currently working on for school would take forever to complete. :(  If you know a solution please help! I have found nothing online to help me fix this problem.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for trying to help,

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I doubt that installing a plugin pack changed your ability to select a single pixel; I think you can probably chalk that up to coincidence. I tried selecting a single pixel by drawing a one-pixel black dot on a white background, then using the Magic Wand tool. The pixel was selected. I was also able to select a single pixel with the Rectangle Select tool. It would help if you'd explain how you're trying to select the single pixel,and whether Antialiased selection quality is enabled.

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I doubt that installing a plugin pack changed your ability to select a single pixel; I think you can probably chalk that up to coincidence. I tried selecting a single pixel by drawing a one-pixel black dot on a white background, then using the Magic Wand tool. The pixel was selected. I was also able to select a single pixel with the Rectangle Select tool. It would help if you'd explain how you're trying to select the single pixel,and whether Antialiased selection quality is enabled.

 I am doing this with the Rectangle Select tool. Okay, so when I try to select the pixel, I start from the top left corner of the pixel to the bottom right corner, however when doing this creates a 2 x 2 square (I'm not holding shift). My Antialiased selection quality is disabled.

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1. Click on the Rectangle Select tool

 

2. Starting at the top left of the pixel you want, click and drag down/right to draw a 2x2 selection. DON'T LET GO OF THE MOUSE BUTTON YET

 

3. Move the mouse up/left to shrink it to 1x1.

 

4. Let go of mouse button.

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1. Click on the Rectangle Select tool

 

2. Starting at the top left of the pixel you want, click and drag down/right to draw a 2x2 selection. DON'T LET GO OF THE MOUSE BUTTON YET

 

3. Move the mouse up/left to shrink it to 1x1.

 

4. Let go of mouse button.

I understand,but I stated that I could do that however before I was able to select the a single pixel without doing this way to select a pixel, I also stated before that I could do the way you are talking about, however using this, the project I am working on for school would take too long.

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I wonder if you have the zoom level set to something smaller than 100%? If I open any reasonably sized image and lower the view size it becomes progressively less easy to make a tiny selection.

If you only want a 1x1 pixel selection set it via the Fixed Size option in the Toolbar

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I wonder if you have the zoom level set to something smaller than 100%? If I open any reasonably sized image and lower the view size it becomes progressively less easy to make a tiny selection.

If you only want a 1x1 pixel selection set it via the Fixed Size option in the Toolbar

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Okay, Thanks!

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I should have mentioned that once you have that setup ^ clicking anywhere on the canvas will create a 1x1 pixel selection at the click-point.

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