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I'm considering moving some of my similar plugins into single DLLs to make them easier to manage both for me and my users but i'd like to ask your opinion of this before I take the plunge. Here are some examples:

  • [*:sg50ont2]Grouping photo effects such as Olden, Film Noir and Channels.
    [*:sg50ont2]Placing animation-orientated plugins such as Animated Image and AVIImport into one DLL.
    [*:sg50ont2]Putting together frame plugins CustomFrame and PixelatedFrame.

Instead of then having dozens of plugins for users to collect, they could essentially pick modules for each purpose they wish to fulfil. It would also then be much easier to combine them into one package.

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Simon, personally, I keep all my plugins separate so the user can pick-and-choose exactly which of my plugins they want.

But, I can see the advantages of all plugins in one big package. You know, add one dll and suddenly you have 20 awesome new effects.

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ahhh but who is to say I think those 20 are the awesome ones I use. Maybe I only use 3 of his pkg. It sure makes my menu cumbersome all of a sudden for just those 3?

As i've said, the plugins I would combine would have a similar purpose so I would be guessing that they would use all in that group.

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If I did not do this, would you see any advantage in placing them in the same thread?

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sure thst's fine with me. do it something like madjik does or pyrochild.

maybe its time for you to weed out some of the old ones that are just variations of an existing plugin or more advanced. (ie frame and the pixel one) those are so easily done manually and don't require plugins.

Those type of plugins to accomplish two or three manuel steps isn't really showcasing your programing ability and its making some paint.net users a little lazy.

ciao OMA

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just variations of an existing plugin or more advanced

If I could I would delete my less capable duplicate plugins (make colour transparent, threshold) although a more advanced version of another plugin may still be useful to other users.

Those type of plugins to accomplish two or three manuel steps isn't really showcasing your programing ability

This is a collection of plugins, not a portfolio.

its making some paint.net users a little lazy

Many of my plugin ideas, such as Import to ImageShack, come from my laziness. :oops:

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I agree, although I disagree with the idea of CustomFrame, which my feedback suggests is useful to many users.

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Simon, personally, I keep all my plugins separate so the user can pick-and-choose exactly which of my plugins they want.

But, I can see the advantages of all plugins in one big package. You know, add one dll and suddenly you have 20 awesome new effects.

For a win-win situation, you can use the Right click > Send to feature. And then, if you really want to organize your plugins like that, just make folders within the .zip.

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