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Now that I'm using PDN almost exclusively as my graphics editing app, I would really like to view thumbnails in Explorer.

I was thinking about doing this myself (from the examples floating around it doesn't seem terribly complicated), but I figured I would make a suggestion/find out if it's either already been done or is in the works before starting anything...

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Paint.NET does have a shell extension for displaying thumbnails for PDN images.

However, you won't see them if 1. you're running Windows 2000, or 2. you're running a 64-bit edition of Windows.

#1 is easy to work around: copy gdiplus.dll from C:\windows\microsoft.net\Framework\v1.1.4322 over to C:\Windows\System32 (and then you might have to log out / log in, not sure)

For #2, you'll just have to be patient for v2.6 -- which will be a full, native 64-bit version of Paint.NET!

Oh and #3 -- no thumbnails for TGA images. Sorry, just haven't implemented it yet. Might make it for 2.6 or the next release after that, we'll have to see.

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