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It required the installation of his latest plugin pack.

 

No it doesn't - it is housed in the plugin pack - you don't need to install everything in the pack.

 

Select just the single DLL and the installer will only install that.

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EER is exactly correct.

 

If you select the single effect you want, nothing else gets installed.  You ARE in complete control over what gets installed on your system.

 

And, (here's the biggie) I no longer have to respond to posts asking how to install plugins.

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And, (here's the biggie) I no longer have to respond to posts asking how to install plugins.

That's what you hope:lol:

 

 

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1 hour ago, Ego Eram Reputo said:

 

No it doesn't - it is housed in the plugin pack - you don't need to install everything in the pack.

 

Select just the single DLL and the installer will only install that.

 

Yes, I know all that. That wasn't my point. This is great for novice users assuming the Author has good intent, but what if the Author put malicious code in the .exe?

 

I Unpacked the .exe but was unable to extract the dll's from the .text image. I ended up installing it in a VM knowing it would be harmless in a sand-boxed environment. Then I copied the dll to a USB thumbdrive.

 

Once again: Nothin' wrong with supplying a zip file with the dll's.

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The installer has only been made available to a select few. It has not been released publicly for that reason.

 

If you can trust the plugin author and their DLL(s) - you can trust their installer.

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1 minute ago, dipstick said:

...but what if the Author put malicious code in the .exe?

 

You do realize an Author could put the same type of malicious code into a .dll file, right?

For example, let's say Joe Shmoe posts a new plugin, and you download the .dll file. When you run the plugin in paint.net, it (the plugin) secretly executes some spyware.

Suffice it to say, dll files are not much safer than exe files.

 

I offer 3 ways to obtain my plugins, because for people like you (and me).

- Installer. Great for noobs, and people that can't be bothered with manually placing files.

- Zip of dll files. Good for people concerned/worried about sneaky installers.

- Source code. For people that want to inspect (or hack) the code, and build it themselves.

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I had to do some unwanted "Off Roading" this morning on my way to work with my motorcycle. Some car went into the left lane to make a left turn, then decided to go back into the lane I was in. It was all I could do to keep my bike upright and he literally ran me off the road into a ditch heading straight for a telephone pole! I had to do a lot or wrestling, but managed to keep the bike upright and stopped it 3 feet from the pole. All that Dirt Bike riding in my younger years really paid off......

 

The car stopped for a few seconds, then took off. I had to push my 700 LBS. bike up an embankment, that was no fun at all. The guy never even tried to help. Just as well, because I don't know if I could've resisted to beating the bloody potato out of him......

 

If anyone is curious, the Harley FatBoy makes for a lousy dirtbike. :lol:

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So much to read and I'm still trying to work out when to give reputation.

 

My cat head butts me in the morning @ about 5 or 6 am.I think it's his way of kissing me but It's not always appreciated.

I'm not a ' cat person' despite what labelers tell me. I just love animals & ended up with my daughters cat for a few months 

between houses. Four years later and he's still here. I think he's staying, which is just as well as cats are very humanising 

and I probably need a bit of that.

 

I'm often out of my comfort zone with ppl & tend to isolate.

Anything that rouses my empathy and makes me more considerate can only be a good thing.

I feel for him cause I'm a bit of a grump as I approach the gates of seniority and give him a bit of a hard time.

He annoys me a good deal & I grouch @ him & he gets awfully offended & guilt trips me and sulks.. 

He often makes me feel good though. Especially when I come home and he's so happy to see me that he beats up one of his toys

with glee in my honour. Maybe he's just happy to know he's getting fed for another day.

He's deadly with the rats & mice and often presents me with breakfast in bed. 

 

Anyway, I love my cat but I don't really care for other cats so I'm not a cat person I'm just a cat's person.

tuvm Pdn.

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Dipstick, you did well for keeping the bike upright, not belting the bloke & for pushing the Fatboy up a hill. Saw a bloke on a bike, must've had new girlfriend on the back. He has all the gear on. Good bloke. She had jeans & light jacket with sneakers. Not impressed. Imagine the surprise (Dipstick, you will esp. appreciate this) when he indicates right but turns left. In our motorcycling group it's ATGATT - all the gear, all the time. Dress for the slide, not the ride. 

 

In the country city where we live, people race up to red lights but when it goes green they brake. All newcomers are astounded by this behaviour. Some petitions were going around for the mayor to fix the lights...only lights that need changing are in the brainbox of 90% of the drivers!

 

Rickhum, sounds like the odd couple to me :D Could be worse. He could purr & drool in your ear. 

 

 

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I'm still not convinced people are bad drivers per se - just that they don't think the laws of the road apply to them and screw everybody else.

And then the courts don't punish them adequately.  The person who drove me off the road whilst on his phone didn't lose his licence because of the 'hardship' it would bring him and his family, yet my injuries are classed as life changing bring far more far reaching consequences.  Money doesn't always take away the bitter taste

 

I thought the bang on the head was worse than I thought when I came back here and all the changes :lol:

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Fortunately I didn't get hurt and there was virtually no damage to my bike, just some grass and sod wedged into my left floorboard. I have to wonder if the car driver's conscience isn't bothering him knowing that he forced a motorcyclist off the road via his stupidity, then left the scene of the accident with total disregard....

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He does that too Barb and worse. He's an orphan and I'm soft on him, he wipes his germy drool all over my beard while I'm asleep.

I have nightmares about tuna and wake up wondering why my mo smells like cat food & my coffee tastes like fish.

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2 minutes ago, Rickhum said:

He does that too Barb and worse. He's an orphan and I'm soft on him, he wipes his germy drool all over my beard while I'm asleep.

I have nightmares about tuna and wake up wondering why my mo smells like cat food & my coffee tastes like fish.

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:lol::lol:! The joys of being a pet owner. My little cat takes advantage of my sleep (When I sleep) and climbs on my chest so I will open the door... I am a heavy sleeper and if do not wake up in time she will discharge herself on me. I learned the lesson...:D.

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I could fix your mo & beard issue...razor :P

 

He is quite a handsome cat. Doesn't look too pleased with having his photo taken. 

 

Si Borg, good to see you back on here. Yep, the changes are taking some getting used to :D Hope you are starting to feel somewhere close to normal. Yes, the hardship to the family of the defendant...that bit I find hard to deal with. 

 

Eli, how terrible! My young rats will often have an accident when they are on my shoulder or down my shirt. 

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I read the forum rules again recently. I first read them a few years back when I was completely ignorant of netiquette and terminology. I was so intimidated that I

wet my pants and didn't come back for two years. This time though it all seemed reasonable and I understand most of it. I'm still a bit scared of Rick Brewster though and hope he doesn't bite. I've checked out the gallery and a lesser man may be intimidated by all the brilliant work there in. It gives me a benchmark and a goal which is very important to the creative process. So once again; tuvm Pdn.

P.s, I've run out of Reputation for today but it's coming.

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Rickhum, yep, that was me too. Afraid of doing the wrong thing in the wrong place. Some kind souls encourage me to post here all those years ago. Rick does bite sometimes but not without much provocation. 

 

We are here to help you too, so never be afraid to ask. The tutes are great for learning the nuts & bolts of plugins & techniques.

 

However, where the tutes say to flatten at the end - DON'T! Keep as many of your layers intact as possible. 

Keep a PDN (native file type) as well as the .PNG or whatever file type that you work with.

 

Work in a canvas at least 2x what you want to finish will. I do 4x & then resize down by 25%. This creates a smoother image but you need serious pc power with some images. For 800 x 600 I always use 4x, for 1920 x 1080, I use 2x generally.

 

Mastering Paint.NET was written to help users (us). While it was for an earlier version, the information is invaluable! I wouldn't want to be without my copy.  :D http://forums.getpaint.net/index.php?/topic/25384-mastering-paintnet-ebook/

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Rants, at your own risk,  is controversial decision to make it possible:

to angry, to laugh, to talk high level, to be cynical, At the same moment.

It's like the F word ; which direct to pleasure and suffer at the same time.

When i write, i feel it like poetry, Even if it's HTML & CSS.

I write electronic-music in the digital world with little confusion and little bit joy.

 

It's called Duality or Dualism.

When 2 forces or energy exist, but they are the opposite of each other.

 

Many people i met was suffering from the unbalanced between the 2 sides, including me.

Now days i take my medical treatment to balance my Energies.

Light & Dark as black & white.

And what is between.

Tnq FYA

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I had a wonderful fathers day thanks to my girls & grandson.

They made me feel so valued that I'm still beaming.  

 

Barbieq, razor is a bit harsh barb, out my way they call ppl without a beard, women,

As I take on more ambitious projects, more tech prob's come up. 

I've been having a few issues around dpi, canvas size and clarity of the image.

Huge learning curve for me as I only have a standard sized brain and it resists expansion.

I've been working on 12 x 8 inch canvas mostly but sounds like I need to go bigger.

I have changed from working in 96 dpi to around 120, seems to be better, dunno the standard.

 

If I do a lot of certain effects, blurring for example I can get a few crashes so I've learned to save...a lot 

I'm running an i5 on windows 7 with 4 gigs of ram which is only just enough but being a battler I soldier on.

 I plan to upgrade as soon as the wolf living at my front door moves to the back paddock.. 

I think my work may be improving since I've been more active in the forum.

I've only recently cottoned on to the fact that the forum is THE reference source.

Yeah I need to check out the mastering Paint.net e book.

 

Thanks so much Barb, just the sort of info I need, good onya.

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You know Rick, when i study that definition of Duality/Dualism from the encyclopedia i was soldier.

i read a few more definition related to this Word, and after something like 70 definitions of Ideas,

i took all 34 Volume books of the encyclopedia and moved them to the room of the garbage in my building.

It's was heavy for me to take with me more Words and definitions and ideas,

i felt its enough so i said goodbye. after years i was sorry for 34 Volume books.

But not for long. when i found the Search engine of google, in the speed of light.

Wikipedia took me to some places i never was before, Regarding the Concept of Ideas.

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lol Something I've been working on that solves A.E.'s relativity theory.

       T{f}                      {          {+/-}1TU ~ POTS            }
-----------------   =  Rel {  {Vars = MDen + MVel + GrF}  }
 U{i} / S{[●]}                {          {+/-}1TU ~ WOTS           }

 

"Time {finite}, over the universe {infinite} by space {a container}, equals Relativity of 3 parts, "POTS" which is your perspective observational time span, over time variables {Mass Density, Mass Velocity, and Gravitational Fields}, over "WOTS", a watched object's time span." - BD/SB/RFX :D
 

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Writing parsers is extremely difficult.

 

I wasted several hours with ANTLR trying to create a grammar for Photoshop's EnableInfo resource.

After compiling the grammar it fails to parse my example text correctly.

 

I was hoping that I could create a proper parser to replace my current string scanning code, but it does not appear that will be happening any time soon.

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