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In photoshop you can CTRL+Click on a layer and it'll select all non-transparent areas of the layer. I find this function extremely handy, however I can't seem to find anything equivalent to this in Paint.NET. I've been able to duplicate it somewhat by using the magic wand on the transparent areas, and inverting the selection. However, if there's some complexity in the layer this gets very tricky and is unwieldy at best.

Is there an equivalent to this functionality in Paint.NET? If not, is there a plan to add such a thing?

I haven't been able to find any information regarding this elsewhere on the forum (perhaps I'm not looking in the right areas?).

Thanks

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Shift will select all transparent areas.

More specifically, Shift+Click with the magic wand will select all pixels in the layer with the exact same value (color and alpha) as the one you click. Very helpful with transparent areas.

 

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Alright, guys. Stephen posted a solution in the first reply. It's great that you want to help, but posting the same thing four times over isn't going to help any faster... :wink:

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Alright, guys. Stephen posted a solution in the first reply. It's great that you want to help, but posting the same thing four times over isn't going to help any faster... :wink:

Makes us feel smarter, though...:-P

I just wanted to clarify, to make sure that wording wasn't getting in the way of understanding.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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