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Nope! Definitely not possible using the current implemantation of the plugin. I would have to completely start from scratch, and go a completely different (and much more complicated) route. Besides, in my eyes, that's a frame, not an outline. ^_^

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Maybe render? (render outline sounds kinda ok)

Well, actually it renders an outline... doesn't it...? :)

I don't know. It just doesn't feel right, being in Render.
I've been waiting for a plugin like this.
Me too! I kept thinking someone else would make it, but I got tired of waiting.

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Can I see the crash log?

And the crash message?

I really don't see how this plugin can crash Paint.NET; it's very simple in its implementation. Are you having similar problems with Gaussian Blur? (This uses that...)

Yes. if your mouse pushes the slider forward too much, Bam! and paint.Net is gone.

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Maybe render? (render outline sounds kinda ok)

Well, actually it renders an outline... doesn't it...? :)

I don't know. It just doesn't feel right, being in Render.
I've been waiting for a plugin like this.
Me too! I kept thinking someone else would make it, but I got tired of waiting.

Should be 'Blur'!

Render to me create something new (grid, shape, etc...)

And with some settings the outline is blurred...

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Drop shadow, feather, outline, wet floor, etc.)

I agree with all but Feather as it is like a localised or specialised version of Gaussian, so I think Feather should stay put.

I would have have suggested a 'Miscellaneous' category which this would fit, but then everyone would be putting theirs in there because they're too idle to think. Also a 'Text' category but that would be pretty empty so essentially quite useless - it would end up as yet another menu branch to troll through.

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Deep inside me there is the strong fear that you get 30 submenues when clicking "effects". When a new submenue is created, all developers would have the rebuid their plugins, otherwise it would be pointless (e.g. drop shadow would remain where it is) and I don't believe everybody would do this.

As I said, it is enough just making the code public, so everyone can put it in a category due to his desires. This would not create new work for the devolepers, and there would not be long discussions about what the plugin actually does. For example, I don't think rendering an outline blurs the picture in the sense of the blur-menue.

Also I hope that Rick will implement a user-specific plugin-system within this year, making discussions about new submenues anachronistic.

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Should be 'Blur'!

Render to me create something new (grid, shape, etc...)

And with some settings the outline is blurred...

It's definitely not a blur. A blur, to be a blur, has to change the original image somehow. Outline Object does all of its work under the source image.

The more I think about it, the more it seems to me that Outline Object really does belong directly in the Effects menu, alongside similar effects such as Outline and Glow.

Yes. if your mouse pushes the slider forward too much, Bam! and paint.Net is gone.

How much RAM do you have? If you don't know how to check, just post the crash log. I believe I may know what's going on, and knowing how much RAM you have will help me confirm or scrap my idea.

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The more I think about it, the more it seems to me that Outline Object really does belong directly in the Effects menu, alongside similar effects such as Outline and Glow.

You're just right.

When the first plugins were published, we hadn't such discussions, and today all developers are forced to put their effects in submenues. That's simply unfair.

So I'll shut up.

Last thing for me to say at this place: I really like the plugin, as I like your other plugins, pyrochild, and I hope to see more such good work by you. Thanks.

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Should be 'Blur'!

Render to me create something new (grid, shape, etc...)

And with some settings the outline is blurred...

It's definitely not a blur. A blur, to be a blur, has to change the original image somehow. Outline Object does all of its work under the source image.

The more I think about it, the more it seems to me that Outline Object really does belong directly in the Effects menu, alongside similar effects such as Outline and Glow.

Yes. if your mouse pushes the slider forward too much, Bam! and paint.Net is gone.

How much RAM do you have? If you don't know how to check, just post the crash log. I believe I may know what's going on, and knowing how much RAM you have will help me confirm or scrap my idea.

I have 1Go of RAM. I kinda posted something not to clearly -- it's only if you push the slider forward, then actually try to blur the image. As in click the OK button. Usually on images that take a lot of memory.

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I have 1Go of RAM. I kinda posted something not to clearly -- it's only if you push the slider forward, then actually try to blur the image. As in click the OK button. Usually on images that take a lot of memory.

I may know what's wrong. Will try to fix in the next version. Unfortunately, summer's almost over and my plate is filling up. Plus, I just got Potter!

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  • 2 weeks later...

i read through the entire thread, but there were no instructions on HOW to use it!

i typed in something, big font, changed primary color to red, used the plugin, and nothing happened!

i tried selecting the text and doing it, but nothng happened again.

what am i doing wrong?

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