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I just download and installed a copy of Paint.Net, I'm new to the software and would be great to add an import file where users could upload other formats as vectors images (.ia, .fhd, .drw). I use to create icons and other web utilities using Illustrator and Photoshop. Now I'm working on design tutorials and I would like to offer affordable alternatives to photoshop and illustrator, and Paint.NET is the only application that I know of, other than PhotoPlus from Serif Software, that is free and is a good alternative out of photoshop.

But, one of the things that makes photoshop a basic design tool is that is able to open files as .eps (Encapsule PS), .ai (adobe illustrator, .fhd (Macromedia FreeHand) and many other vector based images. I found a opensource software that sustitute illustrator, but without this import capacity, other than work with photos, I can't use Paint.NET as an alternative. Does anybody accept this challenge... I would appreciated.

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Paint.NET does not natively work with any vector formats. You can, however, build file type extensions for the program. Paint.NET would not be able to edit your vector formats, but maybe someone could make something that converted them to a bitmap before importing...

 

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I understand that Paint.NET is not to create a vector or edit a vector image. Maybe I don't explain myself well, sorry for that. What I ask, if it possible to make Paint.NET able to open one of those formats mentioned before but rasterized and on a transparent layer.

For example, create and image in Inkscape, a nice smiliey like the one in my avatar, then add effects in Paint.NET to create a descent PNG for a web site

Could that be posible? Thanks for your answers. You all doing a great job on this Paint.NET. I tried last night and is great.

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Someone would just have to write a regular file type plugin for it. These plugins have the ability to specify that they can load but not save. (in other words, an "import only" file type handler)

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This would be a nice feature to be made available via plugin or otherwise. Would this support opening files of the .fla file format? I run across these all the time, and don't need to edit them or anything. I would just like to save them as a .png file of a specified size, etc... This would be very helpful.

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This would be a nice feature to be made available via plugin or otherwise. Would this support opening files of the .fla file format? I run across these all the time, and don't need to edit them or anything. I would just like to save them as a .png file of a specified size, etc... This would be very helpful.

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.FLA is not an image format. It's an uncompiled Adobe Flash file.

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For example, create and image in Inkscape, a nice smiliey like the one in my avatar, then add effects in Paint.NET to create a descent PNG for a web site

Why don't you just export it in PNG, in Inkscape?

You'll get a zillion options to tweak the size and stuff.

I think you don't understand the difference between container, vector, and pure bitmap format.

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.FLA is not an image format. It's an uncompiled Adobe Flash file.

O.K., I thought they were similar to the other file formats being discussed, sorry...

So is what I discussed possible then? It seems silly to buy Flash (A ridiculously expensive program) for such limited use. I don't expect to be able to edit .fla files, as it's already been explained to me that they are based on mathematical shapes (vectors), whereas Paint.Net is based on pixels. I would just like to be able to convert these files to other file types at different sizes (such as .png, .jpg, .bmp, etc.).

Just curious. If you have another suggestion, please let me know.

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Yeah right now writing an import plugin for Paint.NET would be a lot of work, for anybody. Your best bet is to find another program that can open it natively but that can also export a PNG, and then open the PNG in Paint.NET, like Bob suggested. This is just the most feasible option.

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That's understandable. From what has been told to me, it sounded like a lot of work to get PDN to be able to open vector graphics images. This would be a great feature if it was ever implemented though.

Out of curiosity, does anyone happen to know of another application that can open any of these file formats? (For me specifically .fla files)? I've had absolutely no luck finding anything else that can do this. I don't know if Raphie has had any luck...

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That's understandable. From what has been told to me, it sounded like a lot of work to get PDN to be able to open vector graphics images. This would be a great feature if it was ever implemented though.

Out of curiosity, does anyone happen to know of another application that can open any of these file formats? (For me specifically .fla files)? I've had absolutely no luck finding anything else that can do this. I don't know if Raphie has had any luck...

Thanks, :)

Yeah, it'd be pretty tough. A vector image format is a set of instructions on how to draw a particular image; in order to import it into PdN, it would have to render it entirely and then copy it to the clipboard. It would be massive!

Oh, and like Pyrochild said - .FLA is a flash file, not an image.

 

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For example, create and image in Inkscape, a nice smiliey like the one in my avatar, then add effects in Paint.NET to create a descent PNG for a web site

Why don't you just export it in PNG, in Inkscape?

You'll get a zillion options to tweak the size and stuff.

I think you don't understand the difference between container, vector, and pure bitmap format.

I already do that... but thank for mentioned it. But I think that the abillity to open vector files would be a great asset for the program. Because I know there's a lot of young designers that need software that they could afford to develope their talent. If Paint.NET add this feature it would be awesome, not just for future designers but for designers like me... But thanks again for the suggestion.

I will try to attach a file of an art I just create with Inkscape then retouched with Paint.NET, for a tutorial I'm working on of how to create logos. Is an example of a Copyright image.

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