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things I would like Paint.net to be able to do.....


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Hi,

Not sure what keywords to use for the search so haven't found any threads relating to the requests I am about to make.. If there are threads that cover the topics, I would be grateful for the links!

Request Number one:-

In paint as shipped by Microsoft, one of the tools is the SPRAY CAN, no such tool in Paint.net - is it possible to get such a tool as a plugin to install?

Request Number two:-

Is it possible to reduce just the colour wheel, in other words have just a simple colour pallet which can be docked at the side of a page like in MSPaint?

The reason for my requests is that other than those two niggles, Paint.net is exactly what the Primary School I work at is looking for. The problem is that with all the small windows open (tools, colours, layers, etc) it looks too busy for young children to use easily. MSPaint has an annoying tendency to print on two pages which wastes a lot of ink, and it doesn't show you the whole page!

Any suggestions as to how I acheive the above two requests gratefully received.

Regards,

John

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Number one has been discussed in the Popular Feature Requests thread. As for number two, the pallettes can be customized, though the color wheel can't be docked or eliminated. Just hit F1 from the program and search for "custom pallettes;" if you make, for instance, the top row into the most common colors, and leave the remainder blank, it will make the empty slots white. Would that help?

Also, if the kiddies get too rowdy with the windows, you can close whichever ones you don't want them to have access to, and reopen them as they gain more experience.

 

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.
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Also, you don't have to have all the windows open at the same time. I have at most just the Layers and Colour windows open at a time. You may switch on or off the windows by going to the Window > [respective option] menu. Moreover, the state in which the windows are left in when you close Paint.NET will remain for when you start it back up again - for instance, you close Paint.NET with just the Colour window open and in some odd location, when you come to use Paint.NET again the Colour window will be open and in the exact place you left it in.

I am not sure if this would help, but if you decide a particular window isn't as important then you can de-clutter Paint.NET by closing it.

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...[if] you close Paint.NET with just the Colour window open and in some odd location, when you come to use Paint.NET again the Colour window will be open and in the exact place you left it in.

...until you hit Windows > Reset Window Locations.

(It can't be said enough! :-))

 

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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Very true. And sorry, I seemed to have repeated what you had said, I clearly wasn't paying full attention to what you had wrote in your last paragraph.

David's reply is right, listen to him :D.

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