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Has a file titled "pdncrash.log" appeared on the desktop?

If so, open it using Notepad and paste the content here.

If not; What are your system specs? If you have less than 256mb of RAM, that's why.

Awaiting your reply.

 

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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As long as it's over 256, it should be fine.

Okay...what are you doing right before it locks up?

 

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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How many layers? How many images?

You're really not giving us enough to go on. It's like going to a doctor and saying "I'm in pain somewhere in my body." We need to know a lot more before we can help you out.

 

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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so in the collage i was making at the time i had i had 1 background layer 3 picture layer and 2 word layers and like when i just had the background and 1 pic layer and i was trying to resize that pic it would freeze and take for ever to resize then after it finally resized and then i would go to import a new pic it would take forever to just add the pic then again i would go to resize then it would take forever to resize well then its the same thing all over i finnaly got the collage done then i went to flatten and it took forever to do that i actually had to do the collage 2wice because the first time about half way though it frooze then it said not responding so i had to start the whole thing over i dont know what else kind of info you need it also does it like when im using the magic wand or any of the tools after i would choose the tool it would take forever for me to be able to use it then when i got done using it it would take along time for me to be able to pick a different tool

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How big, in pixels, were the images?

 

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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Seems like your processor is a bit old.

Depending on the size (in pixels, as david stated) of the pictures, and the complexity of the effects, Paint.NET could "hang" but it isn't doing anything harmful.

Notice that the requirements written on the download page are the lower bounds to work on small pictures and do basic stuff.

If you tend to work on photos coming straight from a camera, which are usually 3000 px wide or more, using a computer very more powerful will be required.

I own a Pentium 4 at 2.4Ghz with 512MB RAM and it could be "long" sometimes.

I think the best price/performance ratio will be a "new" or 6-months-old or so computer with a low-end Intel Core 2 Duo architecture (64bit), and 1GB of RAM (at least) but I could be wrong.

No. Way. I've just seen Bob. And... *poof!*—just like that—he disappears into the mist again. ~Helio

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If they were raw images from a camera, then they were probably fairly big...

 

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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You could always wait a while for Paint.NET to 'unfreeze', eventually it will catch up and you'll be back to doing whatever you were up to. It would be faster than closing PDN, waiting for Windows to decide what to do, restarting Paint.NET, reopening your image, etc..

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Then try to give us more information. Unless one of us can reproduce it, it's probably your computer.

 

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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well i figured it probly was my computer but i was just wondering if and one else had this problem or if maybe it was paint i have given all the info i have what else do you need i mean i have told you what i was doing what i have on my computer ram wise what else is there to tell if im not telling you what you think you need then you need to ask cause that means i dont know what else you need

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anyone else had this problem

Yes. At least me. or I. Whatever.

what else do you need

Your processor model and speed.

Just keep the [Windows] key pressed on your keyboard and hit (once) the [Pause] key (at the far top right) on your keyboard.

A dialog with a Windows logo on it appears, just say me what's in the Computer field, at the bottom.

I don't need the other stuff.

You can access this dialog by Config Panel > System Properties, too.

No. Way. I've just seen Bob. And... *poof!*—just like that—he disappears into the mist again. ~Helio

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The processor seems a bit old, but not as I expected.

Anyway, try increasing your amount of RAM, as you suggested, it may help a bit.

And you should work on smaller images, you could make copies of your photos and resize them before working on it, with Paint.NET or a batch resizing utility.

No. Way. I've just seen Bob. And... *poof!*—just like that—he disappears into the mist again. ~Helio

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