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Using paint.net I have build several (few hundreds of) images that I need to join as a vertical strip into a single image. I was not able to do such a task.

Is there some specific command, or can I use an "ad hoc" trick, or batch processing mode?

Thanks for your help.

P.S.: I have also tried some other program to complete the join task but they fail because my images have some trasparency level.

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Hello.

Perhaps this will help as there is no specific stitching or panorama feature in Paint.NET:

http://paintdotnet.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=6442

For the moment, manually composing them in order is the best you can do in Paint.NET without resorting to more dedicated stitching programs on the Internet. However, Paint.NET can do it manually very well. All the details can be found in the topic linked above.

If the above does not work for you, posting a few example images will go a long way in helping us help you.

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Doing the task manually is a very annoying task, since I have plenty of images to stack, so let me explain my situation. Remember that I am a very newbie.

I'm trying to build a meter image to use in rainmeter. The meter is composed by ten plates to be stacked. Now I'm writing out of home, so I cannot show the image of the plate, but it is very similar to the button build in one of your tutorial:

11.png.

Please note that I want a little trasparent space between the plates, so I cannot use a standard vertical bar to build the meter.

Ten of these stacked plates make a single frame; then, I have to consider many different frames changing the plates color. For example, ten grey plates represent 0%, ten red plates represent 100%, while five green plates and five grey one represent 50%.

So I have many images to join: for example, if I decide to use 21 frames (from 0% to 100% by step of 5%) they are 10x21=210.

Is there an easy solution to this problem?

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Does anything besides the color of the plates change? Because I believe it may be easiest to stack 10 of the gray meters, then use Curves or one of Ed Harvey's color effects to change the gray to the appropriate color. That would certainly save you from having to stack a similar image several times over.

(One stack with multiple color changes)

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Does anything besides the color of the plates change? Because I believe it may be easiest to stack 10 of the gray meters, then use Curves or one of Ed Harvey's color effects to change the gray to the appropriate color. That would certainly save you from having to stack a similar image several times over.

(One stack with multiple color changes)

Thanks for your suggestion. Can you indicate me some link on how to use Ed Harvey's color effects?

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The UI for Color Filter shouldn't be too complicated. Just slide the top slider to the general color shade you want, then slide the middle slider (Filter Density) to where you need it. If it's not quite the right shade, press Ctrl + Shift + U and try adjusting the saturation from there.

Edit: This should help illustrate how to use them. :)

colors-1.jpg

The first rectangle is a simple light gray <--> dark gray gradient.

The second is that same gradient with Color Filter applied (at those settings).

And the third is the Color Filter gradient with increased Saturation.

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