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Somehow plug-ins don't work for me D:

I followed many step by step guides for downloading plug ins but when I try to save it in the Effects Folder (or whatever it's called) my computer tells me I don't have permission to save it there.

Why would that be? o.O :|

They're all .dll files too.

And I have the latest version of Paint.Net (3.22??? I don't know exactly ^^')

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Moved to troubleshooting

 

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If you are running Vista, that is the problem. Sometimes Vista has the gnack of forgetting you are the administrator and so regardless if you 'save' it in the program files/ paint.net/ effects directory it will place it in a different folder. You just have to find the folder and copy and paste. This happens to me a lot while using my laptop, hence the reason why I rarely use it nowadays.

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ok. i don't understand why it keeps saying "image type is not recognized, and cannot be opened." im following everything step by step. this is really annoying and discouraging. :(

You have unzipped it, havn't you?

Edit: Were you trying to open the plugin with paint.net. If so, follow BoltBait's tutorial (stickied in plugin forum).

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ok. i don't understand why it keeps saying "image type is not recognized, and cannot be opened." im following everything step by step. this is really annoying and discouraging. :(

You don't open plugins with Paint.NET. You have to install them first. http://boltbait.googlepages.com/install

 

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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But, then, how would someone install it? :shock: :mrgreen:

BTW, we did do some talking about this a year ago: viewtopic.php?p=43764#p43764

I have some idea how - include an exe also. When a dll is opened the path is passed to the exe which closes the paint.net process, uses reflection to determine the plugin type, installs the plugin and then launches pdn again.

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