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BoltBait's Plugin Pack for v3.5.11 - Updated January 31, 2015


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first i like to thank you for the easy download.

but i honestly have tried a lot of things and me being to computer illeterate (sry can't spell) can't unzip the files. my question is how do you unzip files on windows xp? ( i tryied "extracting" but nothing shows up in paint.net... ever)

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first i like to thank you for the easy download.

but i honestly have tried a lot of things and me being to computer illeterate (sry can't spell) can't unzip the files. my question is how do you unzip files on windows xp? ( i tryied "extracting" but nothing shows up in paint.net... ever)

When you extract be absolutely positive you are extracting to the Effects folder instead of a sub folder of the effects.

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When I right clicked on it I did not see the option to extract. it says Open, scan, open with, send to, cut copy etc

OK, fine. Then click the "open" option. It should open in a new window showing you all the DLL files. Select them all and drag them into the window with your zip file (the Effects folder).

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I loved your transparency plugin that I downloaded before. I use it all the time! I wanted to be able to use these additional plugins that you made. I also wanted to be able to use the highlight shadow recovery... My paint dot net is about all I do on my computer...

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First of all: beauty, well-done, right-on, and thanks.

Now, to the meat:

Now, if you still have the following effect dll's installed, you can delete them:

  • FlipPlugin.dll (The one done by Illnab1024 and me) - Replaced with flip.dll in this package.
    Arrows.dll - Now included in Paint.NET
    Portrait.dll - Now included in Paint.NET
    InkSketch.dll - Now included in Paint.NET
    GaussianBlurChannel.dll - Replaced with GaussianBlurPlus.dll in this package.
    Halo.dll - Replaced with Outline.dll in this package.

Also, user MadJik has written updated (better) versions of my Grid Maker plugin and my Wet Floor plugin. So, if you want those effects, go download MadJik's plugin pack.

Thanks to pyrochild for beta testing these updates and for giving me valuable feedback prior to their release.

Enjoy. 8) Beer.gif

So, I've been sifting through my Effects folder today, tidying up, doing my best to delete old, obsolete and doubled files. I have a few that I wanted to delete and replace with your new goods, but I want to make sure I'm not making more of a mess for my efforts.

Files I want to delete but my cajones are too small to pull the trigger

1. PortraitEffect.dll (same as Portrait.dll?)

2. (This might be weird.) I have all of these:

- a. Outline.dll

- b. OutlineObject.dll

- c. Outline Object.dll (note the subtle, maddening difference)

- d. Halo.dll (which I believe is the only file you suggest we delete, here)

3. Finally, should I delete all the files you've described in this post (colorbalance, steganography, pastel, transparency, etc.)?

Okay then, Taboo. That's enough shaming yourself for the day. Thanks again, BB.

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I'm not sure about the others, but there is a difference between Outline and Outline Object. I'm not sure about the differences in the spaces, though...

pyrochild wrote OutlineObject. It's slightly more powerful but a bit harder to use than Outline.

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First of all: beauty, well-done, right-on, and thanks.

So, I've been sifting through my Effects folder today, tidying up, doing my best to delete old, obsolete and doubled files. I have a few that I wanted to delete and replace with your new goods, but I want to make sure I'm not making more of a mess for my efforts.

Files I want to delete but my cajones are too small to pull the trigger

1. PortraitEffect.dll (same as Portrait.dll?)

2. (This might be weird.) I have all of these:

- a. Outline.dll

- b. OutlineObject.dll

- c. Outline Object.dll (note the subtle, maddening difference)

- d. Halo.dll (which I believe is the only file you suggest we delete, here)

3. Finally, should I delete all the files you've described in this post (colorbalance, steganography, pastel, transparency, etc.)?

Okay then, Taboo. That's enough shaming yourself for the day. Thanks again, BB.

Unlike other plugin pack makers, I have not put all of my pack into a single dll file. This is so that you can still pick and choose which of my effects you want in your menu.

If your Effects menu is a mess, I recommend MOVING all of the dll files out of your Paint.NET/Effects folder to another location. Then, return each, one-at-a-time, and running Paint.NET to see if it is an effect you wish to keep.

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Thanks to both of you (david.atwell and BoltBait),

Actually my Effects folder isn't too cluttered. I just find myself holding on to certain older .dll files in a separate folder when authors come out with new .dll files (because of the way certain features get phased out).

Then, like david.atwell pointed out with Outline (w/space, by the way) Object.dll, some files with similar objectives going by similar names are written by different authors.

- So, I have these in my Effects folder

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- which produces this menu (note the icons)

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It tuns out that Outline Object.dll (with the space) is pyrochild's work (thanks for the tip, david.atwell) and has its own icon; and both the OutlineObject.dll (no space) and the Outline.dll effects are yours (thank you, Boltbait). The icons are the same but the effects have different options available (though I'm guessing one of them supersedes the other:

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Anyway, thanks again.

EDIT:

Speaking of messes, this response took about eight tries and is still fairly illegible. Sorry 'bout that.

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By the way BoltBait...that "true feather" checkbox you have on the feather plugin dialog...is amazing. It worked brilliantly on a raven I cut out the other day. :D

It is the same funtion as the "shrink" check box from the old version.

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By the way BoltBait...that "true feather" checkbox you have on the feather plugin dialog...is amazing. It worked brilliantly on a raven I cut out the other day. :D

It is the same funtion as the "shrink" check box from the old version.

True. But, now that there's a Strength slider, it is even more powerful. :D

Glad you like it.

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