KrisVDM

Drop Shadow and other effects, KrisVDM's Plugin Pack (updated 2010-10-26)

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To be honest .. I actually stopped using paint.net a while ago primarily due to the fact it did not have an easy object align or drop shadow feature, two things I really relied on with the project I was then involved in.

I was still learning back then...didn't even know you could download plugins. I thought i'd recently give it another whirl to see if anythings changed..

Gotta say im impressed with what this guys offering 'for free' .. and i'm back to using it again on a regular basis.

Good job and thanks :)

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The installer for this pack is not compatible with the Windows Store version. Does anyone have the DLLs separately? Need to know what plugin folders (Effects, FileTypes, Shapes) each go in as well. I'd ask the developer directly but due to the pack not being updated in over 7 years, I'm gonna guess he's not entirely interested in this any more.

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A workaround for plugin installers that do not work with the Windows Store version is:

 

1. (If they do not already exist) Create two folders, one named "Effects" and one named "FileTypes", in the main "paint.net" folder, usually like "C:\Program Files\paint.net\Effects" and  "C:\Program Files\paint.net\FileTypes". 

2. Download and run the plugin installer.

3. Follow the instructions in the second yellow "Note" at https://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/InstallPlugins.html 

4. Cut and paste the files installed in the folders in step 1 into the folders created in step 3.

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2 hours ago, Djisves said:

A workaround for plugin installers that do not work with the Windows Store version is:

 

1. (If they do not already exist) Create two folders, one named "Effects" and one named "FileTypes", in the main "paint.net" folder, usually like "C:\Program Files\paint.net\Effects" and  "C:\Program Files\paint.net\FileTypes". 

2. Download and run the plugin installer.

3. Follow the instructions in the second yellow "Note" at https://www.getpaint.net/doc/latest/InstallPlugins.html 

4. Cut and paste the files installed in the folders in step 1 into the folders created in step 3.

 

Creating the folders under "Program Files" (both x86 and x64, separately and together) causes the installer to immediately crash when run. I do not want to have to install the non-Windows Store version of paint.net as I do not want to potentially cause conflicts from the install and eventual uninstall process. I've dug through the .exe and .dll in the zip folder that's downloaded, but can't find the effect .dll's in the a usable format.

Edited by InsanityOnABun

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11 minutes ago, InsanityOnABun said:

I've dug through the .exe ... but can't find the effect .dll's in the a usable format.

The dll files are embedded in the exe file, but you need the proper developer tools (and know how to use them) to manually extract them.

 

14 minutes ago, InsanityOnABun said:

I do not want to have to install the non-Windows Store version of paint.net as I do not want to potentially cause conflicts from the install and eventual uninstall process.

I don't know what sort of conflicts you think you'll run into, but I say just do it. Or do it in a VM, or another physical computer.

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I've added a second download option to the first post. Now you can download a zipped pack of DLLs for manual installation with the Store version of paint.net.

 

You will need to

  1. Download the zipped DLL package (click the big gray button)
  2. Extract the DLLs to the folder  /Documents*/paint.net App Files/Effects/
  3. Restart paint.net

 

* the name of this folder may be translated to your system language

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