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

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Funny bug with 3.5 Alpha...
I haven't tested the effects under the alpha so far. I do intend to update all effects as soon as a 3.5 beta is available.

In the meantime, you might consider reporting this to Rick too.

Edit:

Turns out this was a problem with version 3.1 of my effects. Version 3.3 does not have that problem. If you experience the same problem, I suggest you upgrade to the latest version of my effects.

In fact, I suggest you upgrade even if you don't have the problem. The new version has more features and is a lot faster.

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Funny bug with 3.5 Alpha...
I haven't tested the effects under the alpha so far. I do intend to update all effects as soon as a 3.5 beta is available.

In the meantime, you might consider reporting this to Rick too.

Edit:

Turns out this was a problem with version 3.1 of my effects. Version 3.3 does not have that problem. If you experience the same problem, I suggest you upgrade to the latest version of my effects.

In fact, I suggest you upgrade even if you don't have the problem. The new version has more features and is a lot faster.

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I downloaded it right, but there is an error:

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File: C:\Program Files\Paint.NET\Effects\Vandermotten.PaintDotNetEffects.Blurs.dll

Effect Name: Vandermotten.PaintDotNetEffects.SmartEffect

Full error message: System.TypeLoadException: Could not load type 'Vandermotten.PaintDotNetEffects.SmartEffect' from assembly 'Vandermotten.PaintDotNetEffects, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null'.

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Could not load type 'Vandermotten.PaintDotNetEffects.SmartEffect' from assembly 'Vandermotten.PaintDotNetEffects, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null'.

Like I said in my original post:

Vandermotten.PaintDotNetEffects.dll: You allways need this dll. It includes the framework used by the other dll's.

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Could not load type 'Vandermotten.PaintDotNetEffects.SmartEffect' from assembly 'Vandermotten.PaintDotNetEffects, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null'.

Like I said in my original post:

Vandermotten.PaintDotNetEffects.dll: You allways need this dll. It includes the framework used by the other dll's.

So how do I get that dll?

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I am getting an error when I use my drop shadow plug in. I even tried downloading the plugin again. My dll is located in the effects folder. Can someone please advise if there is something else I need to do? I have restarted paint.net and I have rebooted my computer.

The error

dropshadowerror.jpg

The details

pluginerror.png

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I am getting an error when I use my drop shadow plug in.
You have an old version of the Drop Shadow effect. Download the effect directly from my web site (see below).

It is possible that you have both an old as well as the new version of the effect in you effects folder. To be sure, first delete all Vandermotten.*.dll files, then replace them with the dll files from the downloaded zip.

Hope this helps.

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I´m getting a 5-15 sec lag when starting Paint.net 3.5.1 in Windows 7 RC b7260 32-bit with the latest Vandermotten plugins (with all or a single dll). There´s no CPU usage and no plugin load errors, the app just doesn´t respond for 5-15 sec.

My rig:

Pentium Dual Core E2180

3GB RAM

160GB HDD

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in Windows 7 RC b7260 32-bit

Can you try it on a a released OS? Are you sure that the delay disappears when you delete (or move) the dlls from the effects folder?

So far, I have never seen such behavior, and I have tested on XP 32 bit, Vista 32 bit and Windows 7 64 bit. Anyone else seen this?

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I had drop shadow, but i had to restore my new Laptop, so i reinstalled Paint.net and downloaded your pack, but i cant find drop shadow anywhere in my effects. its definately in my effects folder in Paint.net so where is it. Under which effect should it be found exactly? I tried reinstalling but it's saying it's already there. Help, i use this all the time....

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Whenever I start up PDN now I keep getting a pop up asking me if I want to update to the latest version of your effects . I downloaded the update but the effects were not individual dll files , just an installer. I therefore decided against installing the update. Now though the pop up keeps appearing . Is this going to happen continually until I DO install the new versions? I think this is out of order and you should be just posting the updates in the plug in thread and leaving the choice to install them to the individual concerned.

How do I stop this pop up from appearing? :evil:

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Whenever I start up PDN now I keep getting a pop up asking me if I want to update to the latest version of your effects . I downloaded the update but the effects were not individual dll files , just an installer. I therefore decided against installing the update. Now though the pop up keeps appearing . Is this going to happen continually until I DO install the new versions? I think this is out of order and you should be just posting the updates in the plug in thread and leaving the choice to install them to the individual concerned.

How do I stop this pop up from appearing? :evil:

Yes, with the current code the pop-up will appear until you install the new version (or remove the old one). And indeed, the new version features an installer. Just double-click it. It will ask you which effects you want to install. It then just copies the required dll's into the correct folder. It makes no other modifications to your system and there is no spyware.

BTW, when I uploaded the file, it was virus free. But as with anything you download from the internet, you should check it before you run it.

You have a point when you say I should leave people the choice. And in a way I do: you are free to remove my effects if you want to. But I also noticed that I get a lot of questions. Just scan through this thread here. Many questions are about bugs that have long been fixed, or incompatibilities of old versions with more recent versions of Paint.NET. So I thought it would help people if I'd let them know there is a new version. Most people don't check that when they have a problem. Also, the new version is actually better than the previous one (faster, wider range of parameter values, etc.) A lot of other questions are about how to install the dll's. To help those people, I created the installer. In short: I hope and believe this wil benefit a lot of my users. I'm sorry if it offended you.

One final question, out of curiosity. You don't seem to have a problem with running arbitrary code that you download from the internet in full trust on you machine, since that's what you do when you install third-party effects. Why do you have a problem with running an installer? Was it the "I need administrative rights" dialog that scared you? If you have an operating system that gives you that dialog, you also get that question when you install effects manually... And you get it when you install Paint.NET. So what makes this one different?

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