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A year ago I download a plugin I saw here to called: transparency.dll. It did not come with instructions on where to put it nor how to use it for newbies. I figured it must go into sub-folder called: Effects. Just a lucky guess...well maybe.

I just took a .jpg converted it into .png. Could have used .gif format. Opened file up in Paint.Net & saw I did have a new command within Paint.Net under effect. Clicked on command & it looks like it is trying to make the whole picture transparent. It does not look like it knows what areas I want it to be transparent.

Did I install this file in the wrong place?

How does it know what areas I want to be transparent if I don't have a command for that?

Is there a update to this file?

Where did I get the file in the first place? From the forum?

Where are your plugins?

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Transparency.dll is a plugin coded by BoltBait, and you more than likely downloaded it from here. You installed it correctly, though the plugin is meant to change the entire image's transparency. If you want certain part of the image to be transparent, you can either use :MagicWandTool: to select the portions of the image that you want to change the transparency of, and then run the effect OR you can use the eraser tool by changing the Alpha level of your secondary color to correspond with the amount of transparency you want your desired pixels to be. If you dont understand, I will gladly post screen shots.

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Thanks for that quick reply. I found the newer version. Followed instructions as to where to install it but without further instructions, I did not know what to do.

Thanks again, I will try your suggestion. This is something I could use & am abit late trying it out.

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That majic wand command really worked. Thanks for that tip. I notice it does about as well as Irfan's graphic viewer pgm. It puts alittle garbage in the file.

I am sort of getting to like Paint.Net. Was very disappointed with it in last few days. You just have to know how to get around the problems. I am working with rather big files & Paint.Net does not seem to beable to handle it. However I have found ways around the problems.

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Transparency.dll is a plugin coded by BoltBait, and you more than likely downloaded it from here. You installed it correctly, though the plugin is meant to change the entire image's transparency. If you want certain part of the image to be transparent, you can either use :MagicWandTool: to select the portions of the image that you want to change the transparency of, and then run the effect OR you can use the eraser tool by changing the Alpha level of your secondary color to correspond with the amount of transparency you want your desired pixels to be. If you dont understand, I will gladly post screen shots.

Correction, affects selection.

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