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Ok, sorry about this but it was brought to my attention via PM that I wasnt making any more sense then a dog barking at its own shadow so let me explain some more. When I double click a .PDN image filetype I get a Paint.NET loading screen resulting in quicker load times for Paint.NET (I believe that loading time is spent dedicated to opening plugins, could be wrong). However, when I simply open up Paint.NET by shortcut or not .PDN image filetype I do not get this loading screen. So my question is, why is there a dedicated loading screen for .PDN images?

Here is a screenshot of such loading screen:

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I also found it strange to have a splash screen when loading images, yet not when booting Paint.NET itself. I've always thought it was something Rick removed versions past but neglected the one under the apparent circumstance.

It would be nice to a have a splash that acted as a visual cue of PDN loading, like a percentage or loading-bar (akin to the GIMP), especially for those who experience a slow boot; comforting to see that PDN is working rather than frozen.

Anywho, not detrimental either way. Haven't thought about it that much recently.

EDITED: that > than.

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You shouldn't try to force the loading screen, aka splash screen. That isn't a feature.

The splash screen was removed because it stands in the way of a performance goal that Paint.NET should load fast enough that it shouldn't need one. When you start up Paint.NET with an image, it takes longer to load so it may as well have one on-screen.

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First: I wasnt necessarily trying to force, but was doing everything I could outside of modifying Paint.NET to see if the splash screen would come up.

Second: it does make sense, but have you considered bringing it back for the sole reason that plenty of users, myself included, are downloading so many plugins that it is causing crashes at startup?

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I don't see how a splash screen would fix that. I am aware of that problem though, and am addressing it in 4.0 along with all the other plugin issues. In the short term just don't install so many plugins I guess ...

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