Paint.NET is a freeware image manipulation program written in .NET.

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How do I blur colour borders in Paint.NET

I have a document from which I am trying to remove marks. I'm doing so the only way I can, with the colour-picker and the paintbrush, painting over the marks with the closest colour around them. This ...
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How do I get a brush colour the same as the background colour of the image?

I'm trying to remove image elements on a mostly white document, yet when I use the white paintbrush, it leaves a glaring white streak. When I use the magic wand to select elements to remove, it also ...
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Specify coordinates with the rectangle select tool in Paint.NET

In paint.net, suppose I have an image that is 1920x1080. Is there a way to use the rectangle select tool to enter specific cords (e.g. 300,300,600,600) and have the rectangle selector appear there on ...
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How do I draw outside a pasted image in paint.net?

To create snippets for our documentation we generally take small pictures using the Windows snipping tool and then put them into Paint.Net to add some text to the image. The trouble is, if I paste an ...
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How to extract the label of a cylinder (bottle)

I have an image of a cylindric object, and would like to extract the surface texture of the object. Imagine a picture of a beer bottle, and I'd like to get the label. One solution I can imagine would ...
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creating an alpha channel for a jpeg image in paint.net

i'm using paint.net until I can afford photoshop elements. I notice that you can change the opacity slider in the layers menu opening 'properties', then it shows an image with the transparency ...
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Princeton PTB-MT2BN, “Mousepad Tablet”: none of the paint programs seems to register pressure sensitivity

I have this pen graphics tablet: Princeton PTB-MT2BN, "Mousepad Tablet" (http://www.princeton.co.jp/product/tablet/ptbmt2b.html). I have tried it with two different drivers: (A) the driver that ...
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paint.net enter exact coordinates

when using paint.net, to say draw a line, is there any way to enter precise coordinates using the keyboard? I am thinking of what you can do in sketchup to draw exact lines by entering lengths.
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How can I install Paint.NET on windows 7?

I previously installed Paint.NET and removed it (imprudently, I might add) by deleting its program files. Now when I try to reinstall it via the executable file found within the zip file here it says ...
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How to draw a free-form selection area?

Is it possible to somehow draw a polygon or a free-form region in Paint.Net and later select what's inside it? If so, how? (Other than using the Rectangle Select capability.) A note: I have no clue ...
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Select rectangle and delete surrounding areas

I am new to Paint.Net. When I select a rectangle (Tools -> Rectangle Select), I would like to delete all the areas outside of the rectangle. How can I do this? (Currently, I copy the selected ...
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Change foreground color of an image in Paint.NET

Let's say we have this picture: As you can see, the background color is #2A3D78. The foreground color is #94AEFF. Ultimately, I'd like to get a picture where the background is unchanged, but the ...
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Changing transparency in Paint.net

Given a bitmap image such as PNG (which may already have sections with varying degrees of transparency), how do I change the transparency level of a section?
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How to outline fonts with a different color?

I am trying to put letters on an existing image that are outlined in a different color. Example below. Note how the letters below have white color, yet the outline is in black. Directions on how to ...
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Draw triangles in Paint.NET?

I downloaded the Polygon / Stars plug-in but it only let's you draw equilateral triangles. Is there a plug-in or method that let's you create any kind of triangle? I can't just use the line tool ...
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Bulk reduce image size with Paint.net

Is there a way to reduce the image size for all the images you have open in Paint.Net in one set of actions or do you have to do each image one by one?
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how to achieve fragment blur effect from paint.net in photoshop

I used the fragment blur effect in paint.net on some text to achieve this really cool effect. I'm wanting to do the same thing in photoshop. Is this possible? if so, how?' Here's what I was able to ...
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Extracting layers from Paint.NET

Is there a way to automatically save layers as separate image files from a Paint.NET (pdn) file? For example, if I have 5 layers in a pdn file, I would like to save them as 5 separate .png files.
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Is there a tool I can use for editing css image sprites?

Is there something I can use to divide an image sprite up into individual images, combine images into the composite, etc? The tool doesn't have to do editing itself. Ideally a plugin for Paint.NET, ...
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Images are printing “washed out” in Paint.net

I've had this happen before, and it mysteriously went away, but now it's back again. When I try to print images from Paint.net they print "washed out". The printer is a Canon inkjet in good working ...
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Is there a free codec for Windows XP to allow display of RW2 files

Does anyone know of a codec for Windows XP which allows the display of Panasonic RW2 files? I've seen this link for the Microsoft Camera Codec Pack but it only applies to Windows Vista and later. Also ...
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How can I add a coloured, random, ragged brush stroke to a black and white graphic in Paint.net?

I have a black and white photo and I want to add a sweeping brush stroke wash in colour across it so that you can see the B&W information through the colour. A second possibility is to do a ...
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How do I print actual size of an image?

I have paint .net and I got an image in PSD and PNG format and the print size it says is width 9.5cm and height 14.5cm. When I go to print, it shows up with that default Windows 7 print option where ...
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Replace “Paint” as default program for 'Edit' Explorer command

Default action in Windows 7 for 'Edit' is to open image in Paint. I don't use Paint. I hate Paint. I don't want to see it ever again. Can I reassign it to, say, Paint.NET? Or if I can't, how can I ...
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Getting the same picture in a variety of different hues?

I have a simple, 200x200 PNG. I need to have it in 358 more hues. I could save 358 copies of the same picture in Paint.NET, manually adjusting, but that's a bit silly. Is there some sort of web app ...
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Paint.Net darken selected pixels?

how do i darken the selected pixels? (eg move them closer to black). I have some thin grey lines in a picture but they are not visible when i print out the image. I can select them using the magic ...
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Different image sizes in Paint.NET vs. Photoshop?

When I save the same image from Photoshop CS4 and Paint.NET, I get the exact same image but different file sizes, and they look exactly the same. Look! - Photoshop - 3.564 bytes - 32bit PNG with ...
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Blur one colour in paint.net

Is it possible to blur/smudge only one colour in paint.net? e.g. blurring a red box with a thick black border so that the red blurs into the black but the outside of the border remains sharp?
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PAINT.NET - How do I change the default DPI for new images from 96 to 72?

After a fresh install of PAINT.NET, the default DPI for new images is 96. Is there a way to change this to 72?
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How to choose an area for color picker in Paint.Net

This is quite beginner question. I want to choose right color of some area because the thing i want to get color is not homogeneous area. How can i choose some area with color picker in paint.net ?
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What's a good OSX counterpart for Paint.Net

I love Paint.Net on Windows. It's easy, free and gets the job done. I am looking for something similar for my mac. Preview is able to resize or crop, but sometimes I want to add a shape or combine ...
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How do I create a tear effect at the bottom of a cropped image in Paint.net?

How do I create a tear effect at the bottom of a cropped image in Paint.net? Here's an example of what I'm looking for (I'm just looking to produce the tear along the bottom): I vaguely remember ...
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Delete and shift pixels with PAINT.NET or other tool

How can I delete and shift pixels with PAINT.NET ? That is if I delete an entire vertical or horizontal slice of the image, how can I just have the remainder slide over and the image size ...
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How can I create a new image with transparent background in Paint.NET?

I would like to do some basic graphics using Paint.NET. I would like to start with a transparent background and draw on top of it, but I can't find any settings on how to do that. I only get a new ...
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Angled brush in Paint.NET

Does anyone know how I can use an angled paint brush on Paint.NET? Like the one in Microsoft's Paint (XP/Vista versions). I want to use it for calligraphy: Here's a close up of what I want:
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Is there a file size limit in Paint.NET

I can open smaller tifs no problem, but these tifs at 100+MB cannot be opened in Paint.NET. I don't think it's memory issue, because other software can open with no problems (IrfanView, ...
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Automatically detect faces in a picture

At my work place, passport sized photographs are scanned together, then cut up into individual pictures and saved with unique file numbers. Currently we use Paint.net to manually select, cut and save ...
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Paint.NET Save to Imgur?

Currently, I have to save the image to file, then fish it out of the file system. Then using the Imgur SendTo app to send it to Imgur. It would be awesome if I could save to Imgur straight from ...
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How can I rotate text in Paint.NET?

How can I rotate text in Paint.NET? OS is Windows XP.
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Get Image Information From Paint.NET

How can I view detailed information (width, height, bit depth, etc) of an image I have loaded in Paint.net?
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Creating Arrows Easily for Images

I'm looking for a plugin or something along those lines for creating arrows for an image I'm working on. Basically it's just a screenshot of some software, but I want to annotate it and have arrows on ...
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Paint.NET crashing when using the menus

Whenever I go to the menus in Paint.NET it crashes with the error shown below. I tried the newest version as well as version 2.7 Any ideas on what's going on? Exception details: ...
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Paint.net do you get a save for web plugin?

I've noticed there are lots of plugins for Paint.net, but I can't seem to find one that essentially saves for web, almost like Photoshop does this. Let me explain: Lets say you have a large image. ...
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select a diagonal area in paint.net

In Paint.net, is it possible to select a quadrilateral area with diagonal faces? How?
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Why does installing Paint.net create a restore point and optimize performance?

When installing Paint.net (the Windows app), it actually create a restore point. This is a bit strange as when installing other apps, this isn't seen. Does anybody know why that is? Another thing ...
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Paint.net is good, but cannot easily draw Text with a white background?

I have been using Irfan View for a few years but then saw Paint.net today here on Superuser. It seems quite good except that when you write text, there seems to be no easy way to have a solid ...
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Paint.NET equivalent for Linux?

On Windows, my favorite image editor is Paint.NET. However, on Linux, GIMP is as unfriendly as photoshop despite having less features. (i.e. It takes ages to load, their's far too much stuff). Most ...
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Why does my mouse slow down in Paint.NET?

I used to love Paint.NET. But when I installed a recent version of it (v3.36) in a VMware Fusion v2.0.1 Win2003 R2 machine, I have founded that my mouse slows down in the image area of the ...