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

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Make a Background Transparent in Paint.net

I am trying to Get Rid of Background and Make a background Transparent in Paint.net. I have only just downloaded the software and don't know a lot about it.
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Paint.NET freezes on new tab, but isn't consuming many resources

I have Paint.NET open with many tabs of reference material so I can create some new art. None are extraordinarily large images, but there are a couple dozen tabs. It freezes whenever I open a new tab....
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How to get rid of white edges

I want to tessellate using Paint.net. When I clone an image, it comes out with a white "shadow" around the whole edge (see attached image). In MSPaint, all I have to do is hit the "transparent" button ...
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PaintDotNet (paint.net) can't be installed because of a missing .msi file

No matter what I do, I can't seem to install paint.net because that .msi is missing, but I only have paint.net.4.0.21.install.exe, and unzipping it with gzip there's only NDP471-KB4033344-Web.exe ...
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Change Windows 10 File Explorer “Edit” context menu action for images to “Windows Store version” of Paint.net?

I know how to use RegEdit to change Windows 10 File Explorer "Edit" context menu action for images to any image editors like Paint.net. But I have no idea about how to change it to Windows Store ...
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Replacing colors in a logo to match site colors

I am working on trying to update the website for our organization. We are Tech Coordinators for school districts in Mississippi. I am not artistic, but I wanted to take a little time and try to change ...
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Convert SVG image to PNG with magnification

How ca I convert a SVG image to a PNG image with magnification and without pixelation? I have tried to open with Paint.NET (with a plugin) and GIMP but I did not succeed. The final image is not ...
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How to fill in a space with white color in Paint.NET?

I have dozens of image files with charts. The charts have Russian legends to them. I need to quickly remove the Russian legends and print in the English versions. When I select a rectangular area ...
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Turn grayscale into alpha channel in Paint.net

I have a PNG image that has many shades of gray and no transparency: I would like to turn the grayscale into an alpha channel in Paint.net, so that the parts that are completely white would become ...
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How to change the canvas background color from checkered to white in paint.net?

I am working with a .tif image with transparent background in paint.net I want to see what the image will look like on a white background. (The transparent sections. I can kludge it by creating an ...
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Copy PDF to Paint.net black text turns blue

I used the snipping tool to copy a table from a PDF and pasted it into paint.net. On zooming in the border is a solid black line and the numbers/text are multicolored blue/brown/yellow so it looks ...
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Images with blurring in the center

I was trying to remember the name of a specific effect/coding which is applied to images, where the center of image (or any part) is clear and gradually quality decreases in a circular manner. What is ...
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GIMP or Paint.net: Repeat texture in background

I was trying to make some basic alpha-stage simple textures. I currently have no experience in that field, so I am not that good with the tools at hand. What I need is a way for Paint.Net (preferably)...
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How to load an image in Paint.NET?

I'm having problems loading the How To Guide. I'm a first-time visitor and I just need to use resizing tools in Paint.NET, but I don't know where or how to load images.
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Force an application to use Graphics Card?

I have a quite powerful graphics card in my computer. I am forced to use paint.net (http://getpaint.net/) for a particular graphic design competition. Can I make sure that paint.net makes use of my ...
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How to replace a colour by another colour using paint.net

I am working on a web template and I want to replace the default red colour by green colour. For example I have this picture:- Where I want to replace the red with green color.so I did the following ...
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How can I divide a drawing into a unequal size blocks using Paint.NET?

I have a magnificent set of hand drawn rune cards that I wish to scan into a runic encyclopedia of some sort. Each card is 100mm x 80mm, so I could fit 6 per A4 page to scan them. After a little edit, ...
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Crop a range of images to the same size

I have a series of images I would like to crop by having a 'cropping rectangle' of fixed size, that I can position slightly differently on each image to be cropped. If I resized them, they would all ...
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Removing Background color in Paint.net

I have a .jpg image of a text logo, it looks similar to the example image here: I am using paint.net. Now, I would like to change the image to .png, then I would like to remove all the white ...
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how to apply a transparent background to png which adhere's to Technet specs?

Okay, so after fooling around with an image I can not figure out how to get this image: to be with a transparent background for usage with the TechNet documentation here which requires a certain ...
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Paint.Net: Center Coordinate of Selected Area?

In Paint.Net when you select an area using one of select tools, the status bar gives following information: Selection Top Left Bounding Rectangle Size Area In above information I can find Top-Left .....
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How to uninstall a program that was originally installed on a different drive? [duplicate]

I have a C: drive where I have Windows 7 64 bit installed and I used to have a D: drive on which I installed Paint.NET. This D: drive doesn't exist any longer. When I go to Control Panel\Programs\...
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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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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 squares,...
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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 an image at actual size?

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 ?