Making "Antialiasing disabled" Default (Paint.NET)

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Making "Antialiasing disabled" Default (Paint.NET)

Postby Morg » 21 Oct 2014, 22:46

Paint.NET has recently updated it's programming and part of that is that it made "Antialiasing enabled" a default setting and included the feature in many more tools than were previously available.

I have already talked about the dangers of using tools where AA is enabled (it increases the file size dramatically), but now it applied to the fill (bucket) tool as well. Use it enough times and the borders between territories turn gray and eventually disappear entirely.

There is a way to set Paint.NET so that AA is disabled by default.

1. In the upper right corner of Paint.NET there is now a settings icon; click on it. (a small gear [if you can't find it you can still hit "Alt+X" to get there])
2. Select Tools
3. Scroll all the way down to "Rasterization" (Don't worry; I don't know what rasterization means either)
4. There is an icon that looks like a curvy line with 3 circles on it. Either click it so that it becomes a jagged line with 3 squares on it or select the black triangle next to it and select AA disabled.
5. Close the settings window.

This will make AA disabled the default setting and make things so much easier for maintaining clean, crisp maps with low file sizes.
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