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Change Colors in Paint.Net

We want to change a color of a pic to another color and have the same depth.

What is the best way to about in  Paint.Net?
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rayluvs
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Here is an example.  We have an icon or image that we need to change the color.  We want to use Paint.Net to have the same effect as Word (the limitation Word is the colors we can use, Paint.Net has more; the reason we want to use it).

Here are both same images before & after:

Image original, multi-colorImage change to somewhat blue color
How can we do this in Paint.Net?
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MereteCommented:
Hi  Ramante
to change the colours here you need to work with Hues and Saturation, hues change the colour and saturation the depth.
save this image as a jpeg may work better than a png
then add to Paint.net as a layer
drag it into the center
Click on Adjustments above
there's a couple that will change the colours,
The Duo Tone Ink on Paper
play around with the top one by dragging the dot around
 and then bottom to adjust them.
Once your happy ok it then go to edit Deselect and save as jpeg flatten.

Try the Hue and Saturation, pull the box to the side so you see your image, drag the Hue
back and forth see the colours change?
Then use the saturation to brighten it
Lightness for lightness and darkness ok
Edit deselect and save as
PDN examples
PDN pink examplePDN example greenPaintshop pro examples
PSP examplePSP example-----------------------------------------
Paint dot Net has limitations.
There is also the free Gimp which can offer a huge range to alter the Adjust colours through  Colour Balance>Midtones Levels Highlights Levels
Hue And Saturation
Drop your coloured boxes on and then at the top click on Colours> a long tab to choose from
try
Colourize
Colour Balance and the Hue Saturation
GIMPGimp exampleGimp exampleGimp example
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Sorry but we cant seem to follow.  Our version is Paint.NET v3.5.10.  Maybe we different versions?  If not, can you be more specific (here is a pic on our screen).

paint net screen
When referring to being more specific in step, we mean something like this:

1. click magic wand (in Tools bar)
2. click on image
3. click adjustments
4. Select Hue/Saturation

Doesn't have to exactly, but enough we can follow (we are not expert with the apps and totally new to it).

Thank you very much!
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MereteCommented:
No it's simpler than that
1- Drag coloured box on as imageSelect AdjustmentsDrag the Hue curser left and right see the colours changeAdd both Box images as image easy to test bothThere is 2 arrows just below adjustments these are for forward and backward> Undo<
When you like
OK and save as PNG
Using the greyish bluish coloured boxes will not produce as good a colour changes as the coloured box.
Repeat the same steps for the bluish grey coloured boxes.
Or try and use the some of the others.
What I gave  you above in my previous comments
 is samples of  other tools I use
Paint Dot Net examples
and Paintshop pro and Gimp
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
What do you mean by "add both box images"?

I open the box image as image (judt drag it to PaintNet).

Then click on Hue/Saturate

I played with the arrows to change colors, but i never got the color you display (the pinkish color).  I even changed directly the values as you have it, 124, 137, 0 (see pic) but not same result.

result with same values as yours

i must be doing something wrong.  Is there a way to select the desired color in the "Colors" box then select an option that just click the image and changes to that specific color with all its shading, etc.?
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MereteCommented:
Hi Ramante no your not doing wrong, just takes a little time to learn where to look
and how it works.
Add both boxes, see my screenshot above in previous
 I have loaded both your images.
Drag on as image for both.
Then you switch between them to test for different colours.

See the boxes you are using is the coloured one,
take a look at the top of my screenshot, see how I have loaded both of your images, the coloured box and the bluish coloured box
To achieve the pinkish colour I was using the Bluish coloured box
There is a small yellow dot on the Bluish boxes as that tells you it is the one you have selected.
I'll repost a new one
 Bluish boxes selected and changed to PinkYellow dot
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Paul SauvéCommented:
If you download Conditional Hue Saturation and place it in the C:\Program Files\Paint.NET\Effects folder, you will find this new function in the Effects menu of Paint.net.Conditional Hue SaturationConditional Hue Saturation AppliedGreen
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MereteCommented:
Same thing as Hues and Saturation already in the Adjustments, I didnt mention it since it's not really adding much
 :P
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Thanx all!
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 167 points for Merete's comment #a38320485
Assisted answer: 0 points for Ramante's comment #a38319015
Assisted answer: 167 points for Merete's comment #a38320787
Assisted answer: 166 points for paulsauve's comment #a38320911

for the following reason:

Thanx
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Moderator, just finished noticing I nade an error.  I checked comment #a38319015 as a solution and that is incorrect.

How can I fixed this?
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Paul SauvéCommented:
@ JARmod101
Ramante is not the only one - about 1 of 3! Perhaps the auto-close process isn't user-friendly enough :-)
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
But how do I delete the awarding of "Ramante's comment #a38319015" as stated in ID: 38327451?  Should I do anything or EE will fix it?
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Paul SauvéCommented:
I think that since 0 points were awarded, then there is no real problem - but I'm not a moderator!
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
will re-close.
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Thanx All!

Hope this closes the question.
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MereteCommented:
Always happy to help Ramante thank you.
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