I have been using Paint.NET for years. Recently I received a prompt that a newer version was available, so I duly downloaded it - the result was 4.3.10. Now, when I highlight a file, and ask it to load with Paint.NET, it loads two copies of the graphic. Previously only one copy has been loaded. Is it something I am doing wrong, or is it a glitch in the program? I can't see anything in the settings covering this.
I posted this question On their support site, and received a number of replies, which seem to suggest others have the same problem. I then commented as follows:-
Well, that told me!!!
I have read through every one of these suggestions, and I have to admit I find myself slightly more confused than I was when I asked the question in the first place! I am not exactly new to computers, but I am, by no stretch of the imagination, a "techie". I started by using an Amiga, forty years ago. I taught myself, with some help from other Amigans, and produced some excellent work. I never wanted to stop using the Amiga, but due to lack of support and development, I found it necessary to buy a dreaded "droid" and expose myself to the mysteries and intricacies of the Microsoft system. However, I will never enjoy using it, as I enjoyed using the Amiga.
That said, we are where we are, and I now own a Windows 7 laptop, a Windows 10 laptop, and a Windows 10 tablet. I have Directory Opus installed on all of them - it is the one program I would not be without. Therefore, I was amazed to read in one of the replies, that of all of the "file sorting" programs tried, Opus was the only one that persisted in loading two copies of graphics into the program. Version 4.3.10 is the first version this has happened with, and therefore I would be inclined to say the "fault" lies with the paint program, rather than Opus.
I want to solve this problem, so I propose taking two courses of action. I will send copies of the replies to Greg Perry at Directory Opus (suitably "anonymised" of course), and ask him if he can suggest any other solution. Secondly, I will seek the help of a computer "expert" friend of mine as to the possibility of changing anything within the file loading system.
I will close this epistle by thanking everyone for their help, and I will report back on my hoped for success - or abject failure, as the case may be!!!
The ever helpful Greg suggested putting the question on here. Has anyone got any helpful suggestions?