Thursday, May 27, 2010

Select all pixels of same / similar colour in paint.NET

This might seem a simple thing, but it's taken me six months (and an accident) to figure out that it can be done.

1. Select the Magic Wand from the Tools Menu (see right)

2. Hold down the SHIFT key while you click on one area of the colour you want to select (let's call it black).

3. Voila!  All areas of black are selected for you to edit.

If you only want to select some of the black areas, then hold down the CTRL key, instead, and click on the areas you want to include in your selection.

And ifyou accidentally click on an area you don't want included, just click on it again to unselect it.


  1. Thanks for the tip! I didn't even knew that. That saved me a bunch of time!

  2. Thank you! Saved me a lot of time :)

  3. Incredibly simple, yet, incredibly difficult to find this information. Thank you very much.

  4. Brilliant. Saved me loads of time. Thanks.

  5. Woo hoo! Love you Kathy

  6. This just saved me several days worth of clicking, thanks you.



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