A downloadable tool for Windows

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If you use Paint .NET for creating sprite animations, then this plugin is for you. It allows you to view any sequence of frames as an animation within an image without having to leave Paint .NET. You can also save all frames of an animation as a single multi-frame strip, individual PNG files, or as an animated GIF(experimental). Help is also integrated into the plugin. Just hover over the parameter in question and a pop-up will appear.

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  • Requires the latest version of Paint .NET installed.
  • Installation instructions can be found in INSTALL.txt located in the zip file.

v1.0.0.96 Notes
- Add padding zeroes as needed when exporting individual frames


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paint-net-sprite-plugin-windows.zip 40 kB


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How does this work?

I cannot get the "animation" option to show up

THANK YOUUU. I am continuing an abandoned open source game, and this is useful as HECK!

I'm glad you have found it useful.


I usually use more than one layer, but i noticed that this plugin doesn't select all the image, but only a layer. Is there a method to make that work with all the layers?

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Currently, Paint .NET only allows plugins to access the image data for the currently-selected layer so unfortunately no.

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Easiest method I can suggest is to Flatten (CTRL + F) and then Undo (CTRL+Z) once you're done with the plugin.


Nice plugin! Would be great for Krita software

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Whenever I use the plugin to animate a sprite the Animation Helper window opens very small. When I resize the window to be bigger, all the text/buttons in the window remain smooshed in a tiny section of the window and are basically unusable. Any ideas on how I can fix this. I'm running the newest version of windows 10. Any help would be great! Thanks

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Are you using the latest version of Paint .NET?  It was recently updated to improve high dpi scaling support. Do you have the display scaling set to more than 100%? I just tested it with a display scaling of 200% and it looked fine but I'm running the latest version of Windows 10.

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I just uploaded a newer version of the plugin. you might download it and see if it helps with your issue. Also make sure you are using the latest version of Paint .NET.

Thank you I'll go ahead and try that!

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I'm having exactly the same problem. I'm already using latest versions of Paint.NET, Windows 10 and this plugin with scaling of 200%. It's a HiDPI display

Just downloaded it, and I have the same problem. I have a 4K screen, and the DPI are 250%

Amazing tool! You got a shoutout from ConcernedApe (stardew valley dev) who used your tool in his game, which is how I found it. So simple but so useful.

Thanks for the positive feedback.  I knew he used Paint .NET for Stardew Valley but didn't know about my plugin. Very cool!

I have an image that is 600 pixels wide. I want to make 300 frames which are 300 pixels wide - incrementing one pixel each time. Is this possible with this plugin?

This tool is a MUST have for anyone working with sprites in Paint.Net. Preview can be fine tuned for your specific spritesheet layout, including borders and offsets. Superb!


I'm glad you find it useful, and thanks for taking the time to comment!


This looks awesome, I wish there was a version for macs though

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This is REALLY cool plugin.



Nice to see something like this for p.n

I don't need this, but thanks!