A few to get you started

Library of images to use as OFFIMG screens on the DM42
Forum rules
Do you have a creative streak? Post your OFFIMG photos here.

Please avoid using this forum to host them. Wherever possible, please use third-party hosting for your images, place them in a publicly accessible location and link to them on this forum. This third-party hosting can be your own server if you have one or a service such as PhotoBucket, DropBox or others.

Images MUST be in Windows-NT .bmp format at a resolution of 400x240 pixels and 1-bit colour depth or they will not be displayed by the DM42. Images that do not meet this requirement will be removed from the forum :)
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Re: OFFIMG: Leibniz and Hewlett Re: A few to get you started

Post by toml_12953 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:46 am

grsbanks wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:03 pm
toml_12953 wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:01 am
Now if you could come up with a pic of Jan Lukasiewicz, you'd really have something! :)
All you have to do is ask :)

Image
How do you get the actual image to show in your message? I only get a black box with IMA.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mj1ws8ebc47o8 ... n.bmp?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/fqhyyilzmbrm0 ... e.bmp?dl=0
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Re: OFFIMG: Leibniz and Hewlett Re: A few to get you started

Post by grsbanks » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:22 pm

toml_12953 wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:46 am
How do you get the actual image to show in your message? I only get a black box with IMA.

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[img=url][/img]
But for that to work with DropBox you need a paid account that gives you a public folder.
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Re: OFFIMG: Leibniz and Hewlett Re: A few to get you started

Post by Thomas Okken » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:57 pm

grsbanks wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:22 pm
toml_12953 wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:46 am
How do you get the actual image to show in your message? I only get a black box with IMA.

Code: Select all

[img=url][/img]
But for that to work with DropBox you need a paid account that gives you a public folder.
Or you can include the image itself in the message, and not a link. On my Mac, I can do this by just dragging the file from the Finder to the message composition area in the browser, and in the Attachments panel that appears, click Place Inline.
That way you don't have to worry about where to store the image; the forum takes care of that for you.

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Re: OFFIMG: Leibniz and Hewlett Re: A few to get you started

Post by toml_12953 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:17 pm

Thomas Okken wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:57 pm
grsbanks wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:22 pm
toml_12953 wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:46 am
How do you get the actual image to show in your message? I only get a black box with IMA.

Code: Select all

[img=url][/img]
But for that to work with DropBox you need a paid account that gives you a public folder.
Or you can include the image itself in the message, and not a link. On my Mac, I can do this by just dragging the file from the Finder to the message composition area in the browser, and in the Attachments panel that appears, click Place Inline.
That way you don't have to worry about where to store the image; the forum takes care of that for you.
OK, I'll try it here: Nope. On a Win 10 machine I get "Error: Invalid file extension."
The file extension is bmp. I tried with both Internet Explorer and Edge.
Tom L

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Re: OFFIMG: Leibniz and Hewlett Re: A few to get you started

Post by Thomas Okken » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:07 pm

toml_12953 wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:17 pm
Thomas Okken wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:57 pm
grsbanks wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:22 pm

Code: Select all

[img=url][/img]
But for that to work with DropBox you need a paid account that gives you a public folder.
Or you can include the image itself in the message, and not a link. On my Mac, I can do this by just dragging the file from the Finder to the message composition area in the browser, and in the Attachments panel that appears, click Place Inline.
That way you don't have to worry about where to store the image; the forum takes care of that for you.
OK, I'll try it here: Nope. On a Win 10 machine I get "Error: Invalid file extension."
The file extension is bmp. I tried with both Internet Explorer and Edge.
It sounds like the problem is not the OS or the browsers you tried, but the image file format. I only tried it with PNG images, and that worked, but apparently BMP is not supported. Could be that that's just a phpBB setting that would have to be modified.
Last edited by Thomas Okken on Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:25 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: OFFIMG: Leibniz and Hewlett Re: A few to get you started

Post by toml_12953 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:09 pm

Thomas Okken wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:07 pm
toml_12953 wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:17 pm
Thomas Okken wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:57 pm


Or you can include the image itself in the message, and not a link. On my Mac, I can do this by just dragging the file from the Finder to the message composition area in the browser, and in the Attachments panel that appears, click Place Inline.
That way you don't have to worry about where to store the image; the forum takes care of that for you.
OK, I'll try it here: Nope. On a Win 10 machine I get "Error: Invalid file extension."
The file extension is bmp. I tried with both Internet Explorer and Edge.
It sounds like the problem is not the OS or the browsers you tried, but the image file format. I only tried it with PNG images, and that worked, but apparently BMP is not supported. Could be that that's just a MyBB setting that would have to be modified.
OK, now I'm trying a png file. Ça marche!
Seaview Deck Plan Int.png
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Re: OFFIMG: Leibniz and Hewlett Re: A few to get you started

Post by Thomas Okken » Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:33 am

toml_12953 wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:09 pm
Thomas Okken wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:07 pm
toml_12953 wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:17 pm


OK, I'll try it here: Nope. On a Win 10 machine I get "Error: Invalid file extension."
The file extension is bmp. I tried with both Internet Explorer and Edge.
It sounds like the problem is not the OS or the browsers you tried, but the image file format. I only tried it with PNG images, and that worked, but apparently BMP is not supported. Could be that that's just a MyBB setting that would have to be modified.
OK, now I'm trying a png file. Ça marche!

Seaview Deck Plan Int.png
Ça marche bien, except for this part of the forum rules:
Images MUST be in Windows-NT .bmp format at a resolution of 400x240 pixels and 1-bit colour depth or they will not be displayed by the DM42. Images that do not meet this requirement will be removed from the forum :)
Which is one part forum policy, and one part DM42 compatibility.

Adding PNG support to the DM42 firmware is probably not practical. Allowing BMP files to be posted to the forum, on the other hand, just might be. Any phpBB experts ready to weigh in?

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Re: OFFIMG: Leibniz and Hewlett Re: A few to get you started

Post by toml_12953 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:20 am

Thomas Okken wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:33 am
toml_12953 wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:09 pm
Thomas Okken wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:07 pm


It sounds like the problem is not the OS or the browsers you tried, but the image file format. I only tried it with PNG images, and that worked, but apparently BMP is not supported. Could be that that's just a MyBB setting that would have to be modified.
OK, now I'm trying a png file. Ça marche!

Seaview Deck Plan Int.png
Ça marche bien, except for this part of the forum rules:
Images MUST be in Windows-NT .bmp format at a resolution of 400x240 pixels and 1-bit colour depth or they will not be displayed by the DM42. Images that do not meet this requirement will be removed from the forum :)
Which is one part forum policy, and one part DM42 compatibility.

Adding PNG support to the DM42 firmware is probably not practical. Allowing BMP files to be posted to the forum, on the other hand, just might be. Any phpBB experts ready to weigh in?
Does Mac allow saving in a different format? When I right-click the image on the forum in WIndows, it gives me the option to save it in either png or bmp format so allowing png files to be posted shouldn't be much problem for Windows users at least.
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Re: OFFIMG: Leibniz and Hewlett Re: A few to get you started

Post by grsbanks » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:50 am

toml_12953 wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:20 am
Does Mac allow saving in a different format? When I right-click the image on the forum in WIndows, it gives me the option to save it in either png or bmp format so allowing png files to be posted shouldn't be much problem for Windows users at least.
PNG images can be posted but they can't be used by the DM42 afterwards without conversion to BMP before copying them over to the calculator.

However, the point is to avoid posting images to the forum in order to avoid taking up filesystem space on SwissMicros' server. I would much rather that you upload them elsewhere (in which case the restriction preventing you from posting BMP files to the phpBB forum becomes irrelevant) and linked to them in your post to the forum.
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Re: OFFIMG: Leibniz and Hewlett Re: A few to get you started

Post by toml_12953 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:06 am

grsbanks wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:50 am
toml_12953 wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:20 am
Does Mac allow saving in a different format? When I right-click the image on the forum in WIndows, it gives me the option to save it in either png or bmp format so allowing png files to be posted shouldn't be much problem for Windows users at least.
PNG images can be posted but they can't be used by the DM42 afterwards without conversion to BMP before copying them over to the calculator.

However, the point is to avoid posting images to the forum in order to avoid taking up filesystem space on SwissMicros' server. I would much rather that you upload them elsewhere (in which case the restriction preventing you from posting BMP files to the phpBB forum becomes irrelevant) and linked to them in your post to the forum.
OK by me! URLs it is from now on unless I decide to get a paid sub to dropbox.
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