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Well Gimp is still great for lots of things. I don't mind the short xconvert step now that I know how to do it. Thanks for confirming the gimp issue because I thought I was doing something wrong.
Just found that XnConvert (also from XnView) will take a 1 bit monochrome bitmap from GIMP and 'correct' it for viewing in my DM42. I don't know what the new version of GIMP is doing wrong, but the files won't display unless I run them through XnConvert and re-save them. I set up a 'clean metadata' ...
- Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:20 pm
- Forum: OFFIMG library
- Topic: A few to get you started
- Replies: 83
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Paint has no dithering. You'll get just black and white patches. I've always used the GIMP Start by converting to greyscale at the required resolution of 400x240, then convert to 1-bit depth with Floyd-Steinberg dithering and you'll get pretty good results. I was using GIMP successfully for a while...