Photo editing

Library of images to use as OFFIMG screens on the DM42
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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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MikeOR
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Photo editing

Post by MikeOR » Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:57 am

I'd like to compose a few OFFIMGs Can anyone recommend a cheap/free editing program for Windows which can produce images in the correct format?

FireBird
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Re: Photo editing

Post by FireBird » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:41 pm

IrfanView is free and allows to resize images and reduce them to 2 color bitmaps. A quick check worked on my DM42.

grsbanks
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Re: Photo editing

Post by grsbanks » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:42 pm

Personally, I use the GIMP.
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rprosperi
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Re: Photo editing

Post by rprosperi » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:53 pm

FYI - Although fairly limited, Paint comes with all versions of Windows and works just fine.
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toml_12953
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Re: Photo editing

Post by toml_12953 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:14 pm

rprosperi wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:53 pm
FYI - Although fairly limited, Paint comes with all versions of Windows and works just fine.
How do you get paint to do 1-bit and dithering?
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rprosperi
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Re: Photo editing

Post by rprosperi » Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:04 am

toml_12953 wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:14 pm
rprosperi wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:53 pm
FYI - Although fairly limited, Paint comes with all versions of Windows and works just fine.
How do you get paint to do 1-bit and dithering?
Paint does not support dithering (at least not with any control; when you paste something with higher res than the current settings, it sorta does some dithering on its own, but you can't control it).

Set the properties to B&W (= 1-bit) before you paste in your image. If you paste it in first, you can no longer set it to B&W.
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