Bobs bitmap generatorby Lou (no login)
Posted on Feb 12, 2010, 3:42 PMRespond to this message
Should start off by thanking you for that bitmap generator. There is probably no bit of code I use more than that one.
Forgive me if this is posted somewhere, but I couldn't get the search feature to work.
After I save the bitmap from the generator, I usually end up working with it in mspaint (cutting and pasting, inverting colors, converting to black and white, etc). I noticed that for some functions I need to convert to a 24-bit bitmap before I can edit the image (otherwise white areas won't be transparent in the pasting operation). I also noticed that sometimes I have to convert to a 256-color bitmap first, in order to save it as a gif so the colors don't appear "speckled". Converting to 256-color mode seems to alter some of the colors slighly. (Most notably, the dark gray takes on a greenish-yellow hue.)
So my question is, is there a bitmap generator that converts to 256-color bitmaps, or 24-bit bitmaps? Or is it possible to convert the 16-bit generator into one of those formats, easily?
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