Hi Michael, hi list,

On Tue, 02 Oct 2007 11:13:46 -0600
"Michael J. Hammel" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> On Tue, 2 Oct 2007 18:32:02 +0200 Frank Lanitz <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> wrote:
> > I've got a small problem with creating splash screens for grub with
> > my GIMP. I need to create a file *.xpm.gz with this things:
> > 
> >   Basic instructions:
> >   * xpm file format
> >   * 640x480
> >   * 14 colors only
> > 
> > and I have no idea, how to mange it. Any hints? ;)
> 
> XPM format:  Simple - just save the file with an extension of .xpm.
> In the Save As dialog make sure the Select File Type option says "(By
> Extension)" next to it.
> 640x480:  When you start to create your image, create a canvas of that
> size (File->New). Alternatively, scale your canvas to that size before
> saving (though this will likely distort the image a bit, especially
> when you only have 14 colors to work with).
> 14 colors:  After you create your 640x80 canvas, draw or paint your
> image, then before you save it convert it to an Indexed Mode image
> (Image->Mode->Indexed).  In the Indexed Color Conversion dialog that
> opens, choose "Generate Optimum Palette" and set the maximum number of
> colors to 14.  

Thanks. It worked perfect. I'm happy :)

Frank

P.S. Who changed my MsgID?

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