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2019-09-03 14:42
Flotsam

Registered: Jan 2004
Posts: 12
Hires to character set conversion

Hi,

Back in the day I wrote a short program that converted a hires picture into a character set (of course checking if a similar 8x8 block already exists to save space), but I just can't find it anywhere and I imagine there must be similar programs out there, possibly even for Windows platform? I have my mono color picture in Multipaint, so it would be convinient if the conversion app would understand Art Studio format (or PNG). Am I in luck?
2019-09-03 15:13
Scorpion

Registered: Jun 2003
Posts: 7
The one I use is Logo Editor. A quick search and looking at screenshots shows me this one. I'm pretty sure there are better ones out there, but it works for me.
2019-09-03 15:59
oziphantom

Registered: Oct 2014
Posts: 342
I think pixcen will do it. possibly even char pad 2
2019-09-03 19:25
Carrion

Registered: Feb 2009
Posts: 243
I was going to say CharPad 2 :) but oziphantom was quicker.
2019-09-03 19:46
Flotsam

Registered: Jan 2004
Posts: 12
Perfect, problem solved. Thank you guys! :) Now back to GoatTracker...
2019-09-05 21:06
Walt

Registered: May 2004
Posts: 11
This can also do it: Bonzai PicConv V4.0 - It is written for Windows but can run under Wine too...
2019-09-05 23:11
bugjam

Registered: Apr 2003
Posts: 1789
@Flotsam: Did you ever spread that program? Any recollection of the file name? Maybe we can dig it up somewhere. :-)
2019-09-06 09:14
Trap

Registered: Jul 2010
Posts: 182
What Walt said :)
2019-09-10 14:31
Firehawk

Registered: Aug 2011
Posts: 31
Problem with many of the editors and converters are that they are often limited to one platform (windows, I use a reduced linux laptop for development), and does not give you the amount of freedom that one would like (imho). For this reason I use C++/ImageMagick++ for this, not very hard, and provides control of both input and output format (in addition to any post-processing needed).
2019-09-11 22:11
Digger

Registered: Mar 2005
Posts: 330
@Flotsam: I have a webtool that does support that. Haven't opensourced it or made public yet, but I am willing to give you access if you wanna try.
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