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2020-05-19 21:31
Ghostrider
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Most common two-color hires format?

Hi gfx'ers

I think it's fair to say that the Koala Painter file format is the most widespread/common one for multicolor bitmap gfx.

If I were to make a tool that takes a hires picture in some native C64 format..
What would you say is the most common/used two-color hires gfx file format?
 
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2020-05-19 21:41
tlr

Registered: Sep 2003
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doodle?
2020-05-20 12:26
Compyx

Registered: Jan 2005
Posts: 627
Whatever uses "koala with the colorram and background color byte ripped off".

I never had ArtStudio or Doodle, I wrote my own tool, using the mentioned 'format'.
2020-05-20 13:08
Groepaz

Registered: Dec 2001
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artstudio (sometimes called "ocp hires"). ie just bitmap+vram :)
2020-05-20 14:29
Ghostrider
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Thanx for your replies! That's two votes for Art Studio (OCP Hires) and two votes for Doodle.

Another way to ask could be
"which native C64 hires formats are supported by the various other-platform gfx drawing programs?"
(I'm not on Windows, so my ability to test those is limited)

What we got so far is:
Pixcen supports Art Studio + Doodle

What about other other-platform programs?
2020-05-20 14:34
Shine

Registered: Jul 2012
Posts: 299
Multipaint supports only "Art Studio" as HiRes format.
2020-05-20 14:59
Ghostrider
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https://www.lemon64.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=51870
reveals that Timanthes supports Doodle, so now we have:

Pixcen supports Art Studio + Doodle
Multipaint supports only Art Studio
Timanthes supports Doodle (+Art Studio?)
2020-05-20 15:14
Shine

Registered: Jul 2012
Posts: 299
I would suggest these aswell to examine closer:

HermIRES 1.29 (A HiRes Editor)

Project One V0.6
2020-05-20 15:17
Ghostrider
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Thanx Shine!
2020-05-20 16:07
Ghostrider
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Examined.. update:

Pixcen supports Art Studio + Doodle
Multipaint supports only Art Studio
HermIRES supports only Art Studio
Timanthes supports Doodle (+Art Studio?)
Project One seems to support neither (?)
2020-05-20 16:16
Shine

Registered: Jul 2012
Posts: 299
I am not sure, where this journey will go...
but this program has a lot supported graphics formats:
At least it can load all different formats (over 70).
(Including a lot of HiRes formats)

View64 V1.60

Source code is available.

"README.html": Detailed overview of the graphic formats.
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