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SPOT - Sparta's Picture Optimizing Tool V1.0   [2021]

SPOT - Sparta's Picture Optimizing Tool V1.0 Released by :
Genesis Project [web]

Release Date :
21 February 2021

Type :
Other Platform C64 Tool

Website :
https://github.com/spartaomg/SPOT

User rating:awaiting 8 votes (1 left)   See votestatistics

Credits :
Code .... Sparta of Genesis Project, OMG
Test .... Ksubi of Genesis Project
  Raistlin of Genesis Project
Help .... Ksubi of Genesis Project
  q0w of Atlantis, SNAQZ

Download :
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/209137/SPOT.exe (downloads: 85)

Look for downloads on external sites:
 Pokefinder.org


User Comment
Submitted by Monte Carlos on 22 February 2021
For those Wine-Users: Needs wine-mono installed, in addition to wine base package
User Comment
Submitted by Sparta on 22 February 2021
@Marq, thanks very much for testing SPOT in Wine. :) I realize the button names are unconventional. Tooltips may help if you hover over the buttons or the image. Also, there is a detailed "user's guide" in Summaries. :)
User Comment
Submitted by Marq on 22 February 2021
It took a while to realize what to click to _load_ a picture :) Based on a quick test seems to run ok under Wine too.
User Comment
Submitted by hedning on 22 February 2021
New version: SPOT - Sparta's Picture Optimizing Tool V1.1.
User Comment
Submitted by Sparta on 22 February 2021
Quick v1.1 update with background color selection from command line:
https://github.com/spartaomg/SPOT/blob/master/bin/Debug/SPOT.exe

Please check the ReadMe file for usage:
https://github.com/spartaomg/SPOT/blob/master/README.md
User Comment
Submitted by Sparta on 22 February 2021
@Everyone, thanks! Hope you guys find it useful. :)
@Burglar, 0.7-dev sounds promising, good progress! :)
@Wil, great idea for a v1.1 release: select output background color(s). What image did you use BTW that resulted in multiple outputs?
User Comment
Submitted by wil on 22 February 2021
Very nice tool, 10/10. The achieved compression is awesome! I like especially the command line interface. The automatic generation of the 16 possible background colors was a bit troublesome for me, I used it with a script deleting the unwanted versions.
User Comment
Submitted by Ze Smasher on 21 February 2021
seems to be a very interesting tool. will try that soon. for the moment: thanks a lot! :)
User Comment
Submitted by Carrion on 21 February 2021
SPOT marks the X?

Sorry I couldn't resist ;)
The tool is probably fantastic... Will give it a try - promise.
User Comment
Submitted by Raistlin on 21 February 2021
We used an early version of this tool on the end part of Memento Mori - the big long sideborder bitmap scroller. Without it, I doubt we could’ve managed it - there are several parts in the bitmap where we’re to the wire with data streaming.

Excellent work getting this to a shippable state, Sparta :-) ... now let’s see if anyone else can beat this ;-)
User Comment
Submitted by Burglar on 21 February 2021
ah found em, results with unreleased png2prg 0.7-dev:

floris: 7458 bytes
mermaid: 5408 bytes
short curcuit: 6163 bytes
total: 19029 bytes

oh noes, you are still beating my tool /o\ ;)
User Comment
Submitted by Burglar on 21 February 2021
@sparta, a new version of png2prg will be released in a the next couple of weeks, will be interesting to see how the different tools compare then.
the old png2prg does nothing to optimize, but the new one... :)

PS: do you have the pngs used for the benchmark for me? I could run a quick test
User Comment
Submitted by Majikeyric on 21 February 2021
Thanks! Cool tool!
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