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Re: LYNX-DEV Lynx bitmap image

From: Hiram Lester, Jr.
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Lynx bitmap image
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 1997 23:17:08 -0600 (CST)

On Fri, 14 Mar 1997, James Mastros wrote:

> Hiram Lester, Jr. wrote:
> > 
> > On Fri, 14 Mar 1997, Jim Spath (Webmaster Jim) wrote:
> > 
> > > Attached to this message is a W32 icon file I'm now using for Lynx-W32.
> > 
> > Looks nice, but it turns a putrid pale yellow when it appears on my
> > desktop and even switching back and forth from the Program and General
> > tabs in the Properties dialog it switches colors.  Is this because it's in
> > BMP format and not ICO, or could it be because I'm in 16-bit color depth
> > instead of 4 or 8?  I tried loading it and increasing the color depth to
> > 256, but it does the same thing... sigh...
> > 
> Try using Microangelo ( to reduce the image to
> the number of colors actualy used, and to convert the image to a .ICO file.
> You might also try to create a large, and small style, or 8, 16 and 256
> color versions, if you are in an artistic mood.

Yes, I ended up doing part of that.  The problem is that while the image
only uses 14 colors, it's not using the standard Windows pallette, and
Windows converts it to use the Windows pallette.  When I pulled the image
into Microangelo, it did the same thing it did on the desktop.  I finally
ended up creating a 256-color image and pulling the bmp file into THAT
image, and converting to the standard 256-color pallette, and then I
discovered that Windows wouldn't show me the high-color image... ARGH!  I
had to use Microangelo Engineer to set Windows to use high color bitmaps. 
I noticed some of my other icons improved as well... :) 

I've included my modified version in the form of an ICO file.  I wish
someone who's more artistic than I would take a look at the 16-color
version and see if it can be improved any. :)

   | Hiram W. Lester, Jr.               | E-Mail: address@hidden    |
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