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Heroes Community > Newcomers Inn > Thread: *****HOW TO RESIZE PHOTOS. READ THIS!!!*****
Thread: *****HOW TO RESIZE PHOTOS. READ THIS!!!***** [ This thread is 3 pages long: 1 2 (3) ]
Vlaad
Vlaad


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posted April 05, 2009 03:43 PM
Edited by Vlaad at 15:44, 05 Apr 2009.

Quote:
8 bit pics (gifs) only have 256 colors, which is why they're only used for cartoons, logos, and text. It makes me ask why the pic you're referring to has to be 8 bits.
It's a custom portrait for H3... Has to be pcx too.
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Asheera
Asheera


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posted April 05, 2009 06:18 PM

Well Photoshop can do it easily and I think IrfanView can as well. What program are you using?
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Vlaad
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posted April 05, 2009 06:25 PM

Photoshop. FoG has offered to help, so we'll see.
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Cepheus
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posted April 05, 2009 06:30 PM

Custom portraits in Heroes III won't work properly anyway unless you set the first ten colours of their palette to the default ten used by all other graphics in the game - otherwise you get colour "artifacts" on the interface when switching between heroes.

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Asheera
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posted April 05, 2009 06:30 PM

Just go to Image -> Mode -> Indexed Color.

I think it's pretty straightforward then.
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FriendOfGunnar
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posted April 05, 2009 06:48 PM

It's not an issue of making 8 bit pics Asheera, It's an issue of making decent looking 8 bit pics.  Cepheus has given me a clue though...

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Cepheus
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posted April 05, 2009 07:00 PM

I have no intention of being ambiguous with knowledge  It's easy enough, you just open IrfanView while your image is in 256-colour and change its palette in the menu.  The first ten colours must be set to:

#00FFFF
#FF96FF
#FF64FF
#FF32FF
#FF00FF
#FFFF00
#B400FF
#00FF00
#FF80FF
#FF80FF

After this, your image will look crappy - pure black segments will be turned light blue (because black is one of the first ten colours you just changed to suit the game), etc.  You'll have to save and open the image again in Paint, and use the remaining colours to replace the muddled parts.  

E.g. you would use a dark brown where black was before.  (you'll get my meaning more clearly while going through the process.)

Heroes III portraits are typically 58x64, smaller ones are obviously less but I can't remember exact resolution... and of course the format must by .pcx; I usually get away with no compression.

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Celfious
Celfious


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posted January 04, 2010 07:55 AM
Edited by Celfious at 07:57, 04 Jan 2010.

isnt there a way to resize them in our posts.. I am trying to figure out this right now, with width and height.

okay it is in FAQ, much simpler sometimes than going through a whole new upload etc.
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