The bitmap was created successfully but can't see anything

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The bitmap was created successfully but can't see anything

Post by jovivier » Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:49 pm

Why does IRRICAD tell me the bitmap was created successfully when I can't see anything on the screen?

This problem may occur in Version 7. Since Version 7, other image types such as jpeg and png could be imported and these are generally smaller files so the same issues to not occur.

The program we use to import bitmaps into older versions of IRRICAD has the following limitations:

1. Colour on your display, not the actual bitmap colour. This means if your monitor / display settings are using 16 bit colour try changing it to 256 colours in Control Panel|Display Settings and reimporting the file.
2. No of pixels in the bitmap e.g., 800 x 600. Try decreasing this in another program e.g. GIMP, Paint Shop Pro, etc.
3. Width of the picture in pixels. Wide pictures are more likely to fail than long pictures. Once again try decreasing the width in another program e.g. GIMP, Paint Shop Pro, etc.

Apparently 2 and 3 are very important, but if 1 works, it is a simple change.

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