celestia image export

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celestia image export

Post #1by billybob884 » 17.05.2003, 03:26

Hey everyone, I've recently been looking at a lot of screen shots taken by people from celestia, and I notice that when in jpg htey always seem to get a weird box effect where like most of the top left corner is ok, but the rest is all weird, or a large section across the bottom is messed up, and I was wondering, could you maybe just make celestia be able to export bmp or something else as well as jpg?
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Post #2by John Van Vliet » 17.05.2003, 05:27

it also exports to .png (Portable Network Grafics)
I LIKE .png and HATE .jpg

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Post #3by jim » 17.05.2003, 06:36

Hi,

I save my screen shots always with the PNG format and then I use Photoshop to save the pictures to the web friendly JPG format. Photoshop has nice optimization funtions for JPG's an can produce small files with a good quality.

Don't make this shit like john Van Vliet and use the PNG format everywhere and everytime. Especially don't use PNG to post screen shots in this forum.

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Post #4by Borg Collective » 17.05.2003, 07:12

To the individual designated as "billybob884":

For the purpose of converting PNG to JPG format, we recommend you Irfanview. It's the best file viewer on the Internet, supports these formats:

AIF, ANI, AU, AVI, B3D, BMP, CAM, CLP, CPT, CRW, CUR, DAT, DCM/ACR, DCX, DIB, DJVU, ECW, EMF, EPS, FLI/FLC˛, FPX, FSH, G3, GIF, ICL, ICO, IFF/LBM, IMG, JP2, JPG/JPEG, KDC, LDF, LWF, Mac PICT, MED, MID, MNG/JNG, MOV, MP3, MPG/MPEG, NLM/NOL/NGG/NSL/OTB/GSM, PBM, PCX, PGM, PhotoCD, PNG, PPM, PSD, PSP, QTIF, RAS/SUN, RealAudio, RAW, RLE, RMI, SFF, SFW, SGI/RGB, MrSID, SWF, SND, TGA, TIFF/TIF, TTF, TXT, WAD, WAV, WBMP, WMF, WMA, WMV, XBM, XPM.

Some of these require plugins which are downloadable from the main web site, section Download.

Irfanview alone is ~300 kb zipped/rared.

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Re: celestia image export

Post #5by t00fri » 17.05.2003, 09:19

billybob884 wrote:Hey everyone, I've recently been looking at a lot of screen shots taken by people from celestia, and I notice that when in jpg htey always seem to get a weird box effect where like most of the top left corner is ok, but the rest is all weird, or a large section across the bottom is messed up, and I was wondering, could you maybe just make celestia be able to export bmp or something else as well as jpg?


I guess this problem is independent of the *.jpg format. If there is part of another window overlapping the Celestia window while you grab the image, you get nasty white dots on both *.jpg and *.png images wherever the overlapping window was located.

If you take care that there is nothing in the way while you are grabbing, the *.jpg images look quite acceptable to me.

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Post #6by Don. Edwards » 17.05.2003, 10:55

Thats why whenever I do a screen capture I drag the popup window to a lower corner of the main part of the Celeatia window. That is why most of my screencaps are clear of the nasty dots or the distortions.
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Post #7by selden » 17.05.2003, 12:21

I posted the apparent cause and a workaround in the bugs forum quite some time ago. It seems to be a side-effect of having galaxy rendering enabled when Celestia starts up. Just toggle galaxy rendering off and on again and the effect will go away: just type the letter u a couple of times.
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Post #8by julesstoop » 17.05.2003, 15:57

For (the few) Mac-users I recommend Graphic Converter. Supports 175 import and 75 export formats (and batch-conversions from one to the other). Plus it adds the ability to do some basic photoshop type Image manipulation (It even supports older PS plug-inns). It comes preloaded with new Macs, otherwise it's shareware.

http://www.lemkesoft.de/us_gcabout.html

edit: on-topic: Of course on the Mac you make perfect .tiff screenshots with the built-inn grab application.
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Post #9by the guardian » 17.05.2003, 17:04

I have avoided ever having all the issues listed here and I use jpg capture all the time. Suppose the reason lies in me using the fullscreen mode?
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