Re: [stella] Banker front-end?

Subject: Re: [stella] Banker front-end?
From: "Andrew Davie" <atari2600@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 23:39:33 +1100
It feels VERY strange somebody suggesting a 'front end' to my tool!

Generally the process of producing good Interleaved Chronocolour images is
an iterative one - though I do get excellent efforts first-time, these days.
Have good contrast seems to be the key.  There will be many who don't have
the patience or ability or tools to do the necessary manipulation of the
original image, simple though it is.

For them, a front-end would be ideal.

I would suggest allowing selection of a subsection of any image they load,
adjustment of the contrast and brightness, resizing of that section to 48 x
128 (OR 96 x 128, as they may be wanting to produce a bitmap-like 2-sprite
display) and passing that image thru Banker with appropriate parameters.
You could even have an iterative system setup where it runs the binary
produced through the 'make your own' item I posted to AtariAge and they
could keep refining the parameters (brightness/contrast/selected area) until
it was to their satisfaction.

Go for it.  Bet you can't do it in a week :)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Adam Thornton" <adam@xxxxxxx>
To: <stella@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2003 4:20 PM
Subject: [stella] Banker front-end?

> Has anyone yet written a tool that takes an arbitrary image, resizes it to
> 48x128, does the splitting into three color channels, and then runs it
> through banker to produce the appropriate data tables?
> If not, is this useful, or is there so much hand-tweaking of the image
> that goes on that I shouldn't bother?
> Adam
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