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    MS Paint to edit default skins?

    I gave up trying to create my own gauges, don't know enough. Tried to change existing oil temperature static image to an oil pressure gauge background. Modified it in MS Paint and saved it back as PNG in same folder as original. When I try to switch it out in configurator it says "Invalid Image; Image is not a supported file type"

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    I wouldn't use paint. If you don't have access to some good paint programs you can try the Gimp. It's a free paint program that has some features similar to photoshop.

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    Thanks, I tried GIMP. It does have a better tool set than paint, but I'm still getting the same error. All I changed this time from the original was "C" to "PSI". XP says its a PNG, why doesn't MDX recognize it?

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    is it "png" or "PNG"

    What sort of transparency? What colour depth? Interlaced?
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    oilpressure.png-1.0 (RGB, 1 layer) 260x170 Beyond that I'll have to look up what you are talking about.

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    I too had that problem. I just saved the image as a .bmp file and it worked fine. I was never able to get the software to accept a png file no matter where I created it. All of my images are .bmp.

    Fred

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    Well as to software that creates fully compatible png images, I use Adobe Photoshop CS4. Versions CS2/CS3 work fine as well, and I am sure even earlier ones would too, but I have not tested personally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FredWorrell View Post
    I too had that problem. I just saved the image as a .bmp file and it worked fine. I was never able to get the software to accept a png file no matter where I created it. All of my images are .bmp.

    Fred
    Thanks, that worked. Have any drawbacks to using bmp's? Still curious why only Adobe png's accepted. Looks like its going to take me a while to figure out the software side of this.

    -Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACCLR8N View Post
    Thanks, that worked. Have any drawbacks to using bmp's? Still curious why only Adobe png's accepted. Looks like its going to take me a while to figure out the software side of this.

    -Rob
    drawbacks are that you dont have any transparency
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    30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
    15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
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    Quote Originally Posted by ACCLR8N View Post
    Thanks, that worked. Have any drawbacks to using bmp's? Still curious why only Adobe png's accepted. Looks like its going to take me a while to figure out the software side of this.

    -Rob
    I did not need transparancy with my application, so using bmp files was not a problem.

    Fred

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