37Re: [aprsisce] Re: APRSISCE Lock Fix & New Features!
- Aug 10, 2009Noel,
> So I was just comparing the two versions of the program,So, they get too small too quickly in both versions, right? I only
> and I think I figured out what it is I didn't like about the normal one:
> The icons get too small when you zoom out to see more map. Just too
> small on the 3" VGA screen for my taste.
expanded them in the second, but didn't change when/how they get small.
>So the 2x maximum expansion looks good to you? I concur with that
> I do kinda like the bigger icon at higher zoom levels.
> I don't think they really need to made any bigger.. at least not on this
> screen. But it would make them look nicer at high zoom, so I'll work on
opinion as well.
> Also, what overall size (X/Y) should I make the grid for the larger iconTo get them up to double size clearly, we'll need each square to be 42
pixels instead of the current 21 pixel squares (21-4 giving the 17x17
icons that the program ends up painting).
I did a quick experiment here with IrfanView and I think if you start
with just a resize/resample 200% retaining aspect ratio, you'll have a
good starting point to clean them up. As I mentioned before though, try
to make sure that all non-important pixels are actually pure white
(RGB(255,255,255)) or they won't go transparent correctly.
I'm trying to figure out how to fade them out and keep the transparency
so I quit getting the square around fading stations. If you look close
at the red dot in the screen caps you sent me, you can see what I'm
talking about. I was drawing it at 50% fade, but that messes up the
transparency. I'm going back to 100% for the red dot, but aging
stations will still start having a square around them as they fade.
I'll get it fixed somehow!
Thanks again for any efforts you can do on getting clearer, bigger
icons. I'm hoping that I can just use them for all resolutions with the
320x240 phone just using them at 50% with Win32 doing the scaling for
me. Scaling down tends to look better than scaling up!
Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ
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