42Re: [aprsisce] Re: APRSISCE Lock Fix & New Features!
- Aug 10, 2009Lynn W. Deffenbaugh wrote:
> Noel,Yeah... they get too small.
>> So I was just comparing the two versions of the program,
>> 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.
> So, they get too small too quickly in both versions, right? I only
> expanded them in the second, but didn't change when/how they get small.
I'd rather them just overlap than get really small.
>> I do kinda like the bigger icon at higher zoom levels.I think 2x the "normal" size would be good on a VGA device.
>> 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
> So the 2x maximum expansion looks good to you? I concur with that
> opinion as well.
>> Also, what overall size (X/Y) should I make the grid for the larger iconWill do.
> To 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 transparencyI guess I didn't mess around with that too much... it didn't bother me.
> 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, biggerNoel
> 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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