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Offline GSRR  
#1 Posted : 02 February 2011 01:57:52(UTC)
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I was looking at this update from ESU concerning lok icons that can be downloaded to the newer ECoS 50200 color display.

http://www.esu.eu/upload...EN_August_2010_eBook.pdf


on page 3 it has a small note saying that the icons can be loaded on the monochrome 50000 but these icons have to be black and white, and describes the needed values.


Black (value #000000)
White (value #FFFFFF)

Can anyone give a little more detail to this?



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Offline frankie  
#2 Posted : 02 February 2011 12:16:07(UTC)
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That is the value used to identify the two colours in HTML code, don't see how this fit with the controller...
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Offline frankie  
#3 Posted : 02 February 2011 13:00:08(UTC)
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I had a quick look, since the software they are proposing, GIMP, uses those values for colors, instead of, say, RGB they are suggesting to use these.
Basically a black silouette against a white background, no grayscale.
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Offline GSRR  
#4 Posted : 02 February 2011 14:25:37(UTC)
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Hi Alessandro.

I see where it talks about 24 bit (RGB) and the pixel count being 190*40 color and 80*20 BW. For the casual user I don't see how the color can be utilized for the 50000 station.



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Offline frankie  
#5 Posted : 02 February 2011 14:40:04(UTC)
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On the 50000 just pure black and white, if you look into the library of icons on ESU website there are a couple of examples of colour pictures rendered as such, apart those created pixel by pixel.
I wonder what Photoshop filter can be useful to easily transform a color pic into a bw one.
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#6 Posted : 02 February 2011 20:40:56(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: GSRR Go to Quoted Post
I see where it talks about 24 bit (RGB) and the pixel count being 190*40 color and 80*20 BW.

You need a bitmap with 24 bit (16.8 million colours) that only uses black and white, size 80x20 pixels.

The MS Paint applet that comes with Windows can be used for that.

I created one loco image so far. I used a photograph, scaled it to the correct size - and then I used magenta to paint what should be black on the final image. Finally I used the eraser tool of MS Paint to convert magenta to black.
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#7 Posted : 02 February 2011 22:40:51(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: GSRR Go to Quoted Post
I see where it talks about 24 bit (RGB) and the pixel count being 190*40 color and 80*20 BW.

You need a bitmap with 24 bit (16.8 million colours) that only uses black and white, size 80x20 pixels.

The MS Paint applet that comes with Windows can be used for that.

I created one loco image so far. I used a photograph, scaled it to the correct size - and then I used magenta to paint what should be black on the final image. Finally I used the eraser tool of MS Paint to convert magenta to black.



Neat trick, thanks Tom.



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