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Alan
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Post by Alan » Sat Oct 01, 2005 8:28 pm

Does anybody know much about writing this format?

It's odd because PCX has been around since the late 80's, and I can't find much about
it online, some white papers or even pseudo code........nothing!

I did manage to find some source code for VB, but it's:

1. In German and not a lot of comments
2. It's 24 bit only (at least I think it is....I need 8 bit)
3. doesn't work! :-D (images save totally messed up!)

At the moment I'm using the FreeImage.DLL (another nice free dll that has dissapeared) to read PCX files,
and I have only just discovered that it doesn't write them! :-\ (It does write bmp,jpg and gifs though....
but it's pointless for RND)
This is a shame because FreeImage can load 27 image formats (even CBM64 koala and Amiga IFF), and has
an absolutely AMAZING colour reduction algorithm that is better than Paintshop Pro's!


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Post by Alan » Mon Oct 03, 2005 2:04 pm

Hey, thanks!

I really do have poor google skills! :(

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