This program is designed specifically for creating "LBM" graphics for games like "Medieval Total War" that use the index of a color palette entry to identify which part of the graphic was selected. Thus the primary feature is the ability to click on a color in the image and assign that color to a specific color palette position.
The concept of this program is that you can use your favorite powerful graphics program (Paintshop Pro, Photoshop, Fireworks, etc) to create the image and then our "ImageConverter" program can be used to assign the colors to specific location in the color table.
This program can read GIF, JPG, PNG and LBM formats and can write (export) PNG, JPG and LBM formats.
This program was developed with Java 1.4.1 and thus should run (and requires)
the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 1.4.1 or higher. You can obtain the
Java JRE from Sun at:
The image is automatically scaled to make it easier to work with selecting
a region(color) and assigning it a position in the color table.
When saving images the original file name will be used with the new extension. If saving as the same file type this file will already exist so to avoid overwriting the original file "NEW" will be appended to the filename. It is your responsibility to rename the files appropriately for actual usage.
Please note: this was just a quick programming job and lacks the frills of a full professional version. Specifically there are no progress dialog boxes while loading or saving a file. Large files like Medieval Total War uses can take several seconds to load or save even on a high end PC. Errors will mostly just crash out or silently occur, there is very little error reporting.
To work with large graphics sizes the Java Runtime Environment needs larger memory settings. I've provided "ImageConverter.bat" to run automatically with an allocation of 256 MB. For small graphics you can simply double click and run "ImageConverter.jar". (but the command line messages are handy to see if you run it from the batch file or a command line)
Author: John Wright
Contact E-mail: info at mnstarfire dot com
Copyright 2002 by Starfire Research
License: This program is provided as a free service to the world. Use it freely and enjoy it. If you wish to make a contribution (to help fund further software developments or to add features to this) please send checks to:
5235 West 139th Street
Savage, MN 55378
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Click Here to download Image Converter Version 1.10
Loading and Saving a color table is now supported.
Current scale is displayed.
Documentation dialog added.