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Old 10 December 2003, 02:37   #1
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Windows image viewer / converter...

...that can handle and batch convert IFF/LBM HAM8 files.

Irfanview loads them, but the palette is completely garbled.

Normally I'd use something like ImageFX and save out as a 24bit BMP, but I have a couple of hundred frames I need to export from a HAM8 anim (DPaint).

Does something suitable exist?

Thanks.
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Old 10 December 2003, 03:01   #2
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It's a shame that IrfanView didn't do what you wanted, as it's the best graphics program on the PC (in my opinion).
Give Konvertor a shot. It might be able to do what you want. I haven't tested it with HAM pictures/animations.
 
Old 10 December 2003, 05:38   #3
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ACDSee works fine, though I haven't tested HAM8 nor HAM6 nor HAM anything pics :P
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Old 10 December 2003, 09:18   #4
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It's a shame that IrfanView didn't do what you wanted, as it's the best graphics program on the PC (in my opinion).
Give Konvertor a shot. It might be able to do what you want. I haven't tested it with HAM pictures/animations.
Hurrah, Konvertor does indeed support HAM8

Thanks for that.

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Old 10 December 2003, 10:41   #5
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How frustrating...

It'll convert a single image perfectly (BMP 24 bit > LBM HAM8), but add more than one to the queue and I get "access violation" and it crashes.

Am I the only person who ever needed an AVI video clip broken down to IFF frames so I could hand-edit with Deluxe Paint?

(I can convert 8 bit IFF successfully, but it looks a bit crap.)
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Am I the only person who ever needed an AVI video clip broken down to IFF frames so I could hand-edit with Deluxe Paint?
No you aren't. I did this for some work I had to pass onto the miggy to use Videotracker.

However what I have done is this: loaded up the AVI in After Effects, and rendered it as Amiga IFF sequence.

That easy Though I don't think AFX exorts to HAM, do you really really need HAM?
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HAM may not be the cleanest of modes, however once exporting this back to an AVI on the PC - none of the artefacts are transferred, so I'll get much better results than dithering to 8 bit.

I have found a solution now after a few more searches on Google. The most unlikely program, Graphic Workshop (which has a GUI almost as bad as Win 3.1 :P), can save out true 24-bit IFF files.

DPaint successfully loads these as a sequence and converts to HAM8 while appending each new frame.

The very latest Irfanview (3.58 IIRC) can read (but not write unfortunately) HAM8 IFF, so I'll be able to batch convert back to BMP in order to stitch into an AVI with sound.

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wtf is all this avi to bmp to ham8 to bmp to avi thing ? :P Are you masochist?
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HAM may not be the cleanest of modes, however once exporting this back to an AVI on the PC - none of the artefacts are transferred, so I'll get much better results than dithering to 8 bit.

I have found a solution now after a few more searches on Google. The most unlikely program, Graphic Workshop (which has a GUI almost as bad as Win 3.1 :P), can save out true 24-bit IFF files.

DPaint successfully loads these as a sequence and converts to HAM8 while appending each new frame.

The very latest Irfanview (3.58 IIRC) can read (but not write unfortunately) HAM8 IFF, so I'll be able to batch convert back to BMP in order to stitch into an AVI with sound.

Sweet
With the netpbm package you can read and save from / to ham6 and ham8, to bmp, png, jpeg, a lot more.

Unfortunatly it's command line based, and dos shell is't that good. If you manage do do a script with the for command ( for each file convert it to bmp ) you will find a good tool.

I use linux and there is quite easy to do so, with dos i have tried but i haven't found enought docs.
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hi guys,
what is best way to convert png or jpeg to ham in 2014 ???
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hi guys,
what is best way to convert png or jpeg to ham in 2014 ???
fastview or ultraconv V4
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