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Image conversion from PC to ST?

Postby Ally » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:06 am

Sorry if this is a Newbie question folks, but are there any applications you know of that will take a standard JPEG and convert it to, say, a NEO or Degas Image? I've thought about resizing it to the STs resolution, saving as, say, a GIF then using a program like GEM-VIEW to convert in STEEM... butt this seems laborious.

Plus I can't find a copy of Gem-View anywhere. Any Ideas?
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Re: Image conversion from PC to ST?

Postby Nyh » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:42 am

Ally wrote:Sorry if this is a Newbie question folks, but are there any applications you know of that will take a standard JPEG and convert it to, say, a NEO or Degas Image? I've thought about resizing it to the STs resolution, saving as, say, a GIF then using a program like GEM-VIEW to convert in STEEM... butt this seems laborious.

Plus I can't find a copy of Gem-View anywhere. Any Ideas?

You are describing the best way to convert a JPG image to the ST. Most of the processing has to be done on a PC. Remember that even a small 1024x768 JPG image is over 2 Mb in size when uncompressed. So resizing and reducing the color depth is best done on a PC.

See also this thread: http://www.atari-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=18079.

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Re: Image conversion from PC to ST?

Postby spiny » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:41 pm

what he ^ said :)

personally, I use photoshop or paintshop pro (depending if i'm at work or not) to edit the image so that it is 16 colours and 320x200 in pixel size, then save as a gif.

I then use XNView (http://www.xnview.com/) to open the gif and save as a Degas PI1 file.

then it's viewable on Atari :)

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Re: Image conversion from PC to ST?

Postby Omikronman » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:44 am

Maybe Papillon can do the job?

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Re: Image conversion from PC to ST?

Postby Desty » Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:19 pm

The netpbm tools are very well suited for this, if you have a Unix-type OS (they don't work so will in the Cygwin port, iirc). Otherwise XnView is indeed quite good.

BTW doing anything involving large JPEGs or GIFs with GemView on a real Atari will take a long time. I think it took 30-60 seconds each to render some JPEGs on my CT2 Falcon 8O (ok, not sure if the CT2 was switched on though, it caused major problems with the built-in IDE drive).
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Re: Image conversion from PC to ST?

Postby [ProToS] » Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:22 am

try atari image workshop
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Re: Image conversion from PC to ST?

Postby jean35 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:42 pm

Under Windows Konvertor will do the job :D

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Re: Image conversion from PC to ST?

Postby lotek_style » Fri May 07, 2010 9:33 pm

Speed of Light is a good converter tool. I used it a lot back in the day.
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Re: Image conversion from PC to ST?

Postby deepblue69uk » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:49 am

I'd highly recommend XnView. I've used it for years and the reason? Not only is it a great (and free!) image viewer and manipulator but it can open and save degas elite images. I think it might even do several other Atari ST specific formats. The image formats it can open and save to is vast.
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Re: Image conversion from PC to ST?

Postby Zogging Hell » Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:17 pm

There's actually an Atari specific version of N-Convert, XN-Views partner in crime (conversion), as well, so I think somewhere there, there is a Atari/ 68k legacy.
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Re: Image conversion from PC to ST?

Postby deepblue69uk » Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:55 pm

Zogging Hell wrote:There's actually an Atari specific version of N-Convert, XN-Views partner in crime (conversion), as well, so I think somewhere there, there is a Atari/ 68k legacy.


Maybe! It's one of the best programmes I've used for diversity of supported image formats. Interestingly it appears that some of the oldest image formats are from a variety of systems.

Perhaps the Atari ST legacy is why I like it so much. :-)


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I've just had a thought, alot of very good and interesting software came from France. As it happens, the author is French. He may well have had past experience with Atari systems.
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