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Old April 8th, 2014, 02:44 PM
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Hi! I need some help. I've got a picture of what appears to be a next-generation Leopard MBT saved on a thumb drive. I'm not real savvy with computer-related stuff so I'm looking for a detailed explanation on how to import the image into SPMBT v.8 on another computer, if this can even be done. I'd like to create a futuristic 2020 MBT with this image as the LBM. Thank you in advance for any direction the SPMBT community can provide me with!
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Default Re: import picture?

I followed this very useful post by Cross: (from THIS thread)
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I wanted to ask you, which program can i use to edit LBM pictures.
Till now i used Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3, but my trial expired, now i need a new program. Any suggestions?

THX

P.S.

Some advice on creating good LBM's is also usefull
I use these:

IrfanView.................... ......... To view LBM files, and can sharpen BMP images.
IrfanView Thumbnails........ To view and sort a lot of LBM files at one time
Paint.Net............................. To create, change, clean up, resize and sharpen BMP images
LBM Tool – Picture Utility.. To convert BMP files to LBM

I mostly use Paint.Net to resize the images, and agree that it’s important to sharpen them after the image has been resized. Then I save the image as a 160x80 BMP file and then use the LBM Tool to convert the image to SP colours and create an LBM.

The LBM Tool can also:

Flip image facing
Resize to 160x80
Increase contrast
Reduce image colours (to SP colours)
Convert to grayscale
Highlight invalid colours

I sometimes get a glitch if I try to use the LBM Tool to flip the picture horizontally, so I usually use Paint.Net to get the picture and size (160x80 pixels) as I want it, and then just use the LBM Tool to open the BMP file, apply SP colours, and then create a LBM file.

LBM Tool – Picture Utility was developed privately (not for or by Matrix Games) by Michael Hale in 2009 for SPWaW, but it works just as well with WinSP to create lbm pictures.

The only catch is that you must either have SPWaW installed here:

C:\Matrix Games\Steel Panthers World at War

OR

You can just create two ‘new folders’ in the above locations,
rename the folders to ‘Matrix Games’ and ‘Steel Panthers World at War’,
then put the following 4 files in the ‘Steel Panthers World at War’ folder:

palette.lbm
palette.pal
palette.pcx
steel.pal

To make it easy for anyone interested I’ll attach the folders and files in a zip folder below (Matrix Games.zip) Just unzip the folder to your C: drive.

I’ll also attach the LBM Tool – Picture Utility to this post.
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Thank you for the helpful and detailed "fix" to my dilemma! I look forward to putting the process to good use over the upcoming weekend.
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