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Editing Boot animation images

Discussion in 'Android Themes' started by Coolsaber57, Jul 16, 2010.

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    Hi guys,

    I'm having some trouble editing the images in a bootanimation.

    When I opened them in GIMP, it wouldn't let me change the color balance/hue unless it was converted from Indexed to RGB. So I did so, then edited the files, converted them back to Indexed (because I figured they had to be) but when I boot it up, it shows the first image, then gets stuck there.

    I can open the files in GIMP and they show up fine.

    What format do the .png's have to be in? Indexed? If so, is there a specific setting that I need to use?

    Thanks!
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    Any advice?
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    Indexed/RGB/Grayscale...etc.. doesn't matter. I've done a few BA's in several formats. and all have worked well.

    It sounds like you may have a problem with when you're zipping up the files.
    Make sure you use "store" for compression method.
    That's usually the first culprit with a BA showing only one image or a black screen.

    If that doesn't fix it, post back and maybe I can look into it further for you.
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    Yeah, I tried that using both winzip and 7zip with "store" or no compression. I'm going to keep trying, but is there a specific number of colors it's supposed to have? 256?
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    Nah, there's no limit on colors. But some colors do show up different on the phone than they do in the original pictures.
    A while back I tried making something gold....and on the phone it turned an ugly pale reddish-yellow.
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