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by Ben321
Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Can somebody make me a simple WebP DLL?
Replies: 2
Views: 1279

Can somebody make me a simple WebP DLL?

I know there's one as a plugin for XNView, but that's designed specifically for use with XNView, and may not be usable as a standard DLL file with other programs. Can somebody write me normal STDCALL DLL that I can use in my own program I'm writing, that will need to implement WebP decoding?
by Ben321
Sun May 04, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: Classic - Suggestions
Topic: Suggesting an alternate way for XNView to handle camera-raw.
Replies: 0
Views: 664

Suggesting an alternate way for XNView to handle camera-raw.

Instead of forcing conversion to 8-bits-per-channel mode, XNView should leave it in 16-bits-per-pixel grayscale mode and convert it to PNG (the only common image format that actually supports 16-bits-per-pixel or per-channel mode). This means also leaving its original Bayer pattern, and the end user...
by Ben321
Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:56 am
Forum: Classic - General Support
Topic: MAKIchan image format?
Replies: 11
Views: 2260

Re: MAKIchan image format?

I finally wrote a successful MAG image file decoder in VB6, thanks to the specs provided here by Mimulus. The source code is in a zip file attached to this message. The first line defines the constant FName has the file name (it requires the full path c:\etc...) to the mag image file. This isn't sui...
by Ben321
Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: Classic - General Support
Topic: MAKIchan image format?
Replies: 11
Views: 2260

Re: MAKIchan image format?

This is an overly complex compression scheme. The choices for DeltaX and DeltaY values make no sense, they don't seem to have any pattern: deltax : array[0..15] of byte = (0,1,2,4,0,1,0,1,2,0,1,2,0,1,2,0); deltay : array[0..15] of byte = (0,0,0,0,1,1,2,2,2,4,4,4,8,8,8,16); They seem to be just arbit...
by Ben321
Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:05 am
Forum: GFL SDK
Topic: MAJOR BUG in GflAx for VB6
Replies: 0
Views: 2367

MAJOR BUG in GflAx for VB6

I found that while it can ReceiveBinary (loading an image from memory instead of a file) works for all types I've tried so far except for BMP (bitmap). Works fine on PNG and JPG. I am using the LATEST VERSION of GflAx. When I say it doesn't work with BMP, I mean THE ENTIRE VB6 IDE CRASHES and does t...
by Ben321
Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: GFL SDK
Topic: Error using gflax.dll on Windows 7 x64
Replies: 7
Views: 6849

Re: Error using gflax.dll on Windows 7 x64

Still no bat file? And also the included gflax.dll is not correct. That DLL cannot be installed as an ActiveX component. Jack Yep. You are right. Unfortunately it seems the maker of this gets mixed up with GFLSDK and GFLAX, and will often update one of these and put it in the zip file, but forgets ...
by Ben321
Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: GFL SDK
Topic: GFL SDK v3.40
Replies: 7
Views: 14369

Re: GFL SDK v3.40

While GFL SDK is updated in the official zip file download to version 3.40, the supplied GFLAX in that zip file is still back at version 3.00. Where can I get GFLAX version 3.40?
by Ben321
Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: GFL SDK
Topic: GFLax needs better dithering in color mode
Replies: 2
Views: 2959

Re: GFLax needs better dithering in color mode

Is this not considered an important feature by the maker of XnView?
by Ben321
Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Classic - General Support
Topic: MAKIchan image format?
Replies: 11
Views: 2260

Re: MAKIchan image format?

I updated the specification document, hopefully making it clearer. I also translated the screen modes as listed in the official Japanese specs. You're hoping to write an encoder? Hmm. If you don't care about compression, I think this might work: fill the flag A buffer with only zeros, and presumabl...
by Ben321
Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:28 am
Forum: GFL SDK
Topic: GFLax needs better dithering in color mode
Replies: 2
Views: 2959

GFLax needs better dithering in color mode

GFLax can only do diffusion dither (Floyd Steinberg) in grayscale mode for ChangeColorDepth method. It should ALSO work in color mode, but it doesn't. For it to work in color mode, all it would need to do would be to perform the SAME action it does in grayscale mode, only 3 consecutive times (once f...
by Ben321
Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:34 am
Forum: GFL SDK
Topic: Bug with RAW format in gflax.dll
Replies: 0
Views: 2077

Bug with RAW format in gflax.dll

When you have it in a full 24bit color mode, and even when you don't convert the bit depth to 256level grayscale, saving in the RAW format (which should JUST dump the 24bit color image data to a file) does NOT do what it should. Instead it AUTOMATICALLY converts to 256level grayscale. This means I c...
by Ben321
Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: GFL SDK
Topic: A couple things
Replies: 4
Views: 3434

Re: A couple things

Oh, and the help file is WOEFULLY OUTDATED! It is not based on any 3.xx version but instead is based on version 2.66. I don't even know how to use half of the new features in the DLL file, because the helpfile is the ONLY documentation, and it doesn't even include info on these new methods and prope...
by Ben321
Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: GFL SDK
Topic: A couple things
Replies: 4
Views: 3434

Re: A couple things

Turns out it needs all 3, and that the files have to be in c:\windows\syswow64 (on an x64 computer, but would be c:\windows\system32 on an x86 computer, as system32 on an x64 computer is reserved for the 64bit files) for them to work correctly, and that then you have to do regsvr32 gflax.dll to regi...
by Ben321
Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: GFL SDK
Topic: A couple things
Replies: 4
Views: 3434

Re: A couple things

Thanks, I'll try that. Unfortunately this is NOT available for most users of it, as the main download page http://www.xnview.com/en/download_gfl.html does NOT have this new version. It only has the uncompiled copy (forcing the end user to compile it with C first). So thank you for linking me to the ...
by Ben321
Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:38 am
Forum: GFL SDK
Topic: A couple things
Replies: 4
Views: 3434

A couple things

GflAX (the ActiveX version of GFL SDK) dll file is not working properly on the copy of VB6 that I have installed on my Windows 7 Home Premium x64 laptop computer. It is giving the error: Run-time error '429' ActiveX component cant' create object I think this is some kind of bug you'll need to fix so...