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From JPEG to 256 Color-BMP ?

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#1 Khronuz

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 09:40 PM

There's this Picture i need to have set to 256 color bmp. But i want to do this without loosing quality. How do i do this?
I have CodeLab so i can use codes. I'm willing to install anything if necessary.

It Tells me to do this:
So make a 16x12 pixel image in photoshop/fireworks/paint. 
If you can't find how to convert your image into bmp 256, save that images as a jpg/jpeg, and open it with paint. Once opened... go to File > Save As...
You will see inside Save as Type:
256 Color Bitmap (*.bmp; *.dib) 

However the original picture looses quality or changes to some odd colors.

This is the picture that needs to be changed:

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P.S: It is required for the picture to be 256 format to be able to be used.
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#2 BoltBait


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Posted 02 April 2009 - 09:56 PM

Using Paint.NET, save the image in .GIF format.
Open the GIF file in MS Paint.
From there, save it in BMP format.
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#3 Khronuz

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 10:14 PM

Woah Thanks :D

This works excellent, still a bit of color loss.

Any other ideas?
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#4 Rick Brewster

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 11:52 PM

You're losing color fidelity because you're using JPEG in your first step. Instead, use PNG. Then, you can save as an 8-bit BMP just fine using Paint.NET.
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