MarkS Posted October 20, 2010 Share Posted October 20, 2010 I have been using 3.5.4 on Windows 7, but have recently had to downgrade to XP (long story) and installed 3.5.5 on XP. I am using Paint.net for game art and noticed something very odd. Under Windows 7 and 3.5.4, I could save a TGA file and my TGA loader would open the file just fine. However, in 3.5.5, my loader loads the image vertically flipped. The solution is on my end; I was unaware of this option in the TGA specs and my loader wasn't accounting for it. What I am curious about is why Paint.net is NOW flipping the image when saving TGAs? This is an odd option in the TGA file spec and I am really baffled that any current app supports this option. Why save an image upside down? It may have made sense in 1984 when the specification was written (along with the BGR instead of RGB), but makes absolutely no sense now. Maybe people stood on their heads to view images in 1984? I didn't touch a computer until 1985 at age 8, so I really don't know... This actually benefited me in the long run as I now will have a more robust file loader, but I still find this more than a little strange. I am assuming that there is a good reason for this, but cannot figure it out for the life of me. Any ideas? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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