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  1. jbdan

    jbdan Well-Known Member
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    This is a question for those proficient in photoshop/gimp/etc...

    When making a wallpaper for the Inc and it's limited color gamut AMOLED screen what are/is the tools used to make them smooth not showing that ugly dithering (correct word?)?

    Here is an example below...it looks beautiful on my PC screen (H-IPS panel), but throw it on the Inc and ugh! :p

    So what say you photoshop pros? What's the trick :)

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  2. Medion

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    The Incredible uses a 16-bit AMOLED or 18-but SLCD. So, use your image editing program to convert the file to a 16-bit color palette, and then what you get on your screen should be nearly identical to what you get on your Incredible.

    And I know what you mean about the color banding. On some nice, native 24-bit images, it looks horrible.
     
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    You rock man thanks for replying and the advice I'll give it a shot tonight! :)
     
  4. jbdan

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    Wow this has turned out to be more difficult than I thought. I'm using GIMP and a 24bit image (wallpaper), but to convert it to 16 bit through GIMP I can't do it. I can do it in MS Paint though, but too much color banding/dithering. I'll just need to study this whole process some more anyone else with a tip or trick? :D
     
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    I used to use Paint Shop Pro for this purpose, I'd check to see if they still have a trial of their software.
     
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    OK I'll check it out thanks!
     

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