I've been attempting to create bsb/kap files of South America
. Columbia charts
are online in jpeg format.
Using MS Paint
to save the jpeg image as a gif file. Easy.
Using mapcal to create a calibration file. Easy
Using mc2bsb to create the header.... Again Seemed easy.
Imagemagick started my nightmares without any luck.
When I enter....
convert 6000_003.jpg -colors 127 6000_003.gif
convert: unable to open image '6000_003.gif': permission denied @ error/blob.c/OpenBlob/2695
Note: I'm using Win 10 on a 2 yr old Asus gaming laptop
with 4 gig ram, running AVG free antivirus. I'm guessing it has something to do with running under Win 10 and installing Imagemagick in the program files folder.
So, after a week of trying many other image editors I still haven't found a way to create a tiff file that works.
Using tiff2bsb most of the files I ended up with left me with:
I type in:
tif2bsb -c 127 6000_003.hdr 6000_003.tif 6000.kap
the response I get is:
No support for TIFF files with PHOTOMETRIC=2 (only images
containing color maps supported).
What is photometric=2??
Yesterday I found an app called imgkap and was able to create a kap file. However, it wouldn't open in seaclear or OCPN either one. I deleted all my results and decided to start all over.
First step is coming here to find out what I'm doing wrong.
IS there a "Creating Kaps for Dummies" thread?? (I feel like I'm taking a Physics class in college with a 1st grade education).
dacust, thank you for the great thread on creating kaps. To bad imagemagick wouldn't work.