OK I have uploaded a new Beta V2.1.1. This one should
fix the finding the "Save As" window on all Windows
versions. Please try it and give me feedback:
After reviewing your suggestions I think I have a
solution to handle overlaying images
other than a KAP
chart. Here it is:
1. I will change the Overlay field to allow .TIF images
(others later). If you select a TIF file it will display
a field where you will enter the name of a file that
contains waypoints for the lat/lon of the upper left (UL)
and bottom right (BR) corners. This file can be in GPX
or SRW (SealClear), G7T or KML format. Also a checkbox
that says "Make Vector chart land color transparent".
2. When you press Create Kap, GE2KAP will read in the
waypoint file then it will resize and position the image
as it does now for a KAP chart overlay.
3. Here is how it would go down:
a. Display the image on your navigation
b. Clear all waypoints
c. Put wayponts in the upper left and lower right
d. Save the waypoints to a file
e. Do a Screen print and then paste it into an image
program such as Paint
or whatever you choose.
f. Crop the image to have an image with the waypoints
in the corners.
g. Save the image as a TIF file.
h. Start GE and display the area that you want to
overlay the image on.
i. Start GE2KAP and fill in the name of new chart to
create, the overlay file and the waypoint file.
j. Press Create Kap.
k. If necessary Redo with new positions.
Sounds a bit messy but I think its doable. It would be
nice if OpenCPN had an option to save the screen image as
TIF file and at the same time a waypoint file with the
lat/lons of the corners. Maybe a new feature request or
someone coud create a plugin to do this.
Any Comments or suggestions?
One thing I'm still trying to figure out is the color of
the land area on a Vector chart so I could make it
transparent for the overlay. Does anyone to how to find
the RGB values of that color?