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Old 16-09-2012, 21:39   #16
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Re: Problem Marks or Waypoint behavior - Symbols - OpenCPN 3.0.2 , 3.1.814 beta exe,

...glad to know about the 8 pixel radius ! I actually make a coloured dot in the image, if it's an odd shape with no obvious center.

Tore ,that's a good idea manipulating the transparent portion to put the center in the "intuitive" place
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Old 17-09-2012, 06:24   #17
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Re: Problem Marks or Waypoint behavior - Symbols - OpenCPN 3.0.2 , 3.1.814 beta exe,

Revised Red Flag - with target area

/* XPM */
static char *Red_Flag[] = {
"24 24 7 1 11 4",
" c #000000",
"! c #FF0000",
"# c #F5F808",
"$ c #FBF30F",
"% c #EBEE04",
"& c #1B1B01",
"' c None",
"''''''' ''",
"''''''' !!!!!!!!!!!! ''",
"'''''' !!!!!!!!!!!! '''",
"'''''' !!!!!!!!!!!! '''",
"'''''' !!!#$!!!!!!! '''",
"''''' !!!!!!!!!!!!! '''",
"''''' #!!!!!!!!!#!! ''''",
"'''''% !!!!!!!!!!%! ''''",
"''''' !!!!!!!!!!!! ''''",
"'''' !!!!!!!!!!!!! ''''",
"'''' !!!!!!!!!!!! '''''",
"''''# #$ #''''",
"''' #'''''' '''''' ''''",
"''' '''''''''''''''''''",
"''' '''''''''''''''''''",
"'' ''''''''''''''''''''",
"'' ' '''''''''''' '''''",
"'' '' '''''''''' ''''''",
"'' ''''''''''''''''''''",
"' '''''''' &'''''''''''",
"' '''''''''''''''''''''",
"' '''''''''''''''''''''",
" ''''''''''''''''''''''",
" ''''''''''''''''''''''"
};


Not intuitive, particularly at a small scale. (Non centered type of graphic does not help either. )

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Old 17-09-2012, 12:43   #18
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Re: Problem Marks or Waypoint behavior - Symbols - OpenCPN 3.0.2 , 3.1.814 beta exe,

mmm. I still think you could add transparent area at the top so that the hotspot is in the flag's centre

flag32x.xpm.doc

(dmmit,what the hell are those taggy things on these attachments..anyways

added aha-maybe nobody else can see what I'm talking about per tags, though I see em on some other posts. Perhaps going into userCP of the forum and unchecking the "Autolink popular tags" has fixed it.

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* XPM */
static char *flag32x[] = {
"32 32 4 1 0 0",
"  c #000000",
"! c #FF0000",
"# c #FFFFFF",
"$ c None",
"$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$",
"$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$",
"$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$",
"$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$",
"$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$",
"$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$",
"$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$",
"$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$",
"$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$",
"$$$$$$$$$$               $$$$$$$",
"$$$$$$$$$$  !!!!!!!!!!!! $$$$$$$",
"$$$$$$$$$  !!!!!!!!!!!! $$$$$$$$",
"$$$$$$$$$  !!!!!!!!!!!! $$$$$$$$",
"$$$$$$$$$  !!!!!!!!!!!! $$$$$$$$",
"$$$$$$$$  !!!!!!!!!!!!! $$$$$$$$",
"$$$$$$$$  !!!!!!!!!!!! $$$$$$$$$",
"$$$$$$$$  !!!!!!!!!!!! $$$$$$$$$",
"$$$$$$$$  !!!!!!!!!!!! $$$$$$$$$",
"$$$$$$$  !!!!!!!!!!!!! $$$$$$$$$",
"$$$$$$$  !!!!!!!!!!!! $$$$$$$$$$",
"$$$$$$$               $$$$$$$$$$",
"$$$$$$  $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$",
"$$$$$$  $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$",
"$$$$$$  $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$",
"$$$$$  $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$",
"$$$$$  $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$",
"$$$$$  $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$",
"$$$$$  $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$",
"$$$$  $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$",
"$$$$  $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$",
"$$$$  $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$",
"$$$  $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$"
};
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Re: Problem Marks or Waypoint behavior - Symbols - OpenCPN 3.0.2 , 3.1.814 beta exe,

Guys, you are aware that we support PNG format too these days?
No need to carry on with this arcane XPM stuff unless you want to.
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Re: Problem Marks or Waypoint behavior - Symbols - OpenCPN 3.0.2 , 3.1.814 beta exe,

H.Seagull I see what you mean. Good idea... it puts the center over the flag.
-Now that doesn't help nitwits like me who assume the bottom of the flag staff was the most obvious insertion point and first attacked that, then worked my way up the shaft, then with Jester's information about the selection area, finally was able to find the sweet spot.

Maybe a user option to turn on a red "X" or an 8 pixel bullseye selection area centered on the lat/long position of all symbols, would help and would not require opening additional files and reading certain lines to get additional information about the size of the symbol?

Alternatively the radius could be made a little bigger?

--Jesper - I did not know symbols could be PNG, thanks.
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Old 19-09-2012, 11:14   #21
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Re: Problem Marks or Waypoint behavior - Symbols - OpenCPN 3.0.2 , 3.1.814 beta exe,

In Greenfish Icon Editor, there's a button to set the "hotspot" but I haven't seen it work or bothered with it much . I'm guessing it is even requiring some background resource-hogging to even get Win-DOS to use it. But My XP looks as much like win95 as I can get it . I wear my feathers in a mullet too.

yes,pngs work but with the xpm we can see the image in plain text and that's pretty cool. I wouldn't want O to drop this format.
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