Yes, Weatherfax is pretty damn nice isn't it? Sean has done a great job of programming this tool. It still have some improvements, but it has come a very long way.
I suggest you get on the weatherfax thread and read a little to learn about where this plugin is going. It currently saves Kap and the next step is to have it read Kap, so that you will be able to bring an image in, overlay on charts
, save it, then open it later overlayed on charts
. WeatherFax ...
I am sure it will be possible to save in different formats, that is actually a relatively easy thing to do, as the converters are already done really, but I believe Sean's next goal is to complete the KAP circle.
PS I believe the thing we need most is a way to connect the georeferencing information with the image, so that it can be saved and then brought back into Opencpn
and automatically overlayed on the chart in the correct location. All this information is available once the image is overlayed, and presently the plugin can save KAP (with georef info) but it does not yet read KAP. Once that happens we can have a plugin that does the round trip with chart overlays!
Of course it might be nice to save out to png, jpeg, gif etc, and the plugin already handles (importing) those images
during the overlay process with the wizard, so it is not too far fetched to think that an export could be programmed, but first we need to get the round trip KAP files! I believe that is Sean's intent.
Barnackiel has a point about just saving the screen
as... your pick for a file format.