Creating Image w/ Basic Software: A How-To

In summary, you made the image manually by using basic tools and conversion tools that came with Windows.
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BicycleTree
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How did I make this image?
https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=73657

I didn't use fancy tools, just basic software (although I did use Eclipse at one point but only as a text editor).
 
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WHITED OUT:

You wrote ls (meaning l: the letter) and spaces to define parts and different colours. that's all.
 
  • #3
No, you doof, I mean HOW did I write them? (by the way, the image contains no spaces; the "spaces" are white l's). I did not just sit down and start typing [ color=white]lllllllllllllllll[ color=ff0000]llll[/color]lll ...
 
  • #4
BicycleTree said:
No, you doof, I mean HOW did I write them? (by the way, the image contains no spaces; the "spaces" are white l's). I did not just sit down and start typing [ color=white]lllllllllllllllll[ color=ff0000]llll[/color]lll ...

Answer whited out:

You had someone else do it for you and promised to pay them back, but they're moving to mexico and with all of the excitement, they never asked you for their money, thus you get away with another scam.
I know I am right...
 
  • #5
Maybe something like this. :smile:
 
  • #6
No, I said I didn't use fancy tools. I'm planning on MAKING a fancy tool to do it automatically, but I don't have that yet.
 
  • #7
You used an ASCII art tool conversion tool on a very small image like an icon.
 
  • #8
I used no fancy tools. Except for Eclipse (which, as I said, I did not use except as a text editor, and Notepad or Wordpad could have easily substituted) the tools I used came with Windows.
 
  • #9
microsoft paint ?
 
  • #10
Yes, that was one thing; I used MS Paint to draw the original image.
 
  • #11
just used copy paste from some internet place...
 
  • #12
Oh, I see what you're asking.

You made the image manually. It's tiny, one pixel per ... well ... pixel. Then you scaled the image up, say 10x. Each one pixel becomes a 10x10 square.
 
  • #13
Yes, Dave, that was my general plan. I made the image tiny in Paint, and then I somehow transferred it into a text file with color tags. How did I manage that conversion? There's a particular trick I used.
 
  • #14
The only tool I used besides Paint was a word processor. I did not use Notepad but you can do the trick in Notepad.
 
  • #15
Ah. Well, you can save the file as an uncompressed bitmap, then give it a .txt (or whatever) extension. Open it in Word and do global search & replaces (eg: search for 000,000,000 and replace with <font colour=black>, etc.).
 
  • #16
You can? I don't know about Word, I have WordPerfect...

But search and replace is the general idea. I assigned a color to a letter, like X=blue, Y=white, etc. and typed the image, then did search and replace.
 

1. What is the purpose of creating an image with basic software?

The purpose of creating an image with basic software is to be able to visually represent an idea, concept, or message in a digital format. This can be used for a variety of purposes, such as graphic design, presentations, or social media posts.

2. What are some examples of basic software that can be used to create images?

Some examples of basic software that can be used to create images include Microsoft Paint, Adobe Photoshop Elements, and GIMP. These programs have basic features and tools that allow users to create simple images without needing extensive knowledge or training.

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5. Can I edit and enhance existing images with basic software?

Yes, basic software can also be used to edit and enhance existing images. This can include cropping, resizing, adjusting colors and brightness, and adding text or other elements to the image. However, more advanced edits may require specialized software.

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