3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 8, 2006 11:25 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Weird Splash Screen problem!

    Level 7
      Morning all,

      I'm in the process of developing a cross-platform CD-ROM and decided it
      would be "nice" to utilise the splash-screen technique [all under Director
      MX '04]. So, I've created a bitmap [BMP] image for the Windows side named
      the same as the projector and all works fine.

      On the Mac side of things I've exported the said same BMP as a PCT and named
      it accordingly along with the projector -- it works, although when executing
      the Mac projector the splash screen is around an eighth of the size that it
      should be leaving a block of white colour from the right hand corner down
      covering the actual size of where the image at its correct resolution should
      be occupying!?!

      I'm confused, due to the fact the PCT is in-fact the correct size when
      viewed in QuickTime and/or Photoshop, the size of which is 456px x 179px --
      does anybody have any idea as to why it isn't being shown at its correct
      resolution on execution of the Mac projector?

      I know it's not a requirement but I'd like to keep things consistent across
      Mac and Windows, as the easiest thing to do would be to drop the idea
      altogether!

      Many thanks in advance.


        • 1. Re: Weird Splash Screen problem!
          Level 7
          On Wed, 07 Jun 2006 09:57:36 GMT, Real World Televisual posted in
          macromedia.director.basics:

          > I'm confused, due to the fact the PCT is in-fact the correct size when
          > viewed in QuickTime and/or Photoshop, the size of which is 456px x 179px
          > -- does anybody have any idea as to why it isn't being shown at its
          > correct resolution on execution of the Mac projector?

          Just a guess here, but is the image saved at 72ppi? (might be called dpi in
          some applications).


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          Mark A. Boyd
          Keep-On-Learnin'
          • 2. Re: Weird Splash Screen problem!
            Level 7
            Cheers Mark,

            You're right on the money -- the BMP was set to 200DPI but displayed
            correctly on the Windows boxes, but saving the same image as a PCT didn't
            hence my plea for help!

            Down sampling the document size DPI [but then re-entering the pixel
            dimensions to their original values as Photoshop wished to change the whole
            document par se] cured the problem! To air on the side of caution I've also
            re-saved the BMP at 72DPI just in case.

            How bizarre, I would never ever have thought the embedded DPI tag would've
            had such an adverse affect on screen rendering!!

            Many thanks once again... ;-)


            >
            > Just a guess here, but is the image saved at 72ppi? (might be called dpi
            > in
            > some applications).
            >
            >
            > --
            > Mark A. Boyd
            > Keep-On-Learnin'


            • 3. Re: Weird Splash Screen problem!
              Level 7
              On Thu, 08 Jun 2006 08:29:17 GMT, Real World Televisual posted in
              macromedia.director.basics:

              > How bizarre, I would never ever have thought the embedded DPI tag
              > would've had such an adverse affect on screen rendering!!

              Yea, I first ran into that when I was a video editor. Some of our clients
              always gave us images for videos that their print publishers used. They
              invariably gave us high res, high dpi, CMYK images in PICT or TIFF formats.

              In those days, PhotoShop wasn't very good at converting CMYK to RGB.

              > Many thanks once again... ;-)

              Glad it helped.


              --
              Mark A. Boyd
              Keep-On-Learnin'