To display image in the middle of the song place cursor position in the place that image should appear, click Insert CD+G Event button on the toolbar (), and then select Display Image event type.
Display Image event allows to display the image on the screen. Before the image is displayed the screen is cleared.
The image will be displayed immediately after the last word before it is highlighted.
In Pro version you may modify this behaviour with Synchronization settings.
You need to select the file containing the image. The following formats are supported:
BMP (Windows bitmaps)
To invoke the file selection dialog box select Browse button.
Note: CD+G image format is 288x192.
Images may be of any size and color depth, however if they contain more than 16 colors or are larger than 288 x 192, they will be automatically converted to CD+G format. If you would like to use an image editing software to decrease the color depth and resize the images, make sure you save them as 4-bit BMP file.
Link to file and Insert contents options
By default Karaoke CD+G Creator leaves the images on the hard disk and reads them when needed (Link to file option selected). This behaviour reduces the size of PK2 files and allows making changes to the images using image editors (you do not have to visit event again -- just edit the image and re-create CDG file). However if you delete the image file from disk, it will not be available.
If you would like to share your PK2 files select Insert contents option. It will cause Karaoke CD+G Creator to include the image in PK2 file, so you may send it over to a friend or delete image files. Note that if image source file is deleted you will not be able to edit it any more.
Keep on screen for N seconds
This setting controls how long will the image be visible before it is erased. Note that painting time (up to 10 seconds for a full screen sized picture) and erasing is not included, so the total time that the picture takes equals to the sum of painting time, display time, and erase time.
Selecting 0 will cause the image to become erased immediately after it is fully painted.
Choose the color that will surround the image. Note that it is different than Borders color setting in Colors CD+G event, as it refers to the area not taken by the image, and not only to the border of the screen. If you are using image as a background (in Set Text Area event) the background color must match the background color of the text.
Display mode and Erase mode
These settings control the way image is painted and erased. By default images are painted from left to right and erased immediately. You may change it by selecting any of the display effects.
Checking the Reverse checkbox will cause the effect to run backwards, for example Left to Right mode will become to Right to Left.
Note that selecting Fade and Simple as Display mode will cause the screen to go blank for several seconds (the image still needs to be painted, and this is done in a way that is not visible, yet still takes time).
You may select the position of the picture if it is not full screen sized. Simply select the appropriate rectangle. By default images are centered.
This option will force the image to be scaled to the size defined in Width and Height boxes. This size cannot be larger than the full screen (288 x 192).
If the number of colors in the image is larger than 16, Karaoke CD+G Creator will reduce it. You may select the algorithm that is used to make the image look as good as possible with the lower number of colors. Selecting none will disable any dithering. The simples way to see how each of the algorithms works is to select it and then to click the Preview button.
This setting controls the way image is scaled if its size is not 288 x 192 (full screen).
Fit will cause the image to be scaled up or down to take as much screen as possible.
Fit if larger (default setting) will scale the image only if it is too large, it will not stretch it.
Crop will not scale the image and will display as much of it as possible.
All resizing modes retain aspect ratio of the image.
Synchronization (Pro version only)
By default the image will be displayed immediately after the last word before it is highlighted. It is possible to define the exact time when it should appear (but remember that image needs to fit between the previous and the next word).
You may define the exact time the image should be visible (From the start of the song) -- the value in Display at box is a position in seconds. You may use Copy from cursor button to enter current cursor position into Display at box.
You may also define time before the next word is highlighted (Before the next word) or after the previous word finishes highlighting (After the previous word).
Please remember that the time position refers to the moment image is fully painted. It does not include painting nor erasing time.
Click this button to see how the picture will look.
•Images with more colors take longer to paint.
•Inserting image in the middle of the song may use up the time and cause the loss of synchronization