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Overprint image

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pro only Note: This event is available in Pro version only.

 

This event allows to display the image anywhere on the text. It may also be used to erase a part of the screen.

 

event-overprintimage

 

As you can see the settings are very similar to Display image event.

 

File

You need to select the file containing the image. The following formats are supported:

 

BMP (Windows bitmaps)

JPG

PNG

 

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.

 

Display mode

These settings control the way image is painted. By default images are painted from left to right. 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.

 

Position

You may select the position of the picture by selecting the appropriate rectangle.

 

You may also display the image in any part of the screen. To do this select Custom and enter coordinates of left top corner of the image position.

 

Force scaling

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).

 

Display during

You may choose whether the image should be displayed after the preceding word is painted, or highlighted.

 

Erase image

This option will erase the image instead of painting it (used if you have displayed an image in the same place before).

 

Dithering

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.

 

Resizing

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.

 

Colors

Use this setting to define the number of colors that will be added to the current palette to match the colors in the image. Below are some suggestions how to set this option regarding the types of the usage:

 

Maximum

Use this setting if you are displaying the image on the clear screen. You may also use it if this is the only image displayed on the current page and you do not change the colors for text

10, 8

Use this setting for the color-rich images for the songs with changing text colors (or duets)

4

This is the best setting for small images (stars, tick marks) displayed on screen. Remember that if you want to display the same image more than one you should select this setting for the first image only

Use current palette

Use this setting if you are displaying the image for the second time or if you have already used up many of the palette entries (the total number of available colors is 16)

 

Preview

Click this button to see how the picture will look.

 

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