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Old January 14th, 2005, 09:27 PM   #16
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Great, glad to hear that it worked, at least!

I have nothing against PhotoShop, but I've been using Paint Shop Pro since version 3 (it's now up to ver. 9) and I see no reason to use anything else. I'm a PSP guy all the way.

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Old January 14th, 2005, 11:33 PM   #17
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Glad you got it working. So the camera is OK with files from PSP but not from Photoshop? Sounds strange, but I'll believe it.

I didn't get a chance to try making my own card mix image, but I did notice that my splash image is 320x240! That's what the camera reports anyway (checking the original card). I probably used either Irfanview or The Gimp to create the image a year ago (those are the only 2D image programs I use).
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Old January 15th, 2005, 12:39 AM   #18
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Photoshop CS solution

Okay, here's what I have as a workaround when using Photoshop CS to create custom image card mixes:

1.) Create image in Photoshop at 768x576 and save a "*.bmp."
2.) Open "*.bmp" in Microsoft's Paint application
3.) Save as "*.jpg" (left all settings at default)
4.) Changed "*.jpg" to "AUT_xxxx.jpg"
5.) Used my card reader to copy the new image to "../DCIM/canon100/"
6.) enabled card mix on the Optura XI and viola: custom card mix images.

Whew! Frustration is over! Who'da thunk Photoshop couldn't do somethin' as simple as this? I wonder what Adobe puts in the file that Canon doesn't like? Oh, well, who cares, I've got this workaround now. Yeah!!!!!

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