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1  Main Boards / VGMaps Social Board / Re: Image tiling/collage program? on: May 05, 2015, 01:47:43 PM
My thought was that he was making the images necessary to do CSS sprites.  If that is the case, Imagemagick is really good, especially if they are PNGs or GIFs.  Just an idea as you could automate it as most shells support using * for expansion and be assured all tiles are the same size.  It would take some fiddling to dial it in but I don't think it would be as bad as doing a ton of copy+pastes.  A starting point would probably be "montage * -geometry +0+0 -background transparent -gravity NorthWest montage.png"   Another thing it does is if you specify a new html page instead of an image, then it will also give you an html page with coordinates as well, if you need that information.

Regardless, I understand that Imagemagick, like any powerful too, can be quite daunting.  It can definitely be a hair-puller to figure out the proper incantation.  Also, I've had odd experiences with it on Windows and some examples have bashisms or POSIX syntax, however that was quite a few years ago since I last tried in on Windows.

Also, not every program is for everyone, so no worries on ignoring my idea.
2  Main Boards / VGMaps Social Board / Re: Image tiling/collage program? on: May 04, 2015, 01:47:10 PM
The one that immediately jumped to mind is ImageMagick.  I believe the mode you want is montage mode.  You can also write scripts around it.  You may need a Unix/Linux machine to take full advantage of it, but https://www.virtualbox.org/ or http://www.vmware.com/ can help you do that without dedicating a whole computer to it.  Also, it would also let you run other older programs with a proper box setup.  Finally, you can also share files between the boxes and your computer, if necessary, to minimize breaks in workflow.
3  Main Boards / VGMaps Social Board / Re: Enabling GZip on VGMaps's server on: May 04, 2015, 01:37:27 PM
I can't believe how big of a difference that made.  It saves me 92% on average on the HTML and over 50% overall.  Thanks!
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