RLE8 Bitmap Encoding

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    RLE8 Bitmap Encoding

    This isn't a technical question. I was just wondering if anyone has a bitmap that is compressed USING RLE8 encoding. I wrote a decoder and don't feel like writing an encoder and I just want to be able to test my program. I haven't been able to find these bitmaps anywhere! If you have one or know where one is let me know! Thanks.

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    I cant help you out, but I was curious, why would you spend your time to make a program that you cant use. Dont you make them for a usefull purpose, usually for yourself.
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    PaintShop Pro will let you save a BMP with Run Length Encoding.

    You should be able to download a trial version from www.jasc.com

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    Great Thanks! I will check that out really soon. Also, I'm not sure what you mean MethodMan. What do you mean a program I can't use? I am currently making a bitmap suite that is API independent so I'm just messing with a few different things. This week I am adding bilinear filtering, scaling, and RLE8 decompression.

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    > I am currently making a bitmap suite that is API independent

    I would be really interested in this. Currently I've been using a suit by

    www.hicomponents.com

    It's alright, but I don't really want my code to be dependent upon it in the future. In fact, I've gone to great lengths to modulise it inside one class with my own interface.

    If you can load tiffs, pngs, gifs with you're API, I would be really interested. Will you share you're code.

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    Well I am just dealing with bitmaps right now. I might make it available if people are interested when it is complete. Sorry I don't have plans to extend it into tiffs pngs and other extensions
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    >>I cant help you out, but I was curious, why would you spend >>your time to make a program that you cant use. Dont you >>make them for a usefull purpose, usually for yourself.


    Well people just dont make programs that are always usefull.. For example i do all kind of crap programs in my free time to improve my programming abilities.. For example i am into programming games which i have posted many times on this board.. I see there are better games on the net with the sorce for free but if i always use them when am i going to improve my skills.. So experimenting with silly programs is the best way to learn a language properly...

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