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Update for my AGENT 1-bit image converter (1bitter)

You may remember the little app I wrote to convert images to real 1-bit gifs for use on the AGENT smartwatch (or wherever else you need).

Yesterday @philchuang requested that I add a threshold to the app to select how colors translate to black/white, along with a live preview. It’s a pretty good idea so I’ve just added that in.

There is now a new section which has a slider at the top that allows you to select the threshold. As you slide the preview image changes. I’ve only tested on my laptop, but perf shouldn’t be a problem.

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Here are a few images to demonstrate (notice the slider at the top):

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Download Version 2 EXE (~15KB) (you will need .NET 4 installed)

1bit Image Converter

NOTE: I’ve updated this, go here for the latest version.

While writing this series on developing for the AGENT smartwatch I hit a problem. To convert images to 1bit for use on the watch, I use Photohop, but not everyone has access to that. There are however free alternatives like Paint.NET and GIMP, but it looks like Paint.NET cannot save true 1bit images (at least without a plugin), and I almost stabbed my eyes out with a blunt butter knife when I opened GIMP.

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Developing for the AGENT smartwatch: Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Developing for the AGENT smartwatch

 

Welcome to the first part of my series on developing apps and watchfaces for the AGENT smartwatch! Each part will cover a specific function, and will be relatively short. The target group is both people who have not coded before, and people that have coded, but not for the AGENT.

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