LCD Creator - Enhancement Suggestion

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Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:59 am
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LCD Creator - Enhancement Suggestion

This is a great tool -- thanks for sharing it and for building in native WUnderground support. I have a couple recommendations:

1. For me, the smaller of the two image sizes (Large) is still a bit too large. I would recommend--in addition to the Large and Extra Large sizes--that you consider including Medium and Small. In fact, I rolled my own (Medium is 25 percent of Extra Large and Small is 25 percent of Large.)

2. For WUnderground custom state support, please consider adding alertType1 - alertType5.

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Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:10 am
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Re: LCD Creator - Enhancement Suggestion

Here's a sample.
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Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:38 pm
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Re: LCD Creator - Enhancement Suggestion

Dave,

That's already planned, the first release was to let ROM users upgrade so I was in a rush to get it out, but I already plan to release the plugin with several more image sizes for when ROM 2 is released since ROM 2 will support a variety of screen sizes. That along with the fact that non-ROM users want to use this had put that request as #1 on the update list as soon as I released it.

Converting the images to a smaller size is a no-brainer for me, but before I do that I wanted to make sure I got a few more digits into the mix (+, %, =, etc) so I didn't have to reconvert constantly :).

Thank you for the suggestion regardless, without them I would lose out on cool new features for my own implementation of stuff :D.

Cool UI by the way!

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Re: LCD Creator - Enhancement Suggestion

Out of curiosity, what did you use to resize the images? Did you just do 0 through 9 by hand in an image program or did you use a converter? I use a converter because it's 100+ images so if you did I'm curious how you like it.

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Re: LCD Creator - Enhancement Suggestion

Very low tech. Select all, open with Preview, resize, save.

Thanks for the props on the UI; all those elements (and many more) are available via my forum.


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Re: LCD Creator - Enhancement Suggestion

Done, see the updates announcement for details.

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Re: LCD Creator - Enhancement Suggestion

Boy this great, having losts of fun with your plugins. Making large LED weather station after one i had in the past. Relay appreciate your work. One thing though iv'e been resisting saying anything. But the numeric displays are LED not LCD. Dont worry I wont tell anyone else :wink:
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Re: LCD Creator - Enhancement Suggestion

keifer1 wrote:
are LED not LCD. Dont worry I wont tell anyone else

Yup, totally aware, but I had committed the the name in the graphics files and it was too much work to fix the mistake so I owned it 100% :D

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Re: LCD Creator - Enhancement Suggestion

Well I got it off my chest, :| And i wouldn't change a thing love the way it is, and boy i could not imagine any thing that would require more useless changes .. Now back to listen to some records on my gramophone!

Thanks again for all your work and great documentation.

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