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Method of Edit Color Replacement for Use with Bitmaps

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111449D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 63K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Becker, CH: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is an intuitive multipurpose palette display to select colors for background and foreground pixels and also to elect how they should be shown in the absence of color as black and white.

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Method of Edit Color Replacement for Use with Bitmaps

      Disclosed is an intuitive multipurpose palette display to
select colors for background and foreground pixels and also to elect
how they should be shown in the absence of color as black and white.

The Pixmap Editor Color Palette consists of the following components:

1.  Foreground and background displays which show the currently
    selected foreground and background colors for pixmap and bitmap.

2.  A color selection box where actual color selections are made.

3.  Actual size displays that show how the pixmap and bitmap will be
    rendered.  (See Figure)

      As can be seen from the diagram, the foreground and background
(FG&BG) display box (for color pixmaps) and the black and white (B&W)
display box (for bitmaps) are located on the far left.  (1)  These
boxes display current foreground and background color.  The inner
frame displays the foreground color and the outer frame displays the
background color.  The FG&BG box for pixmaps can display any
combination of the 32 available colors.  If both foreground and back
ground are set to the same color, the inner frame will not be
distinguishable from the outer frame.  The B&W box can only display
black or white for foreground and background.

      The color selection box is located in the middle of the palette
and consists of a rectangular array of up to 32 color cells.  (2)
Clicking the left button of the mouse on one of these color ce...