Create windows XP wallpaper compatible BMP

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kwyjibo
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Create windows XP wallpaper compatible BMP

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I'm trying to create windows XP wallpaper compatible BMP.
After some research I supposed that this would work:

convert wallpaper.png -format BMP2 wallpaper.bmp

but the output is the same as

convert wallpaper.png wallpaper.bmp

I'm sure I need BMP2 format and both commands are giving BMP3+

Any suggestion will be appreciated, thanks.

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Re: Create windows XP wallpaper compatible BMP

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I'm not sure what effect, if any, the -format option has on 'convert'. Try
convert wallpaper.png BMP3:wallpaper.bmp

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Re: Create windows XP wallpaper compatible BMP

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Jason S wrote:I'm not sure what effect, if any, the -format option has on 'convert'. Try
convert wallpaper.png BMP3:wallpaper.bmp
That worked perfectly, now I can see my command was giving me BMP4 and I needed BMP3 or BMP2.

It's weird that this is not document or it is very hidden in the documentation.

Thanks.

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Re: Create windows XP wallpaper compatible BMP

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It's weird that this is not document or it is very hidden in the documentation.
see
http://www.imagemagick.org/Usage/formats/#bmp

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Re: Create windows XP wallpaper compatible BMP

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fmw42 wrote:
It's weird that this is not document or it is very hidden in the documentation.
see
http://www.imagemagick.org/Usage/formats/#bmp
Nice, I thought the new docs had more complete info than the old docs, guess I was wrong, thanks.

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