I made my tbx themes available here today. For those of you not knowing what tbx is, TBX stands for toolbar extension and was written by Alex A Denisov and is an extension to Toolbar2000 by Jordan Russell (www.jrsoftware.org)
Some of my themes have been updated like the Xito and Dream theme. I do not have the old ones so backup your copy before trying the new ones, just in case you like the old one better.
I have always wondred of how they do this magic… straighten an image that is. Well as it turns out, no magical skills is needed. All that is needed is to crop the rotated image.
One question, I have not found a fully acceptable answear to yet, is how to calculate this area. My solution uses the four rotated corners of the image. This works and is acceptable but it loses more than needed of the image when the angle increases.
I have included a demo project that shows my solution. Do take a look at it and if you find any bugs or improve it in any way, I would love to hear about it.
Download: Demo including source
While we are waiting for my entries I can say a little about what I have planed. The first artickel will be about image straightening. I have a working solution but I am not complete satisfied so maybe we can improve it together. I will always be open for suggestions about improvements and better way of doing stuff. I am not claiming to be a pro and lot of my solution will be based on what others have contributed.
Recently I have done some gradient variants I would like to share with you so keep on coming back. Have you ever wanted to include resizable thumbnails in your application? I have a solution and I will share it with you. It was a lot easier than I had imagined so there is no excuse for not adding it any longer… well untill you have read my artickel that is.
Working with colors have always been a little difficult and I have had to ask around sometimes. This has given me some good solutions and I planning to show you my solutions.
This is a little about what is comming. I hope you find it intresting and if you have any comments please tell me.
My idea of this site is to be a helping hand in graphics programming in Delphi. Finding solutions and contribute to finding solutions that works.
Roy Magne Klever
I will start posting updates on friday 29 of may.
Roy Magne Klever