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i need a help about getting DVD menu button image extracted. By button image i don't mean the menu image or the image of the button. I mean the button that shows up when you highlight (on computer mouse over on a button). To be truth i don't know what that's exactly named/called.
i hope that makes sense?
Note: this thread shows how to extract/edit menus but don't says how to extract the button that i asked above
thanks in advance..
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You can extract the BMPs on which the buttons are based using DVDSubEdit.
Edit: I only now noticed that thing by each of the text lines. Sorry, I don't know how to extract that. If you asked in the IFO Editors forum at Doom9, the PGCEdit author is found there more often than here. Also a number of other DVD program creators and very knowledgeable people, if no one here knows the answer.
Manono, if I understand correctly, Shohag_ifas wants to extract the highlights, and therefore your answer is perfect: he should use DVDSubEdit.
But I don't understand your edit, so perhaps I'm missing something.
Hehe, they're called highlights, are they? The reason my edit sounds confusing is because I was confused. A couple of hours later I was thinking about it some more and decided that was exactly what DVDSubEdit extracted - what Shohag_ifas wanted - but then forgot to come back and re-edit. Thanks for coming along and straightening me out.
But to be more precise, the subpictures are not sufficient to build the highlights, since they require also the colour scheme, colour map and hot areas defined in the IFOs. Since we don't know exactly what Shohag_ifas wants to do, the first step is to extract the subpictures with DVDSubEdit anyway.
[BTW, usually I visit the VideoHelp forum once a week, usually the monday morning. But I search for "PgcEdit" in the new posts, and I read only them. So, I'm certainly missing many interesting posts, and my reply may come too late in many cases. If necessary, it is possible to contact me more rapidly via the Doom9's DVD forum. Once again, you were right.]
I don't remember if it is possible to save as 4-bit, but indeed it's better. (Or more precisely, you need a 4 colors, 2-bit image.) Anyway, when you re-import the bitmap in DVDSubEdit, it tries to recreate the 4 original colours, by assigning the pixels in the closest colours to each of the 4 available colours. So, when you edit the bitmap, you should use only the 4 original colours, and if possible disable the antialiasing, as otherwise the result may be unpredictable.
You need also to be sure that the 4 colours are saved as 4 very different colours when you export the bitmap, regardless of the number of bits. Sometimes, in the CLUT of the original IFO, the background colour is identical to one of the 3 other colours (and only the opacity level is different) and in that case, you can't edit the bitmap, because there is no way to distinguish the background and the body of the sub-picture. If it's the case, you may need to edit the palette before exporting, or use the "Automatic CLUT" option.