Background Issue on Fontlab

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Joel Santos's picture
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Joined: 25 Nov 2007 - 8:00am
Background Issue on Fontlab
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Hi there!
I am once again "typefacing". Back from the grave!
Anyway, i am having a strange issue in Fontlab.
Tried to import background but it doesnt recognize the .JPG or .BMP or even .GIF it does recognize .TIFF but when i try to import tiff it just gives me an error.

Any idea?

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Joined: 2 Jun 2008 - 5:19am
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FontLab supports .BMP and .TIFF in bitmap (black and white) mode.

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Joined: 25 Nov 2007 - 8:00am
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I tried to use .BMP but it just didn't worked, since I don't have my laptop yet, i'm using a old windows, used paint to convert to .BMP and to convert to .TIFF tiff is natural that it did error since it has to be in B&W but BMP? Fontlab doesn't even "see" .BMP

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Joined: 25 Nov 2007 - 8:00am
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I dont get it. tried tiff in grayscale and... nothing!
Still the same error... " IDS_STORAGEMANAGER_GRAYSCALEORCOLOR "

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Joined: 21 Jan 2015 - 7:25am
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Hello @sendoushi
I had same the problem like you, of course I forgotten its solution cause I solved it for myself in bef0re; but today I missed it again. So I tried to find a way to solve my problem. after thinking and test different ways I found it again.

If you open the image that you need for mapping in Fontlab in some applications like PS or everything else and copy the image to clipboard by selecting image(Ctrl+C), the image going to clipboard and then if you go to Fontlab studio and paste(Ctrl+V) buffered image; you get the result. also if it doesn't have good view in Fontlab in graphical app first mix it(change its mode to Grayscale or Black&White)

I checked our friends solutions in these post but none of them had effect. Firstly I wrote this post for myself for when I forget this solution again.

Thanks admin for this forum.
Bless all of you

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Joined: 25 Nov 2007 - 8:00am
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I don't even remember the error. Too long ago. I'm thinking once again to back to typeface design and I appreciate your time for the help. Now, if I have the same problem, I'll know what to do. :)