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TheMaskedMimikyu
Scratcher
60 posts

Problems With Spritesheets/Exporting Costumes

So recently I wanted to animate something Sonic-related with the sprites from Sonic Mania, so I went onto the spriters resource (who dosen't?) and downloaded the spritesheet for Sonic. I did the usual “crop it so that the only sprites are the ones I wanna use” thing with the photo editor on windows 10 (windows 10 is my os, btw) but I nocited something… as soon as I press “save a copy”, the quality drops and the colors become weird! and apparently it's been doing that ALL THE TIME, it's just that only now I notice because for once I'm using a spritesheet with a background that isn't white! it does the same thing when I use paint to crop as well!

Also, whenever I export costumes, no matter which file converter I use, the size gets doubled from it!
PawPrinter
Scratcher
47 posts

Problems With Spritesheets/Exporting Costumes

Try a different image editor. Paint.net is free.
TheMaskedMimikyu
Scratcher
60 posts

Problems With Spritesheets/Exporting Costumes

Paint.net is just a website where you buy paint tho????
deck26
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Problems With Spritesheets/Exporting Costumes

TheMaskedMimikyu wrote:

Paint.net is just a website where you buy paint tho????
No, paint.net is a software package. You'll find it here https://www.getpaint.net/
TheMaskedMimikyu
Scratcher
60 posts

Problems With Spritesheets/Exporting Costumes

It looks too complicated
Uniquename1
Scratcher
100+ posts

Problems With Spritesheets/Exporting Costumes

You can crop out just the sprites you want to use inside the costume editor of scratch itself.

Try my games.
Scratch Sprite Club VI Soccer
Star Fighter Shooting
Space Marines: Boarding Party Strategy
Lion Runner Running/ Platformer
TheMaskedMimikyu
Scratcher
60 posts

Problems With Spritesheets/Exporting Costumes

Yeah but the spritesheets are usually so big that it mucks up the pixel quaility.
TheMaskedMimikyu
Scratcher
60 posts

Problems With Spritesheets/Exporting Costumes

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asivi
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Problems With Spritesheets/Exporting Costumes

You use the integrated Paint in Windows10 instead the Photo Editor.
axus-
Scratcher
64 posts

Problems With Spritesheets/Exporting Costumes

TheMaskedMimikyu wrote:

It looks too complicated
Actually it is just as easy as MS Paint but with more features… If you download and install it, you can import the photo and convert it into another format.

Speaking of formats, what format is it in? If it is in JPEG that might be the problem.

marigoldkit wrote:

paddle robs banks in his spare time uh.. d-donations yeah
What the heck is DDCC18? https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/300290/
TheMaskedMimikyu
Scratcher
60 posts

Problems With Spritesheets/Exporting Costumes

axus- wrote:

TheMaskedMimikyu wrote:

It looks too complicated
Actually it is just as easy as MS Paint but with more features… If you download and install it, you can import the photo and convert it into another format

But IDK how to use MS Paint…

axus- wrote:

Speaking of formats, what format is it in? If it is in JPEG that might be the problem.

Yeah, it is in JPEG. Everything on the sprinter's resource is JPEG. what exactly is the problem with JPEG, and how do I fix it?

Last edited by TheMaskedMimikyu (Dec. 6, 2017 06:33:46)

TheMaskedMimikyu
Scratcher
60 posts

Problems With Spritesheets/Exporting Costumes

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asivi
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Problems With Spritesheets/Exporting Costumes

Last edited by asivi (Dec. 7, 2017 11:05:58)

axus-
Scratcher
64 posts

Problems With Spritesheets/Exporting Costumes

TheMaskedMimikyu wrote:

-snip-
Yeah, it is in JPEG. Everything on the sprinter's resource is JPEG. what exactly is the problem with JPEG, and how do I fix it?
Well JPEG usually has image compression which can downgrade image quality. This means colors, pixels, etc. can all be changed. This is a huge problem if you are looking to be a perfectionist like me. Usually image compression is only between 90-75% which barely affects quality but sometimes compression can be at 50% which would probably cause the problem.

tl;dr Change the file format from jpeg to png. You probably wont have as much of a problem. Or it could be that it is your computer.

Last edited by axus- (Dec. 6, 2017 22:04:42)


marigoldkit wrote:

paddle robs banks in his spare time uh.. d-donations yeah
What the heck is DDCC18? https://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/topic/300290/
muellly
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Problems With Spritesheets/Exporting Costumes

Every pixel in Scratch is made up of 4 subpixels. This doesn't affect importing images however when exporting images the subpixels also get exported making the image twice as big as it shows unzoomed in on Scratch.

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I'm a major fan of Pokemon, Undertale and the Pija and Toast series.
I am doing a shiny scramble of pokemon Pearl. I'm 7 chapters in and on my way to the 2nd gym.
TheMaskedMimikyu
Scratcher
60 posts

Problems With Spritesheets/Exporting Costumes

Fixed the problem with spritesheets, everyone.

muellly wrote:

Every pixel in Scratch is made up of 4 subpixels. This doesn't affect importing images however when exporting images the subpixels also get exported making the image twice as big as it shows unzoomed in on Scratch.
Well how do I fix that?
muellly
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Problems With Spritesheets/Exporting Costumes

TheMaskedMimikyu wrote:

Fixed the problem with spritesheets, everyone.

muellly wrote:

Every pixel in Scratch is made up of 4 subpixels. This doesn't affect importing images however when exporting images the subpixels also get exported making the image twice as big as it shows unzoomed in on Scratch.
Well how do I fix that?
After exporting the images, in another program shrink them by 50%.

I would greatly appreciate if you were to check of this game I spent months that includes plot and bosses here https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/97452006/ ………………………………………Want a detailed review or idea?

I'm a major fan of Pokemon, Undertale and the Pija and Toast series.
I am doing a shiny scramble of pokemon Pearl. I'm 7 chapters in and on my way to the 2nd gym.

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