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    Does anyone know how to make .xpm files in Windows? What program is needed?

    Thanx!

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    What's an .xpm file, i mean what's supposed to be in it?
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    The Sun Solaris Unix systems at school use them for desktop icons. I want to make an icon for one of my shortcuts but I don't have a program that even recognizes what an .xpm file is let alone make one.


    After looking it up on the net I have come to think that it is somewhat in the same family as .xbm files, but don't ask me what they are either.

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    Have you tried opening them with some type of paint program? I was about to mention MS Paint, but realized that only comes with Microsoft Windows

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    Oh wait, you want to open them in Windows? Then try MS Paint

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    I figured out how to edit them.

    I tried Paint Shop Pro 7 and The Gimp for Windows but neither could handdle .xpm files (XPM was disabled in The Gimp). I didn't try MS Paint yet, but it usually sucks at anything besides .bmp and .ico files, but I'll give it a try tonight.

    I got it working at school with The Gimp for Linux in case you're interested.

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    Originally posted by dominique
    I figured out how to edit them.

    I tried Paint Shop Pro 7 and The Gimp for Windows but neither could handdle .xpm files (XPM was disabled in The Gimp). I didn't try MS Paint yet, but it usually sucks at anything besides .bmp and .ico files, but I'll give it a try tonight.

    I got it working at school with The Gimp for Linux in case you're interested.
    Well, then use GIMP (http://www.gimp.org). I know how to do xpm's from Java, but it's something
    that will take much more time then intall Linux over your windows .
    John.

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    I'll just use GIMP at school, it'll suffice for my needs.

    Justin, just to let you know, I tried it in MS Paint but like I suspected it didn't work.

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    Originally posted by dominique
    I'll just use GIMP at school, it'll suffice for my needs.

    Justin, just to let you know, I tried it in MS Paint but like I suspected it didn't work.
    Ok, have you tried to do search on download.com for xpm?
    Or on google.com for xpm, windows. Try, it might help you.

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    Yeah I did. I found one program that would have done the job except it always put a watermarkon the image if you don't register the program.

    Thanx anyways.


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