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Problems with png + jpg output  XML
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Stefan Müller


Joined: 02/01/2012 16:04:37
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When I save as jpg or png, the resulting image won't open with some image viewers, such as https://sourceforge.net/projects/jpegview/

Don't know what's different, I have never experienced this with any other image, but it seems like something is missing in Vue's output.

When I open these files in Photoshop, then resave them under a different name with the same format (without any modifications), they now open nicely in any viewer I have tried.

EDIT:
When I load maps created in older versions, the generated jpg or png works fine, even when modified. The problem only occurs when I create new maps in 3.2

Other issues with 3.2 under Win7 64
- when I close a map, the containing folder has ~filename.vue preceded by ~
- Open or Open Recent will only open the file on second attempt
- Tool shortcuts (s,t,z etc) won't work anymore after opening a file via the menu. If I double-click the vue-file in the file system to open it, then everything is fine.

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Mike Korcynski

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Joined: 08/08/2008 11:36:13
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- Don't know what's different, I have never experienced this with any other image, but it seems like something is missing in Vue's output.

we just hand this off to Java for export, I'll take a look and see if I can reproduce.

- when I close a map, the containing folder has ~filename.vue preceded by ~

these are backup files of the previous version of the map in case we have problem outputting the map data, in theory we could clean it up afterward but then if someone had a corrupt map we can point them to finding a previous version.

Mike
Stefan Müller


Joined: 02/01/2012 16:04:37
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Thank you Mike,
it helps to know ~backup.files are meant to remain in the folder. I suspected them having to do with my problems because in MS Word they indicate a crash or unusal termination if they're still around after Word has closed down.

In desperate attempts to make this work (I really like Vue) I tried all kinds of things, hopefully some of the following will help you track down the problem: Non-functional shortcuts (upon opening a .vue file via File > Open) seem to be related to the image-saving problem. Whenever the tool-shortcuts don't work, Save as image won't work properly, either.
Step by step:
1) I start up Vue (starting as admin makes no difference)
2) File > Open... (or Open Recent) - selecting a vue-file
3) Vue main window goes blank, instead of the empty white canvas I now have no map background at all, the whole area is grey
4) I repeat 2) and this time the file loads, everything seems fine, I can work on it, BUT none of the tool shortcuts are available. It seems like sometimes I can get them back by first mouse-selecting tools (one or more times). However, after switching to another map-tab the shortcuts are gone again.
5) When I now save the file (newly created or opened - makes no difference) as an image, the jpg or png cannot be viewed and not deleted. Windows tells me it is still in use by Java(TM) Platform SE binary. This message persists even after closing the corresponding vue-file in Vue. Only after shutting down Vue completely, am I able to delete the faulty jpg.

When I try to open a .vpk file (I downloaded BostonTMap.vkp), I get the following error:

BostonTMap.vpk cannot be opened in Vue
Problem:
java.lang.NullPointerException
 
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