I started talking about Griddy back in this thread and made a little program to show what I was talking about. This program only had the most basic of functionality and I have now added the following features:
- File handling: You can now load .png, .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp and many other image files, save and load .griddy files (this is Griddy's own file format), export the current image with the grid on top and copy a screenshot of your current desktop (nifty when handling images from .pdf documents)
- Set up the grid to show plates from the side, bricks from the side, bricks from the top and have different colored grids overlaying the standard black grid (the red 10x10 grid is such a sub grid, see Edit-Grid Options).
- Measure distance between points. Click on the picture to play with this.
- Set up the grid without having to crop the picture beforehand by using the controls.
- Zooming and scrolling.
Griddy is currently in "alpha" and can be downloaded as a .zip from the projects page here: http://c-mt.dk/software/
EDIT: link not working anymore, Griddy still available inside this zippack.
It does not have an installer yet and requires Java. You can start using the "run" file:
Mac and other OS'es: Find a way to issue the command "java -cp bin griddy.Griddy" from the BrickGraphics directory. (Please tell me if you know how to make something similar to the .sh or .bat files that works, as I have no MAC to test it on.)
Bugs and stuff to come
Griddy is still a young program, and a lot of stuff has to be done before it is officially released. The current list of features to be added is:
- Have the "draw contrasting" buttons actually do something...
- Stuff that you as a user might come up with.
- Automatically associate .griddy files with Griddy.
- Have a way to lock the measuring thingies (I still have to find the optimal way for the user to set up the grid)
- Have the "zoom fit" button work even when the scroll bars have not been seen (this annoys me)
Open source, free as in beer.
Edited by Lasse D, 09 January 2014 - 01:53 PM.