CHANGING THE EXTENSION OF YOUR FILES!
Ever have a background image that is so complicated with gradients that no matter how you try to save it in PNG format it just does not look good?
I have a solution: You can use save for web in JPG format, then rename the extension to whatever the original file is (PNG BMP GIF and so on)
anyone ever tried to trick your ppc programs to thinking that it is using a BMP image, while in fact it is merely a png with a bmp extension?
Have you ever noticed that a lot of the TSK installers used to use GIF files but now many of them use JPG??
I have some good news for those who are trying to save space in their roms: you can change the extension!
I did that with HTC Phone canvas just yesterday!
after turning all of the PNG's to 8 bit, I did a little experiment:
I took all of the bitmaps out of the Phone canvas cab and saved them as PNG8 in Photoshop. Then changed the extension from .png to .bmp . Put all of these new fake bitmaps back into the cab and installed it. the result is that it worked, saved space and ram.
NOTE: I also tried to do that inside the DLL, but it did not work.