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mneemann
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RaceReplay background

Post by mneemann » Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:00 pm

When I try to add a custom background to RaceReplay it takes a high resolution picture and makes it look very pixelated. Is there a size and quality that we need to use? All I found was 4:3 ratio. Thanks.



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Re: RaceReplay background

Post by gpraceman » Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:58 am

Whatever image you use, it should be the same aspect ratio as the video you are recording/playing. Otherwise, the image will be look condensed or stretched in one direction (likely horizontally).

Also, it is best to use an image that is the same size as that you are recording/playing. A really large resolution background image will get shrunk down to the size of the video window and conversely, a too small background image will get stretched to fit.

You can try using software, like Multiple Image Resizer, to resize and crop your background image to the needed size and will likely give you better image quality than RaceReplay could.


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Re: RaceReplay background

Post by gpraceman » Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:25 pm

With the update that I just posted for Version 5, I did do a bit of tweaking of how the background image is fitted to the screen. Now you don't need to worry about aspect ratio or image size. If the aspect ratio doesn't match, you will see some cropping of the image in the longer dimension. That way you will get the maximum background image size without blank areas showing up.

Give that update a try and see if you get better results.


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Awana Grand Prix and Pinewood Derby racing - Where a child, an adult and a small block of wood combine for a lot of fun and memories.

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