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BLP Lab v0.5.0

Submitted by Shadow Daemon
This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.
This tool originates from here

BLP Laboratory (short name is BLP Lab) is the application for viewing and converting image files.

Current version is 0.5.0 build 500

Features:
- Supports following file formats: BMP, JPG, TGA, PNG, BLP (supports BLP2 textures), DDS (supports non-complex textures);
- May convert multiple files at once;
- Can add/remove alpha channel when saving;
- Gives detailed information about opened image file;
- Provides additional file format options when saving;
- Can optimize BLP files to decrease their size (doesn't affect quality);
- May display alpha channel and transparency on image.



Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What's all those BLP settings for?
A: Check blplab_readme_eng.txt.



Version History:
0.5.0.500 // 31.10.2010
  • Added BLP2 support for saving in paletted and DXTC format
  • Added DDS support for saving in DXTC format
  • Added TGA support for saving paletted images and with RLE
  • Added options for BLP2 format
  • Added options for DDS format
  • Added options for TGA fromat
  • Added options for PNG format
  • Added options for JPG format
  • Added displaying information for DDS format
  • Added displaying information for TGA format
  • Added displaying information for PNG format
  • Added displaying information for JPG format
  • Added hotkeys for zooming (Ctrl and +/- on numpad) and browsing files (Ctrl+arrows)
  • Extended PNG image support with paletted 8-bit format
  • Improved JPG image loading speed
  • Fixed bug with showing alpha bit depth on paletted BLP2 images
  • Fixed bug with Lanczos resizing algorithm
  • Fixed bug with moving maximized window


WARNING: publishing this program in other places without author's permission is prohibited. Contact with author to get permission.

Copyright © 2009-2010 Shadow Daemon (aka Spec).

Keywords:
blp, tga, png, bmp, jpg, dds, dxt, blp1, blp2, converter, optimizer, viewer, palette, compressed, laboratory, lab, swdn, spec
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BLP Lab v0.5.0 (Binary)

Reviews
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15:31, 1st Oct 2009 PurplePoot: Approved on wc3c; need I say more? hawk900: Actually approved? Was pending.
  1. 15:31, 1st Oct 2009
    PurplePoot: Approved on wc3c; need I say more?
    hawk900: Actually approved? Was pending.
     
  2. Paladon

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    Quite neat and very useful tool for .blp management.
     
  3. Toadcop

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    really awesome tool <3 really love the palleted blp and the most important the project is active !

    Swdn <3
     
  4. Bakawun

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    Brilliant! I ran it on my Mac using CrossOver. Perfect porting. NO flaws. A bit laggy, but that may be because my MacBook Pro is a few years old and I'm running a LOT of processor-heavy apps at once. Thanks!
     
  5. ryanshowseason2

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    Unfortunately I cant get the bulk feature to work right. it does only a fraction of the files I request. They are all in powers of 2 512x512 or 1024x1024


    EDIT: I think something goes wrong when you have 1024x1024 pics or too many of them. This shouldnt be a problem for most people though. I resized to 512 and it worked fine.
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2009
  6. Shadow Daemon

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    So you think, when there are a lot of big pictures (1024x1024), some of them are not converted to blp, right? That's really strange. I tested mass (or batch, whatever) converter on 200 images, among them ~25 have resolution 1024x1024, and there was no problem, all files were converted. I'll make some tests again.

    Thanks all for the feedback.
     
  7. RusUndead

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    Shadow Daemon very good tools!
     
  8. Shadow Daemon

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    New version is out. Check first post for details.
    Also added FAQ with most headache questions I got.
     
  9. purged

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    Very nice! I was trying to convert pictures for about an our, but everytime there was any problem. But finally I found this tool and everything is fine. Thanks =)
     
  10. Vosty

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    This seems to be the nicest thing for me, and my friend (It's great for him, because he knows NOTHING about pictue formats and batck conversions.)
    Keep making this better, with more direct image editing features.
     
  11. Ergic

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    how can i open this thing
    pls tell me
     
  12. bigapple90

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    I am probably doing something wrong but when I save a compressed .blp at 75% the file becomes corrupted. blp lab cant open it and wc3 model viewers crash if the model uses the blp texture.
     
  13. Shadow Daemon

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    Hmm, I placed old version of library into archive =) Okay, fixed.
    Now in zip archive, to avoid further questions like "how to open .rar file?"
     
  14. bigapple90

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    Ah yes, awesome :D
     
  15. D4RK_G4ND4LF

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    probably the second most useful tool out there
     
  16. Shadow Daemon

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    New version
     
  17. Forgotten_Warlord

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    Works Perfectly! :D
    + repp
     
  18. GhostKnife

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    Great program, light-weight and helps a lot, thanks. 5/5
     
  19. DatnessX

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    Usefull, nice :thumbs_up: