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Offline JacquesBBB

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DS1054z printing with WHITE background instead of BLACK
« on: December 21, 2015, 05:04:26 AM »
I dont know how to change the background from BLACK to WHITE in the DS1054z  pictures files
with some option.
So  I searched for a way to do it externally, because when printing, it looks much nicer, is more readable, and uses much less ink if the background is white.

So here is my little trick that can be used by others : I just save normally the file in .png  then open it in GraphicConverter
http://www.lemkesoft.de/en/products/graphicconverter/download/
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Picture -> Invert -> Normal

Which does the job in a click. This is on a Mac, but equivalent may exist on a Unix machine.




« Last Edit: December 21, 2015, 11:23:55 AM by JacquesBBB »
 

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Re: DS1054z printing with WHITE background instead of BLACK
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2015, 05:36:22 AM »
Most image editing software can do this: GIMP, Photoshop and even MS Paint will work.
 

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Re: DS1054z printing with WHITE background instead of BLACK
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2015, 05:45:51 AM »
Perfect, but tell me, is it possible to do it internally in the DS1054z  ?
 

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Re: DS1054z printing with WHITE background instead of BLACK
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2015, 06:56:16 AM »
Perfect, but tell me, is it possible to do it internally in the DS1054z  ?

 

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Re: DS1054z printing with WHITE background instead of BLACK
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2015, 07:53:57 AM »
Nice to know,
but the other solution has the advantage of being in color instead of Black & White.
 

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Re: DS1054z printing with WHITE background instead of BLACK
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2015, 08:09:49 AM »
You can skip the grayscale button.

For non Mac-os folks: there is XnConvert that can make a "Negative" (invert) from a bulk set of images quickly. Or perform other operations.
There will also be plenty other bulk image tools, but I find this one particularly comfortable to use because it's free of ads and it isn't trialware.
 

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Re: DS1054z printing with WHITE background instead of BLACK
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2015, 11:00:28 AM »
You can do this in Windows Paint also. I have Windows 7, may be different in other versions.

In Paint, click "Select" then click "Select all".
Next, right click on the image and then click "Invert color" (last choice on right click list).
 

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Re: DS1054z printing with WHITE background instead of BLACK
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2015, 05:01:56 AM »
Searching on the Web, It seems that  the most easy way to  batch convert
all  pictures in a folder would be with   a simple line of command  of imagemagick
http://www.imagemagick.org/script/index.php
that  can be installed on a Mac with (it is available on all platforms).

brew install imagemagick

Then the single script line  can be

for a in `ls *.png`; do convert -negate ${a%.*}.png ${a%.*}B.png; done


 

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Re: DS1054z printing with WHITE background instead of BLACK
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2015, 06:46:40 AM »
Perfect, but tell me, is it possible to do it internally in the DS1054z  ?

Yes.

Insert USB stick. Stop the scope with the Run/Stop button (for faster screensaves.)

In Utility>Print Set> set Invert to ON, but leave Palette as Color. Then press the Print button and it will print to the USB stick, in colors but with white background.



« Last Edit: December 22, 2015, 06:48:13 AM by alsetalokin4017 »
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Re: DS1054z printing with WHITE background instead of BLACK
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2015, 07:57:27 AM »
Thanks,

This is exactly what I was looking for, but I searched in the  user guide and could not find it.

This is by far the best method.

 

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Re: DS1054z printing with WHITE background instead of BLACK
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2015, 06:30:30 PM »
Thanks for the tip, the DS2000 series also seems to have that feature and I like it:


 

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Re: DS1054z printing with WHITE background instead of BLACK
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2015, 06:37:55 PM »
Thanks for the tip, the DS2000 series also seems to have that feature and I like it:


Interesting.

The T box top right indicates Rising trigger and Ch 2 all in red as you'd expect.
Yet the level indicator T pointer is shown in blue.

What's with that?
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Re: DS1054z printing with WHITE background instead of BLACK
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2015, 06:51:16 PM »
The original color for the trigger is orange, same color as the triger delta.

It doesn't change color when you change channels, it stays orange.

Edit which is very close to yellow which is the Chan 1 color before inverting. Look at the OP picture the 1000z series use the same color scheme other than the Trigger Delta value is white, on the 2000 is orange as well.

I inverted the image again to get to the original look:

« Last Edit: December 22, 2015, 06:57:32 PM by miguelvp »
 

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Re: DS1054z printing with WHITE background instead of BLACK
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2015, 06:55:29 PM »
The original color for the trigger is orange, same color as the triger delta.

It doesn't change color when you change channels, it stays orange.
OK, got that, but some would think that's a bug.  :-\
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Re: DS1054z printing with WHITE background instead of BLACK
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2015, 07:13:35 PM »
The original color for the trigger is orange, same color as the triger delta.

It doesn't change color when you change channels, it stays orange.

Edit which is very close to yellow which is the Chan 1 color before inverting. Look at the OP picture the 1000z series use the same color scheme other than the Trigger Delta value is white, on the 2000 is orange as well.

I inverted the image again to get to the original look:

Like I said I do get that, OK it's Rigol's standard display configuration, confusing at first glance as it is as with every other colour LCD DSO I've ever used the Trigger level indicator is the same colour as the selected Trigger channel. NOT just Siglents.

It's just a strange/different/unexpected indicator in a coloured LCD DSO display IMO.

Never noticed it before.....
« Last Edit: December 22, 2015, 07:19:16 PM by tautech »
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Re: DS1054z printing with WHITE background instead of BLACK
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2015, 09:03:14 PM »
The top right corner of the screen has the trigger channel indicated in the correct color, along with a symbol indicating type of trigger, and the trigger level.

If the trigger indicators on the edges of the trace window were the same color as the trigger channel, some people would probably complain that they are confusing them with the Channel baseline indicators.

I even saw a YT video just today where some fellow was complaining about the colors on the DS1054z, and the way he complained about them made me realize that he had a certain type of color-blindness (tritanomaly)  and probably didn't realize it himself!  He was also slapping the buttons around and twisting knobs like they were faucet handles and complaining about the responsiveness.
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Re: DS1054z printing with WHITE background instead of BLACK
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2015, 04:21:05 AM »
DSRemote can create screenshots with white background/inverted colors.
It's in the settings dialog.
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