Image Menu (C++ Image Editor for Icons)

The Image menu, which appears only when the Image editor is active, has commands for editing images, managing color palettes, and setting Image Editor window options. In addition, commands for using device images are available when working with icons and cursors.

  • Invert Colors

    Inverts your colors. For more information, see Inverting the Colors in a Selection.

  • Flip Horizontal

    Flips the image or selection horizontally. For more information, see Flipping an Image.

  • Flip Vertical

    Flips the image or selection vertically. For more information, see Flipping an Image.

  • Rotate 90 Degrees

    Rotates the image or selection 90 degrees. For more information, see Flipping an Image.

  • Show Colors Window

    Opens the Colors window, in which you can choose the colors to use for your image. For more information, see Working with Color.

  • Use Selection as Brush

    Enables you to create a custom brush from a portion of an image. Your selection becomes a custom brush that distributes the colors in the selection across the image. Copies of the selection are left along the dragging path. The more slowly you drag, the more copies are made. For more information, see Creating a Custom Brush.

  • Copy and Outline Selection

    Creates a copy of the current selection and outlines it. If the background color is contained in the current selection, it will be excluded if you have transparent selected.

  • Adjust Colors

    Opens the Custom Color Selector, which allows you to customize the colors you use for your image. For more information, see Customizing or Changing Colors.

  • Load Palette

    Opens the Load Color Palette dialog box, which enables you to load palette colors previously saved to a .pal file.

  • Save Palette

    Saves the palette colors to a .pal file.

  • Draw Opaque

    When selected, makes the current selection opaque. When cleared, makes the current selection transparent. For more information, see Choosing an Opaque or Transparent Background.

  • Toolbar Editor

    Opens the New Toolbar Resource dialog box.

  • Grid Settings

    Opens the Grid Settings dialog box in which you can specify grids for your image.

  • New Image Type

    Opens the New <Device> Image Type dialog box. A single icon resource can contain several images of different sizes; windows can use the appropriate icon size depending on how it is going to be displayed. A new device type does not modify the size of the icon, but rather creates a new image within the icon. Only applies to icons and cursors.

  • Current Icon/Cursor Image Type

    Opens a submenu that lists the first available cursor or icon images (the first nine). The last command on the submenu, More..., opens the Open <Device> Image dialog box.

  • Delete Image Type

    Deletes the selected device image.

  • Tools

    Launches a submenu which contains all the tools available from the Image Editor toolbar.



See Also

Accelerator Keys
Image Editor for Icons