Pike - Pocket Icon Editor
Friday, March 09, 2012
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Screenshot of Pike's viewer screen:
Screenshot of Pike's edit screen:
Screenshot of Pike's palette editor screen:
- What is it?
- Pike is a tool for createing and editing icons and small bitmaps and their palettes.
- Download / Use:
- Download the apropriate zip file (above)
- Copy the CAB file to device and double click to install.
- To Run Pike select Pike under Programs on the Start menu.
- Pike's icon files can be used like any other icon on a desktop PC. To use on a
Windows CE device see my companion application Launch Pad.
- A Windows CE 2.0 (or higher) device.
Pocket C runtime ver. 2.0 (December 18 or later build) - Available free from
- Should run on anything that Pocket C will.
- Current Version?
- The latest version is Version 1.5 and is dated May 10,
- Added / Fixed since last release (ver 1.0):
- Added the ability to edit an icons palette.
- Fixed numerous small bugs, mostly related to P/PCs.
- More performance improvements.
- Small visual changes.
- Some UI bugs.
- Known Problems:
- Sections saved as Bitmaps sometimes have a few extra pixels of
width so that Pike doesn't have to break up bytes (the bitmap
rows have to be padded to 4 byte boundaries)
- Why was it written?
- I'm traveling right now, one of things I do to pass the time is program.
Pocket C is great for this, and when I wish that my H/PC did something it
doesn't, well I do my best to make it.
Pocket C used to (and hopefully will again) have
limited icon support. Since I use my H/PC as a stand alone
platform I don't have access to a desktop machine to create
icons - so I needed an Icon editor. I also wanted to be able to
create small bitmaps (for UI) so Pike can also save BMP's.
- Where was it written?
- Pike was started in Mauritius and finished (version 1.0) in
Thailand, but the bulk of it was written in Madagascar (Mostly
Antananarivo and the Southern coast - Ifaty and Toliara - but bits
in Ranohira and Isalo National Park). Additional features were
added / finished in Singapore, Indonesia (Bali), Australia,
New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Malawi.
Version 1.5 was mostly written in India with parts written in The Maldives and Nepal.
If you're intrested here's my
- What is OnHiatus Software?
- This is a collection of software that I wrote while traveling (mostly) in Africa. It's
all free, none of it is guaranteed, and it all does something I find useful but
you may not. I only have an HP Jornada 720 so I can't comment on it's suitability
for other machines. See my Software page for
other Windows CE applications in the OnHiatus Software project.
NOTE:This Application is Freeware. No guarantees, I
can't be held responsible for any damages caused by using or misusing this
program! You get what you pay for...
USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!
I feel that Pike is stable and robust, but I have only tested v1.5 on a HP
hi·a·tus \hi-'â-tes\ n [L. fr. hiare to yawn] 1 : a lapse in continuity : GAP
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