Tube Saver

Copyright © October, 2003 SuzShook

dot   Script Summary:

The purpose of this script is to export a previously-saved image as a tube in PSP 8. Before using this script, you must have a single layer, 24-bit image with transparency open in your workspace. The script will crop any unnecessary space from around the tube and invoke the Export Picture Tube dialog, with the original image name entered into the Tube name field of the dialog. The script will also warn you and terminate if the image has not been previously saved, or is not "tube ready".

This script is very handy if you often receive PSP files that you want to save as tubes. Quite often, these images have a lot of extra space around them, which I like to trim off before saving. In addition, many tube lists require the user to retain the original name of the tube. I get tired of typing all that in, so I whipped up this little script to automate the procedure.

dot   Installation Instructions:

Download the script - this script runs from any Restricted folder, including its own Quick Guide folder.

dot   Change History:

  • 00 - original version
  • 01 - code added to generate proper extension on tube when running in Silent mode
  • 02 - updated documentation
  • 03 - added code to ensure image has been previously saved and is "tube-ready"
  • 04 - added code to make sure crop step works correctly in all versions of PSP