How To: Custom Car Icons on TomTom GO 720
Tired of that arrow on your GPS screen; how about putting a picture of your own car on there to guide you? Well, the new TomTom GO 720 allows you to do just that; take a picture of your car (or someone else's pimped out ride) do a little image work and drop it onto the TomTom GO 720 so that you can navigate with a customized interface.
Club TomTom, TomTom's own Blog, gives step by step directions on how to make this happen; all that you need to supply is a little image editing capability and a picture of a great car, or whatever you want to follow down that road...... Who says you need to follow your own car, or a car icon at all?
1) Select the digital image you’d like as a car icon;
2) Convert it to a 256-color bitmap file;
3) Size it such that it’s between 24 x 24 pixels and 128 x 128 pixels.
It has to be square or it won’t work;
4) “Erase” any imagery you don’t want to appear by coloring it red
(RGB 0,0, 255) (RGB 255,0,0);
5) Plug your TomTom into your PC and open the root folder;
6) Put your bitmap image in the subfolder “cars” found in the “art” folder.
More details and images at Club TomTom
Complete Information on the TomTom GO 720 here at GPSLodge.com
More? See my - TomTom GO 720 Preview and First Impressions
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Posted by Scott Martin at August 23, 2007 7:20 AM
Minor typo: the RGB color for all red is typically (255,0,0). The same typo exists in the original Club TomTom article, as well.
Nice Catch bill; Thanks - Scott