How do I change the colors in an image (JPEG format) before I use it in an Openoffice.org file?

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How do I change the colors in an image (JPEG format) before I use it in an Openoffice.org file?


Documentation note.png This applies to OOo 1.x only


OpenOffice.org has an image editor. When you open a JPEG file, OpenOffice.org knows to open it in this editor. Once the file is open:

  1. Click on the Eyedropper icon in the toolbar at the left side of the work area, or select: Modify -> Eyedropper from the pull down menus to display the Eyedropper dialog.
  2. In the Eyedropper dialog, click the Eyedropper icon in the upper left corner
  3. Move the mouse to the first color in the image area that you want to replace. You can see the color you're over in the color field in the Eyedropper window. When you see the color you want in that field, click the mouse.
  4. Enter a tolerance value - how exact the color match should be. Try the tolerance first at 10%. You might need to increase it for any change to be made. A 30% value is usually effective. You can go as high as 99% - but it may pick up more area than you want.
  5. In the "Replace with" list, select the color to change to.
  6. Click Replace. If nothing happens, increase the tolerance.
  7. To select other colors to change, repeat steps 2 through 6. To acheive a monotone effect, use a high tolerance value such as 99%, and repeat these steps several times to select all colors and change them to a single color.
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