I have just decided to start delving into map creation and scenario design but I have already hit a roadblock. I snipped my Google Earth photo, converted the jpg into a bmp file, named it "Special Editor Overlay" and stuck it in my "Z" folder. When I enter the editor I see only the CM map, so I press "o" and it simply makes my virtual map look darker until it goes black then it cycles back to its original state. What did I do wrong and if I didn't screw up, why can't I see my map overlay? He
Get GIMP, an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It has many capabilities. It will take a little bit of time to understand and become comfortable. Open the desired image file in GIMP and in the "file" command of the menu bar, export, not save, to another image file name ending in .bmp and, when prompted, use "advance" save settings to save as 24-bit *.bmp.