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|Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2003 12:06 pm Post subject: Creating Hole Previews submitted by Ian Downs
|The Hole Preview image must be created in jpeg format and the exact size of
298 x 500 pixels
Once you have an image, click Course Properties, Custom Images. In the Hole Preview section, click Add, then browse to the Hole Preview image for the first hole. Then click Add and browse to the Hole Preview image for the second hole, and so forth. To delete a Hole Preview image, select that image in the drop-down and click Delete. Caution: The images you add into APCD are numbered 0 to 17. Therefore, to remove the Hole Preview for Hole 6, you would actually delete "holprv05." After deleting a Hole Preview, the next image you add will fill that slot. So if you add previews for holes 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, then delete the preview for Hole 3, you would add the Hole Preview for Hole 3 next, and then skip to Hole 6.
So, what can you add to increase the looks and appearance of a Hole Preview ?
This is down to your imagination and skill. Many Designer's have asked others to help in this area, finding their paint program skills a little under-used to warrant a good impression. But, even the lesser experienced paintshop pro users can add their touch of originality to a course hole preview.
Most Hole Previews are taken from the Top Camera, and jazzed up with the simple task of writing the tee yardage. How much more would you want to know, standing at the tee ?
Again, this is up to you and it will depend upon your course. If your design is out of the ordinary, then this is a great chance to explain how the hole works, plays and what to look for. If your course is typical of what to expect, then some useful tips could also be added.
Anyway, never be afraid to try something a little more a simple overhead. That option is already available through a camera, so why not reverse the effect and show the green? Or are there more underlying features to your hole that you wish to show-off....why not...you designed it, show it off!