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free means of getting images on a Palm m515 or lower?

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    free means of getting images on a Palm m515 or lower?

    So, is there a free, preferably open source, means of getting images onto a Palm m515 or earlier (Palm OS 4.1)?

    If it can be done with Linux, all the better, since hotsync is not working in Windows XP for whatever reason.

    --Brian

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    In other words, I would want to take a JPEG image, convert it to palm format somehow, and then put it on the Palm during hotsync (or palm-xfer on unix).

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      #3
      It depends. Where you just looking for a viewer or editor? And what image formats are required? Just jpeg? I have quite a few palms... original palms to sony clie's to a TX and a Centro Phone.

      For handhelds before os5, not much freeware wise...
      http://www.geocities.co.jp/SiliconVa...tents/vfsi.htm
      Try that out, problem is it does not do jpeg unless you own a clie or palm w/ camera. It will however support bmps.
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        pilot-link should work on PalmOS 4.1. www.pilot-link.org
        It talks the hotsync protocol. I've used it to backup and restore my own Palm devices. That was PalmOS 5.1 but pilot-link should work with older devices too. And it runs on Linux, as the OP requested (and comes included in some distros too).

        -Tor

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          Originally posted by Tor View Post
          pilot-link should work on PalmOS 4.1. www.pilot-link.org
          It talks the hotsync protocol. I've used it to backup and restore my own Palm devices. That was PalmOS 5.1 but pilot-link should work with older devices too. And it runs on Linux, as the OP requested (and comes included in some distros too).

          -Tor
          I have pilot-link; that's where pilot-xfer is from. However, from what I can see, there doesn't seem to be a way to transfer images with that to the Palm? On Palm 4.x?

          --Brian

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            Originally posted by twolazy View Post
            For handhelds before os5, not much freeware wise...
            http://www.geocities.co.jp/SiliconVa...tents/vfsi.htm
            Try that out, problem is it does not do jpeg unless you own a clie or palm w/ camera. It will however support bmps.
            Thanks, I'll have to check this out! I have to get a SD card for the Palm, and a SD card reader... I can easily convert JPGs or whatever into BMP format.

            --Brian

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              Originally posted by neutrino78x View Post
              I have pilot-link; that's where pilot-xfer is from. However, from what I can see, there doesn't seem to be a way to transfer images with that to the Palm? On Palm 4.x?
              I'm getting rusty on Palm.. I still use mine, but I don't install anything anymore. I had forgotten the database concept there for a moment.. so your image file would have to be converted to a .pdb before you could transfer it via pilot-xfer (with -r), or you would need a conduit. What's probably easiest then is going the SD route, as suggested by twolazy.

              -Tor

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                There is also jpeg viewer, but I believe its Palmos5 up, you can always try though...
                http://handheld.softpedia.com/get/Gr...er-36580.shtml

                Now there are commercial programs available that will render jpegs without conversion, like Resco photo viewer. PM me , I can help further, but will not get into semantics here...
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                  #9
                  Maybe imgvtopgm could be of use? Note: I have not tested it, so I don't know if it converts both ways.
                  Torfinn

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