MIF package v2.1

por Louthrax en 27-12-2013, 13:09

MIF is a set of tools to convert images to MSX format.

It consists out of:

  • The command line Windows version of the tool: mif.exe.
  • The GUI version of the tools, with real-time preview of conversion settings: mifui.exe.
  • The MSX-DOS viewer: mifview.com


  • * Support for all MSX 1 up to MSX 2+ graphical screen modes.
  • Interlaced mode support.
  • Real-time preview of parameter changes (using MIFui).
  • Error diffusion (dithering).
  • Optimized palette generation.
  • Control on details level when generating palette ("Details enhancement" parameter).
  • Horizontal shift to reduce artefacts in screen 2, 10 and 12.
  • Optimized RGB to YJKJ conversion, allowing to "reconstruct" SCC images from PNG snapshots.
  • Manual palette optimization.

Description of the files and folders:

  • mif.exe: The Win32 command line version of the tool.
  • mifui.exe: The GUI tool. Allows real-time preview of parameters change.
  • msxbasic/: This folder contains loader for all types of generated *.SC? files.
  • msxdos/: This folder contains the MSX-DOS viewer mifview.com, along with its sources.
  • palettes/: This folder contains interesting sample-palettes, in GIMP format.
  • samples/: MIF pictures of Vampire Killer in all screen modes.

Controls in MIFui:

  • [Alt]+[Enter] or double-click switches full screen mode.
  • [Right], [Down], [Space] or mouse wheel down displays the next image in current directory.
  • [Left], [Up] or mouse wheel up displays the previous image in current directory.
  • Click on the main window to set the pointed color to the custom palette current index.
  • Right-click on the main window to set the custom palette current index to the pointer color.
  • [Control]+click on a custom palette color to switch it with previously selected color.

To use MIFui as a MSX images viewer only, set the "Convert to" setting to PNG. You can also look at the tooltips in the "Settings" dialog for more information.

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Comentarios (3)

Por erpirao

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05-03-2017, 21:29

I love/hate this app, it,s really awesome!

Por Louthrax

Prophet (2435)

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05-03-2017, 23:25

erpirao wrote:

I love/hate this app, it,s really awesome!

Thanks for the compliment/criticism Wink
Be sure to check the new MIG file format in version 2.2. I did not communicate a lot on this, but it's waaay faster compared to MIF format (the only drawback is that it can't be read-back on MIFui itself!). The viewer and sources for it are also available.

Por cesar guerra

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24-09-2021, 23:53

The download link is not woriking.