Quick and dirty custom PICO-8 cartridge PNG generator
What is it?
This tool allows the user to combine a PICO-8 cartridge (in .p8.png format) and a custom picture (160x205 px) in order to create an image that loads perfectly in PICO-8 while looking like the picture.
What is that PICO-8 you keep talking about?
PICO-8 is a game-making tool styled as a "fantasy console". It has a built in code, graphics and sound editor, allowing anyone to create their own games or edit others'. The games are distributed on the offical website's BBS as ".p8.png" files -- pictures with the game's data encoded inside them.
How does the tool work?
Basically, it extracts the lowest two color/alpha bits from every pixel of the "data image" (the original PICO-8 cart) -- that's where PICO-8 hides the actual cartridge dats -- to replace the lowest two color/alpha bits in the "picture image" (the custom label).