Steam Getting image and GIF files for My Workshop Showcase slots – with free software

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How to get the 5 image and GIF files for My Workshop Showcase without paid programs

 
 

► Image files ◄

 

 
 
 

Tools

 

  • PhotoScape, a free software that provides raw file conversion and good selection of filters 
  • HxD, free hex editor

 
 
 

The basic image

 
If you already have an external image, go to “Edit image” section, but if you want to use a screenshot from your Steam account or a background from Inventory, the first step is to save the image to your computer 
 
1. go to “Screenshots” on your profile page / open the screenshot / right-click on the image / select “Save image as” from the drop-down list or 
 
1. go to “Inventory” on your profile page / select the background / “View Full Size” / right-click on the image / select “Save image as” from the drop-down list 
 
Steam Getting image and GIF files for My Workshop Showcase slots - with free software 
Steam Getting image and GIF files for My Workshop Showcase slots - with free software 
 
 

Edit image

 
2. start PhotoScape 
 
Steam Getting image and GIF files for My Workshop Showcase slots - with free software 
 
From the program menu we will mainly use 
 
3. “Editor” tab, where we have many possibilities to set the appearance of the image 
 
EDITOR page 
Steam Getting image and GIF files for My Workshop Showcase slots - with free software 
 
4. “Splitter” tab which allows us to cut the image into several pieces 
 
From what I realized, a 630 pixel wide image is enough to fill the Featured Artwork Showcase so I assumed it was similar to My Workshop Showcase. But we have five slots, so the width of each piece we get should be about 630/5 = 126 pixels. 
I did several checks and noticed that the wider the pieces, the shorter their length when uploading them to the My Workshop Showcase slots. 
 
Steam Getting image and GIF files for My Workshop Showcase slots - with free software 
 
This is because the image is automatically resized to fit in the slot and the wider it is, the more significant the height reduction. 
To really have an image not excessive but “long” enough in the slots, I found that the width of the pieces, for an image with a height of over 1000 pixels, should be around 135-145 pixels, and for a height of the original image below 1000 pixels, we should have about 120-125 pixels. 
 
SPLITTER page 
Steam Getting image and GIF files for My Workshop Showcase slots - with free software 
 
We have to divide the image into pieces, without changing the height, which will change automatically when uploading the images in the slots. We see that the resolution is 1920 x 1202 pixels. 
 
5. select “Width, Height” tab / set “Width” at 140 / preserve “Height” at 1202 / press “Split” button 
 
We get 14 pieces with the size of 140 x 1202 pixels. 
The 5 consecutive pieces in which the most important details of the image are found are the first, and they are the ones we will use. 
 
Steam Getting image and GIF files for My Workshop Showcase slots - with free software 
 
6. start “HxD” program 
7. open the first piece / drag the cursor down until the last line is seen / overwrite the last two digits with “21” / go to the “File” tab / select “Save as” from the drop-down list 
 
OVERWRITE the last two digits 
Steam Getting image and GIF files for My Workshop Showcase slots - with free software 
 
SAVE file 
Steam Getting image and GIF files for My Workshop Showcase slots - with free software 
 
Do the same with the other 4 files. 
 
Steam Getting image and GIF files for My Workshop Showcase slots - with free software 
 
Now we have the 5 image files ready to be uploaded in the “My Workshop Showcase” slots. 
 
The result is something like this 
 
Steam Getting image and GIF files for My Workshop Showcase slots - with free software 
 
 

► GIF files ◄

 

 
 
 

Tools

 

  • EZGIF website 
  • HxD, free hex editor

 
 
 

Crop GIF file

 
1. go to ezgif.com – https://ezgif.com/ 
2. select “Crop” tab / “Choose File” / select your GIF file / “Upload!” 
 
Steam Getting image and GIF files for My Workshop Showcase slots - with free software 
 
The default values of the cropping window (dotted square) distance from the left edge, from the top edge, as well as its width and height are displayed at the bottom of the image. 
 
Steam Getting image and GIF files for My Workshop Showcase slots - with free software 
 
As the GIF is 640 pixels wide, we will cut it into five pieces, each of 640/5 = 128 pixels wide, starting from the left edge, from the upper limit to the lower limit. 
 
3. so, for the first piece we will set: 
Left = 0 
Top = 0 
Width = 128 
Height = 958, as much as our file has 
 
Steam Getting image and GIF files for My Workshop Showcase slots - with free software 
 
click “Set” / “Crop image!” 
 
Steam Getting image and GIF files for My Workshop Showcase slots - with free software 
 
The first piece is cropped. 
 
4. click “save” 
 
Let’s prepare the second piece. 
 
5. go back one step in your browser / click again “Upload!” 
6. for the second piece we will set: 
Left = 128 
Top = 0 
Width = 128 
Height = 958 
 
Steam Getting image and GIF files for My Workshop Showcase slots - with free software 
 
click “Set” / “Crop image!” 
 
7. click “save” 
 
Repeat steps 5-7 for each of the last 3 pieces (3rd, 4th and 5th), making the settings in the following table 
 

Settings1st2nd3rd4th5th
Left0128256384512
Top00000
Width128128128128128
Height958958958958958

 
We will get the 5 GIF files 
 
Steam Getting image and GIF files for My Workshop Showcase slots - with free software 
 
We have to hex edit each with HxD 
 
8. start “HxD” program 
9. open the first piece / drag the cursor down until the last line is seen / overwrite the last two digits with “21” / go to the “File” tab / select “Save as” from the drop-down list 
 
OVERWRITE the last two digits 
Steam Getting image and GIF files for My Workshop Showcase slots - with free software 
 
SAVE file 
Steam Getting image and GIF files for My Workshop Showcase slots - with free software 
 
Do the same with the other 4 files. 
 
Steam Getting image and GIF files for My Workshop Showcase slots - with free software 
 
Now we have the 5 GIF files ready to be uploaded in the “My Workshop Showcase” slots. 
 

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