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Tomtom GO 720
Here you go:

To save right click and click on save picture as.
I did not make it in 256 color bmp but it works well on my go 720. If it does not work, then only convert to 256 colors.

I hope this is what you wanted.
 
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Car Icon making

Sooo I want to make an icon for my Blue Honda Fit Sport (2009)... how do I do that?
 
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South FL
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TomTom XL-335TM; Map 935.5811
Sooo I want to make an icon for my Blue Honda Fit Sport (2009)... how do I do that?
Try finding a picture of your make of car using Google. I would Google for '2009 Blue Honda Fit - rear view'. Hopefully you'll find one. You may have to search several pages. Copy the image to your desktop (right/click save picture as, etc). Then you'll need to resize the picture and surround the image with a red (255).

I'm sure there are other ways to do it, but I use Windows Paint (comes with all versions of Windows) and a free program called, "Easy Thumbs". First I use Paint to surround the image (which is usually a jpg) with the framing tool (or box) and allow a little bit of surrounding area around the image. I try to make the new image as square as possible so when I reduce the size to 80 x 80 pixels using 'EasyThumbs' the aspect ration will be correct (sometime 80 x 60 will work too). After framing the image, I 'right-click' on it and 'save to location' and save the new image to desktop (call it what ever you want). Then I open 'EasyThumbs' and resize it to 80 x 80 pixels and again save it (all images are jpg in EasyThumbs). THEN, I use Paint again - load the image, and zoom in to 600 times so I can see a lot of detail. The picture will be fuzzy, but that's normal when blown up to 600 times. I use the different size paint brushes to fill in the surrounding area with bright red (I think the color is 255). I start with the bigger brushes until I get close to the car then switch to smaller brushes. I recheck the image in 'normal size' to see what it looks like. If it's ok, I save the new image... but this time I use the pull-down and select .bmp and 24 bit depth. This is important or it won't work.

Hope this helps.

Here's a picture of a light blue Fit:
http://i490.photobucket.com/albums/rr268/c4ptain4hab/FIT03.jpg

Or... dark blue:
http://www.auto123.com/ArtImages/96065/2009-honda-fit-02.jpg

Now here's the dark blue Fit with some of the background removed and using EZ Thumbs - resized to 80 x 80. EZ thumbs converts the image to .jpg. The next step will be to go back and add the red around the car using 'Paint'.
 
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Joined
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Location
South FL
TomTom Model(s)
TomTom XL-335TM; Map 935.5811
And here's my final attempt with an 80 x 80 image for your TomTom. I couldn't see any side-view mirrors as the photo was taken pretty close to the back. Hope it works for you. Or... you can try it yourself.
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