Pixel Garden (PC, CD-ROM) Quanta Press - 1991 USA, Canada Release
|Country of Origin||United States of America|
Description from the packaging.
Pixel Garden is a CD-ROM database of 522 ornamental plants common in the United States. The database was developed by three professional horticulturists. Pixel Garden is distinguished from other databases by its use of images. Each plant in the database includes at least one high quality color photograph (VGA+ resolution, 640 x 480 pixels, 256 colors). There are 560 images in the database. Plant data and images can be retrieved by common or botanical name. Alternatively, you can select plants by specific characteristics. For example, you can ask Pixel Garden to provide a list of all climbing vines that require full sun, tolerate drought conditions and have red flowers. From this list, Pixel Garden allows you to inspect the specific attributes and images of the plants in the database that meets your requirements. The database includes characteristics for each plant including the USDA Hardiness Zone ratings, light requirements, environmental tolerances (e.g., drought conditions, air pollution, low fertility soil, etc...), the plant type (e.g., climbing vine, border grass, foliage, wildflower, etc...), the plant height, the flower color, the flowering period, other special functions/uses for the plant (e.g., erosion control, cut flowers, hanging baskets, wildlife food, etc...), and one or more images. Another unique feature of Pixel Garden is its Random Walk. This feature randomly selects images and displays them on the screen for specified periods of time. At any time you can stop this walk and inspect the characteristics of the last image on the screen. This feature can be used to learn plants by sight, or simply as an attractive screen saver program.
PC MS-DOS 3.3
|Required CPU||AT 286|
|Supported Video||VGA 256 Color|