Photon Paint 2.0 (Amiga, 3 1/2" Disk) MicroIllusions - 1988 USA, Canada Release

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Photon Paint 2.0
Packaging cover Photon Paint 2.0.
Product ID 25998-80052
Product UPC 025998800524
Platform(s) Amiga
Media 3 1/2" Disk
Copyright date 1988
Publisher(s) MicroIllusions
Category(s) Graphics, Painting
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

A powerful low- and hi-resolution. Hold and modify (ham) paint program, with overscan (NTSC/PAL) and special effects for the Amiga computer!

Photon Paint 2.0 takes painting to the next magnitude with more sophisticated operations and effects that any other program, including:

  • Contour mapping drapes a brush over a 3-D "landscape". Pixel intensity values determine the peaks and valleys, while a specially developed ray-tracing algorithm maps the image precisely. Surface Mapping around 3-D objects, both geometric and fee hand drawn.
  • Luminance, setting of light source, and intensity of light dependent shading.
  • Shadowing automatically creates a shadow for drawn objects. Size and offset fully adjustable. More sophisticated brush operations, including twist, tilt, resize, flip, rotate, bend and adjustable transparency.
  • Use a brush cut from a picture just like a pattern. Paint, fill, whatever!
  • Stretch operation lets you pull each corner of a brush in any direction to any degree. Superb for "doctoring" digitized pictures. 64 Color Palette display allows the use of all 4096 colors.
  • Multiple swap pages. As man as memory permits. A special animate command turns Photon Paint into a page flipper with definable rate and direction (ideal for slide show presentations). Save sets of pages as IFF-standard ANIM files for playback with other programs or Photon Paint 2.0.

Unique magnification window with variable sizing and scrolling in all four directions.

  • Rub-Through copies pixels from the next swap page by "rubbing" through the current page.
  • Pantograph duplicated the pixels from an offset area of the page as the pointer passes over them.
  • Blend Mode, allows blending of a brush or shape with the background, and smooth dithered shading.
  • Other drawing modes allow full manipulation and interaction of color values plus "colorization" capability.
  • Fill Functions, including standard flood fill and boundary fill.
  • Air Brush with definable spraying area.
  • Fill Polygon.
  • Polygonal Brush Cutter. Ability to crate palette color spreads using RGB and HSV functions. Or a gradient color spread with definable directions and dithering.
  • Stencil Feature lets you define any shape on the screen as protected from other drawing operations.

Some of the other feature of Photon Paint include:

  • Rapid access to separate foreground and background drawing sources and modes using the left and right mouse buttons.
  • A wide range of controllable print parameters: Choice of Shades. Horizontal or Vertical Page Printing. Negative Printing. Anti-aliasing. Dithered Printing. Adjustable Brightness Threshold and Sizes.
  • Cycle Draw cycles the colors of a brush in most drawing operations.
  • Supports Colorfonts.
  • Video Snapshot Mode hides all extraneous menus and pointers, leaving a ready-for-video picture on the screen. Compatible with most third party paint, animation, and presentation systems, including the Photon Video series of products.

System Requirements

Required RAM 1MB

Box Scans

Retail Box cover Photon Paint 2.0. Retail Box back Photon Paint 2.0.



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