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Disk No: 2990 Disk Title: Improces PC-SIG Version: S1.0 Program Title: Improces Author Version: 3.1 Author Registration: $25.00(U.S.,CAN)/$35.00(Int'l) Special Requirements: 512K RAM, VGA, a mouse, and a hard drive. IMPROCES is a VGA image processor. It lets you load your favorite .GIF, .PCX, or .PRF images and process them in VGA and Super VGA mode. Process doesn't really mean edit (though editing is part of it). Instead, IMPROCES has a number of features that let you improve the appearance of your images. To start, IMPROCES lets you modify images with tools common to paint or drawing programs. It provides line drawing, area fills, spray cans, paint brushes, and cut-and-paste features. It also includes fat-bit editing, which blows up an area and lets you edit the individual pixels. You can select a font (five included) and add text to an image. IMPROCES lets you control the colors and create custom color palettes. One of the more interesting paint features is the ability to flip or rotate areas of the image, create mirror images, adding fractal graphics, and 3-D terrain fractals to your images. Color images can be converted to gray-scale images and halftones can be produced for any image a great tool to compliment your desktop publishing. TGA files can be imported and saved as GIF or PCX formats. The image processing really comes to play on gray-scale images. IMPROCES uses histograms to display statistical properties of images. Histograms are bar graph displays that present information that can be used to enhance your images. Routines are included to enhance, contract, and sharpen images. It also has a number of special effects like color reverse, image melt, image replicate, and even an effect that turns your image into an oil painting. IMPROCES uses convenient pull-down menus to access its well- conceived features. However, this is not a trivial program you can walk through your first time. New users should expect to spend some time with the manuals. And while the documentation does explain the basics of image processing, you should either have some knowledge of graphics or be prepared to get it from some outside source. IMPROCES has the features necessary to do some high-powered image editing (processing), but with a registration fee low enough that anyone can afford to explore the world of high-tech graphics. IMPROCES supports VGA modes from 320x200x256 to 1024x768x256 on Ahead, ATI, Chips & Technology, Everex, Paradise, Trident, Tseng, Video7, or any card with VESA compatibility. PC-SIG 1030D East Duane Avenue Sunnyvale Ca. 94086 (408) 730-9291 (c) Copyright 1989 PC-SIG, Inc.
IMPROCES(C). Copyright John Wagner 1991. All rights reserved. The following files are included in the IMPROCES package. If the package is to be distributed, ensure all of the files are enclosed: IMPROCES EXE 244944 01-29-92 3:01p SVGA256 BGI 5420 01-29-92 3:01p GOTH CHR 8560 01-29-92 3:01p TRIP CHR 7241 01-29-92 3:01p TSCR CHR 16933 01-29-92 3:01p INVOICE DOC 1639 01-29-92 3:01p PRIMER DOC 21444 01-29-92 3:01p NEWSTUFF DOC 7146 01-29-92 3:01p FILELIST DOC 748 01-29-92 9:31p IMPROCES DOC 110289 01-29-92 3:01p If any of the files are missing, you can obtain the latest version of IMPROCES from the Dust Devil BBS, (702)796-7134.
REGISTRATION INVOICE FOR IMPROCES, SVGA IMAGE PROCESSOR Make all checks and money orders out to: John Wagner Remit all payments to: John Wagner 6161 El Cajon Blvd Suite B-246 San Diego, CA 92115 Fill in your mailing address: Name:______________________________________________________________ Company:___________________________________________________________ Address:___________________________________________________________ City:__________________________ State:__________ Zip:______________ Additional Mailing Instructions:___________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ Version number of IMPROCES you are currently using:________________ Prices are shown in U.S. Dollars. All orders are sent on 360K, 5.25 inch floppy unless the High Density (1.44 meg), 3.5 inch format is requested. Quantity Price Ea. Total _______ IMPROCES 25.00 _____ California Residents add State Tax _____ Outside of North America 10.00 _____ -------------- Total Enclosed _____ Specify Disk Format: _____ 5 1/4" 360K _____ 3 1/2" 1.44 meg Note: These prices are for SINGLE USE ONLY licenses. A SITE LICENSE is available, contact the author for more information. Thank you for registering IMPROCES!
IMPROCES(C). Copyright John Wagner 1991. All rights reserved. Since version 3.1 and version 3.0 of IMPROCES are so close together, I'll keep the newstuff for version 3.0 in here as well. Version 3.1 is a couple of bug fixes, two minor, one major - athough nothing really got fixed on it, one new function and support for another SVGA card. Minor bug 1: This bug will not cause any damage nor will it crash the program. In fact, if you only use one drive for your image files, you may never notice the problem. Here it is: After you load an image, clipfile, .MAP or .PAL file, the program will change back to that drive/directory next time you tried to load the same type of file, even if you had changed to a different drive. EXAMPLE OF BUG: Start IMPROCES in the C:\IMPROCES directory. Load JOAN.GIF in current directory. Change logged drive. Try to load new GIF from new drive, IMPROCES will change the drive back to drive C: and change the directory back to C:\IMPROCES. The first drive/directory you load a file from will be the only drive/directory that you can load each type of file from. This is only effective for each time the program is run. Why? I added this as a feature. One of my beta testers pointed out that this was a problem when using multiple drives. I took it out. It's not there. The only problem is, I didn't copy the updated .EXE file to my release directory. Oops. Sorry! Minor bug 2: The virtual screen function that checked if you had enough drive space would report that you didn't if your TEMP or TMP variable started with a lowercase drive letter. Fixed. Major Bug: Some SVGA cards have not been very kind to IMPROCES. Ever since version 1.0 that is. Why? Mouse drivers, yes you heard it hear first. I went to the local computer store, had 'em run IMPROCES on a 1 MB, Tseng ET4000 VGA card. Didn't work. I BOUGHT the card and took it home. Put the card in my machine, ran the program, ran FINE. No problems, every mode supported. Why? Mouse drivers. Registered user Rick Berkheimer from Salem Oregon has generously taken the time to trouble shoot the problem. Changing the mouse driver fixed it for Rick, he now runs IMPROCES on his ET4000 board just fine, a happy customer. He switched from his latest Mouse Sytems drivers to a driver from another company, I think it was Microsoft. I use a Logitech Serial Mouse, with a Logitech driver and have never had a problem. All other users that have switched their mouse drivers to updated ones have cured what ales them. I can't fix what I can't duplicate. I traded the card in for 4 megs of RAM. I called Jordan Hargrave, the author of SVGA256.BGI driver, he owns an ET4000 board, SpeedStar or something like that, runs fine on it. If you can't run IMPROCES on your SVGA board, I'm sorry, I've spent a lot of time and money to try to fix it and I can't. I suggest you get a different mouse driver. If you write to me with a problem on with your SVGA card, or call, you will probably get this same answer. I'm sorry, thats the line I'm taking! Try a different mouse driver, you'll be pleasently surprised when IMPROCE works fine, you just got to love those higher video modes! New command line switch: As a fix for the mouse driver problem, you may now use the -MC (mouse compatibilty) command line switch. This should fix your problem, but might cause your mouse to update on every other pixel in the higher video modes. To use this switch, start IMPROCES with: IMPROCES -MC If this doesn't do it, you will need to change your mouse stuff. Support for Trident 9000: Boards based on the Trident 9000 chipset are now supported as well as boards based on the 8800 and 8900. 9000 based boards will go up to 800x600x256 with 512K of Video Memory. Thanks to registered user, Dale Combrink of ALPHA-OMEGA electronics in Idabel, Oklahoma for _sending_ me a Trident 9000 based vga card to work with. New function: New in the TOOLS section is Siner. Siner is a function that uses the sin and cos of a changing angle to make a neat display. It works best when you choose .003 for the increment and use the default palette. No longer using GIF_LIB: Transparent to the user is the GIF library I was using called GIF_LIB. I used GIF_LIB through an agreement with it's author Gershon Elber. I have written my own GIF encoder/decoder and am no longer using GIF_LIB. No problems with GIF_LIB, it is a great library and widely available on BBS's, I highly recomend it to anyone interested in writing programs that use the GIF format. Sped up the True Color Targa stuff a little using assembly language. Thats about it. Another .0 release down the tubes. I'm a little depressed about the mouse driver causing so many problems. Downloads of IMPROCES have been happening at an all time high. This is good! I would like to thank everyone for sticking with me. I do believe IMPROCES is a great program, I certainly have enjoyed writing it. It has come a very, very long way since version 1.0, and to that I owe the support of the users who have registered so far. Thank you. Heres the new stuff for version 3.0: Well, we are moving along here with this latest version. Version 3.0 of IMPROCES incorporates some some really exciting stuff. Here is a rundown: * True Color Targa!: Uncompressed, True Color Targa Files (such as those produced with DKB Trace) can now be loaded and processed by IMPROCES. Custom color reduction is performed on these image while they are being loaded to reduce the possible 16 million colors to 256 colors. All this while preserving the original appearance of the image. * Virtual Images!: IMPROCES now includes a Virtual Video Mode so that images up to 2048x2048 pixels can be loaded and edited in video mode 320x200 while panning around the image, like you would edit a document in a word processor. * Best Fit Palette!: When images or clipfiles are avereraged together, you can now best fit the palette so that the image will preserve its intended appearance. You can choose between the incoming palette, the current palette, or a split palette. * True Color Averaging!: When images and clipfiles are averaged, IMPROCES will now search the palette for the best color for the averaged pixel instead of just using the color look up value. This way full color images can now be averaged without degradation. * The Jiggler!: Define up to five areas on your image and then IMPROCES will set them in motion. using this you make peoples hands, mouths and other parts move. Warning: This feature is a time waster, you'll be loading up all of your old people pictures just to see what they will look like! As before, IMPROCES supports video modes up to 1024x768x256 on most SVGA cards and video mode 320x200x256 on all VGA systems. A small bug in versions 2.2 through 2.6 has been fixed and the program should support all of the modes on the Tseng ET4000 chipset. IMPROCES supports GIF, PCX, TGA and the Pixel Run Format from the Fastgraf Graphics library from Ted Gruber Software.
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