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TITLE

CyberShow

VERSION

4.2

AUTHOR

Helmut Hoffmann
Rubensstrasse 4
41063 Moenchengladbach
Germany

EMail: hhoff@pool.informatik.rwth-aachen.de

DESCRIPTION

A slideshow presentation program (including effects)
and universal picture viewer (incl. PhotoCD) and converter
for all Amigas and esp. for Cybergraphic users.

This program can display pictures in many file formats (see
below) directly in windows on the Workbench (default public
screen), in windows on public screens or on it's own screen.
It also offers (borderless) viewing as slideshow. Optional
transition effects can be used to make viewing multiple files
more interesting. If you have a suitable
graphic board with Cybergraphic WB emulation
installed you can even watch the pictures in full color
quality (HiColor/TrueColor) on your Workbench. Without
Cybergraphics the normal color restrictions (2 to 256
colors) will lead to a reduced quality, but smart pen
allocation during displaying will still give surprisingly
high quality with 256 colors.

You can switch forward and backward between images and
scroll images in their resizable windows. An automatic
preloading feature will reduce waiting time to a minimum.
While you watch one picture (and maybe scroll it around),
the next picture will already be loaded, so that it will
be there if you decide to switch... You can select down-
scaled loading for viewing in reduced size. Unlike many
viewers, this viewer reduces most pictures during
loading and will thus be faster for reduced size loading.

Additional features include conversion to some 24Bit formats
(incl. JPeg, IFF-ILBM24, Targa) and fast direct transfer
to famous image processing and painting programs (ImageFX,
XiPaint, ArtEffect/PicoPainter).

Internally supported formats for loading:

1) IFF-ILBM (1 to 24Bit incl. HAM6/HAM8)
2) PhotoCD (Base format 768x512 or 512x768 (portrait))
3) JPeg (color and greyscale)
4) PPM/PGM/PBM (P1&P4 b&w, P5 grey, P6 color)
5) QRT (also known as dump format by PD raytracers as POV-Ray)
6) Targa
7) PCX
8) BMP (uncompressed)
9) TIF (packbit-compr./uncompr.)
10) EGS7.x window icons
11) DEEP
12) YUV
13) VLAB raw
14) RGB
15) HHsYUVSq sequence format
16) IFF-PBM (DPII)
17) ACBM
18) FBM
19) Sun raster (uncompressed)
20) MacPaint (b&w compressed 1Bit format; datafork only)
21) HHsXRL formats

The additional DataType support extends this list by many
formats; DataTypes can e.g. be found on Aminet in util/DType.
The DataType support is very fast, so that you can also view
pictures in GIF or other formats quite fast for which Datatypes exist.

NEW FEATURES

New since V4.x: + SlideShow or window presentation including
                  currently 11 spectacular transition effects
                  (some of the effects are only available for
                   TrueColor/HighColor viewing with CyberGraphX)
New since V3.4: + Parameter support for both CLI and Workbench
                  (tooltypes) to make CyberShow usable and
                  configurable in many environments

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

OS3.0 (unlike previous versions OS3.1 is not needed anymore)
4MBytes FastRAM recommended

Optional for TrueColor/HighColor viewing:
  cybergraphics.library V40 or higher and a suitable graphic board.
  The Cybergraphics emulation is compatible with many graphic boards
  (e.g. CyberVision, Piccolo, SD64, Spectrum, Picasso2, Retina-Z3,
        Domino)

AVAILABILITY

Any Aminet site
ftp://ftp.wustl.edu/pub/aminet/gfx/board/cybershow42.lha

PRICE

 Shareware fee CyberShow Ligh: 20DM (in europe) or 18US$ (worldwide)
         CyberShow Professional 30DM (in europe) or 25US$ (worldwide)
(Light version does not support SlideShow/Presentations and
effects)

DISTRIBUTABILITY

Copyright by Helmut Hoffmann 1995

Limited demo version is freely distributable; registered users
will receive a keyfile which enables all features.

OTHER

The freely distributable version has some restrictions (e.g.
all pictures will only be displayed in greyscales) which
disappear after you pay the shareware fee and receive a special
personal keyfile (together with the latest version). Once registered, you
can use new freely distributable versions as update with your keyfile.