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TITLE

CyberShow Professional

VERSION

5.2

AUTHOR

Helmut Hoffmann
Rubensstrasse 4
41063 Moenchengladbach
Germany

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

DESCRIPTION

A slideshow presentation program (including transition effects) and
universal picture viewer (incl.  PhotoCD support) 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.  You can even zoom into pictures to
magnify parts or zoom out to get even large pictures fully on screen very
quickly.  An automatic presentation mode (configurable delay time) incl. 
optional loop mode is also implemented.

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
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
22) binary-EPS bitmaps (RGB and CMYK)
23) TBCPlus frames

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 V5.2: + Optional smoother cursor scrolling (with Shift)
                  or faster scrolling (with Alt)
New since V5.1: + Supports viewing of partially defective pictures
                + Faster JPeg loading
                + Transition effects now usable in all viewing modes
New since V5.0: + Zooming functions to zoom into and out of pictures
                + More file formats supported
                + German documentation now included
New since V4.3: + Automatic presentations with selectable presentation
                  time; useful for slideshows etc.

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/cybershow52.lha

PRICE

Shareware fee:

     CyberShow Professional 30DM (in europe) or 25US$ (worldwide)

Together with CyberShow you can order fast loader modules for several image
processing/painting programs at the special add-on price of 10DM or 8US$
each; currently available: FastIFXModules (ImageFX), UniversalGIOModule
(Photogenics) and UniversalXiPaintModule (XiPaint)

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.