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TITLE

    UniversalGIO module for Photogenics

VERSION

    3.1

AUTHOR

Helmut Hoffmann
Rubensstrasse 4
41063 Moenchengladbach
Germany

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

DESCRIPTION

The UniversalGIO module set now consists of two modules:

1) Universal loader module

An universal GIO module for Photogenics supporting over 20 file formats. 
Module is designed for very high loading speed and support of many picture
file format variants (see below for detailed list).

In addition the module supports loading of pictures by Datatypes.

Internally supported formats for loading:

1) IFF-ILBM (1 to 24Bit incl. HAM6/HAM8)
2) PhotoCD (Base format 768x512 or 512x768 (portrait))
3) PPM/PGM/PBM (P1&P4 b&w, P5 grey, P6 color)
4) QRT (also known as dump format by PD raytracers as POV-Ray)
5) Targa (compressed & uncompressed)
6) PCX (compressed & uncompressed)
7) BMP (compressed & uncompressed)
8) TIF (packbit-compr./uncompr.)
9) EGS7.x window icons
10) DEEP (compressed & uncompressed)
11) YUV
12) VLAB raw
13) RGB
14) HHsYUVSq sequence format (see below)
15) IFF-PBM (DPII)
16) ACBM
17) FBM
18) Sun raster (uncompressed)
19) MacPaint (b&w compressed 1Bit format; datafork only)
20) HHsXRL formats
21) binary-EPS bitmaps (RGB and CMYK)
22) 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.

A new feature is available as preferences option: You can load pictures in
downscaled form.  This is useful if you don't have enough memory to load
pictures in full size into Photogenics!

2) Animation saver module for HHsYUVSq animation format

With this module you can create TrueColor animations for playback e.g.
with CyberTVPlayer.  CyberTVPlayer can show such animations on your
Workbench incl.  TrueColor displaying with CyberGraphX.

NEW FEATURES

New since V3.x: Animation saver module included
                Support for downscaled loading
New since V2.1: Extended file format information string for
                pictures loaded with Datatypes
New since V2.0: Support of binary-EPS and TBCPlus loading

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Photogenics (commercial image processing/painting program from Almathera;
Photogenics Lite is NOT sufficient; to use the Datatype loading or
downscaled loading at least Photogenics V1.2 is needed)

AVAILABILITY

Any Aminet site
  ftp://ftp.wustl.edu/pub/aminet/gfx/edit/universalgio31.lha

PRICE

Shareware fee:

Special add-on price: 10DM or 8US$ (only valid if you order the module
together with one of my shareware programs EGS-TV, EGSPhotoAlbum or
CyberShow)

Registration of just the module: 20DM (europe) or 18US$ (worldwide)

Registration of the module if you are already registered user of one of my
shareware programs EGS-TV, EGSPhotoAlbum or CyberShow: 15DM (europe) or
13US$ (worldwide)

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 (all pictures will
only be loaded 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.

A similair loader module is also available for ImageFX (FastIFXModules46)
and XiPaint 3.x (XiPaintModul20).