[7:00 AM] Rainbow Painter Updated With Many New Features
Addiction Interactive has released a new version of Rainbow Painter, their shareware image editor. The new version, 1.9, includes a host of improvements and squashed bugs. According to Addiction Interactive:
Addiction Interactive has released Rainbow Painter1.9. Rainbow Painter is a unique painting and photo retouching program for the PowerPC Macintosh. The unregistered version lets you try all features, with the exception of some effects and the export function. Any pictures you produce in the unregistered version are saved internally, and can be exported when you have registered.
Unique user interface.
Let's you edit and view a picture in multiple windows simultaneously with individual magnifications and layer controls.
Up to 8 image layers with alpha/opacity channels.
More than 60 different effects and tools to use on your pictures.
Mask layer with special sets of tools and operations/effects.
Imports/exports Jpeg and PICT images, as well as a few other formats.
ABOUT THE NEW VERSION
New image editing features:
Rainbow Painter can now export Jpeg pictures. Programs like GraphicConverter save Jpegs slightly faster, but Rainbow Painter uses that extra time to produce a smaller file with the same quality.
New user interface features:
Quick Menu added. It's a new 'window content' where you can click to access the manual (the ?), find purchase info (the $), quit (the Q) or jump to the different studios (the numbers).
You can now change color sets for the window frames under 'Appearance' in the main menu (press 'Esc').
Title screen added.
Improved user interface features:
The 'busy' mouse pointer is now animated during all operations.
Some of the 'window contents' have changed names.
Manual extended to cover improvements, and to describe all the different 'window contents'.
Quick Help extended to cover improvements.
Misc. minor changes/improvements.
A bug in the memory system could, in some cases, cause the program to crash.
The program refused to import jpegs from some digital cameras/scanners, or imported them slightly 'roughed up' (thanks to Les Snively for finding this).
When out of memory, some of the picture effects didn't tell the user.
The picture effect 'Swap' corrupted the picture, if used on a selection (thanks to Terry Huud for finding this).
The picture effect 'Swap' also corrupted the picture when you tried swapping a plane with itself.
Destroying a layer and then destroying that picture caused the program to crash.
Computer: A MacOS compatible computer with a PowerPC processor.
Colors: Thousands (15bits) or millions (24bits).
10+ MB of free hard disk space.