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Deluxe Paint
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Developer: Dan Silva
Latest release: 5 / 1994
OS: Amiga
Genre: bitmap graphics editor
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Deluxe Paint (DPaint) is a bitmap graphics editor originally created by Dan Silva for Electronic Arts (EA). The original version was created for the Commodore Amiga and was released in November 1985. It was eventually ported to other platforms, but only had killer app status on the Amiga. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (640x650, 1049 KB) Licensing This image is of a DVD cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the DVD or the studio which produced the DVD in question. ... Image File history File links DPVAboutBoxWithImage. ... Software development is the translation of a user need or marketing goal into a software product. ... A software release is the distribution, whether public or private, of an initial or new and upgraded version of a computer software product. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... An operating system (OS) is a set of computer programs that manage the hardware and software resources of a computer. ... The original Amiga 1000 (1985) with various peripherals The Amiga is a family of personal computers originally developed by Amiga Corporation. ... Look up genre in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A bitmap graphics editor is a computer program that allows users to paint and edit pictures interactively on the computer screen and save them in one of many popular bitmap or raster formats such as JPEG, PNG, GIF and TIFF. Usually an image viewer is preferred over a bitmap graphics... Image File history File links DPVScreenFormat. ... Image File history File links DPVScreenFormat. ... A bitmap graphics editor is a computer program that allows users to paint and edit pictures interactively on the computer screen and save them in one of many popular bitmap or raster formats such as JPEG, PNG, GIF and TIFF. Usually an image viewer is preferred over a bitmap graphics... EA redirects here. ... Amiga is the name of a range of home/personal computers using the Motorola 68000 processor family, whose development started in 1982. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... A killer application (commonly shortened to killer app) is a computer program that is so useful that people will buy a particular computer hardware, gaming console, and/or an operating system simply to run that program. ...

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History

DPaint was the product of an in-house art development tool called Prism. As Silva added additional features to Prism, it was turned into a showcase product to coincide with the Amiga's debut in 1985. After release, it was quickly embraced by the Amiga community and became the defacto graphics (and later animation) editor for the platform. Amiga manufacturer Commodore International later commissioned EA to create version 4.5 AGA for bundling with the new Advanced Graphics Architecture chipset (A1200, A4000) capable Amigas. Version 5 was the final release after Commodore's bankruptcy in 1994. The Bath, a painting by Mary Cassatt (1844-1926). ... Commodore, the commonly used name for Commodore International, was an American electronics company based in West Chester, Pennsylvania which was a vital player in the home/personal computer field in the 1980s. ... Advanced Graphics Architecture (AGA) was the name used for the improved graphics chipset of the third generation Amiga computers at the beginning of the 1990s. ... The Amiga 1200, or A1200, was Commodore Internationals third-generation Amiga computer, aimed at the home market. ... The A4000, or Commodore Amiga 4000, was the successor of the A2000 and A3000 computers. ...


With the development of Deluxe Paint, EA introduced the ILBM and ANIM file format standards for graphics. Although widely used on the Amiga, they never gained widespread acceptance on other platforms. The PC conversion was used by Lucasarts to make graphics for their adventure games such as Monkey Island. ILBM is a subtype of the Interchange File Format used for storing picture data. ... Anim - fountains, a city in the mountains of Judah (Josh. ... LucasArts is an American video game developer and publisher. ... The Secret of Monkey Island (SMI) is a well known adventure game that spawned a series of famous and classic comedy adventure games, known as the Monkey Island series as well as making a name for LucasArts (then Lucasfilm Games) as a producer of adventure games, thus the largest competitor...


Some minor legal controversy surrounded images created with early releases of Deluxe Paint. EA argued that they held the copyright on any image created with DPaint since they held the copyright to the tool itself. The courts determined, however, that they did not own the copyrights of works created with the program. If so, makers of compilers or other software tools could claim ownership of properties created with their products (and by extension, makers of pens and paper could claim copyrights on any books written with their tools). Copyright symbol Copyright is a set of exclusive rights regulating the use of a particular expression of an idea or information. ... A ballpoint pen A pen (Latin penna, feather) is a writing instrument that applies ink to a surface, usually paper. ... A blank sheet of paper Paper is a commodity of thin material produced by the amalgamation of fibers, typically vegetable fibers composed of cellulose, which are subsequently held together by hydrogen bonding. ...


Early versions of Deluxe Paint were available in both protected and non copy-protected versions, the latter retailing for a slightly higher price. This copy-protection was later dropped. Deluxe Paint was part of a series of products from the Electronic Arts Tools group -- later moved to the ICE (for Interactivity, Creativity, and Education) group -- which included such Amiga programs as Deluxe Music, Deluxe Video, and the Studio series of paint programs for the Macintosh. Copy protection, also known as copy prevention or copy restriction, is any technical measure designed to prevent duplication of information. ... For a one-room apartment, see Apartment. ... The first Macintosh computer, introduced in 1984, upgraded to a 512K Fat Mac. The Macintosh or Mac, is a line of personal computers designed, developed, manufactured, and marketed by Apple Computer. ...


Functionality

Unlike modern graphics editors, such as Adobe Photoshop, most Amiga graphics editors were heavily oriented towards the bitmapped and bitplaned display modes of the native Amiga chipset, and in Deluxe Paint this was the most prominent. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Adobe Photoshop is a bitmap graphics editor (with some text and vector graphics capabilities) published by Adobe Systems. ... For the use of the term raster in radio regulation, see frequency raster. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


The Amiga's chipset only natively supports indexed colour, where a pixel's colour value does not carry any RGB hue information but instead is an index to a colour palette, which contains a limited number of RGB hues. A consequence of this is that changing a hue of a palette entry automatically changes all pixels of that colour in the image. Creative artists could use this to their advantage to create a semblance of animation by using cycling colours. Indexed color is a type of color space for digital images. ... The RGB color model utilizes the additive model in which red, green, and blue light are combined in various ways to create other colors. ... A palette, in computer graphics, is a designated subset of the total range of colors supported by a computer graphics system. ... Animation is the rapid display of a sequence of images of 2-D artwork or model positions in order to create an illusion of movement. ...


The final release of Deluxe Paint, version 5, had support for true 24-bit RGB images. However, using only the normal AGA native chipset, the 24-bit RGB colour was only held in computer memory, the on-screen image still appeared in indexed colour. In computer architecture, 24-bit is an adjective used to describe integers, memory addresses or other data units that are at most 24 bits (3 octets) wide, or to describe CPU and ALU architectures based on registers, address buses, or data buses of that size. ... Advanced Graphics Architecture (AGA) was the name used for the improved graphics chipset of the third generation Amiga computers at the beginning of the 1990s. ...


Deluxe Paint versions prior to 4 did not support the extended set of display modes, such as HAM (Hold And Modify) and Extra Halfbrite, which did not directly translate bitplane data into a colour index. Hold-and-Modify (more commonly known as HAM) is a screenmode of the Amiga micro computer. ... The Amiga version of SimCity in halfbrite mode (with 64 colors). ...


The heavy reliance on an indexed colour model allowed for a rather different way of working, not generally found on many popular paint programs since. The intimate linking of palette and image data made DPaint an excellent tool for creating bitmapped icons, animation and game graphics in the days before true colour images became commonplace.


For example, transparency was as simple as selecting a background colour index (a single right click on the palette GUI to change). Colours could be locked from editing by use of a stencil (a list of colour indexes whose pixels should not be altered in the image data.) And simple colour-cycling animations could be created using contiguous entries in the palette. It was also easy to change the hue and tone of a section of the image by altering the corresponding colours in the palette. GUI can refer to the following: GUI is short for graphical user interface, a term used to describe a type of interface in computing. ...


Brushes can be cut from the background by using the box, circle or freehand lasso selection tools. They can then be used in the same manner as any other brush or pen. This functionality is simpler to use than the "stamp" tool of Photoshop or Alpha Channels as provided in later programs. In computer graphics, alpha compositing is often useful to render image elements in separate passes, and then combine the resulting multiple 2D images into a single, final image in a process called compositing. ...


Deluxe Paint was one of the first paint programs to support animbrushes. These are similar to The GIMP anim brushes or tubes in Paint Shop Pro. The GNU Image Manipulation Program, or GIMP, is a raster graphics editor application with some support for vector graphics. ... Paint Shop Pro (PSP) is a bitmap graphics editor and vector graphics editor for computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system that was originally published by Minneapolis-based Jasc Software. ...


DPaint was the first program to have a built-in blur effect, although many have categorized it as a lossy compression technique, rather than a feature.


MS-DOS (PC) version

The most successful PC version was Deluxe Paint II Enhanced 2.0, which was compatible with ZSoft's PC Paintbrush PCX image format file. It supported the CGA, EGA, MCGA and VGA IBM-compatible PC graphic cards, the Hercules, Tandy and Amstrad propietary video cards and the main of the first Super VGA video cards (manufacturer dependent) modes, enabling it to support up to 800×600 pixel screen resolution with 256 (from 262,144) colors and 1024×768 pixels with 16 colors. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... ZSoft Corporation was a software company in the 1980s. ... Box Shot of the MS Windows version of PC Paintbrush: Publishers Paintbrush PC Paintbrush (also known simply as Paintbrush) was a graphics editing software created by the ZSoft Corporation in 1985 for computers running the MS-DOS operating system. ... PCX is an image file format that uses a simple form of run-length encoding (a type of lossless compression algorithm). ... CGA may stand for: Certified General Accountant Color Graphics Adapter This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... EGA may stand for Enhanced Graphics Adapter Éléments de géométrie algébrique. ... Multicolor Graphics Adapter (MCGA) was the IBM name for what would later become part of the generic Video Graphics Array (VGA) standard. ... Video Graphics Array (VGA) is a computer display standard first marketed in 1987 by IBM. VGA belongs to a family of earlier IBM video standards and largely remains backward compatible with them. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Heracles. ... Tandy is a name which can refer to Tandy Corporation - former name of the RadioShack Corporation Tandy Computers was the computer division of the Tandy Corporation, which manufactured the TRS-80 and Tandy Color Computer, among others. ... Amstrad is a manufacturer of electronics based in Brentwood in Essex, England and founded in 1968 by Sir Alan Michael Sugar in the UK. The name is a contraction of Alan Michael Sugar Trading. ... Super Video Graphics Array, almost always abbreviated to Super VGA or just SVGA is a broad term that covers a wide range of computer display standards. ...


The MS-DOS conversion was carried out by Brent Iverson and its enhanced features were by Steve Shaw. Brent Iverson is a retired U.S. Army soldier. ...


Its sister product Deluxe Animator (only for 320×200 pixels and 256 colors) was widely used, especially in the videogame industry.


Trivia

  • The main character of computer game series Monkey Island, Guybrush Threepwood, derives his first name from Deluxe Paint: When the programmers saved the (until then unnamed) character's sprites under the file name of "guy", DP would automatically add the extension ".brush", thus creating "Guy.brush".[citation needed]
  • The webcomic Unicorn Jelly was drawn entirely in version 2 of Deluxe Paint.
  • All background graphics of Another World game were drawn with Dpaint.
  • Deluxe Paint was used almost exclusively in the making of Amiga games, animation and demo-scene productions.

Monkey Island may refer to the following: Monkey Island series, a series of computer adventure games The Secret of Monkey Island, the original Monkey Island 2: LeChucks Revenge, the second part The Curse of Monkey Island, the third part Escape from Monkey Island, the fourth part Monkey Island (island... Close up portrait of Guybrush from The Secret of Monkey Island. ... Webcomics, also known as online comics and internet comics, are comics that are available to read on the Internet. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... JUNIOR SENIOR is a pop musical duo from Denmark. ... Move Your Feet is a song by Danish pop duo Junior Senior. ... Shynola is the collective name of a group of four visual artists based in London who have collaborated on a variety of projects, most notably a number of acclaimed music videos for several pioneering artists. ...

See also


  Results from FactBites:
 
Deluxe Paint - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (904 words)
Deluxe Paint was part of a series of products from the Electronic Arts Tools group, which included such Amiga programs as Deluxe Music, Deluxe Video, and the Studio series of paint programs for the Macintosh.
Deluxe Paint versions prior to 4 did not support the extended set of display modes, such as HAM (Hold And Modify) and Extra Halfbrite, which did not directly translate bitplane data into a colour index.
Deluxe Paint was one of the first paint programs to support animbrushes.
Skytopia - Amiga Deluxe Paint Vs. Mario Paint (1211 words)
Deluxe Paint AGA has many options - actually, there are more than you may think because many options are divided into 1 or 2 sub-menus allowing for many combinations.
It seems then, that Deluxe Paint AGA is simply better at everything and anything than Mario Paint, and indeed it is (apart from the stupid aforementioned sound utility; although, on DP AGA, you can multi-task and have the professional music package OctaMED 5 anyway).
Basically then, MP is for the inexperienced user who wants to be hampered with nice presentation (but little else), whilst Deluxe Paint is for the professional user and anyone with a proper interest in art.
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