fxPAINT is a new, revolutional image processiong software for the AMIGA,
 that will make use of the latest hard- and software existing for the AMIGA.
 It`s planned to release a first, full release on CD within this year (1999).

 fxPAINT is a strongly extended image processing software for the AMIGA.
 It contains the usual painting tools, but also offers a lot more. E.g. it`s
 possible to mark whole areas by a simple mouseclick. Gradients can be added
 by a simple dragging, too. fxPAINT allows you the usage of several, natural
 pens like chalk, pencil, the so called "Artist Pen" or simply with pens, that
 were cut from another picture before. As you might already have thought, when
 reading fxPAINT`s name, fxPAINT is not limit to painting with colors or cutted
 pens, but offers you a great palette of high-quality effects. This includes,
 but isn`t limited to: Standards-effects like changing of brightness, contrast
 or gamma. Special-effects like light-sources or bumpmapped surfaces, glow- and
 shadow-effects, waves, explosive supernovas, distortions, etc. You`ll also
 find professional tools like Gradtion-curves or matrix operations. This opens
 up a great number of posibilities to create and design pictures. Another special
 feature is fxPAINT`s realtime-mode, that shows changes to the effect-settings
 immediately after they were made. E.g. Light-sources can be dragged over the
 pictures - in realtime and full quality!! fxPAINT basically is similiar to a
 layer-based image processing package, but it isn`t directly equal to it. You
 can paint with effects while the Alpha-Channel (that can have full 24bit-
 depth) is fully used, if active. Painting-mistakes can be fixed easily by
 the undo and redo-function. Of course fxPAINT is not only very usable for
 changing and manipulating images but also for creating them. E.g. fire,
 fractals, screenshots, videodigitizes, etc. can be made directly from within
 fxPAINT by some simple clicks.

 The support of scanners and videodigitizers and an open, documented Plugin-API
 will make you feel, that other programs aren`t needed any more. To guarantee
 brilliant printings, optimized routines for the printer.device and TurboPrint are
 available within fxPAINT. fxPAINT keeps the internal multitasking. You can work
 even while scanning!

 Maybe you are one of those (like me, too), that don`t make great efforts to sort
 the graphics on HD in order to keep an overview over them. That`s why you might
 like the inbuilt picture database called fxALBUM. Editing a picture is very easy
 then, as you only have to click on the image and on another button in order to
 have the picture loaded in fxPAINT. If you want to, you can print overviews over
 your pictures as well. For fast conversions between the file formats, the module
 fxCONV is available. It allows you automated conversion of several directories
 and/or files full of pictures into another format easily. If you want to create
 graphics for the WWW and want to make use of so called HTML-Imagemaps, fxIMAGEMAP
 might be your tool, allowing you easy creation of ImageMaps within minutes!

 fxPAINT has internal BOOPSI-classes of its own, that ideally adapt to the used
 hardware. No matter what hardware is used, the fxPAINT-GUI is full of images,
 what makes fxPAINT more usable and effective. Of course, a bubble-help-system is
 available describing the most important buttons, so you needn`t guess, what this
 or that button might be for. On truecolor-screens, fxPAINT`s GUI is most impressing,
 because it then uses 24bit-gradients, that give it an even more modern and unique
 look. fxPAINT offers you the ability to adapt to your already existing knowledge
 by offering three modes for novices, average users and experts.

 Planned (and the major part of the list is already realised) features are:
  - Support of existing hardware
    · Scanner (using RBM`s ScanQuix)
    · VLab (by MacroSystem) and maybe also other video-digitisers

  - Creation of new pictures and textures as basic function
    · Fractals
    · Fire
    · Screengrabber

  - Full PPC-Support
    · PPC-Support was an important issue from the beginning of the development
    · Support of WarpUP and PowerUP (ppc.lib)
    · Open PPC-support allows support for theoretically every (maybe new) PPC-Driver-System

  - Optimized printing routines
    · Support for TurboPrint
    · Support for printer.device
    · Support for the new API in AmigOS 3.5

  - 24 Bit-Alpha-Channel
    · Easy usage and choosing
    · Full control over transparency effects
    · aimed changing of red-, green- and blue-compentents of an image

  - Open and publically documented Plugin-API fxPLUGIN for
    · Loader-Modules
    · Saver-Modules
    · Effect-Modules
    · Modules for additional functionality

  - Tons of effects and special effects (ONLY A PART OF THEM IS LISTED HERE!)
    · Effects are being calculated and displayed in realtime
    · Effects are sorted by categories (-> find wanted effect fast)
    · Mosaic (a picture is replaced by smaller ones)
    · Bumpmapper with many options (for effects known of 'Candy Factory')
    · Lighteffects (lensflares, explosions, supernovas)
    · Distortions (pagecurl, lightspeed, earthquake, waves)
    · Rubthrough of pictures
    · Drawing on surfaces and textures
    · Glow- and shadow-effects
    · Great number of functions for retouche of picture
    · Great number of functions for optimizing scanned pictures
    · Oil-painting, button-border (for 3D-buttons)
    · Matrix-operations (convolution, emboss)
    · gradationscurves for optimal color-correction results
    · MinMax - convert pictures of bad quality to pictures that are a pleasure to look at!
    · Posterize, replace color (gradual, too), RGB-shifts
    · colourize, explosion-effect
    · collage-effect with mask and glow- and shadoweffects
    · Interlace and deinterlace for working with videos
    · Invert and logic functions
    · Mirroring, pixelise, straw, spread, noise, remove isolated pixels
    · Blur, Median, Zooming blur
    · Sselective gaussian-blur (for professional rework of digitised pictures)
    · Anti "red eyes", antique, black&white
    · contrast-, brightness-, gamma-, red-, green-, blue-correction
    · 14 different dithering- and colorreduction-methods
    · ..

  - Extended painting tools
    · Magic Stick (Pantograph)-function
    · Gradients as basic tool
    · Smear- and Blur-Tool
    · usual basic-tools

  - integrated picture management with fxALBUM
    · Fast catalogisation of pictures on your HD
    · directly linked with fxPAINT and therefore has optimal abilities for image manipulation
    · Printing of overviews
    · Organisation as catalogues

  - integrated mini-converter fxCONV
    · conversion of several dirs full of pictures with some clicks
    · conversion from any to any format supported by fxPAINT

  - Completly new library of loader- and saver-modules
    · highly optimized
    · read/write formats like ILBM, PCX, BMP, TARGA, JPEG, YUVN, PCD, LJPG, PNM, RGB8, ...

  - PhotoCD-compatible
    · Browse, view and catalogise your PhotoCDs using fxALBUM.
    · highly optimised, fast loader

  - own GUI-System
    · Realisation as BOOPSI-Objects
    · 24Bit GUI-elements and gradients
    · GUI contains many pictures
    · Bubble-Help for easy usage
    · three user-settable knownledge-degrees
    · automatic fixation of window-positions
    · no hacks, patches, etc.

  - ARexx-support
    · connect fxPAINT with all your favourite programs!

  - Systemrequirements
    · Minimal
      + AmigaOS 3.x
      + CPU: 68020
      + RAM: 6 MB
      + 10 MB harddisk

    · Recommended
      + AmigaOS 3.x
      + CPU: 68040/060
      + RAM: 16 MB
      + 10 MB harddisk or more

    · Perfect
      + AmigaOS 3.x
      + CPU: 68040/060 and PPC or even PPC-only
      + RAM: 32 MB or more
      + 20 MB harddisk or more

  - Price and distribution
    · Price: 70 EURO/93 USD
    · Innovative will deliver within Germany.
    · Partners for international distribution are being looked for!(send your
      application to:
    · Preorders possible (SAVE MONEY!)

 Ordering now saves you a lot of money and gives you a lot of advantages:
  - Preorder-price: 66 USD/50 EURO (YOU SAVE 27 USD/20 EURO!!)
  - including one free update via internet
  - You`ll be one of the first people to enjoy full PPC-power while painting
  - You motivate us to put even more functions into the final first release.

 .. can be found on our completly redesigned website at

c/o Felix Schwarz
Am Gründla 3
D-91074 Herzogenaurach

Phone: +(0)049 (0)9132/3400