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Graphics File Formats FAQ (Part 2 of 4): Image Conversion and Display Programs
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  Name:     Crystal Kaleidoscope
  Purpose:  High-end Video Graphics Suite
  Version:  
  Author:   CrystalGraphics, Inc., 
            3110 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara, CA  95054.
            Voice: 1.800.TOPAS.3D; Fax: 408.496.0970
  Contact:  Debbie Derana, Director, Customer Relations
  				  Voice: 408.496.6175
            TechExport for international dealers
            Voice: 617.229.6900
  Cost:     US$1995 (USA) 
  Features: Built on the Crystal TOPAS Professional 5.1 3D modeling, 
            rendering and animation package. Other packages bundled into this
            suite include: TOPAS Network Renderer, Elastic Reality 1.01 
            morphing and special effects package from Elastic Reality, Inc.,
            Kai's Power Tools" 2.0 Windows SE version from HSC Software,
            Leadview 3.0 from LEAD Technologies, Inc., Fractal Design Painter"
            3 for Windows from Fractal Design Corporation, and offers from
            several other industry-leading manufacturers for CD-ROMs full of
            images, textures and backgrounds are included from IMAGETECTS
            (ImageCELs), Artbeats (Prelude), CrystalGraphics (Crystal GEMS),
            and the 3D model CD-ROM catalog from Viewpoint is included.

  Name:     Generlised Bitmap Module
  Purpose:  Image display and conversion
  Version:  
  Platform: OS/2
  Author:   Andy Key <ak@nyangau.aladdin.co.uk>
  FTP:      ftp://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/os2/32bit/graphics/ (OS/2 exes)
            ftp://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/os2/32bit/graphics/ (source)
  Imports:  Bitmap, GIF, PCX, TIFF, Targa, ILBM, YUV12C, Graymap, Pixmap,
            KIPS, IAX, XBitmap, Sprite, PSEG, GemRas and Portrait
  Exports:  Bitmap, GIF, PCX, TIFF, Targa, ILBM, YUV12C, Graymap, Pixmap,
            KIPS, IAX, XBitmap, Sprite, PSEG, GemRas and Portrait
  Features: Batch conversion, full portable source available, library with 
            format independent loading/saving, reflect, rotate, crop, map to 
            common palette, error-diffuse, halftoning, median-cut, scaling, 
            gamma/colour-space conversion, map to common or slightly differing
            (frame-to-frame) palettes for animations, fullscreen animation
            viewer, simple and sophisticated PM viewers.

  Name:      Graphics Viewer
  Purpose:   Graphics file display and printing utility
  Version:   2.1
  Author:    Joe Oliphant <joe_oliphant@csufresno.edu> 
             <71742.1451@compuserve.com>
  FTP:       ftp://ftp.winsite.com/pub/pc/win3/desktop/GV21.ZIP
  CIS:       MSBASIC forum
  Imports:   ART, BMP, CUT, DIB. GEM, GIF, HRZ, IFF, IMG, JPG, LBM, MAC, MSP,
             PCX, PIC, RAS, RLE, TGA, TIF, WMF, and WPG
  Features:  Full Visual Basic and C source code included.

  Name:      GraphX Viewer
  Purpose:   Image Display, Conversion, Thumbnails, Editing
  Version:   1.5
  Platforms: Windows, Windows 3.11, Windows NT, SCO-Open Desktop, SunOS,
             Solaris, HPUX, AIX, and DGUX
  Author:    Group 42, Inc.
             Voice: 800.520.0042, 513.831.3400; Email: info@group42.com
  FTP:       ftp://ftp.group42.com/pub/gviewer/
  WWW:       http://www.group42.com
  CIS:       GO GRAPHICS, Library 3
  Cost:      $49 Windows, $99 Unix
  Imports:   OS/2 BMP, Windows BMP, GIF, JPEG, PCX, PNG, Sun Raster, TGA,
             TIFF (raw, RLE, G3 & G4, LZW), XWD, and UUE/XXE encoded.
  Exports:   OS/2 BMP, Windows BMP, GIF ([non]interlaced), JPEG, PCX,
             PostScript (Levels 1 & 2), PNG, Sun Raster, TGA, TIFF (raw, RLE,
             G3 & G4, LZW), XWD, and UUE/XXE decoding (single and multi-part)
  Features:  Excellent 8-bit display of 24-bit images, color and size 
             reduction, image filters and adjustment, thumbnail catalog
             creation and management, "smart" decoder for multi-part
             UUE/XXE files, contact sheet creation, extensive help, SDI
             support for Enhanced Mosaic. Export options include color 
             reductions for all format specific color levels (1, 4, 8, 16,
             24-bit color and gray scale).

  Name:     Hijaak Graphics Suite
  Purpose:  Graphics file editing, browsing, and conversion tools
  Version:  3.0
  Author:   Inset Systems Inc., 71 Commerce Drive, Brookfield, CT 06804 USA
            Voice: 203.740.2400; Fax: 203-775-5634
  Programs: Hijaak Pro 3.0 (Image file conversion)
            Hijaak TouchUp 3.0 (Desktop publishing and image editing) 
            Hijaak Browser 3.0 (Graphics file manager)
            Hijaak Draw 3.0 (Vector drawing and illustration tool)
  Cost:     
  Formats:  Hijaak Pro - AI, ATT, BMP, CAL, CDR, CLP, CPR, CUT, DBX, DRW, DXF,
            DIB, ED5, ED6, EPS, FAX, GCA, GED, GEM, GIF, ICA, ICO, IFF, IGA, 
            IGF, IMG, JPG, KFX, MAC, MSP, NIF, P10, PCL, PICT1, PICT2, PCX,
            PDW, PGL, PIC, PIX, RAS, RLC, RLE, SBP, TGA, TIF, TXT, WMF, WPG
            Hijaak TouchUp - BMP, CUT GIF, IMG, JPG, MSP, PCD, PCX, TGA, TIF
            Hijaak Browser - AI, ATT, BMP, CAL, CDR, CLP, CPR, CUT, DBX, DRW,
            DXF, DIB, ED5, ED6, EPS, FAX, GCA, GED, GEM, GIF, ICA, ICO, IFF,
            IGA, IGF, IMG, JPG, KFX, MAC, MSP, P10, PCL, PICT1, PICT2, PCX, 
            PDW, PIC, PCX, RAS, RLC, RLE, SBP, TGA, TIF, TXT, WMF, WPG
            Hijaak Draw - AI, BMP, CDR, CGM, EPS, GIF, PCX, PDW, TIF, WMF
  Features: Hijaak Pro - DOS and Windows screen capture, zoom, center, trace,
            edit, and print images. Full integration with other Hijaak tools.
            Hijaak TouchUp - Add text to images, enhancement tools, merge
            images, special imaging effect, many printing options, and uses
            TWAIN compliant scanners.
            Hijaak Browser - Catalog of image thumbnails, index of file
            attributes, search for images, import from Windows clipboard.
            Hijaak Draw - Palette editor, blending and envelope distortion,
            text editing and spell check, multiple color graduated fills,
            extrsion of 3D objects, variable light sources, brightness and
            contrast control.

  Name:     ImagePals 2
  Purpose:  Image editor and DTP media management tool
  Version:  2.0
  Author:   Ulead Systems Inc., 970 W. 190th St., #520, Torrance, CA 90502
            Voice: 800.858.5323, 310.523.9393; Fax: 310.523.9399
  Cost:     ImagePals 2, $129; upgrade from ImagePals 1.x, $49;
  Formats:  BMP, CLP, CUR, DCS, EPS, GIF, ICO, IFF, IMG, JPG, MAC, MSP, PCD,
            PCT, PCX, PSD, CGM, CLP, DRW, DXF, HGL, PCT, PIC, WMF, WPG, PXR,
            RAS, RLE, SCT, TGA, TIF, WMF, VOC, WAV, MID, RMI, AVI, FLC, FLI,
            FLX, WRI, TXT, DBF, DOC, PPT, RTF, CDR
  Features: Photo album image cataloger, image editor and graphics toolbox,
            screen capture, file format conversion, Kodak PhotoCD browser,
            slide show, TWAIN and OLE compatible.
  Reviews:  PC Magazine  May 17, 1994 v13 n9 p52(1)
            InfoWorld, June 13, 1994, v16 n24 p97(2);
            PC Magazine  July 1994 v13 n13 p224(2)
            Windows Sources  August 1994 v2 n8 p82(2)
            Windows Magazine  August 1994 v5 n8 p274(9)

  Name:      InterChange
  Purpose:   3D file format conversion
  Version:   4.0
  Author:    Syndesis Corp., 235 South Main Street, Jefferson, WI, 53549 USA
             Voice: 414.674.5200; Fax: 414.674.6363; 
             Email: syndesis@threedee.com; Web: http://www.threedee.com
  Cost:      Windows $495 US, SGI $1,495 US
  Platforms: Windows, Windows 3.11, Windows NT, Silicon Graphics
  Imports:   3DS and MLI, Alias polysets, BRender, CAD-3D, Coryphaeus .dwb,
             GDS, Imagine, LightWave .lwo and .lws, Movie BYU, Haines NFF, PLG,
             Prisms, Pro/E .slp, QuickDraw 3D, raw and .tpoly, RenderMorphics, 
             Sculpt, Sense8 NFF, Stereolithography, Swivel, Symbolics, trueSpace, 
             Vertigo, Vista DEM, VideoScape, Wavefront OBJ and MTL.
             The SGI IRIX version also imports Inventor, Alias "wire",
             and VRML 1.0 files.
  Exports:   3DS and MLI, Alias polysets, BRender, CADL, Coryphaeus .dwb,
             Direct3D ".x", GDS, Inventor, Imagine, LightWave .lwo and .lws, 
             Movie BYU, Haines NFF, PLG, POV-Ray 2.0, Prisms, Pro/E .slp, 
             QuickDraw 3D, raw and .tpoly, RenderMorphics, RenderWare, 
             RIB, Sculpt, Sense8 NFF, Stereolithography, Alias StyleGuide,
             Symbolics, trueSpace, Vertigo, Vista DEM, VideoScape, 
             Wavefront OBJ and MTL.
             The SGI IRIX version also exports Alias "wire" files.
  Features:  More than 50 formats translated. Translates surface attributes 
             and sub-objects for most formats. Batch conversion.

  Name:     MediaStudio
  Purpose:  Video/audio authoring and multimedia presentation
  Version:  1.0
  Author:   Ulead Systems Inc., 970 W. 190th St., #520, Torrance, CA 90502
            Voice: 800.858.5323, 310.523.9393; Fax: 310.523.9399
  Cost:     $349US (CD-ROM)
  Formats:  BMP, CLP, CUR, DCS, EPS, GIF, ICO, IFF, IMG, JPG, MAC, MSP, PCD,
            PCT, PCX, PSD, CGM, CLP, DRW, DXF, HGL, PCT, PIC, WMF, WPG, PXR,
            RAS, RLE, SCT, TGA, TIF, WMF, VOC, WAV, MID, RMI, AVI, FLC, FLI,
            FLX, WRI, TXT, DBF, DOC, PPT, RTF, CDR
  Features: Photo album image cataloger, image, audio, and video editor,
            screen and video capture, file format conversion, morphing editor,
            Kodak PhotoCD browser, HQ-9000, TWAIN, and OLE compatible.
  Reviews:  Computer Shopper, Nov 1994, v14 n11 p796(1);
  Comments: MediaStudio is a very nice collection of utilities for creating,
            modifying, and maintaining multimedia files and resources under
            the Microsoft Windows environment. I am especially impressed with
            its professional appearance, large selection of features, and
            ease of use.

  Name:     Picture Man 
  Purpose:  Image conversion and manipulation application 
  Version:  1.55 (Shareware)
  Author:   Dr. Igor Plotnikov <igor@corvette.insoft.com>
  FTP:      ftp://oak.oakland.edu/SimTel/win3/graphics/
  Imports:  TIFF, PCX, GIF, TGA, JPEG, BMP
  Exports:  TIFF, PCX, GIF, TGA, JPEG, BMP, EPS 
  Features: Paint, filter, and transform functions, virtual memory on disk,
            TWAIN driver interface for scanners, digital cameras, and 
            video capturing boards, and runs multiple instances.

  Name:     PlayIt
  Purpose:  Multimedia playback utility
  Version:  2.03 
  Author:   Patrick Arial <patrick@shamrck.ersys.edmonton.ab.ca>
            Shamrock Systems and Technology, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  FTP:      ftp://ftp.wustl.edu/pub/msdos_uploads/win3_desktop
            ftp://ftp.cica.indiana.edu/pub/pc/win3/desktop/plyit203.zip
  CIS:      GO GRAPHSUP, Library 'Graphics Viewers', file PLYIT203.ZIP
            GO WINMM, Library '3rd Part S/W', file PLYIT203.ZIP
  Formats:  ANIM, AVI, BMP/DIB, FLC/FLI, GIF, HAM/EHB, IFF/LBM, JPEG, MIDI, 
            MOV, MPEG, PCX, PGM, PICT, PPM, TGA, TIFF, and WAVE.
  Features: Supports Microsoft Video for Windows, Apple Quicktime for Windows,
            and Xing Technologies MCI MPEG driver. Interlaced GIF output,
            writes audio to AVI files, convert individual frames to AVI,
            full scripting language for batch processing, features several 
            image processing tools, and licensed to use LZW compression.

  Name:      PolyForm
  Purpose:   3D file format conversion and editing
  Version:  
  Author:    Vivid Technologies, 13000 Bluemound Road, Elm Grove, WI 53122 USA
             Voice: 800.962.7659; Fax: 414.641.0524
  Cost:      
  Platforms: Windows 3.x, Windows95, Windows NT
  Formats:   3DS, DXF, trueSpace, Wavefront, LightWave 3D, Imagine, Sculpt 4D,
             Caligari, Vista Pro DEM, Scenery Animator DEM, Color PostScript,
             EPS
  Features:  Converts over 20 3D file formats. Move, rotate, and scale
             objects. 3D extrusion, beveling, and point editing. 3D polygon
             surface stroking, flooding, picking, flipping, and selecting.
             Many object manipulation algorithms.

  Name:     R2V for Windows
  Purpose:  Raster to vector conversion application
  Version:  1.7.2
  Author:   Able Software Co.
            Voice: 617.862.2804, Fax: 617.862.2640, Email: able@world.std.com
  Cost:     US$1895.00 (USA), US$2400.00 (International)
  FTP:      ftp://ftp.std.com/pub/r2v/r2vdemo.zip
  Imports:  TIFF, Arc/Info, and SPOT satellite image formats
  Exports:  MapInfo, DXF and Arc/Info, and TIFF
  Features: Batch processing, vector editing and image processing functions,
            vector registration and merge, and printer support.

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