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Section - 98)! Where can I get an X-based paint/draw program?

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Drawing Packages:

xpic is an object-oriented drawing program. It supports multiple font styles
and sizes and variable line widths; there are no rotations or zooms.  xpic is
quite suitable as an interactive front-end to pic, though the xpic-format
produced can be converted into PostScript. (The latest version is on the R4
contrib tape in clients/xpic and on ftp.x.org in R5/contrib/xpic.tar.Z.)

xfig (original work by Supoj Sutanthavibul, with additional work and
currently maintained by Brian V. Smith (bvsmith@lbl.gov)) is an
object-oriented drawing program supporting compound objects.  The xfig format
can be converted to PostScript or other formats.  xfig 3.1.4 is available
[8/95] in /contrib/applications/drawing_tools/xfig; transfig 3.1.2 is
available in /contrib/applications/drawing_tools/transfig.  Older versions
are on the R5 contrib tape or on ftp.x.org in /contrib/R5fixes (version 2.1.8
[10/93]).

idraw supports numerous fonts and various line styles and arbitrary
rotations. It supports zoom and scroll and color draws and fills. The file
format is a PostScript dialect. It can import TIFF files. Distributed as a
part of the InterViews C++ toolkit (current release 3.1, from
interviews.stanford.edu) .

tgif by William Cheng (william@oahu.cs.ucla.edu) is available from most uucp
sites and also from ftp.x.org and from cs.ucla.edu. It is frequently updated;
version 3.0.8 was released 9/96. See http://bourbon.cs.ucla.edu:8001/tgif/ 
and ftp://ftp.x.org/contrib/applications/tgif/tgif-3.0-patch8.tar.gz .

figure in the Andrew User Interface System (versions 5.2 and above) is a
general drawing package which also allows arbitrary Andrew insets to be part
of the drawing.

Picasso 4.1a3, an interactive drawing tool in the style of idraw, is on
ftp://ftp.ceram.fr/pub/ anb ftp://ftp.neosoft.com/pub/tcl 
(it requires tk and tclX).

pcb is intended primarly for printed circuit board layouts; it is available
in ftp://ftp.medizin.uni-ulm.de/pub/pcb-1.2/.

Commercial Draw Products: 

FrameMaker has some draw capabilities. [4/90]

Dux Ta-Dah!, 1-800-543-4999

Arts&Letters Composer, 214-661-8960

Ficor AutoGraph, 513-771-4466

IslandGraphics offers IslandDraw.  Info: 415-491-1000.

BBN/Slate from BBN Software Products includes a full-featured draw and paint
program with object grouping and multiple patterns; multiple X platforms.
(617-873-5000 or slate-offer@bbn.com). [11/90]

Corel Draw, 613-728-8200; ported to X by Prior Data Sciences 800-267-2626

sphinx is a family of tools for the realization of dynamic drawings; it
contains the vector-drawing objecft grinx and an interactve X-based editor.
The toolbox is available from in GmbH (+49 7531 65022, gvr@in-gmbh.de).
	
Paint Packages:

XPaint 2.1, by David Koblas (koblas@netcom.com), is a color bitmap/pixmap
editing tool featuring most standard paint program options.  It allows for
the editing of multiple images simultaneously and supports various formats,
including PPM, XBM, etc.  The current version is available for ftp from
ftp.netcom.com as /pub/ko/koblas/xpaint-2.1.1.tar.gz [1/94]. A new
version is now being maintained by Torsten Martinsen (bullestock@dk-online.dk);
a beta release of 2.2 is available from 
http://www.dk-online.dk/users/Torsten_Martinsen/ .

CDE includes an icon editor which supports both xbm and xpm formats. It has
a screen-capture facility and also includes many pre-defined icons.

A new OpenWindows PostScript-based graphical editor named 'ice' is now [2/91]
available for anonymous ftp from Internet host lamont.ldgo.columbia.edu
(129.236.10.30).  ice (Image Composition Environment) is an imaging tool that
allows raster images to be combined with a wide variety of PostScript
annotations in WYSIWYG fashion via X11 imaging routines and NeWS PostScript
rasterizing. (It may require OpenWindows and Sun C++ 2.0.)

The "pixmap" program by Lionel Mallet (mallet@sophia.inria.fr) for creating
pixmaps is on the R5 contrib tape; it resembles the bitmap client.  Version
2.6 is now available [5/94] on ftp.x.org and avahi.inria.fr.

A version of Robert Forsman's (thoth@lightning.cis.ufl.edu) xscribble, an
8-bit paint program for X, is now on ftp.cis.ufl.edu in pub/thoth/. [2/93]

Although MetaCard is not generally classified as a paint program, a full
24-bit color image editor is built into the program, which can be used for
light image editing and for producing color icons (info@metacard.com).
MetaCard is available via anonymous FTP from ftp.metacard.com, csn.org, or
128.138.213.21. Version 2.0 was released 3/96.

pixt by J. Michael Flanery (flanery@mips.com) produces XPM output; it is
available on ftp.x.org.

xpe on ftp.x.org produces XPM output.

Phoenix is a 24-bit editor for editing of photos, notably. An alpha is on
nic.funet.fi:pub/graphics/packages/phoenix.

Yaged (Yet Another Graphics EDitor) is an X/Motif(1.1) TIFF pixmap editor.
Sources are on ftp.sbu.ac.uk in /pub/MotifStuff/yaged.

The SENBEI paint program by Kenichi Chinen (k-chinen@is.aist-nara.ac.jp) is
available through ftp://shika.aist-nara.ac.jp/chinen/sp/sp940521.tar.Z . It
loads and saves several file formats.

Commerial Paint Products:

DEC Ultrix includes the dxpaint bitmap editor.

OpenWindows includes the olpixmap editor.

SCO ODT includes the SCOpaint editor.

HP VUE includes the vueicon editor.

Dux Ta-Dah!, 1-800-543-4999

Arts&Letters Composer, 214-661-8960

IslandGraphics offers IslandPaint. Info: 415-491-1000.

xgremlin, a simple drawing editor, is available from PubDraw.

BBN/Slate from BBN Software Products includes a full-featured draw and paint
program with object grouping and multiple patterns; multiple X platforms.
(617-873-5000). [11/90]

Several integrated office-productivity tools include draw/paint capabilities:

The Applixware office integration tools from Applix (1-800-8APPLIX, MA:
508-870-0300) include draw/paint capabilities.

[thanks in part to Stephen J. Byers (af997@cobcs1.cummins.com), J. Daniel
Smith (dsmith@ann-arbor.applicon.slb.com), and David Koblas
(koblas@netcom.com)]

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