Freeware and Shareware that Computer Quilters will find helpful to supplement their quilting software.
Review by Sharla Hicks ©1999
IrfanView is a very fast FREEWARE (for non-commercial use). It is a 32-Bit graphic viewer for Windows 95/98 and Windows NT that supports 37 different graphic file formats. What makes IrfanVIEW32 useful to Electric Quilt 4, Quilt-Pro 2 and 3, QuiltSOFT 4 and PCQuilt users?
For our International users, it comes in German too! Visit the IrfanView 32 Home Page listed below to download your German version.
Converts fabric image files that are downloaded off the Internet like jpegs, gifs and pngs to a useable 256 colors or less bitmap format for the our quilting software fabric libraries in one simple setup and conversion batch session.
Shows thumbnail views of a folder contents so that you can preview your downloads before converting them.
Act as your scanner destination program.
Lighten or darken your images.
Tweak, swap or change color settings to create new color versions of a fabric
Add special effects to create interesting variations to an image.
Can create a slideshow of your favorite images for show and tell.
IrfanView32 does much more than the above list, but for our quilting
software purposes this is more than enough and remember, its FREE!
You can visit IrfanView32 website by clicking here, to go to: http://stud4.tuwien.ac.at/~e9227474/english.htm and see what else it can do to make your life easier.
Dr. Philippe Marquis, Biologiste des hopitaux, Metz, France
Graph Paper Printer has a simple interface that is easy to use and almost anyone will be up and running in just a minute or two. Just click on the the various drop down menus to view the choices. Select a few and you will see how the program thinks and instinctively know what to do next.
Besides the regular square gird you see above, you will find the options shown below. There are also additional grids available for the more mathematical minded shown in the pictured dialogue box.
Features Found in the program:
Graph Paper Printer Computer requirements:
To download this shareware software, go to: http://perso.easynet.fr/~philimar/graphpapeng.htm be sure to send a quick thank you to Dr.Philippe Marquis.
Triangle Illusions is a small delightful speciality program whose price is just right, FREE. It is another gift on the web to anyone who is interested from the program developers Burcin Kermen and Cenk Gazen. It runs on a PC in Windows 3.1 & Windows 95.
If you enjoy Illusions, Attic Windows, Triangles, Perspective, or Isometrics then this little program is just right for you. You won't find yardage calculations and other such perks of a regular quilt program because this is a math program created by mathematicians with colors and shapes attached to the formula.
Its tools are simple, you can determine your own 3 color Palette and an overall background color. You can even adjust the degree and size of the Triangle Templates. Each template has different section(s) of the triangle.
To learn: Go to work developing your rotation-placement skills and eye-mind dexterity, soon you will uncover the delightful wonders of Triangle Illusions!
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