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Free Tools to use with Amos
« on: November 06, 2008, 04:40:20 PM »

This thread is dedicated to the tools hosted on other websites that are useful in Amos programming.

OctaMed SoundStudio 1.03c is a classic tracker style editor useful for making MED and Protracker modules for with the Music extension that comes with Amos.

OctaMed 4.00 is an earlier version of it if you need to use an A500 or other earlier Amiga that doesn't have a graphics card or more than 1 meg of RAM.

Personal Paint 7.1c a paint program for traditional bit-planar paletted images as used by AmosPro.  (Note:  7.1c is the free version that you can scroll down to the bottom of the page to download.  The top of the page allows you to buy an updated version if you like.)
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Re: Free Tools to use with Amos
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2008, 04:43:29 PM »

one i find particularly useful in to modern age:

GFXcon 1.8c is handy for converting between IFF and GIF formats (and others) and allowing you to work on your program's graphics on the latest graphics programs such as Adobe Photoshop.
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Re: Free Tools to use with Amos
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2008, 05:03:45 PM »

ACDSEE is the best graphic manipulation software as you can covert any image in any format to IFF then load it up on DPAINT V and viola you'll never need to draw another sprite or background again in your life.

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Re: Free Tools to use with Amos
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2008, 07:31:30 PM »

ACDSEE is the best graphic manipulation software as you can covert any image in any format to IFF then load it up on DPAINT V and viola you'll never need to draw another sprite or background again in your life.

it's not free and it seems to be PC only?
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Re: Free Tools to use with Amos
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2008, 10:22:01 AM »

I tend to use PaintShopPro 8. Works great with converting to IFF.
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Re: Free Tools to use with Amos
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2008, 12:32:05 AM »

Hi.

Let's try to keep this on topic with the FREE as in GRATIS tools for Amos.  Isn't Paintshop Pro a commercial product?

Just a gentle reminder.
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Re: Free Tools to use with Amos
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2008, 09:42:05 PM »

Hi.

Let's try to keep this on topic with the FREE as in GRATIS tools for Amos.  Isn't Paintshop Pro a commercial product?

Just a gentle reminder.

whooops, sorry. I was just saying, ;).
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Re: Free Tools to use with Amos
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2008, 09:15:35 AM »

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is handy for converting between IFF and GIF formats (and others) and allowing you to work on your program's graphics on the latest graphics programs such as Adobe Photoshop.
Which format do you use to convert your IFF files?
JPEG degrades quality.

I've tried to export IFF in PNG format and use Photofiltre but it seems that PNG can't be edited with Photofiltre (no possibility to cut/copy and paste on PNG Image?)
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Re: Free Tools to use with Amos
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2008, 09:40:15 AM »

Which format are you using to convert yout IFF files?
JPEG degrades quality.

ive always used GIF and always will, since conversion from IFF<>GIF stays absolutely intact. Fixed colour palette, transparency and pixel-for-pixel accuracy.


JPEG, i agree, would be completely unsuitable for anything except bringing photographs into the amiga environment for pixelling.
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Re: Free Tools to use with Amos
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2008, 11:25:28 AM »

Hungry Horace, thanks for your answer!
I'll try IFF<>GIF, maybe the right solution.

BTW, great topic!
Hope to find new tools to use.
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Re: Free Tools to use with Amos
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2008, 07:26:24 AM »

IFF<>GIF was the right solution!
I've also used GFXCon which have done its job, thanks!
I've done and converted all my graphical work in a few minutes

Pc only, I know but may be will be usefull (Free graphic tool):
http://www.photofiltre.com/
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Re: Free Tools to use with Amos
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2008, 11:09:15 PM »

Did someone find a tool to convert 256color image to EHB ?
I mean 256 color image with only 64 different colors (rest are 000$).
Because most programs after conversion  256 to EHB are changeing original index palette and destroying whole EHB image.
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Re: Free Tools to use with Amos
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2008, 01:35:59 PM »

Two very usefull accessories found on Aminet

Coordinates:
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Shows you the coordinates under the mouse pointer on a specified picture.
But this one does more than that:
       * Reads the iff picture name from AmosPro editor or uses file
         selector
       * Outputs the coordinates to AmosPro editor if wanted
       * Shows point X, Y, And Colour

ZoneMake:
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'Sick and tired of typing Zone coordinates and too lazy to do it in
interface? This programs lets you draw zones with mouse and outputs
a working Amos code to read them!'

http://aminet.net/dev/amos/AmosUtils.lha

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Re: Free Tools to use with Amos
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2013, 02:35:21 PM »

Did someone find a tool to convert 256color image to EHB ?
I mean 256 color image with only 64 different colors (rest are 000$).
Because most programs after conversion  256 to EHB are changeing original index palette and destroying whole EHB image.
Code your own... using scripting languages such as sdlBasic (very similar to Amos) and Python-Pygame, and combined with Imagemagick, you can really get amazing results
The fact of ehb is it uses 32 colours from the palette, and more 32 "residual" colours (the halfbrite ones) - so i think the goal of the converter would be focus on the most relevant 32 colours, generate a 64 colour palette derived from it, and then convert a picture to that palette, and getting the resulting picture
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Re: Free Tools to use with Amos
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2015, 03:55:26 AM »

Updated Personal Paint link to new website since it is no longer on Aminet.
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