Software : : RNOEffects 1.4 released
Posted By: jPV. on 2022/8/16 21:24:33
RNOEffects is a simple image processing program with a focus on good batch conversion options and alpha channel based effects. A new video demonstration of the program is available at YouTube.

Please visit its homepage for more information, screenshots, and download links, or click the "Read More..." link for the changelog of the new version.

RNOEffects 1.4 releasedRNOEffects 1.4 includes the following changes:
- Images can be saved as AmigaOS, NewIcons, GlowIcons, OS4, PNG, and DualPNG icons with configurable properties that include icon type, tooltypes, selected image, default tool, stack, position, drawer properties, etc.
- Added the "Freehand" drawing mode
- Added the "Opacity map" effect for creating and inserting B&W opacity map images of alpha channels
- Added the "ARexx" effect to launch ARexx scripts within the program
- Added an example ARexx script
- Better text editing/importing/exporting options for the text drawing effect
- Draw and crop effects can be positioned with the mouse
- Re-designed the line effect and added an arrowhead option
- Added buttons and keys to load next and previous pictures in the directory
- Added the undo levels setting
- Added the redo option
- Removed overlapping keyboard shortcuts for copy/cut/paste operations
- Fixed pathless file arguments
- Safer error handling
- Other changes and fixes
 
  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    More improvements to an already fantastic little graphics utility. 8-)

    Pity there's no jpg/jpeg progressive (lossless) saving of images, which I believe is a limitation (currently) of Hollywood 9. :-(

    I really like the new enhancement of icon editing feature, now incorporated into RNOEffects, that Hollywood announced for developers now in this useable program that everyone can use and enjoy creating new or editing existing icons by anyone that has access to any & all of the supported platforms that this program has been enabled for. 8-D

    Really awesome little utility, and something that even MorphOS has been lacking (Amiga Icon Editing) for so long, now made capable with this program, many many thanks jPV :-D
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    Quote:

    Pity there's no jpg/jpeg progressive (lossless) saving of images

    Progressive JPEGs aren't lossless, they're just compressed in a different way, which enables previewing of images while loading. I guess that's mostly useful if you still browse the web with a 14400 bps modem or so :)

    There are some lossless extensions to the JPEG standard, but AFAIK they're not that popular. But then there's the newer JPEG 2000 format, which has the lossless option and which is a bit more popular than those other solutions. We have a JPEG 2000 plugin for Hollywood, but somehow I totally forgot that. I'll add support for it for the next version of RNOEffects.
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    Quote:

    jPV wrote: We have a JPEG 2000 plugin for Hollywood, but somehow I totally forgot that. I'll add support for it for the next version of RNOEffects.

    OK, I'm glad I mentioned the jpeg/jpg feature, so, even more improvements . . . with even more delicious data to look forward to, from a real FUN-GUY (non-fungal) yum-yum! 8-D

    [ Edited by NewSense On 2022/8/19 2:48 ]
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