Dec 162017
 
FingerPaint v4.0 - paint program which saves pictures in .PCX format and has a "movie" feature for playing back a series of pictures (samples included).
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FingerPaint v4.0 – paint program which saves pictures in .PCX format and has a “movie” feature for playing back a series of pictures (samples included).
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Contents of the READ.ME file


[FINGER PAINT] Version 4.00
(C) Copyright by Poisson Technology 1987-1990. All RIGHTS RESERVED.
****** BOOTUP PROCEDURE ***************************************
1. Boot computer with DOS 2.1 or later.
2. Put the program floppy diskette in drive A.
3. type F then press enter. <= to run finger paint.
4. FP2PCX oldfile.pic newfile.pcx <= convert from pic to pcx format.
****** SYSTEM REQUIREMENT *************************************
1. IBM PC, XT, AT, PS/2, compatibles, and clones with 256K bytes memory.
2. Hercules(Monographics), EGA or CGA graphics card and monitor.
3. Optional: Printer on parallel port LPT1:, Mouse on serial port COM1:
****** PROGRAM USAGE ******************************************
Use arrow keys or mouse to move cursor in 8 directions and follow instructions
prompted on top of the screen. Please read MANUAL.DOC for details.
****** METHODS OF COMMAND SELECTION ***************************
1. Press function keys [F1 to F10, ALT-F1 to ALT-F10 ], or double
click(left button on the mouse) the icon to select.
2. Move the highlighted block horizontally and press ENTER when ready.
3. Type the initial of the command.
****** FILE DESCRIPTIONs **************************************
F.* : Finger Paint program.
*.BGI : Graphics drivers. *.CHR: Font files.
*.PCX : picture files.
*.DOC : text documents.


Contents of the MANUAL.DOC file


[FINGER PAINT] Version 4.00
(C) Copyright by Poisson Technology 1987-1990. All RIGHTS RESERVED.
****** BOOTUP PROCEDURE ***************************************
1. Boot computer with DOS 2.1 or later.
2. Put the program floppy diskette in drive A.
3. type F then press enter. <= to run finger paint.
4. FP2PCX oldfile.pic newfile.pcx <= convert from pic to pcx format.
****** SYSTEM REQUIREMENT *************************************
1. IBM PC, XT, AT, PS/2, compatibles, and clones with 256K bytes memory.
2. Hercules(Monographics), EGA or CGA graphics card and monitor.
3. Optional: Printer on parallel port LPT1:, Mouse on serial port COM1:
****** PROGRAM USAGE ******************************************
Use arrow keys or mouse to move cursor in 8 directions and follow instructions
prompted on top of the screen. Please read MANUAL.DOC for details.
****** METHODS OF COMMAND SELECTION ***************************
1. Press function keys [F1 to F10, ALT-F1 to ALT-F10 ], or double
click(left button on the mouse) the icon to select.
2. Move the highlighted block horizontally and press ENTER when ready.
3. Type the initial of the command.
****** FILE DESCRIPTIONs **************************************
F.* : Finger Paint program.
*.BGI : Graphics drivers. *.CHR: Font files.
*.PCX : picture files.
*.DOC : text documents./*******************************************************/
/* FINGER PAINT (TM) Version 4.00 */
/* (C) Copyright, Poisson Technology, 1987-1990 */
/* All Rights Reserved Worldwide. */
/* */
/* Address : 816 Gregory Court */
/* Fremont, California 94539 */
/* U.S.A. */
/* */
/* Telephone: 415-623-1087 FAX: 415-490-5865 */
/*******************************************************/

1. BOOTUP PROCEDURE

. Boot computer with DOS disk, version 2.10 or later.
. Put the program floppy diskette in drive A.
. type F then press enter.

. To install finger paint into directory fpaint on drive C:
A:>COPY *.* C:\FPAINT

2. SYSTEM REQUIREMENT

. IBM PC, XT, AT, PS/2, compatibles, and clones with 256K bytes memory.
. Hercules(Monographics), EGA or CGA graphics card and monitor.
. Optional: Printer on parallel port LPT1:, Mouse on serial port COM1:

3. PROGRAM USAGE

. Use arrow keys or mouse to move cursor in 8 directions and follow
instructions prompted on top of the screen. Please read MANUAL.DOC
for details.

4. METHODS OF COMMAND SELECTION

. Press function keys [F1 to F10, ALT-F1 to ALT-F10 ], or double
click(using the left button on the mouse) the icon to select.
. Move the highlighted block horizontally and press ENTER when ready.
. Type the initial of the command.

5. Disk files

READ.ME : Program summary file.
F.EXE : Finger Paint program.
*.BGI : Graphics drivers.
*.CHR : Font files.
DEMO*.PCX : picture files in PCX format.
ROLL*.PCX : picture files in PCX format.
RELEASE.DOC : Release note of Version 4.00.
REGISTER.DOC : User Registration Form.
MANUAL.DOC : Finger Paint User's Manual.
PRINTER.DOC : List of supported LaserJets and dot matrix printers for
registered users. ( over 160 printers! )

Program Feature Lists:

. fp2pcx, for registered user only, converts the Finger Paint V2.10
format into PCX compatible format.
usage >fp2pcx inputfilename outputfilename [ENTER]
or >fp2pcx [ENTER] and enter filenames later.

. Finger Paint supports EGA(640x350), Hercules(720x348) and
CGA(640x200) modes in black and white.

. Commands can be selected by pressing the function key or click
the left mouse button. Command can also be selected by
double click or press the function key twice.

[F1] : means pressing the function key F1.
[ALT F1] : means pressing [ALT] and [F1] keys together.
[click] : means pressing the left button then release it.

. Both keyboard keys and mouse can be used together to draw pictures.

. Four different fonts are included, and each font can have 81, 9x9,
different sizes.

. MOVIE can diplay up to 9999 continuous frames for animation use.
* Hint: put all *.pcx files into RAM disk to speed up the file loading.

. Printer drivers are available for registered users:
The full size printout will fit on the 8.5x11 paper.
Printout scaling is provided for dot-matrix printers.
Four different print density for LaserJet, 75dpi to 300 dpi.

. There are 29 commands in total. 20 commands can be accessed
directly through function keys.

. Please use the '+' key on the numeric keypad.


Command summary:

Line [F1] : Draw a line between two points

Move cursor to the beginning point and press the '+' key or
the left mouse button to define the starting point.
Move cursor to the ending point of the line and press the '+' key
or left button again to complete the line. Press [ESC] or right
button to exit the command and back to top menu.

Circle [F2] : Draw a circle with different X & Y radii.

Move cursor to the center of a circle and press the '+' key or
the left mouse button to define the center point.
Move cursor horizontally to increase the X radius, or vertically
to increate the Y radius, and press the '+' key or left mouse
button when done.

Press [ESC] or right button to exit.

Rect [F3] : Draw a rectangle between two diagonal points.

Move cursor to the corner of a rectangle and press the '+' key or
the left mouse button to define the corner point.
Move cursor horizontally to change the width, or vertically to
change the height of rectangle. Press the '+' key or left mouse
button when done.

Press [ESC] or right button to exit.


Scroll [F4] : Move the screen window in all directions.

The default page width is always 640 pixels wide and the vertical
number of pixels is based on graphics mode or defined by command line
parameters 'y'. For example, typing 'f y750' will setup the vertical
resolutions to be 750 pixels. The working screen area is smaller than
the full page. Use SCROLL commnad to move the drawing around.
Use up or down arrow keys to move screen up or down. Use left or
right arrow keys to move screen left or right. PgUp or PgDn will move
screen in Y direction by 20 pixels each key stroke. 'Home' key moves
screen to top of the page. 'End' key moves screen to bottom of the page.


Draw [F5] : Free hand drawing.

Move cursor to the starting point and press the '+' key or left button
to put the pen down and start drawing. Press '+' key or left button
again to lift the pen and move to a new starting point.

Press [ESC] or the right button to exit.


Triangle [F6] : Draw a pyramid.

Move cursor to the starting point and press the '+' key or left mouse
button to define the starting corner. Move cursor to the diagonal point
to define a rectangular base and press the '+' key or left button again.
Move cursor to define the apex of the pyramid and press the key when done.

Press [ESC] or right button to exit.

Text [F7] : Text, Font, Size, Vertical/Horizontal.
[E] : to enter one line of text.
[F] : to select [G]othic, [R]oman, [N]ormal, or [S]mall fonts
[S] : to set X and Y scales from 1 to 9.
[V] : to toggle the text orientation between horizontal and vertical mode.

The 'E' command must be selected first to enter a line of text and then
use cursor to move the text around before pasting it by pressing the '+'
key or left mouse button. The Font, Size, and V keys can be pressed
any time to change the text attribute.

Cube [F8]: Draw a three-dimensional box.

Move cursor to the diagonal point of a rectangle and press the '+' key
or the left mouse button to define the point. Move cursor horizontally
to change the width, or vertically to change the height of rectangle.
Press the '+' key or left mouse button when done. Move cursor in any
direction to add the third dimension to the rectangle and make a box.
Press the '+' key or left mouse button when done.

Press [ESC] or right mouse button to exit.

Erase [F9]: Erase a square( X:Y = 8:4 pixels) area.

Move cursor to the area to be erased and press the '+' key or
left mouse button to turn on the eraser. Move eraser around
until done. Use the key to toggle the eraser on or off.

Press [ESC] or right mouse button to exit.

Note: Brush, with pattern #2 selected, can work as an eraser.
The brush size can be changed by using the [S]ize command
to make a variable size eraser.

Magnify [F10] : Magnify the area by 64 times.(Fat Bit)

Move the cursor to the center of the area to be magnified, and press
'+' key or left button to magnify. Once in magnifying mode, press the
left button or the '+' key to toggle the pen on/off. Press the 'DEL'
key on the numeric keypad to erase pixel. Press the '+' key again
to take the pen out of erase mode and back to drawing mode.

Spline [Alt F1] : Draw curves with common starting and ending points.

The first and second points define the starting and ending points
of a curve. The third points and above are used to stretch the middle
point of the curve until the ESC key is entered.


Global [ALT F2] : Full screen view or global view.

Once selected, press the Enter key or Space bar for screen view.
Press other keys for global view to see the Y dimension shrunk by 3x
and the X dimension shrunk by 2x. The global view is used when the
Y axis is larger than the maximun y resolution. For example,
if the program is invoked as c:>f h y750 which means running
in Hercules mode with 750 vertical lines. The screen mode can
display only 348 lines, so the global view has to be used to see
the complete page.

Pie [ALT F3]: Draw a piece of a pie.

Define the center point of a circle first, then define the X radius
and Y radius. Define the starting line segment for pie and rotate
clockwise to define the ending line segment.


Undo [ALT F4]: Recover the picture to the previous command.

The screen image is saved in memory until next command is issued.


[ALT F5] Brush Brush the screen or select the brush type.

[S]ize: define the x and y dimensions of a rectangular brush
or the x and y radii of a circle.
[B]ox: Turn on the boundary line of a brush.
[F]ill: Turn off the boundary line of a brush. Fill pattern only.
[C]irle: Use circular brush.
[E]raser: pattern #2 is always selected and works as an eraser.


Window [ALT F6]:
[C]ut: define the area and save into image buffer for later use.
[P]aste:
[H]orizontal: Flip the image horizontally.
[V]ertical: Flip vertically.
[I]nverse: Inverse the image. Exchange black and white colors.
[T]ransparent: Show the background picture and image buffer.
[B]rush: Use the image buffer as a brush.

Flush [ALT F7] : Flush the enclosed area with a fill pattern.
move the cursor inside an enclosed area and click to fill the interior
with selected fill pattern. Make sure there is no gap on the boundary
line. Use UNDO right after Flush command to recover the previous screen,
in case the flush was done incorrectly.


[ALT F8] LinePoly : Draw a polygon.
Move to a new point and click to draw a line to the current
cursor position. Double click to close the polygon. The interior of
polygon will be filled if the fill mode has been turned on.


Spray [ALT F9] : Spray paint the screen.
Press the '+' key or click the left mouse button to toggle the brush on
or off. The brush starts with maximum size and will be reduced to a
single point as the brush moves on the screen. Click the mouse to reset
the brush again.
[S]ize : define the size of the brush.
[B]ox : use a rectangluar box brush.
[C]icle: use a circular shape brush.
[F]ill : use a rectangular box brush without boundary box.
[R]andom: spary paint. The paint brush size and pattern is constant.


Parallel [ALT F10]: Draw a parallelogram.



Command Line commands :
-----------------------

Command Comment
------- --------------------------------
Quit Exit the program.

To change line style: [click] the linestyle bar on the lower left corner.

Loadpic Load the pcx picture file from disk to memory.

Savepic Save the picture from memory to the disk in PCX format.

Disp_Dir Display the current directory name and specified file name.

Hardcopy Print graph using HP Laser, EPSON or compatible printers.

(Only 150 dots/inch HP LaserJet Printer driver is included in non-registered
copy. Registered users can get full size LaserJet printer and dot matrix
printer support. See PRINTER.DOC for lists of supported printers.)

* Please don't put printer offline during printing. Make
sure you save the screen image beforehand.

Clear Clear the current screen window. Image outside current
display window is not cleared.

Fill Toggle the FILL mode of RECTANGLE, CIRCLE, SPLINE, and BLINE.
* [click] the master fill pattern on the bottom of screen.

Movie Continuous showing of pictures with user defined delays between
pictures. Maximum number of pictures 9999.



Notes for mouse users:
---------------------

. Click the master fill pattern can toggle the fill mode. If FILL ON then
the rectangle, circle, spline and bline area will be filled with the
pattern.

. Master pattern can be changed by clicking the individual pattern.

. Don't change line style or thickness when drawing an object.
Please select line style first before putting pen down or start drawing.


Registration Note:
------------------

Poisson Technology
816 Gregory Court
Fremont, California 94539
U. S. A.

International user please send check or money in U.S. dollars.
No foreign currency or foreign bank check please.

Telephone: 415-623-1087. FAX: 415-490-5865.

If you wish to be on our mailing list and become a registered user, simply
fill out and send the REGISTER.DOC form with *U.S. $29, plus shipping and
handling fee to the address above. Once registered, you will receive the
a diskette which has the printer driver program for FREE. Plase see
PRINTER.DOC for details. Feel free to mail in your comments, checks, and
suggestions to us.

Thank you.

* price and terms subject to change without notice.


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