Contents of the READ.ME file
Showgif - Windows Image Viewer and Catalog Manager
Showgif is a Microsoft Windows program that can view a variety of
bitmapped graphics formats and also maintain multiple catalogs of images. Version 1.08 is being distributed free, as-is, by the author,
Allen C. Kempe.
The graphics formats currently supported are:
LBM/CE - Computer Eyes IFF (read only)
TIFF - Tag Image Format. Most formats including 24 bit color
PCX - Microsoft Paint (read only)
GIF -Compuserve Graphics Interchange Format
BMP -Windows Bitmap
RLE -Windows Run Length Encoded
Note: Not all variations that may be possible in the above file formats have been tested due to lack of suitable test files.
One of the major features of Showgif is the ability to build catalogs of images, that may reside on different disks. The catalog can then be searched and images can be easily located. Provisions are made for saving a primary and backup location for the image concurrently. To enhance searching for a particular image the program can display postage stamp images in a matrix .
The ability to read an image in one format and to save it in another allows the program to be used as a file conversion utility.
SHOWGIF version 1.08 is freeware although future versions of the program may not be. The author's interest in making the program available to the public is to obtain assistance in further development of the program. To this end, comments and suggestions as well as problem
notification are requested from users.
THE AUTHOR RESERVES ALL RIGHTS TO THIS PROGRAM. THE AUTHOR DOES NOT WARRANT THIS PROGRAM'S FITNESS OR SUITABILTY FOR ANY PURPOSE. ALL USERS SHOULD DO SO AT THEIR OWN RISK.
In return for your help, the author promises to make a reasonable effort to correct problems.
Users may contact the author, Allen C. Kempe on Compuserve (71220,23) or on the Kentuckiana PC User's Group BBS.
Open File - Open a new file for viewing.
Save File - Save an image, possibly in a different format.
Move/Copy file - Move or copy a file.
Print - print all or part of an image.
New catalog: Create, delete, select or rename an image catalog.
Catalog. Create or update a catalog entry for a displayed image.
Search Catalog. View catalog entries one by one.
Build Catalog. Create catalog entries for groups of images.
Paste palette and image from clipboard.
Copy all or part of an image to the clipboard.
Cut a selected area from an image.
Crop an image.
Expand an image to fill the dimensions of the current window.
Set backround color used when image is expanded.
Display DIB or Bitmap format.
View slides of catalog entries.
Using the mouse in the main viewing window, a rectangle can be selected for copying or
cutting to the clipboard. The right mouse button can be used to draw a stretch rectangle where
the selected rectangle is copied.