Contents of the WINGIF.TXT file
This is a beta release. Please do not distribute publicly but you
can go ahead and give it to WinGIF users that might need some of
these new features. The real release should be available soon!
Please let me know about bugs as well as what you think of the new
Thanks for all the feedback on WinGIF. There has been enough
response to make want to keep working on it and I have quite a few
enhancements planned. Keep those registrations comming.
WinGIF Version 1.4 has some significant enhancements over release 1.0.
There are several bug fixes as well. The biggest changes are in
dithering and color control. I've added Gamma correction commands to
compensate for diferences in screen displays.
The dither commands can now take gamma into consideration which can
make a very big improvement in dithering quality. The windows VGA
palette dosen't seem to match the colors that it claims so I've added
color compensation which is specifically for generating 16 color images
for viewing under Windows with a VGA screen. For previewing images on
VGA there is also a quick 8 color dither.
There is a work-around for the upside-down display bug in the SVGA
drivers. Scrolling now functions while decoding and dithering. RLE
files save to the right size.
WinGIF will autoscroll while you select a clipbox and you can now
move the selection box by holding SHIFT or the right button before
pressing the left button to drag the box.
You can reopen or delete the current file with new File Menu
There is alse a basic slide show capability. WinGIF will cycle
through a list of selected images.
The 8514a driver has a problem with large images in monochrome or
4 bit formats. Depending on the image you may be able to display and
print as long as you don't move the viewport from the origin. If this
occurs it hangs windows and you need to reboot.
If you use the HPPCL printer drivers with the Full page print option
the driver sometimes over stretches the image and then clips it down.
If you get this try sizing the image up or down a litle and try again.
With respect to the Shareware registration. There is no reminder box
just your conscience to encourage registration. If the registration
response is good then I will have incentive to keep improving the
program. I'm sorry that enhancements have been so slow in comming,
like all of you I am very busy and am only doing this for fun. I
really do appreciate the registrations. It is great to know that
some of you like what I've done. It has and will continue to
encourage me to improve WinGIF. I regret that I am not presently set
up to send out disks, aditional information, or to respond to all of your
letters. You need to obtain updates from Bulletin boards, friends or
ShareWare distributors. The registration fee only leagalizes your
use of the program.
Your comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Kyle Powell CompuServe 76704,12
The use of WinGIF is subject to the following terms and conditions.
WinGIF is copyrighted material. It is protected by the copyright laws of
the United States. You may not make any changes or modifications to
WinGIF. You may not decompile, disassemble, or otherwise reverse-
engineer the software in any way.
You may use WinGIF on a trial basis provided you do not violate the
protection afforded the licensed software by the copyright laws, and you
agree to the terms of the license agreement. If you continue to use
WinGIF past a 15 day evaluation period you are obligated to purchase a
license for its use.
You may use WinGIF on a Local Area Network providing that a license
is obtained for the number of users that may concurently use the
A license for the use of WinGIF can be obtained by sending a $15.00
registration fee to:
SuperSet Software Corporation
P.O. Box 50476
Provo, UT 84605-0476
The license fee paid for WinGIF is a one time fee. Licensed users may
obtain and use future revisions of WinGIF by SuperSet Software Corp.
Title to the licensed software is NOT transferred to the end user. The
end user is granted an exclusive license to use the software on one
computer or computer work station at any given time.
SuperSet Software Corp. does not warrant that the licensed software will
meet your requirements or that the operation of the software will be
uninterrupted or error free. The warranty does not cover any media or
documentation which has been subjected to damage or abuse by you or
others. The software warranty does not cover any copy of the licensed
software which has been altered or changed in any way.
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE LIMITED TO THE TERM OF THE EXPRESS
WARRANTIES. Some States do not allow limitations on how long an implied
warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
The warranties set forth above are in lieu of any and all other express
or implied warranties, whether oral, written, or implied, and the
remedies set forth above are the sole and exclusive remedies.
SuperSet Software Corp. is not responsible for any problems or damage
caused by the licensed software that may result from using the licensed
software. This includes, but is not limited to, computer hardware,
computer software, operating systems, and any computer or computing
accessories. End user agrees to hold SuperSet Software Corp. harmless
for any problems arising from the use of the software.
SuperSet Software Corp. SHALL NOT IN ANY CASE BE LIABLE FOR ANY
SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT OR OTHER SIMILAR DAMAGES
ARISING FROM ANY BREACH OF THESE WARRANTIES EVEN IF SuperSet Software
Corp. OR ITS AGENTS OR DISTRIBUTORS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY
OF SUCH DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation
of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or
exclusion may not apply to you.
In no case shall SuperSet Software Corp.'s liability exceed the license
fees paid for the right to use the licensed software.
You are granted a limited license to copy WinGIF only for the trial use
of others subject to the terms of this software license agreement
described herein, and the conditions described below are met:
WinGIF MUST be copied in an unmodified form and MUST contain the
No fee, charge or other compensation may be accepted or requested by
anyone without the express written permission of SuperSet Software
Public Domain Disk Vendors may not charge a fee for WinGIF itself.
However you may include WinGIF on a diskette for which you charge a
nominal distribution fee. The purchaser of said diskette must be
informed in advance that the fee paid to acquire the diskette does NOT
relieve said purchaser from paying the Registration Fee for WinGIF if
said purchaser uses WinGIF.
Operators of electronic bulletin board systems (Sysops) may post WinGIF
for downloading by their users without written permission only as long
as the above conditions are met. A fee may be charged for access to the
bbs as long as no specific fee is charged for downloading WinGIF files
without first obtaining express written permission from SuperSet
Software Corp. to charge such a fee.
Distributors of public domain and user supported software, such as disk
vending services, may not charge a fee for WinGIF itself. However you
may include WinGIF on a diskette for which you charge a nominal
distribution fee. The purchaser of said diskette must be informed in
advance that the fee paid to acquire the diskette does NOT relieve said
purchaser from paying the Registration Fee for WinGIF.
The above constitutes the license agreement for WinGIF. It superceeds
any and all previous license agreements.