HeliosPaint Publisher's description
HeliosPaint is a freeware paint program for creating and editing images
HeliosPaint is a freeware paint program for creating and editing images. It runs on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Unix and is written in Sun Microsystem's Java programming language.
Tools and features in HeliosPaint currently include:
Pencil for editing pixels.
Freehand and straight lines with choice of width, dash pattern, line joint and arrow heads.
Paint Brush with sizeable head.
Spray Can with sizeable head or global spray option.
Paint Can with local and global replace. Colour bleed sensitivity allows nearby similar colours to be painted.
Shape tool for creating freehand, regular polygon, star, moon and heart shapes.
Text entry with choice of font, style, underline and rotation.
HSB/RGB/contrast/gamma adjustment of image.
Image filters: invert, gray, black and white, colour filter, sharpen, blur, edge feathering, edge detection, oil painting effect, emboss.
Image colour and transparency adjustment by flat, round, rectangular and 'fit to shape' gradient patterns. This allows areas of the image to be darkened, brightened and colour enhanced.
Image flip, scale up, scale down, rotate, shear, perspective view.
Full colour pallet with adjustable transparency and colour grabber.
Zoom in/out with optional zoom grid.
Text and image paste from clipboard. Image and image segment copy/cut onto clipboard.
Scissors, lasso and wand for selecting and moving image segments. Sensitivity of lasso and wand is adjustable. Transparency of overlaid segments is adjustable. Scissors can cut out various shapes including regular polygons, stars and hearts. When part of the image is selected, all paint operations apply only to that area.
Saving selected areas as transparent gif or transparent png files.
Undo and redo.
Printing with auto fit to page.
Reads and writes image file formats: bmp, gif, jpg/jpeg, pct/pict, pcx, pgm, png, ppm, psd, ras, tga, tif/tiff, wbmp, xpm.
Supports images up to 12 megapixels in size (a high end computer is recommended for working with very large images).
I created the program purely for the fun of it :-). Future versions of HeliosPaint are planned and should contain some useful new features.
What's New in This Release:Transparency support for main canvas image.
Full or partial transparent backgrounds.
Create, load, edit and save transparent PNG image files.
New transparent painting modes.
Copy Brush for copying one area of an image to another for retouching, healing and blending.
New image filters.
System Requirements:Windows 95, 98, 98SE, Me, 2000, NT, XP, 2003, Vista or Windows 7.
Desktop, laptop or touchscreen PC.
Recommended: 2GB or more system RAM/memory.
Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 5.0 or greater.
If this is not installed on your computer, the Java download website will open in your browser when you try to run HeliosPaint.
Program Release Status: Major Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall