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From: aa789@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Bruce D. Nelson)
Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.product.16-32bit.summary
Subject: Silhouette Colortrace 1.5 /graphics/commercial
Reply-To: aa789@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Bruce D. Nelson)
Posted-By: xx004 (aa789 - Bruce D. Nelson)
Date: Tue Jun  1 12:09:28 1993


from Z*Net 9308
Toad Computers is proud to announce that it has acquired the exclusive
worldwide distribution and marketing rights to Silhouette.  The newest
version of Silhouette, version 1.5, supports color and adds many new
features.  Version 1.5 also sports a new name: Silhouette Colortrace.

Silhouette has always been an exciting vector and bitmap graphics
package with many unique and advanced graphics tools.  Silhouette
Colortrace adds color to the mix and allows you to create colorful
vector and bitmap graphics from scratch.  Or you can edit existing color
graphics!  Silhouette Colortrace outputs to standard black and white and
color file formats like Illustrator EPS (for use with PageStream), GEM
metafiles, and even Calamus CVG.

For viewing color work on-screen, Silhouette Colortrace supports TT
medium resolution (16 colors) and the Falcon 16 and 256 color modes.
Color work may be done in other modes as well, including monochrome 640
x 400 or 1280 x 960.

Silhouette Colortrace includes a new and upgraded bitmap to vector
conversion process that supports color and has reduced memory
requirements.  The program also takes advantage of Speedo GDOS and its
Bitstream fonts for inclusion of standard GDOS text.  Additionally,
Speedo GDOS text may be converted into modifiable vector objects a great
feature for creating custom logos and other text effects.

Silhouette is developed by Maxwell CPU of Odenton, Maryland.  They will
continue to add new and exciting features to the program.

Toad Computers will provide technical support and upgrade assistance to
Silhouette users, and will also be marketing the product aggressively in
the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Registered owners of version 1.25 or greater can upgrade to Silhouette
Colortrace for only $15.00 (plus $3 shipping) until April 20, 1993.
Thereafter, the upgrade cost will be $25.00 (plus $3 shipping).  To
upgrade, please send your check along with your original disk to:

Toad Computers
Silhouette Upgrade
570-F Ritchie Highway
Severna Park, MD 21146

The suggested retail price of Silhouette Colortrace is $119.95.  In
comparison to similar programs on the Atari or any other platform,
Silhouette Colortrace offers twice the features at half the price.
Silhouette Colortrace will be available for a limited time from Toad
Computers for $99.95 (includes shipping).  Silhouette Colortrace will
begin shipping in the next four to five weeks.

Technical Support / Upgrades
  (410) 544-6943 Voice
  (410) 544-1329 FAX
  (410) 544-6999 BBS
                        Orders ONLY  (800) 448-TOAD

No technical support will be given on the 800 line.

Silhouette Colortrace Features Include:

* Takes advantage of TT medium and Falcon 16 and 256 color graphics
  modes (even overscan)

* Outputs to color GEM metafiles, Calamus CVG, and Illustrator EPS
  formats (for use with PageStream)

* Color or monochrome bitmap to vector conversion with upgraded features
  and reduced memory requirements

* Import and Export Calamus vector CVG files

* Supports the Atari Clipboard for application sharing of IMG and GEM

* Supports GEM 3 Bezier Metafiles

* Magnification of vector or bit images up to 16 times with grid and
  ruler systems

* Separate bit-image and vector windows with the ability to import bit-
  images into the vector window

* Allows warping of objects along a curve

* Advanced duplication methods allow control of object width, height,
  rotation, line width, gray scale, duplicate distribution.  Use
  separate sizing and rotation reference points.

* Supports printing through GDOS

* Supports Dr. Bob's ScanLite ($19.95) to allow direct scanning into the
  bit-image window

* Advanced drawing tools: lines, polylines, b-splines, beziers,
  polygons, stars, circles, ellipses, elliptical and circular arcs,
  spraycan, parabolas, round boxes (with adjustable rounded edges),
  rectangles, flood fill and more!

The number of the Toad  Computers  Support  BBS  is (410) 544-6999. It
operates from 300 to  14,400  baud,  eight  bits,  no parity, two stop
bits, 24 hours per day.  Questions  regarding  the BBS can be directed
via FAX to (410) 544-1329, or by voice to (410) 544-6943 (after 6 p.m.
EST).  (C) 1993 Toad Computers
------------------------------------------------------------ 02/16/93

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