NEW: FASTEST JPEG/GIF/PNG/etc. viewer

NEW: FASTEST JPEG/GIF/PNG/etc. viewer

Post by Bart Wakk » Tue, 15 Aug 1995 04:00:00



We are proud to announce SEA v1.0

SEA 1.0 is the FASTEST image viewing and conversion program available.
It runs under MS-DOS and has the following features:

-Supports: JPEG, GIF, TGA, BMP & RLE, TIFF, PCX, LBM (IFF), DP2e-LBM & BBM
 and the brand new PNG (Portable Network Graphics) Image format.
-Faster displaying of these formats compared to ANY other viewer.
-Fully Pentium optimized code.
-File conversion between ALL of these formats and all available colordepths.
-Floyd Steinberg / Ordered / Error diffusion dithering (option).
-User definable JPEG Quality [1 to 100%] for writing JPEG files.
-FLI and FLC player in all resolutions.
-FLI/FLC Preview in window.
-A nice Graphical User Interface (Mouse/Keyboard). Resolution 800x600.
   - Image info scanning in background
   - Full speedsearch (not just one character)
   - Full color preview (in 256 colors or hicolor mode)
   - Extremely fast color JPEG preview (option).
   - Smart reloading: preview image data is used for instant full screen
     viewing (even partially completed previews are used)
-Detects all available VESA modes.
-Resolution switching while viewing, no reloading.
-Instant rescaling to new resolution.
-Auto scale (option), Auto resolution (option).
-Mouse panning through large pictures.
-Slideshow option (with delay from 0 upto 30 seconds).
-Fully operational shareware version.
-Fully configurable from within the interface.

To give an impression of the speed of SEA 1.0, we'll compare SEA with
QPV 1.6c (formerly known as QPEG), which used to be the fastest JPEG viewer
around.

For each of the formats that are supported by both SEA and QPV, we'll show
the difference in speed:

JPEG                 : 40-80% faster
GIF,PNG              : twice as fast
PCX, Compressed LBM  : 3 to 4 times as fast
TIFF is not supported by QPV.
The compression of TGA and BMP files is so simple that there is not much to
gain.

All differences are in favour of SEA 1.0 (of course).

Conversion is also much faster than all other programs available today.
Writing PNG files for example is faster than pkzip(tm) (which uses the same
compression technique).

Requirements:
To run SEA 1.0 you need at least a 386, 2MB of memory, and a vesa compatible
graphics card with at least 512KB of video memory.
A mouse is highly recommended, as is more memory.

NOTES:
- SEA 1.0 will be available early september on major ftp-sites, the exact
  locations will be announced in another posting at release time.

- The only reason we've compared SEA to QPV is that QPV is the only program
  that comes even remotely close to the speed of SEA 1.0

- Support for GIF files is still uncertain, due to legal issues.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to mail us.



Harold de Laat

 
 
 

1. NEW: FASTEST JPEG/GIF/PNG/etc. viewer

We are proud to announce SEA v1.0

SEA 1.0 is the FASTEST image viewing and conversion program available.
It runs under MS-DOS and has the following features:

-Supports: JPEG, GIF, TGA, BMP & RLE, TIFF, PCX, LBM (IFF), DP2e-LBM & BBM
 and the brand new PNG (Portable Network Graphics) Image format.
-Faster displaying of these formats compared to ANY other viewer.
-Fully Pentium optimized code.
-File conversion between ALL of these formats and all available colordepths.
-Floyd Steinberg / Ordered / Error diffusion dithering (option).
-User definable JPEG Quality [1 to 100%] for writing JPEG files.
-FLI and FLC player in all resolutions.
-FLI/FLC Preview in window.
-A nice Graphical User Interface (Mouse/Keyboard). Resolution 800x600.
   - Image info scanning in background
   - Full speedsearch (not just one character)
   - Full color preview (in 256 colors or hicolor mode)
   - Extremely fast color JPEG preview (option).
   - Smart reloading: preview image data is used for instant full screen
     viewing (even partially completed previews are used)
-Detects all available VESA modes.
-Resolution switching while viewing, no reloading.
-Instant rescaling to new resolution.
-Auto scale (option), Auto resolution (option).
-Mouse panning through large pictures.
-Slideshow option (with delay from 0 upto 30 seconds).
-Fully operational shareware version.
-Fully configurable from within the interface.

To give an impression of the speed of SEA 1.0, we'll compare SEA with
QPV 1.6c (formerly known as QPEG), which used to be the fastest JPEG viewer
around.

For each of the formats that are supported by both SEA and QPV, we'll show
the difference in speed:

JPEG                 : 40-80% faster
GIF,PNG              : twice as fast
PCX, Compressed LBM  : 3 to 4 times as fast
TIFF is not supported by QPV.
The compression of TGA and BMP files is so simple that there is not much to
gain.

All differences are in favour of SEA 1.0 (of course).

Conversion is also much faster than all other programs available today.
Writing PNG files for example is faster than pkzip(tm) (which uses the same
compression technique).

Requirements:
To run SEA 1.0 you need at least a 386, 2MB of memory, and a vesa compatible
graphics card with at least 512KB of video memory.
A mouse is highly recommended, as is more memory.

NOTES:
- SEA 1.0 will be available early september on major ftp-sites, the exact
  locations will be announced in another posting at release time.

- The only reason we've compared SEA to QPV is that QPV is the only program
  that comes even remotely close to the speed of SEA 1.0

- Support for GIF files is still uncertain, due to legal issues.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to mail us.



Harold de Laat

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