Graphic Toolkit

Packaging for Sinclair QL Graphic Toolkit
Graphic Toolkit is a range of various functions and procedures to help you to write programs which access the Sinclair QL's graphics.

As well as including some standard functions (such as QDOS$ and ALCHP), the toolkit includes commands for copy protecting microdrive cartridges, moving a pointer on screen, painting a section of the screen with a specific colour, copying part of the screen to / from memory and zoom (magnifying part of the screen by 16 times).

It has an unusual example program (Transfer_x) which allows you to load two screens into memory and then copy sections of one screen to another using a freehand brush (there are 8 brushes and two airbrushes included in the program).

A useful set of routines, unfortunately, it lacks any information about whether it can be used as part of a commercial program.

Screenshot of Sinclair QL Graphic Toolkit - showing zoom function
Title: Graphic Toolkit
Language: 68000 Machine Code
Author: Mick Andon
Publisher: Pyramide
Year of Publication: 1986
Reviews: Unknown
Price as at May 1986: Unknown
Platforms Suitable for: All Sinclair QLs and compatibles
Commercial Status: Freeware
Sources Available from: Unknown
Latest Version available from: Sinclair QL Homepage

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