QL Paint

Packaging for Sinclair QL Paint

QL Paint is a bitmap drawing program produced by Talent Computer Systems which was based on their program, GraphiQL, except that rather than being controlled wholly by the keyboard, QL Paint, could be controlled by a set of icons (this was later releeased under Talent's own label as GraphiQL+).

Quite a neat utility, this provides the most common commands you require and handles both 4 and 8 colour screen modes, allowing you to access the full 512x256 screen. Files are output as full 32768 byte screen dumps. This is one of the few drawing programs which allows you to set the flash attribute on each pixel, and includes the following features:

  • Freehand drawing, 8 colours, optional flash
  • Rubber banding, rubber boxes, circles and elipses
  • Variable size texture definition
  • Doodle pad
  • Colour and texture fill of any shaped area
  • User definable paint brush - any colour or width
  • Colour list for full colour control
  • Re-colour facilitiy
  • Magnification with panning
  • Mirroring and rotation of parts of the screen
  • Air-brush effect
  • On-line help facility
  • Full file-store access
  • Printer dump utility
  • Text with single or double height characters

Screenshot of Sinclair QL Paint
Title: QL Paint
Language: 68000 Machine Code
Author: Andrew Colin, Jon R Malone and Craig Renfrew
Publisher: Talent Computer Systems
Year of Publication: 1985
Platforms Suitable for: All Sinclair QLs and emulators
Commercial Status: Commercial
Price as at November 1985: Unknown
Reviews: QL User (November 1985)
Sources Available from: n/a
Latest Version available from: RWAP Software

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