qlwiki:sketch_pad

Sketch Pad

Sketch Pad is a drawing package from Sigma Research of Cambridge which could be used with either the cursor keys or a joystick.

The program works by allowing you to draw ellipses, circles, rectangles and arcs to build up your picture, adding text in a variety of sizes and then allowing you to alter the colours and fill shapes before saving the picture or printing it out.

The save function does not output a standard screen dump - instead it produces a listing of the objects drawn saving hundreds of bytes per picture (but making it slower to redraw the screen in the future).

Advertised features included:

  • Screen dump to any Epson compatible printer
  • Microdrive save and load of screens
  • Use of stipple gives a vast range of colours
  • Graphics and text can be freely mixed
  • Automatic drawing of many shapes
  • Filling of regular or irregular shapes in any colour
  • Drawings saved on microdrive can be redisplayed from within any SuperBASIC program using simple procedures supplied on microdrive

Title: Sketch Pad
Language: Unknown
Author: Unknown
Publisher: Sigma Research
Year of Publication: 1985
Platforms Suitable for: Sinclair QLs
Price in February 1985: £14.90
Reviews: QL User (June 1985), QL User (November 1985)
Sources Available from: n/a
Latest Version available from: Unknown

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