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software Classic   software Classic : A-EON Technology Acquires Personal Paint
   posted by amigakit on 27-Nov-2014 15:33:19 (17285 reads)
A-EON Technology is pleased to announce that it has taken over the development of Personal Paint from Cloanto. The two companies had already started to cooperate in 2014 which resulted in the release of Personal Paint 7.2 and 7.3. These are the first new versions for several years, with the latest native versions available now on AMIStore for both AmigaOS 4.1 and AmigaOS 3.x.

As part of the agreement A-EON will exclusively develop and own all future AmigaOS versions of Personal Paint (including possible MorphOS and AROS ports). Additionally, A-EON and Cloanto will share joint ownership of Classic Amiga versions up to version 7.2, while Cloanto may continue to work on future non-Amiga versions.

Matthew Leaman, A-EON Managing Director, said, "A-EON Technology is proud to conclude this agreement with Cloanto. Personal Paint always had a strong following with Classic Amiga users and we are excited to drive it's future." Trevor Dickinson, A-EON’s co-founder added, "I've been an avid user of Personal Paint for many years. It became the leading easy-to-use Amiga program for bitmapped graphics and animation and was one of the first to support AGA and RTG graphics. These advanced features allowed Personal Paint to replace Deluxe Paint in Commodore's Amiga computer software bundles."

Personal Paint was the first commercial Amiga graphics program to break the 2Mb chip RAM barrier and to support PowerPC CPUs. However, it also included numerous other unique features which made it a favourite with many Classic Amiga owners. These included: professional colour reduction and merge, multiple brushes, filters, animation, file format plugins and stereograms together with PostScript and 24-bit printing. The constant reinvention of the possible applications of animated GIFs (also thanks to the expiration of related patents) helped drive continued demand for Personal Paint's exceptional support for palette based modes and optimised GIF code.

Cloanto's Michael C. Battilana commented on the transfer, "I am delighted to see future Amiga Personal Paint development efforts in the hands of an extremely motivated and talented team. I would also like to pay special thanks to Trevor. Without his generous commitment, the Amiga community wouldn't be as alive and kicking as it still is today."

PDF Press Release

Click More for latest PPaint changes and features.



Personal Paint 7.3 Classic (and PPC) version has the following features:-

● Works with the Classic AmigaOS and AmigaOS4.1 and and emulation under WinUAE and Amiga Forever
● Totally integrated with the AmigaOS Workbench
● Supports AmigaOS screen dragging
● Smoother interaction with the OS4 screen dragging system
● True colour animation frame thumbs in the StoryBoard window
● High resolution gadget imagery and thin borders style GUI option for a more modern look
● 9 new built in brush shapes
● 100 new Custom Brushes
● Pressure sensitive drawing
● Dithered transparency
● New Airbrush Linemode
● Extended paint functionality with image processing tool

The older 7.1c archive will be available to download from the official PPaint website:

http://ppaint.amistore.net

This domain is still in the process of propogating with DNS servers around the world so it wont be available everywhere until during the next 24-48 hours
    

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Re: A-EON Technology Acquires Personal Paint
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Well done!

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A-EON takes over Personal Paint development, full version removed from Aminet

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A-EON takes over Personal Paint development, full version removed from Aminet


But is still part of AmigaFoever....


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@AEON

Good news. Look forward to it's future.


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Re: A-EON Technology Acquires Personal Paint
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Matthew Leaman, A-EON Managing Director??? I missed something?


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i assume the license of personal paint has been changed, but is it legal and appropriate to apply the newly changed license _post factum_ to a past version that has been long ago released under another license and demand removing it from hosting elsewhere? will the users now be demanded to erase their software downloaded from aminet? anyway, strange practice to fill an online store that demands an account and is available only on limited platforms (for instance not accessible for _unexpanded_ amiga ) while purging publicly accessible repositories of traditional software that has there been for years. doesnt actually convince me to support these efforts. but whatever.

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Thanks guys- we are very pleased about the native AmigaOS 4 version that Andy has been contracted to develop for A-EON. Apart from new features, it is the first public release of PPaint natively working under AmigaOS 4 which makes it both a fast and stable release.

Also the new features added from this OS 4 version have been also included in the new AmigaOS 3 version of PPaint. This is part of A-EON's ongoing commitment to providing new software for the Amiga.

Last edited by amigakit on 27-Nov-2014 at 05:13 PM.


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A-EON takes over Personal Paint development, full version removed from Aminet


Ouch, that's a big disappointment. No no no....

Wasn't the agreement for the future versions, why to make this to users :(


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Trevor Dickinson from A-EON states that they "plan to offer free downloads of historical Classic versions in the future".

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A-EON intends to make free versions available in future from it's own servers.


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@wawa

I shoudln't bite but ....

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assume the license of personal paint has been changed, but is it legal and appropriate to apply the newly changed license _post factum_ to a past version that has been long ago released under another license and demand removing it from hosting elsewhere?


Before you spout your ridiculous uterances, you should read the 'license' that PPaint was released under. It was no kind of freeware and if the owners of it want to take it down they have every right to.


Distribution: Only Cloanto and Aminet - No CDROM (NoCD)

...
...
AMINET VERSION

This archive contains a complimentary edition of Personal Paint


(my emphasis)

With you attitude you may as well say that once a product has been released on a CoverCD or similar free offer it must be permanently free, this is clearly not the way it works.

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will the users now be demanded to erase their software downloaded from aminet?


Ofcourse, not don't be ridiculous.

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anyway, strange practice to fill an online store that demands an account and is available only on limited platforms


The version available on the online store is 7.3 which has a subtsantial feature upgrade.
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but whatever.


Indeed.

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As an afterthought I ought to say that my own utterances are not in any way representative of AEON.
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@wawa:
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i assume the license of personal paint has been changed, but is it legal and appropriate to apply the newly changed license _post factum_ to a past version that has been long ago released under another license and demand removing it from hosting elsewhere?

Let's not go there, please. Copyright holders are of course entitled to have their software removed from Aminet, that's simply Aminet's policy and has nothing to do with any laws.

Doesn't mean we have to like it, or that it's a smart move.

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A-EON intends to make free versions available in future from it's own servers.


Ok, sligthly less pissed, but still. Would be much better in Aminet, where people would find it better and have used to find it there. Better upload txt info about it there at least so that people searching will see it.

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As a Classic user I am really happy with the new Classic enhancements and features of PPaint that A-EON have commissioned- first development of this software in many, many years - is that not a good thing for Classic Amigas ?

Additionally, the first native AmigaOS 4.x version which is also good news!

Both platforms driving development of software for each other.

I am surprised that Amiga-News have gone with such a headline and not celebrated the fact that a brand new Classic Amiga version is available - surely that is the main headline for us Classic Amiga fans that use our Amiga systems daily and welcome new software developments.

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A-EON intends to make free versions available in future from it's own servers.

which means that this hypothetical free version will be available to download only after user registration?

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Nice, but I think it would be better if ArtEffect and PageStream development are taken by somebody... Those two are the closest to Adobe software...


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Good to see progress and development.

I cant really see why Amiga users expects everything to be freely available for an unlimited period of time.
Maybe why no developers stick around?

zzd10h recived a similar reaction to his program pack, so not really suprised.

Anyhow; good stuff AeonKit.

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I am surprised that Amiga-News have gone with such a headline and not celebrated the fact that a brand new Classic Amiga version is available

The headline of the official press release doesn't "celebrate that fact" either?

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