Sunday, August 04, 2013

Image To ZX Spec 1.3.4 Released

Image To ZX Spec 1.3.4 has now been released.



For a full description read more here

Changes (since 1.3.4):

Version 1.3.4
  • Updated for Java 7.
  • Added VLC compatible video importing option.
  • Added simultaneous video decode/spectrum encode.
  • Added new prefer detail setting improving output.
  • Added new Sierra error diffusion option.
  • Added automatic preference saving.
  • Added dynamic memory allocation (grabs as much free as possible).
  • Added conversion cancel button (finally!)
  • Removed some redundant localisation code.
  • English text and licenses changes.
Downloads:

Image to ZX Spec 1.3.4 Standalone (direct download, just unzip and double click jar file to start).
Try Image to ZX Spec 1.3.4 online.
Image to ZX Spec 1.3.4 source code

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Image To ZX Spec 1.3.3_02 Released

Image To ZX Spec 1.3.3_02 has now been released.



For a full description read more here

Changes (since 1.3.3_01):

Version 1.3.3_02
  • Fixed an image resize bug which was forcing output to 256x192.
  • Fixed preview image flicker and preview image input-output synchronisation.
  • Removed two video queue bottlenecks (improves video conversion speed).
  • Removed all video pre-buffering (real time loading and conversion replaces it).
  • Removed non-internationalised video buffering message.
Downloads:

Image to ZX Spec 1.3.3 Standalone (direct download, just unzip and double click jar file to start).
Try Image to ZX Spec 1.3.3 online.
Image to ZX Spec 1.3.3 source code (note GPL 2.0 licenced).

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Image To ZX Spec 1.3.3 Released

Version 1.3.3_01 of Image To ZX Spec is now freely available!
Image to ZX Spec is written in Java and will work on Windows, Linux (tested on Ubuntu) or any Java 6 capable operating system.

Full colour conversion

Image To ZX Spec is an image and video converter that can produce "Spectrumized" retro art images of any size and convert real work to use on the ZX Spectrum, an emulator as a slideshow or video. This is useful to create music videos, posters, mock screenshots, to name a few - you do not even need a Spectrum to use this program!

Features:
  • Convert most avi formats/divx video to anim gifs or virtual tapes (for use in an emulator or on a real Spectum)!
  • Convert any image to a format a real Spectrum can display.
  • Convert any image to a full (original) size image with a retro Spectrum effect.
  • Multi core high speed conversion - configurable!
  • Fully automatic conversion, you just choose how you want to apply the effects.
  • Pre processing (brightness colour etc.) options.
  • Multiple dither (colour correction) options - 15 in total, that's excluding image to text and no dither options!
  • Multiple previews of all the dither options.
  • Many colour modes, such as monochrome, full 15 colour and the exotic "Gigascreen" colour mode (102 colours on a ZX Spectrum!)
  • Localised GUI - German, Greek, Italian, Polish and Spanish
Text conversion

Changes (since 1.3.1):

Version 1.3.3_01
  • Added internationalisation support.
  • Added new languages - German, Greek, Italian, Polish and Spanish.
Version 1.3.3
  • Added random single frame video preview.
  • Added improved video format support.
  • More monochrome dither fixes.
  • More UI changes.
  • Added serpentine error diffusion option.
  • Added error diffusion constraining option.
  • Improved error diffusion accuracy.
Version 1.3.2
  • Added Character Conversion (image to text).
  • Fixed long standing monochrome dithering bug (loss of detail).
  • UI changes for new options and usability changes.
  • Source code contains initial ground work for Muffin web proxy.
Gigascreen (102 colour) conversion

Downloads:

Image to ZX Spec 1.3.3 Standalone (direct download, just unzip and double click jar file to start).
Try Image to ZX Spec 1.3.3 online.
Image to ZX Spec 1.3.3 source code (note GPL 2.0 licenced).

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Downloads back online

The site hosting is back, all downloads should be working.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Downloads Broken, Hosting Offline

It seems like my hosting is offline, I don't know how long this will be but if it doesn't come back up sadly my most recent backup doesn't contain some of the most recent builds or source of software and this may be permanently lost. Apologies for the inconvenience - if you were after apps like Aerofoil please check the Softpedia mirror which are mentioned on the blog posts.