Information provided by: Tim Paveley
Let me state this now. I like SAM Paint, and I never really liked
Flash! so basically I'm going to tell you to buy SAM Paint.
So what's so good about SAM Paint?
Lot's of things, most of which I'll probably miss out. For a start it
is designed to be used with a mouse, (though not necessary), it has a
lot nicer front end, and lots more features, which I'll try and
- Gradient Fills. (Horizontal, Vertical, Angled, Radial)
- Brushes / Blocks / Shapes. (All can be used to draw with)
- Various Fill Modes.
- Various Designers. (Brushes, Fills, Lines)
- Zoom Modes.
- Block / Shape Manipulation. (Rescale, Rotate, Distort, Skew, etc.)
- Smearing / Blending / Bluring.
- Brush Modifying tools. (Lock out colours from being over drawn,
mirror in axis, lock to a grid, cycle colours)
- 4 Work Screens, with option to use a work screen as the pen
'colour', and using other screens as a reference for functions.
- 'Window' operations. (clear, flip, scroll, blur, rotate, merge,
outline, shadow, etc.)
- Bezier Curves / Curve fitting.
- Plasma Effect.
- Rectangles, Squares, Circles, Ellipses, Polygons, Parallelograms,
- Screen Compression.
- Airbrush / Stipple Effects.
- Perspective Effect.
- Bending of Blocks / Screens / Gradient Fill.
- Squeezing of Blocks / Screens into a shape.
- Animated Brushes.
- Various Printing Options.
- Screen Mode Conversion.
How can you tell I quoted some of those without really knowing what
There is lot's of other stuff as well, it's packed with features, and
even a completely hopeless artist like me can get some pretty groovy
effects out of it.
SAM Paint only really uses MODE 4, and MODE 3 to some extent. Though
screen conversions are avaliable.