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Drawing program for Atari ST

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:56 am
by jotego
I want do draw a bitmap using a palette. The purpose is to use the bitmap on arcade machines. I was thinking of using the ST to draw it. Can you recommend me a drawing software? I need the output file format to be public so I can convert the file to the arcade format.

Re: Drawing program for Atari ST

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:47 am
by darklight
All of these will be limited to 320 x 200 x 16 colours:

DEGAS
NEOchrome
Canvas (my favourite)

Or Spectrum 512 will give you 320 x 200 x 512 colours.

You're talking about game graphics right? There is modern PC software dedicated to bitmap editing too, it'd probably be easier to convert from modern formats. But if you want Atari specifically, go right ahead :)

Re: Drawing program for Atari ST

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:30 pm
by FedePede04
if its for the PC you can try my program...
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1554183361560020/

Re: Drawing program for Atari ST

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:37 am
by gaxiola
Advanced OCP Art Studio had some features to help in the creation of animated sprites, maps and custom bitmap fonts and can even output some data as assembler data ready for inclusion into a program. It always seemed more oriented to use alongside software development than the more common apps. It's limited to ST low-res but might be worth a look.

http://www.atarimania.com/utility-atari ... 21473.html

Re: Drawing program for Atari ST

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:17 am
by ggn
A comprehensive list here: http://dhs.nu/files.php?t=pixelpainter. Personally I'm something in between Deluxe Paint and Crack Art.

BTW you can also use grafx2 on modern machines, this has pi1 support: http://grafx2.chez.com/index.php?static3/downloads

Re: Drawing program for Atari ST

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:05 pm
by rockyone
Look in this folder, there are several drawing programs http://www.mirari.fr/file/browse?f=692&u=506