Welcome to the PPT Home Page

Current PPT Release: 6.18 ("Descartes-2")

Last updated 22-Oct-2002


The purpose of this page is to function as a fixed point (not a floating point, hee hee) in netspace for the development of the PPT Image Processing Package. You are welcome to try it out, but remember:

THIS IS FREE SOFTWARE. BY DOWNLOADING IT YOU AGREE THAT I CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE IN ANY WAY OF ANY POSSIBLE DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER. THERE IS NO WARRANTY, IMPLIED OR OTHERWISE.

There. I feel much better now.


What's new?

[09-Aug-16] PPT source code is now on Github. If you enjoy seeing really old code, please enjoy :-). I also fixed a 15-year old layouting bug on this page. Better late...

[22-Oct-02] Changed the actual archive files to an another computer. Unless you're referring to them directly, this should have no effect on you. It will, however, give me a better idea on who actually uses PPT these days =).


Table of Contents

Introduction

PPT is an (yet another) image processing program for the Amiga microcomputers and compatibles.

Oh, BTW: Please always refer to this page as http://www.iki.fi/~jalkanen/PPT.html even if your browser claims differently. This is because IKI provides me with permanent HTTP redirection and a permanent e-mail address and should I ever have to resign this HUT address (being a student and all) you may have difficulty in refinding this place unless you use the IKI address.

Features

The niftiest feature of PPT is a multithreaded core, which means that you can continue working on other images, while the previous one is being processed. You can even do work while there is a batch processor chewing away in the background!

Other, cool features are:

I have some screen shots for you right here.

See the readme for more information!

Requirements

PPT is a modest program, it does not require much (however, it'll be very happy, if you have lots of resources):

Installation

Installation is handled by the standard AT Installer. If you do not have the latest version, go check your nearest Aminet site for a package called "Installer_43.lha" or something similar.

Other than that, just de-archive the contents of the distribution archive onto your ramdisk, floppy, or hard drive and click on "Install".

NOTEZ-BIEN: The format of PPT modules may change until the API has been frozen. Always make sure you've deleted all of the old versions before updating to a new version.

Known bugs and workarounds

Here's a small list of bugs that have not been mentioned in the docs (i.e. I have just found them or someone has notified me of them):

Text.effect won't start!
Get a fix here.
Dragging and dropping an image on each other hangs the machine!
This is a known bug in BGUI 41.8 and will be fixed. Either use BGUI 41.10 (download here) or just use Cut/Copy/Paste. Though it is possible that the 41.10 release may crash also (I've seen it!), it is also possible that it is slightly better on your system.

Files

The following files are available in this area (shift click or do something else to your browser so that it understands that these files are not to be shown, but downloaded. Some browsers have difficulty understanding the lha format): The README and ReleaseNotes are of course available in the main archive, as well.

Links

Here's a small selection of links somehow related to image processing or PPT.


If you have any comments,
please mail them to me.

My address is: jalkanen@cc.hut.fi

PPT is (C) Janne Jalkanen 1996-1999. All rights reserved.