The original CompuShow continues to provide all the graphics display capabilities that have made it the "world standard" for IBM compatible computers since its release in 1987.
It "RUNS ON ANYTHING"! From the earliest IBM graphics adapters, CGA with 4 colors, and Hercules monochrome graphics, through EGA's 16 colors, MCGA and VGA, to the most modern Super-VGA with high resolution, full color capabilities!
With versatility being its greatest strength, CompuShow displays sixteen of the most popular graphics file formats:
PC Paint PIC
Portable Network Graphics (PNG)
CompuShow converts graphics from any of the sixteen supported formats to
The registered version of CompuShow has a number of additional features including:
a scripted slide show to operate in either un-attended mode, with timed delays between images or in operator-attended mode, allowing you to control the pace, moving ahead or backing up to previous images.
printing of all graphics on a wide variety of black and white and color dot matrix printers, laser jets, and black and white and color inkjets.
an enhanced setup program.
CompuShow is one of the first graphics programs to support the new PNG format, designed to "replace GIF". Our support of PNG, including the ability to convert GIF and other graphics to PNG, dates back to May of 1995.
We're especially excited about CompuShow 2000! With all the graphics display capabilities that have made CompuShow the world standard for IBM PC compatibles, CompuShow 2000! provides the convenience and functionality of a "state of the art" user interface.
Great new "desktop" design, with pull-down menus, clickable status bar, and context-sensitive help.
Moveable, resizeable, overlapping windows. Open up to NINE windows on different drives and directories at the same time. Copy or move files with a mouse by dragging them from one window to another.
In addition to the standard 80 column by 25 line mode, may be run in 80x43 mode on an EGA, 80x50 on a VGA, and 80x60, 132x25, 132x43, 132x50, or 132x60 on Super-VGAs with VESA BIOS support for those modes.
Complete control of directory window contents! Show all files with the familiar "*.*" file mask, or by a list of specifications such as "*.gif;*.bmp;*.pcx;*.jpg". Sort by name, extension, size, or date, forward or backward. Display in UPPERCASE or lowercase. Turn on or off display of file size, date, or time.
All CompuShow 2000! program documentation and setup functions are accessed from inside the program. In addition to the context-sensitive help screens, you can read the complete user's guide and other documentation on the screen or print it on your printer (with complete control of page width, length and margins.) Video driver selection, control of display modes, and EMS/XMS memory use are specified from the setup menu.
Tag files in multiple windows (in different directories, even different disk drives) to display in a timed "show".
A full-featured graphic file database program, CompuLog allows you to catalog all the graphic files on your hard, floppy and CD-ROM disks into a single searchable database. By assigning one-letter classification codes and keywords that describe the subject matter, you can select and sort images into groups of similar pictures. Images may be viewed by selecting from a screen full of image "thumbnails". A flexible keyword selection routine supports wildcards, so that CAT* selects CAT, CATS, CATAMARAN and CATAPULT, while *CAT selects BOBCAT and *CAT* finds WILDCATS. The selected database records may be sorted, ascending or descending, by file name, size, date, image resolution or colors.
Any selection of images can be turned into a "viewer", which allows others (perhaps the kids), to view only the pictures that you specify, and locks out any changes to your master database.
CompuLog also creates a stand-alone "index" for all graphics on a particular disk, combining thumbnail images and a viewer program in a single EXE file.
A "sampler" feature creates a multi-image GIF file of any number of graphics. By using the GIF89a capabilites, the "sampler" GIF contains not only the thumbnail images and file name, but comments containing file size, date and format plus image resolution and colors. If there are more images than will fit on a single screen, the GIF issues a "wait for keypress or mouse click" before proceeding.
CompuLog requires DOS 3 and a VGA. A VESA-compliant Super-VGA, mouse, and at least a 386 are recommended.