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Shareware Spotlight Featuring Repligator

Create commercial art or fine art from everyday images with Repligator. Repligator is featured in this week's Shareware Spotlight.
Published: Oct 27, 2008
Author: Al Harberg
Related OS: Windows
Shareware Spotlight

In The Spotlight: Repligator

by Al Harberg of DP Directory

Easy-to-Use graphics effects program adds professional touch to ordinary photos and drawings.

Repligator at a glance:

Repligator makes it simple to create unique images. To add artistic effects to photos, import your image file and hit F7 a few times to see which of 110 possible effects Repligator suggests. Repligator is a stand-alone program, though the Pro version can also run as a plug-in for Paint Shop Pro and Photoshop.

Repligator is designed for people who want to quickly apply graphics effects to their images, and is a great accessory for both experienced and novice digital camera users. Simply open your original image in Repligator and select the effect to apply, for example "Colored Chrome", "Sepia" or "Old Photo". Alternatively, let the Wizard do the selection and fine-tune the results if required.

Among the 10 new effects in this version are "Pencil Sketch", "Braque Cubism", "Rough Sketch", and "Textured Photos".

Repligator has a command to create as many as 110 variations on your original image in one go. Simply hit the F12 key, then you can examine and fine-tune all the created images at your leisure. Simplicity of use has been built into Repligator, and Wizards are used extensively throughout the program.

The Pro version has "effect presets", so you can save effect settings for use on different images at some future date. The Pro version also has vector output for users of vector programs (for example Illustrator), who want to import Repligator created effects in PostScript form.

Repligator Home costs $29.95(US), and Repligator Pro costs $49.95. Both may be ordered securely online from the Ransen Software website at http://www.ransen.com/.

About Ransen Software:

Ransen Software has been making easy-to-use graphics programs since 1995. In 1999, Repligator won the "Best Graphics Program" award at the Shareware Industry Awards in Tampa, Florida.

In addition to Repligator, the company also offers Gliftex, a Windows application that lets you create web page decorations, high-quality textile designs, and fun artwork of every description; and Pointor, a CAD utility that analyzes and transforms raw point data.


About Al Harberg

Since 1984, Al Harberg has been president of DP Directory, Inc., a public relations firm that helps software developers use press releases to get publicity and sales.

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