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Type of Program: Plug-in filter for Graphics Editors
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/98/2000/NT MacIntosh
Company Name: Flaming Pear Software
Version: 1.01
Price: $40 U.S. for "Perception Pack", which includes Hue and Cry,
Melancholytron, and Flood, or $20 U.S. for Melancholytron alone 
Installed Size: 1.5 MB 


Flaming Pear Software keeps adding to its famous plug-in filter line. The newest additions are Melancholytron and Glitterato.

Melancholytron affects the mood, hue and focus of a picture. As usual, the plug-in is not only compatible with Adobe PhotoShop, but with Paint Shop Pro and several other graphics/image editors. The user interface is simple and clean. You control most effects by sliders, and the rest are presets standard with the plugin. The top two sliders control the shape of the affected area, the middle three sliders control the focus, and the bottom four sliders control the color. The "dice" random effects control appears, as well as the new "undo" function. As with all Flaming Pear filters, you have a preview screen which allows you to see the effects you're generating with each movement of the sliders.

Actually, Melancholytron is my favorite of the last two additions to Flaming Pear's family. It's an original concept and a wonderful graphics tool. The demo version is time limited; download it and give it a try!

User Friendly
Ease of Installation
Reviewed by Angelene

You can purchase online through Kagi.

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