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BitFonter Specifications


Opens: BitFonter 3 Document (.bfb), Photofont (.phf), TrueType-flavored OpenType SBIT font (.ttf with EBLC and EBDT tables), Adobe/Unix BDF font (.bdf, monochrome, grayscale and color), Windows Font Set (.fon), Adobe Binary Screen font (.abf), Windows Font (.fnt), X11 Font (.pcf), PalmOS Font (.pdb), IBM AFP bitmap Font Resource (.afp), HP PCL Soft Font (.sfp), BitFonter Font Project (.fnp), ScanFont 3 Document (.sfd), ScanFont 4 Document (.sf), FontLab Studio 5 Glyph Template (.dat), FontLab 3/4 Glyph Template (.dat), Encapsulated PostScript (.eps), PNG Image (.png), TIFF image (.tif), JPEG image (.jpg), GIF image (.gif).

Imports: Adobe Font Metrics (.afm), hinted rasterized bitmaps for all glyphs in a outline font installed on the system (using the FreeType rasterizer), hinted rasterized bitmaps for the current system codepage in an outline or bitmap font installed on the system (using the system rasterizer), unhinted rasterized bitmaps for all glyphs in a font from a supported outline font editor***.

Windows version also opens: Windows Bitmap (.bmp).

Mac version also opens: Mac Type 1 FFIL font suitcase (FOND/NFNT resources), Mac TrueType FFIL font suitcase (FOND/NFNT resources or .dfont file with bloc/bdat tables), Mac fbit font, Mac PICT image (.pic), any QuickTime-supported image format, including Adobe PDF (.pdf) and Adobe Photoshop Document (.psd).

Saves: BitFonter 3 Document (.bfb), Photofont (.phf), TrueType-flavored OpenType SBIT font (.ttf with EBLC and EBDT tables), Adobe/Unix BDF font (.bdf, monochrome, grayscale and color), Windows Font Set (.fon), Windows Font (.fnt), PalmOS Font (.pdb), IBM AFP bitmap Font Resource (.afp), HP PCL Soft Font (.sfp), BitFonter Font Project (.fnp), FontLab Studio 5 Glyph Template (.dat).

Mac version also saves: Mac Type 1 FFIL font suitcase (FOND/NFNT resources), Mac TrueType FFIL font suitcase (FOND/NFNT resources or .dfont file with bloc/bdat tables).

Exports: PNG Image (.png), TIFF image (.tif), Adobe Font Metrics (.afm), FontLab Document (.vfb, with autotraced outlines), outline font or pixelfont to a supported outline font editor (with autotraced outlines)***.

Windows version also exports: Windows Bitmap (.bmp).

Mac version also exports: Mac PICT image (.pic).

*** Supported outline font editors include: FontLab Studio 5.0.3 or higher, TypeTool 3.0.0 or higher.

Drawing tools: Pencil, Eraser, Brush, Text tool, Line, Rectangle and Ellipse tool, Fill, Rotate, Marquee selection, freeform selection, magic wand selection. All tools can work in various color modes, from black/white through grayscale and 8-bit palette to 24-bit RGB color with alpha transparency.

Special tools: metrics editor, tools to extract characters from image.

Encoding: support for the Unicode basic multilingual plane, various codepages and encodings.

Windows: Project window, Font window (with the glyph preview and string preview panels), Glyph window, Preview window, Image window, Metrics window.

Panels: Info, Tool, Palette (includes optional transparency selector), Brushes, Tool options.

Transformation: Scale, Slant, Rotate, Bold (for black-white fonts only).

Filters and effects: Change color depth, Resize, Merge fonts, Sharpen, Soften, Gaussian blur, Smart blur, Brightness/Contrast, Hue/Saturation, Colorize/Texturize, Remove background, Median noise, Custom filter and more.

Undo levels: up to 100 levels (customizable)

360+ page user manual

Hardware requirements: Any Macintosh computer that will run Max OS X 10.3 or any Windows computer that will run Windows 2000. Needs about 10MB Hd space for installation.

Software requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 - 10.6 (BitFonter will run on Intel-based Mac OS X, see details.) or Windows 2000/XP/Vista.

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US$499.00