PyDPainter is a recreation of EA’s Paint Software ‚Dpaint‘ for Amiga

PyDPainter ist ein Python-Klon, der aus meiner Sicht ikonischem Paint Tool ‚Deluxe Paint‘, die Electronic Arts initial im Jahr 1985 für den Commodore Amiga 1000 entwickelt hat.


Ich weiss noch wie unendlich beeindruckt ich damals von dem fast schon fotorealistischen Tutanchamun Abbild auf dem Verpackungs-Cover und in en Promo-Shots war. Wir selbst haben natürlich nur Quatsch gemalt…

PyDPainter, pronounced „Pied Painter“ (like Pied Piper), is an attempt to create a usable pixel art program in Python using PyGame. The original inspiration came from the Commodore Amiga version of Deluxe Paint released by Electronic Arts in 1985. Back then, Deluxe Paint helped define the user interface of a paint program with tool bars, menus, and the novel use of left and right mouse buttons for painting and erasing. After pixel art gave way to photo-realism and high-resolution 24 bit color, Deluxe Paint was largely forgotten for artistic work — left behind in the ever-progressing march of technology.



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