OCP Art Studio

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OCP Art Studio
Sample screenshot of OCP Art Studio.gif
Developer(s) Oxford Computer Publishing
Initial release 1985; 33 years ago (1985)
Stable release
Atari ST / 1987; 31 years ago (1987)
Operating system Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum
Type bitmap graphics editor
License Proprietary

OCP Art Studio or Art Studio was a popular bitmap graphics editor released in 1985, created by Oxford Computer Publishing and written by James Hutchby (original ZX Spectrum version).[1]

It featured a GUI with windows, icons, pull-down menus, pointing devices menus, tool windows and could be controlled using a AMX Mouse.[2]

Some of the distinctive features include:

  • Different pens, sprays and user-definable brushes
  • 'Undo' function
  • Textured fills (with user-definable patterns including stipples, hatches, bricks, roof tiles, etc.)
  • Font editor
  • Drawing of geometrical shapes.

Releases[edit]

The OCP Art Studio[edit]

Released in 1985 for the ZX Spectrum home computer[3] and in 1986 for the Amstrad CPC[4] and Commodore 64.[5]

The Advanced OCP Art Studio[edit]

Released in 1986 and developed by Dimitri Koveos[1] for the ZX Spectrum 128K[6] as "Art Studio Version 2.0", supporting the 128k memory models.[1]

In 1987 the Commodore 64[7] and Amstrad CPC[8] versions were released.

An Atari ST port was developed by Chris Hinsley[9] and released in 1987.[10][11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/games-info/a/AdvancedArtStudio.pdf
  2. ^ ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/games-info/a/ArtStudioThe.pdf
  3. ^ "Art Studio, The". World of Spectrum. Retrieved 2014-06-19.
  4. ^ "the ocp art studio &copy rainbird software (1986)". Cpc-power.com. 2011-10-03. Retrieved 2014-06-19.
  5. ^ "The OCP Art Studio" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-06-19.
  6. ^ "Advanced Art Studio". World of Spectrum. Retrieved 2014-06-19.
  7. ^ "GoDot - Loader for OCP Art Studio". Godot64.de. Retrieved 2014-06-19.
  8. ^ http://www.cpcwiki.eu/imgs/4/46/The_Advanced_OCP_Art_Studio_%28Rainbird%29_%28UK%29_Manual.pdf
  9. ^ http://www.atarimania.com/st/files/advanced_ocp_art_studio_(the)_rainbird.pdf
  10. ^ "Review: The Advanced OCP Art Studio (Rainbird)". Atarimagazines.com. Retrieved 2014-06-19.
  11. ^ http://www.atarimania.com/utility-atari-st-advanced-ocp-art-studio-_21473.html