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System Requirements

SketchMatrix will run on any compatible PC running Windows 98 SE onwards (Windows Vista or XP is recommended). Other requirements are quite standard - adequate hard disk space for the program (around 5MB) and for your data/ images, a good input pointing device, keyboard, monitor/ screen, CD ROM drive (if you are using CD based distribution), a color scanner if you want to scan your photos, a color printer for taking print outs, plus a reasonably fast CPU (Pentium or higher) with graphics support. Most specific requirements relate to memory (RAM) and graphics resolution.

Memory

Memory requirement depends mostly upon the largest image you will process. The program itself needs 16 MB free memory. To load and process images, plan on having around 10MB free for every 100,000 pixel size of the image (width times height in pixels - not to be confused with image file size on disk).

Screen Resolution

Your graphics card must support a minimum pixel resolution of 800 wide by 600 high is required. Higher resolutions will provider larger workspace without the need to scroll (minimum recommended (1024 wide by 768 high).


Current version and program license editions

Version 2.1 is the current release. SketchMatrix is available in different license types (Editions) to match your need and budget. Below table provides summarization of different program Editions, and comparison of their functionality/ price

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SketchMatrix Ver 2.1

Feature/ Function ↓↓

Lite Edition

Discontinued

Personal Edition (US$59) Artist Edition
(non-commercial license) (US$99)
Artist Edition (commercial license) (US$299)
Load/ save BMP and JPEG image types, acquire images from TWAIN compliant external source such as digital camera & scanner. WYSIWYG Printing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Interactive crop and normalized image scaling (10 - 350%)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Contextual and selective erase/ undo (original image, effects image, solid color)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Image tuning controls (RGB level, individual Red, Blue, and Green glaze controls, Intensity, Luminance, Grain, Focus)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Pre-set Composite Sketch Models selectable from a list - single click to apply to loaded image preview

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Full Documentation incld. step-by-step walkthrough with examples in tutorial form, and printable manual in PDF format, plus Instant Sketch Wizard

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Color vs. Gray Render mode  

Yes

Yes

Yes

Resizable preview image window to preview effects before applying to main image  

Yes

Yes

Yes

Individual sketch effects/ attributes, with the ability to combine and mix in variable amount of any one, and separate detail level for each attribute  

Yes

3 individual attributes - Outline, Shading, Detail

Yes

5 individual attributes - Outline, Shading, Detail, Features, Surface Depth

Yes

5 individual attributes - Outline, Shading, Detail, Features, Surface Depth

Directional Bias/ Perspective  

 

Yes

Yes

Variable Realism control    

Yes

Yes

Mix-in vs. Fill-in Render mode    

Yes

Yes

User defined composite models to record attributes in a batch set for future use    

Yes

Yes

License for commercial use *    

 

Yes

* Commercial license: has the same functionality as the Artist Edition, except that it is additionally licensed for commercial use. Multiple licenses may be purchased for use on more than one computer. Volume purchase discounts are available - please send request for quote to admin@neuraltek.com or call +61 408 268762 to discuss your requirement.

 

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