Create high quality slides, transparencies and negatives from over 30 different image formats, including images created in QFX, PhotoShop, PowerPoint, Picture Publisher, CorelDRAW, Corel PhotoPaint, PaintShop Pro, 3D Studio and most other image editing, paint or 3D software packages.

QPR for Windows supports the AGFA Matrix and Management Graphics families of digital film recorders, including the PCR, QCR, QCR-Z and Solitaire models. QPR is fast and easy to use. What makes the difference is that QPR is optimized for sending bitmap images like Targa, Tiff, JPEG, GIF and PCX directly to the film recorder without the overhead of a "RIP" or the cost of expensive additional hardware. Many drivers or utilities that are designed to handle PostScript just don't do a good job when exposing bitmap images. Furthermore, you pay for the expense of PostScript in both dollars and the time lost exposing images. If you make slides, transparencies, negatives, film strips or motion pictures from bitmap images, we think you will get better control, performance and quality with QPR for Windows driving your digital film recorder. Check out why!

Version 4.1 of QPR now available with these new features:

 

Image Preview

The Preview window shows the framing, cropping, zoom and rotation of the image exactly as it will appear on the film. No guessing if the whole image will be visible or how it will be cropped. And if you want to preview an image before opening it, there is a thumbnail preview window in all our image file selection dialogs as well.

More Image Formats

QPR for Windows supports over 30 image file formats! You can image Targa, Targa 2.0, TIFF, PCX, JPEG, Amiga IFF, PhotoShop, Windows BMP and even PhotoCD images as well as many more.

New! QPR now will rasterize and expose Windows metatifles so you can image PowerPoint slides or vector art from programs like CorelDRAW, Adobe Illustrator and FreeHand!

Thumbnails Browser for selecting images

The Thumbnails Browser lets you open files using a dialog that displays thumbnail images of all the image files in a folder. The Thumbnails Browser works with any image file type that QPR supports, even if the image was created by another application. You also have the option to print a layout of the thumbnail images to your printer, to Windows metafiles or the Windows clipboard.

The Thumbnails Browser maintains a catalog of the thumbnail images for all the files in each folder that you visit in the browser. When you leave the browser or the current folder, the thumbnail images are saved in a catalog file in the same folder. The next time you visit a folder that has a thumbnail catalog file generated for it, the program will display the thumbnails much quicker. The program also checks to see if the original image has changed since the last time its thumbnail was placed in the catalog and if it has, generates a new thumbnail image. This keeps all the thumbnails up to date.

Cool Interface

QPR for Windows has a new control panel interface that sports a contemporary 3-D look. For the most frequently used commands and options you can click right on the main control panel of QPR for Windows. Most other commands and options located in the menus have shortcut keys, like Ctrl+O to open an image or Ctrl+E to go right to the Exposure and Color Balance dialog. All file Open and Save dialogs are the new Explorer style that let you perform many file maintenance tasks like deleting, renaming and copying files right inside the dialog without having to leave QPR.

Easy to Expose Image Groups

The Expose List command and dialog make it a snap to create, edit, save and load lists of images. Just click a few times in the file selection dialog to select the names of the images you want to expose and click the Expose button to expose them all. You can even use wildcards to specify files. File names will be exposed alphabetically in ascending or descending order.

"Hot" Directories

The Expose Directories feature lets you expose entire directories of images with just one click. And you can tell QPR for Windows to watch one or more directories and automatically expose new images saved or written into them. This feature turns QPR for Windows and your networked computer into a digital imaging server for any workstation on your network.

Error and Message Logging

QPR for Windows will log all errors and program messages to a log file so that you can track the progress of exposures of groups of images or any macros that your create and play. This feature is excellent for diagnosing and correcting problems or just keeping a log of all the images you expose for accounting or archiving purposes.

Message Recall

All messages, both error and informational, are displayed in the message window at the bottom of the QPR control panel. This window maintains a copy of all the messages and you can scroll backwards or forwards to see any message printed during the session.

Command Operation

QPR for Windows can be run via command macros as well as from the interactive interface. This lets you do batch processing, automate repetitive operations or run QPR for Windows from other programs.

Command Window

There is a command window right on the QPR control panel for entering any QPR command directly. This is handy for testing commands when writing command macros. And there is total command recall as well so you can repeat any command with just a click.

Preferences

Program preferences are set easily in the Preferences dialog. And QPR for Windows maintains a configuration file that retains all of your preference and other global options and settings from session to session.

Captioning

Creating and positioning captions is simple with the Caption Text dialog. You see a visual preview of your caption and can use any font installed in your system for your caption text. Select the font size, weight, style and color to use for your text. Add a border of any color or size. Place the caption on a colored background panel to make it stand out or select a transparent background for a subtle imprint.

Custom and User Frames

QPR for Windows includes a special dialog for changing or selecting the film frame that defines the exposed image area. This dialog makes it easy to create custom film frames for odd size film or special cine formats.

Exposure and Color Control

The integrated Exposure and Color Balance dialog lets you enter exposure and color correction directly in f/stops and CC units. Make color balance adjustments in all 6 primaries (red, green, blue, cyan, magenta and yellow) in familiar CC (color correction) units and make exposure changes in 1/10 f/stops, just like a photographic enlarger. And QPR for Windows can save your exposure and color balance settings between sessions, so the next time you make an exposure you get consistent results.

Lookup Table Editor

The Lookup Table Editor is integrated right inside QPR. You can upload, edit and download lookup tables directly to the film recorder.

Visual Framing

All the framing options are grouped into a single, intuitive dialog to eliminate the guesswork when aligning odd shaped images within the film frame. And you see your framing changes immediately in the image Preview window.

Aspect Ratio Control

QPR for Windows can handle images of any aspect ratio, such as images from video sources, where the pixels are not square. Just set the aspect ratio spin button and QPR for Windows automatically calculates the correct horizontal and vertical zoom ratios to maintain the aspect ratio of your image. This feature ensures that circles stay round and squares don't look squashed or stretched.

Enhanced Image Rotation

QPR for Windows can rotate any image on any film recorder by 90, 180 or 270 (-90) degrees and do it automatically. With auto-rotation enabled and a mix of landscape and portrait images, QPR for Windows will analyze each image before it is exposed and rotate it to fit the film frame correctly. Mirror images for special effects or background projection are also supported on any film recorder. QPR for Windows can even rotate images for film recorders like the Solitaire and ProColor that do not directly support image rotation.

Progress Ticker

The progress ticker shows you just how much of the image has been exposed and how much is left to do. And the color of the ticker bar lets you know which of the three color passes is being exposed. Just a quick glance at QPR for Windows and you know the progress of each image exposure.

On-line Help

There are many ways to get Help in QPR for Windows. There is context sensitive Help for every menu command and in every dialog. Help for any command entered in the new command window is just one key click away. And the new Quick Tips popup Help windows will get you up to speed on all the controls in the QPR control panel.

Drag and Drop Imaging

Select image files in File Manager or Explorer, drag them to QPR for Windows and drop to expose them all. You will see a Preview of each as it is opened and can monitor the progress of each image in the message window and via the progress ticker.

Support for 16K Imaging

QPR for Windows supports all film recorder resolutions including 16K.

Sharp High-Resolution Images

Our unique SharpZoom™ algorithm zooms any size image up to the high resolution of your film recorder without introducing jaggies or softening the image.

Long File Name Support

QPR for Windows supports long file names like "FINAL IMAGE FOR LAYOUT.TIF" that can include spaces and other special characters. Furthermore, our file selection dialogs are network aware so that you can make network connections without having to leave the program.

Fast Image Times

QPR for Windows is as fast as ever. With true 32-bit processing and multi-threading coupled with the new National Instruments drivers, QPR imaging times are the fastest ever. Furthermore, we virtualize each image before sending it to the film recorder so that we do not have to read each image from disk three times. This means better images too, especially when exposing JPEG, PCX, TIFF LZW, PhotoCD and other compressed image formats, because exposure times are consistent regardless of image content.

80386 or better computer running Windows 95/98, Windows NT or Windows 2000.
16 megabytes of memory (32 megabytes for Windows NT or 2000).
4 megabytes of hard disk space for program and related files.
Windows compatible graphics display, 256 colors or more.
National Instruments AT-GPIB or AT-GPIB/TNT adapter and NI-488.2 driver software for Windows.
AGFA Matrix or Management Graphics or compatible digital film recorder.

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