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MacLispix is an application written in MacIntosh Common Lisp (MCL) with functions added for image manipulation and display. Images are represented as LISP arrays -- the pixels can be of most any data type (for example real or rational numbers), the arrays are allocated dynamically, and the pixels can be accessed easily. MacLispix displays images with 8 bits (one byte) of gray scale information. Color overlays can be made of two or three gray scale images and displayed as 24 bit color (or, automatically by the system as 8 bit color if a 24 bit screen is not there). Displayed images are linked back to original array values for analysis.

MacLispix is used as a tool for algorithm development and for special purpose laboratory use, and is designed and maintained by one person -- me. It is not intended as a "goof proof" general purpose image processing application because we do not have the support for that. Think of it as a programming environment with a bunch of tools attached, rather than as a 'seemless' user friendly image processing package. The Mac interface does make it friendly enough, though, so that others have found it handy, and I do try to repond to requests. The source code is available. MacLispix can be customized by the user in various ways.


What the MacLispix distribution consists of:

Download Page MacLispix is distributed as Binhexed, Compact Pro self extracting archives. The application itself takes about 8 MB hard disk space, and needs 4MB to 8MB to run.

MacLispix is more of a development environment with tools hung onto menus, than a finished, pollished, bug free, super friendly image processing package. It is especially useful for scientific and special purpose applications.

The Maclispix manual is a collection HTML pages and .gif or .jpeg files included in the Docs folder. They are meant to be accessed using a web browzer, which can be started from within MacLispix as a form of on-line help.


Use and Restrictions:

MacLispix is in the Public Domain, and is distributed free of charge by David Bright

Please be patient, and let me know what you would like to see in this manual and in the MacLispix system.

Macintosh Common Lisp, contributed (free) MCL code, MCL tutorials, and MCL documentation are available from Digitool

Last update: Tue, Dec 03 1996 at 13:52:54