Below is a list of software that you may find useful for this
course, and for Web work in general. Many of these programs
exist on at least some of the computers at the Geometry Center.
This is especially true of the Unix tools.
See the Geometry Center
Visitor Resourses page for more information specific to the
Geometry Center's computer systems.
Some programs listed below, in particular some of the
Macintosh and PC software, may not be present on equipment at the
Center. We've tried to give links for everything, however, so that
you can use this list to find out more about the software, including
in particular how to get it.
There is a large archive of Macintosh freeware and shareware at the
University of Texas at URL
Many of the programs listed below are from this archive.
An excellent source of information about programs available for
PCs is the Tucows
Archive (http://www.tucows.com). "Tucows" stands for "The
Ultimate Collection of Winsock Software"; this site contains a
huge database of information on programs for Windows, Windows 95,
and Windows NT. For each program, they give a short description
and evaluation, and links to more information. Most things in
the archive are either shareware or freeware.
We downloaded test versions of some of the image processing programs
below and installed them on our PCs immediately prior to this course.
To see what's there and to try them out, follow the path
Network Neighborhood -> Scott -> CMWH on any of
our PCs. If you don't see something there that you want to try, ask a
staff member about it.
- A LaTeX to GIF converter
- Panorama Free SGML browser
- Perl for Win32
- MpegPlay (Windows) (requires Win32s)
- Image Processing Software
(Everything in this list is from the
- ACDSee for Windows 95.
Image viewer. Supports BMP, GIF, JPG, TGA, TIF and more.
Graphic Workshop for Windows 95.
(Shareware) General image utility.
- HyperSnap (formerly know as SnapShot/32).
Allows you to capture any part of Windows 95 or Windows NT desktop.
- Image Eye 32-bit.
(Shareware) Image viewer.
- Lview Pro for Windows 95.
- Paint Shop Pro 32-bit.
(Shareware) General graphics program comparable to Adobe Photoshop.
- PolyView for Windows 95.
A GIF, JPEG, TIFF, and photo-cd graphics viewer.
Does not appear to have a home page on the Web, but can be
downloaded directly from the tucows archive.
- Thumbs Plus for Windows 95.
Helps you locate and organize your graphic files.
(Commercialware) General image utility.
Has Transparent GIF support, interlaced GIF and
PNG, and the ability to create CERN and NCSA compliant image maps.
- HTML Editing Programs
(These programs are all in the
Last modified: Mon Jan 27 10:42:17 1997