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DirectImage Xtra

By DirectXtras March 12, 2003

Rating = 33 votes

DirectImage (formerly known as DirectXport) is a cross-platform, easy to use Scripting Xtra for Macromedia Director, Authorware and Shockwave that provides applications with the ability to create, export, import, capture and manipulate images. Using DirectImage Xtra, Director, Authorware and Shockwave applications can perform the following tasks through scripting: - Export Director image cast members, lingo image objects, the Director stage or Authorware display icons into various image file formats, including JPEG, GIF, TIFF, BMP, PICT, PSD, animated GIF and many more. - Import image files into Director image cast members or lingo image objects. The Xtra can read from more than 30 different image file formats. - Perform a screen capture into a Director image cast member or file. - Convert an image from one format to another. - Change the color depth of an image to 1, 2, 4, 8, 16 or 32 bits with palette remapping and dithering support. - Resize, scale, magnify and minify images. - Flip, flop, roll, chop, crop and shave images. - Rotate and shear images. - Perform image processing effects: blur, sharpen, oil paint, charcoal paint, implode, explode, motion blur, morph, shade, spread, swirl, wave, raise, edge, emboss, solarize and more. - Perform image processing enhancements: contrast, modulate, reduce noise, normalize and more. - Get and set the image pixels and background color. - Get and set the image resolution, compression type and colorspace. - Access and manipulate image frames \ layers. - Store application specific data as part of the image. - Retrieve the EXIF and IPTC information associated with imported images. - Flatten or coalesce images with multiple frames \ layers. - Set the image transparency. DirectImage Xtra is Shockwave safe, so it can also be used with Shockwave 7 and above and when Director safety features are turned on. When the Xtra is in safe mode it can import and export image files through a built-in file selection dialog box from/to anywhere on the local machine, or directly from/to the Shockwave support folder (dswMedia folder) or any other local dswMedia folder without displaying a dialog box. An auto downloadable Shockwave safe package of DirectImage Xtra is also available. It is a compressed (600K - 800K) version of the Xtra that can be downloaded automatically from a web site to the user's local machine whenever needed, and once installed provides Shockwave applications on the web with the advanced imaging capabilities that the Xtra provides. The Xtra is available for Director 5 and above, Authorware 4 and above, and is compatible with Windows 9X and newer (including 2000, ME, NT, XP) as well as MacOS 8, 9 and X.

DirectXtras Inc. P.O Box 2645, Menlo Park, CA, 94026, U.S.A Voice: +1-415-5058249 Fax: +1-801-8585841 Toll Free: 1-800-4453093 E-mail General Information: E-mail Technical Support:


License: Commercial
Cost: $199.00
OS: Win | Mac
File format: Not available

Additional extension information

Author: DirectXtras
Author website:
Date published: March 12, 2003
Approval: None
Browsers: Internet Explorer 6,5.5,5,4 | Netscape 7,6.2,6,4.75,4.7,4.5,4
Compatible Products(s): Director MX , 8.5.1 , 8.5 , 8 , 7.0.2 , 7.0.1 , 7 , 6.5 , 6.0.2 , 6 , 5 | Authorware 7 , 6.5 , 6 , 5
Encrypted: No


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