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You can download copies of our software:

The trial copies will timeout 30 days after you install them. Fred's Fractal Factory and Viewer does not timeout. It is completely free!

Download SiliconK5Eval.exe, SpectrumShiftPaintEval.exe, or FredPlus.exe into a temp directory on your machine and then run it. This will launch a setup program.

These programs run on Windows 7, 8 and 10.


Some of our programs install more than one icon on your desktop.

The Silicon Mirror and Kaleidoscope only installs the following icon for Moe's Image Viewer:  

Spectrum Shift Paint installs 4 desktop icons:  

The Palette Selector and Spectrum Gradient allow you to create and manage custom palettes. Photo Alias allows you to convert almost any photo to gray scale and then apply false color mapping to the image. These images can be animated and used as fill textures in Spectrum Shift Paint.

Fred's Fractal Factory and Viewer installs the following desktop icons:  


So what is with the blue arrows in the upper right corner of our desktop shortcut icons? This only occurs in Windows 10, and apparently it is a Microsoft bug. This seems to occur because the shortcuts are stored in a compressed folder in Windows 10. However, logically these shortcuts refer to our programs, which are not compressed at all, so the blue compression arrows are really a bug. The bug is completely harmless, but it is annoying and potentially confusing. We use the Wix Toolset to build our installers and I queried the Wix folks about this. They said this behaviour was Microsoft's doing, and not something that the Wix folks could fix. It is a 'feature'.


Please send suggestions for improvements to elliotl@torpor.com .

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