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You can download trial copies of our Windows software. These trial copies will timeout 30 days after you install them.

Permanent copies of the Silicon Mirror and Spectrum Shift Paint can be purchased.


You can install trial copies of our Windows software via the Microsoft Store app:

Installing via the Microsoft store is safe but somewhat clunky. In particular, the installation may pause waiting for confirmation from the User Account Control dialog asking you if it is ok to install software from Elliot Leonard. You should say 'Yes' to this. Unfortunately, the User Account Control dialog is often hidden behind the Microsoft Store App so the installation stalls. You can fix this by clicking on the User Account Control icon in the taskbar.


Alternatively, you can download copies of our Windows software directly from our torpor.com website:

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 SiliconKEval550.exe, SpectrumShiftPaintEval_370.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, 10, and 11.


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

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

Moe's Image Viewer on the Mac looks like: .

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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