A few days after I released the Koala Paint plug-in someone asked
for an Art Studio (also an old Commodore 64 program) plug-in.
With these plug-in you can read files in Art Studio format. There is
a plugin-in for the hi-res (the standard Art Studio, 320 x 200)
format as well as for the multi-color (the Advanced Art Studio,
160 x 200) format. Click
to download the gzipped tarfile.
Building the plug-in is straightforward. First unpack the gzipped
% tar xvfz artstudio-0.9.tgz
Next compile and install the plug-in with:
% gimptool --install artstudio.c
% gimptool --install advanced-artstudio.c
To proof that the plug-in works two converted Art Studio Pictures:
and a converted Advanced Art Studio picture:
These plug-ins are only useful for reading Art Studio files in
Commodore 64 format. Files for other 8 bit computers will probably
The file extension of Art Studio files is unknown to me. Therefor I
didn't provide a load handler which means that the Gimp can't
automatically detect what kind of file you are loading. In the 'File
Open' dialog you must select the right filetype.
I haven't tested this plug-in yet for for Gimp 1.2.x. There is a
possibility that it won't work at all.