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SystemAtari 8-Bit


Atari 8-Bit

Release Date: 1/1/1983
Manufacturer: Atari
AtariGraphics is a drawing program that specializes in using the lightpen. On the main screen the user is greeted with four different menus, each with several buttons and drop downs that can be activated with a touch of the pen. The four menus Options include Drawing Modes (box, circle, line, or parallelogram) and Screen Fills, Storage Control, Color and Patterns, and Color Mixing. Like any good drawing program, each menu allows the user to create shapes, lines, patterns, and colors. The lightpen gives the user the freedom to quickly draw complicated pictures in ways a joystick or mouse cannot.

This software is written by Steve Gibson, who went on to found Gibson Research and the Spinrite hard drive recovery product.

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