I downloaded the Rastus Demo yesterday and gave it a quick try.
It's easy to use, but my cursory tests yielded an odd moire-like
pattern in the dots, a subtle but noticeable succession of
checker-like dark and light areas throughout the image, most evident
at high resolutions or when viewed from a distance. I'd be curious to
know if anyone else has tried this, and what their experience has
As an alternative, does anyone have a favorite "mezzotint" plug-in
Indian Hill Press
> > >
> > > What Happened to Icefields Software?
> > >
> > >
> > > Many have written about the disappearance of Isis Corporation and their
> > > wonderful Icefields stochastic screening software. One of Icefields1
> > > advantages was it1s ability to bypass Photoshop1s 30,000 pixel limit (in
> > > either width or height) that can become an issue when
> > > images to bitmaps at 1,200 or more pixels/inch. Isis hopes to
>rise like the
> > > Phoenix in the future so they don1t want older versions of their software
> > > distributed for free.
> > >
> > > In the mean time, you might investigate Rastus Software as a stochastic
> > > screening alternative:
> > Questions
> > Andreas Schweizer
>Thanks for this. Someone had mentioned Icefields early on and I used
>it for a just a short while but then I had a horrible system crash
>and it did not survive. Even when reinstalled. Just sort of sits
>there upon opening. Some remnant bugger in the the system file gone
>bad, won't copy over, and I just have't been able to identify it.
>Have the same problem with Ofoto scanning software. That was great
>stuff, and I dearly miss it. Another company long gone.
>I'll check out the Rastus.
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