As author Dan Silva added features to Prism, it was developed as a showcase product to coincide with the Amiga's debut in 1985.Upon release, it was quickly embraced by the Amiga community and became the de facto graphics (and later animation) editor for the platform.Version 5 was the last release after Commodore's bankruptcy in 1994.Early versions of Deluxe Paint were available in protected and non copy-protected versions, the latter retailing for a slightly higher price. Deluxe Paint was first in a series of products from the Electronic Arts Tools group—then later moved to the ICE (for Interactivity, Creativity, and Education) group—which included such Amiga programs as Deluxe Music Construction Set (preceded by Music Construction Set for the Apple II), Deluxe Video, and the Studio series of paint programs for the Macintosh.The Amiga natively supports indexed color, where a pixel's color value does not carry any RGB hue information but instead is an index to a colour palette (a collection of unique color values).
The sister product Deluxe Paint Animation (only for 320×200 pixels and 256 colors) was widely used, especially in the videogame industry.
Simply double-click the downloaded file to install it.
Update Star Free and Update Star Premium come with the same installer.
The final release of Deluxe Paint, version 5, supported true 24-bit RGB images.
However, using only the AGA native chipset, the 24-bit RGB color was only held in computer memory, the on-screen image still appeared in indexed color.Update Star includes support for many languages such as English, German, French, Italian, Hungarian, Russian and many more.