grafx2 - Ultimate 256-color bitmap paint program
grafx2 [options] files...
This manual page documents briefly the grafx2 command.
grafx2 is a bitmap paint program that allows you to draw in more than
60 video resolutions, including most of the standard Amiga resolutions
: 320x200, 320x256, 320x512, 640x256, 640x512, etc... provided your
videocard knows how to handle them.
This program is dedicated to everybody who knows what a single pixel
is. Its layout is not very different from the famous Deluxe Paint or
Brilliance, so it will be quite easy to handle it if you know at least
one of these programs. If you aren’t used to the art of drawing with
up to 256 colors, it will be a little more difficult for you, but you
should give it a try (or more, because most of the power of this
program won’t show up on the first try).
A summary of options is included below.
/?, /h, /help
Show summary of options.
/wide To emulate a video mode with wide pixels (2 x 1).
/tall To emulate a video mode with tall pixels (1 x 2).
To emulate a video mode with double pixels (2 x 2).
Use an alternate file for the menu graphics.
To set a video mode listed with the /help parameter.
User settings are stored in ~/.grafx2/gfx2.ini. This file is really
meant to be edited by the user and allows to tweak many aspects of the
Since grafx2 uses the SDL library for graphics and user input you can
use control some of that parts using the SDL environment variables
grafx2 was written by Adrien Destugues, Yves Rizoud, Peter Gordon,
Markus Weiss, Rusback, Franck Charlet, Luc Schrijvers, Karl Maritaud,
Guillaume Dorme, and Karl Bartel.
This manual page was written by Gürkan Sengün <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
for the Debian project (and may be used by others).
February 23, 2009