Image transparency: Color-keying and Alpha-blending in OpenInsight 10
Earlier versions of OpenInsight have supported basic image transparency via a method called "color-keying", where a specific color in the image is nominated as the transparent color (by default the color of the top-left pixel). When the image is drawn to screen the pixels that match the transparent color are not rendered so the background pixels show through instead. While this can be effective in simple cases it is sub-optimal for images that have smooth curves and shadows as these tend to appear very pixelated READ ON...

As we finish our internal testing of OpenInsight 9.4, we would like to make an invitation for beta testers to any member of our Works Subscription program. All those interested please reply by clicking This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
OpenInsight 9.4 includes enhancements and fixes in some of the following categories:

  • Improved the capability to print program listings with keywords colorized.
  • Improvements to the MVBFS connector.
  • Improvements to the Arev32 conversion process.
  • Includes O4W v. 1.5.

Did you know...That OpenInsight's database management system is based on pluggable storage implementations, called filing systems. The most common example is Linear Hash, which is implemented by the RTP57 filing system function. The configuration information for those filing systems, which primarily defines the set of tables available to an application, is stored persistently (i.e., is not lost when you log out of OpenInsight) in a .DBT file.

In OpenInsight terms, a table is available if it is attached, and thus can be opened. As a result, without additional coding, a table is not available unless it is in the application's .DBT file. READ ON...



The Revelation Software Users' Conference will be held at the Sheraton Music City Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee on April 16-19, 2013.

Early Bird reservations are available until February 28th, 2013.

Call 800 262 4747 in the U.S.
Call +1 201 594 1422 outside the U.S.

Book a room at the SHERATON MUSIC CITY HOTEL and receive a $100.00 coupon good for any future purchase from Revelation Software within 2013. (One coupon awarded per room booked at the Sheraton Music City Hotel.)

Registration Includes:
All presentations and sessions
Lunch Wednesday and Thursday
Continental breakfast
Dinner event

Conference pricing:
$1,095.00 Single attendee
$995.00 Single attendee, early bird
(register by February 28, 2013)
$995.00 Second attendee
$225.00 Travel partner
Free Travel partner under 5 years old

The Conference Brochure is available as a PDF document HERE.

Bookmark M.REVELATION.COM on your smartphone or tablet and click on the Conference link for your complete schedule of events.

Become a friend or a follower. Just click the icons to get our RSS Feeds, LinkedIn Profile, Facebook or YouTube page.