Depending on how much work it took to find your fractal it can be that your fractal is some kind of "art". Well, people are discussing about whether fractals are always copyrighted or not. In order to let you preserve your rights ChaosPro supports comments by use of comment templates and a so called "credit list", i.e. a complete list of all people who subsequently worked on a fractal (i.e. tweaked the fractal from another one).
ChaosPro lets you define a text as a comment for your fractals. In this text you can place some special variables, which will be replaced by their values. For example, the variable [creationdate] contains the date at which the fractal was originally created. So you can write a comment like:
This fractal has been created on [creationdate] by [author].This comment will be expanded to:
This fractal has been created on Feb 20, 2001 by Juan Pablo Terzien.
If a parameter file entry contains some comment then that text will be shown in this window. If you change it and save the fractal, then of course that comment gets saved in the parameter file. The way comments are implemented in ChaosPro is compatible to FractInt, i.e. comments created with FractInt are loaded into ChaosPro and vice versa.
On loading a parameter file each entry is scanned for comments. These comments get collected and are displayed in this window. Normally comments contain the author and copyright stuff, so comments should be preserved. On saving a parameter file the comments associated with a fractal are saved.The following variables exist:
Often people share their parameter sets with other fractal enthusiasts so that they can modify the original fractal in order to create tweaks or enhance it. After some time it is difficult to keep track of the persons who were involved in creating the fractal. Thus giving proper credit is quite difficult. Due to that ChaosPro keeps track of all authors who modified a fractal. As soon as you modify a fractal from another person a new entry in the credit list will be created.