Update to the Most Recent Version of PhiMatrix 1.618™
Licensed owners of PhiMatrix 1.618 can update now to the most recent version
for free* but we appreciate your voluntary contributions as a thank you for our
updates and support. See the list of new features below.
Updating your software is simple. No additional registration or activation is
Just click on the icon below and select "Run" for Windows or "Save" Mac and
follow the prompts to install the latest version. This will override the current
version on your PC. It is not necessary (or recommended) to uninstall the
current version before proceeding.
To make a voluntary contribution
in an amount of your choice as a thank you
for our product updates and support click below:
* In the future, there
may be an upgrade charge for upgrades to a major new releases of PhiMatrix after
INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE - DETAIL INSTRUCTIONS
Windows Installation: For the quickest and simplest
installation, click on the XP or Vista icon above and then select "Run" to begin
the installation and follow the prompts until PhiMatrix launches.
Alternatively, you may save the exe or zip file to your computer and then open
that file from there.
Mac Installation: Click on the
Mac icon above, which will save the PhiMatrixSetupMac.dmg file to your desktop and display the PhiMatrix.dmg file. Double click on PhiMatrix.dmg to run the PhiMatrix
installer application and double click on that to proceed with the installation.
(Specific steps include click continue, click install, click agree on license,
quit and then close the installer.) On completion, the PhiMatrix1618
application file will then be on your desktop and in the Applications folder and
can be launched with a double click of the mouse from either place.
10-08-2012 PhiMatrix 1.618 Update
Added pentagon and pentagram shapes to the grid templates available
from the View menu.
Increased the width of the draggable borders used for moving and
resizing the grid and/or application window for increased ease of use.
Eliminated the automatic resizing of the grid to the default
320x240 pixel size that was occurring when a new grid type is selected from the
Corrected an error on the sizing of the largest grid segment that
occurred when using the "Outward" option in the H Progression and V Progression
controls in the "Gridline Ratios and Shapes" section of the Control Window.
10-23-2011 PhiMatrix 1.618 Update
Added a new feature to enable locking of the Aspect ratio at its
current setting to make it easier for resizing consistently.
Moved 'Always On Top' option to View menu from File menu to be more
consistent with the functions of each menu.
Added keyboard hotkeys to access all the key File menu commands.
(Note that Control-X can be used to reset saved default settings that may have
resulted in undesirable settings with the grid or control window saved off the
screen. Click on the PhiMatrix icon in the system tray, press, Control-X,
close and reopen PhiMatrix.)
In response to user requests, added a new diagonal pattern set for
root 2, 3, 4, and 5 rectangles used in composition.
In response to user requests, added a new Forex / stock market
price - time extension grid, accessed via the View menu.
Simplified menu choices for Golden Spirals to eliminate selecting
Landscape and Portrait orientations.
Updated look of icons with the update of the development platform.
Added a PhiMatrix logo splash screen as the software loads.
Corrected centering a launch of program of Control Window and Grid
on monitors of various resolutions.
Improved the look and organization of menu items with separator
bars and transparent icons.
3-20-2011 PhiMatrix 1.618 Update
2-27-2011 PhiMatrix 1.618 Update
Added a new "Shape" control to the Control Window (Expert mode
section). Separating the Shapes from the Ratio option allows the user to
change the line ratios of circles, ovals and triangles in addition to
Added the new feature for "Always On Top" (Windows version only at
this time) and the "Shape" option to the user default and saved settings files.
Added the Digital 16:10 aspect ratio to the standard options of the
Converted the "View Diagonals" menu options to symbols for ease of
use across all languages. Completed international version text
translations for the diagonal and triangle features added on 12-30-2010.
Added menu icons for the "Always On Top" (Windows version
only) and Zoom features for ease
of understanding and use.
Added an built-in support window to improve the quality of
information collected in order to improve product support.
Improved the behavior of Control Window when resizing to fit
international languages and large default system font sizes.
Added Polish as an international language option.
1-7-2011 PhiMatrix 1.618 Update
Added a user selectable option in the Windows version to make the
Control Window stay "Always on Top." This option can be activated and
deactivated by selecting it from the File menu. Mac users can use a free
utility called Afloat to make PhiMatrix stay "always on top," as
described in item 9f of the FAQ page.
12-30-2010 PhiMatrix 1.618 Update
Added an option for two different types of nested triangles, with
legs either connecting at a common outside border (outside) or with legs parallel to one
Added two more diagonal patterns, bringing the total to
12-19-2010 PhiMatrix 1.618 Update
Added phi-based triangles which can displayed from either the
vertical or horizontal axis with a user-selected number of nested triangles.
Added a View menu option to access all the crosshairs and diagonals
added in the October 16 release.
Added a variety of new diagonal patterns, bringing the current
total to twenty variations.
Corrected various words in the French translation.
Made the main control window resizable to allow it to be adjusted
for use with larger fonts or non-English translations with longer control window
descriptions. Increased the size of the Control Window description fields
so that the non-English translations would be fully visible.
Enhanced the grid resizing options so that using the Alt key in
conjunction with the height and width arrows allows the grid height to be
resized from either the top or bottom axis and the grid width to be resized from
either the left of right axis.
Added HSV values to the existing RGB values that appear in the
pop-up window and in the clipboard when a color is selected from the palette.
Improved the restore default function to also delete the last
settings saved file.
Corrected the Reset function to eliminate any diagonals that were
10-16-2010 PhiMatrix 1.618 Update
Added a variety of crosshairs and phi-based diagonals, all
available from the crosshair icon to the right of the H Axis and V Axis
controls. Just click on the icon to cycle through all the available
options. These patterns can be used in conjunction with the grid lines or
on by themself by setting the number of grid lines to zero.
Added an option to automatically open PhiMatrix with the program
settings being used when the program was last exited. Select the Options
tab and click on the "Open last settings used" box.
Changed the keyboard-based commands available on the Keys tab so
that expanding the grid size from the keyboard is done by holding the Space bar
and using the four arrow cursor keys. This was previously controlled by
the Control key with the cursor keys but this created a conflict with "resize
from center" option that is done with the Control key and mouse movements.
8-30-2010 PhiMatrix 1.618 Update
Added the Golden Spiral arc to complement the Golden Rectangles
option in the program. Available from the "Golden Rectangle" option of the
Added a rudimentary Human Face grid option to allow comparisons of
feature dimensions in facial images. Available from the "Face" option of
the View Menu.
Added icon images to many of the menu options for ease of use.
Corrected some translations of the non-English versions, which are
available from the Act(ivate) menu.
8-06-2010 PhiMatrix 1.618 Update
Added Hungarian to the language options.
Added a new feature in the View menu to create a "Golden Border"
around the grid for framing or matte purposes. This function under the
Border option creates a border to the grid in which the area of the border to
the area of the grid is phi, the Golden Ratio, resulting in a very aesthetically
pleasing matte size. The matte can be selected based on either the
image/grid size or the outer border size.
Added a Zoom feature under the View menu to automatically resize
the grid and border to a user-designated percentage of the current grid and
border. This is useful when using PhiMatrix with an underlying program
that Zooms to different view sizes.
Added a resize option using the Control key. When resizing
the grid with the Control Key held down, the center point of the grid remains
fixed. This is useful for all grids, but particularly working with for
circles and ovals.
7-11-2010 PhiMatrix 1.618 Update
International version released. All controls, menus,
instructions and help tags on mouse rollovers are now available in a selection
of languages by going to the Act(ivate) menu. Initial languages in this
new release include English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
More languages will be added upon request at no charge to any international
3-28-2010 PhiMatrix 1.618 Update
Added a new View menu option, which provides instant access to a
variety of grid presets, including Phi Grids, Phi Circles, Phi Ovals,
Golden Rectangles, Golden Spirals, Fibonacci Grids, Rule of Thirds, Squares,
Rectangles and Levin Dental Grids.
Added a Control Window button and View menu option to toggle hiding
or displaying the grid.
Added View menu options to change the border size, aspect ratio and
orientation. (These are also available in the Advanced mode of the Control
Enhanced the "Save Settings as Default" menu option by also saving
the user's positions of the Control Window, Data Window and Grid.
Enhanced the behavior of several program functions, including
improving the Data Window to make the pixel count mode clearer and easier to
access and saving the positions of windows when minimizing and restoring.
03-14-2010 PhiMatrix 1.618 Update
Added the PhiMatrix Color Palette Creator, a new feature in a
separate window that allows the creation of a rich palette of colors based on
the golden ratio of two primary colors selected or entered by the user.
(I'd like to Michael Semprevivo for his contributions in his PhiBar program,
which provided the basic concept for this feature.)
1-1-2010 PhiMatrix 1.618 Update
- Added a new grid template, the classic spiral of Golden Rectangles, which
is accessed from the Spiral option in Line Ratio dropdown of the Gridline
11-26-2009 PhiMatrix 1.618 Update
- Added a new grid template to provide phi-based ovals and circles, which is
accessed from the Oval option in Line Ratio dropdown of the Gridline Ratio
- Added a Lock button to allow the grid to be locked or inactivated once
positioned so that the mouse controls of the grid would not conflict with
using the mouse on an underlying program such as Photoshop.
- Corrected a bug on certain uses of the Fibonacci line ratio option.
10-17-2009 PhiMatrix 1.618 Update
- Simplified the user interface by grouping the controls into Basic,
Advanced (Grid Properties) and Expert (Gridline Ratios) modes.
- Simplified the initial view of the grid by eliminating the optional border
around the grid.
- Simplified control window terminology based on user suggestions.
- Added the ability for the user to save grid settings as a default setting
that will be used when the program launches.
- Improved behaviors of various controls to work more intuitively.
- Added mouse wheel controls to Control Window controls and to allow
repositioning of the grid.
- Added a Center view for the Axis controls the divides the grid in half and
then creates phi-based lines from that midpoint.
- Changed the behavior of the Control Window from a global floating window
to one that can be minimized like typical Windows and Mac applications.
- Added the Levin Dental grid from our PhiDental program for cosmetic
dentistry application as a standard grid
option in PhiMatrix.
09-04-2009 PhiMatrix 1.618 Update
- Released the Mac version with a dmg installer package.
- Simplified the installation and registration process by eliminating
the Store window and adding these functions to the program menu.
- Improved the Orientation control option so that the height and width
are interchanged on moving between landscape and portrait.
- Improved the Grid Ratio user option by allowing input of both the
grid line ratio or its reciprocal.
06-18-2009 PhiMatrix 1.618 Initial Release
- Completely reprogrammed in a cross-platform environment to run on
XP, Vista and Mac OS X.
- Free floating grid with no application border to obstruct images or
- Greatly improved user interface with
Note: Why the jump from 1.1 to 1.618? Because this is a major new
release and, like the ratio of Fibonacci series numbers converging on phi, the
goal for PhiMatrix is to get closer and closer to a point of perfection, not to
just increase the version number.
03-22-2006 PhiMatrix 1.1 Released
- Corrected an error in the dimensions of the golden rectangles in the "Lock to phi landscape" and "Lock to phi portrait" modes.
- Increased the number of available grid lines to 12 from 6.
- Eliminated the transparent appearance of text in the toolbox that
occurred when the toolbox was docked.
- Updated version, copyright and download link information on the
"About" option of the menu.
04-15-2006 PhiMatrix 1.0 updated to work with RegNow.com software
11-24-2004 PhiMatrix 1.0 initial software release.
03-11-2000 "Golden Grid" offered at
http://goldennumber.net/goldgrid.htm for printing to transparencies.
11-01-1997 "Golden Ruler" concept introduced on Internet at a predecessor