Ok, in my searching I've come across 4 useful libraries:
Has anyone had experience with any of these?
I'd like to use SDL_image the best, however it is not really made for image manipulation... imlib2 seems to enlightenment-centric... hate enlightenment...dunno about the rest... but DevIL seems to do some openGL and allegro stuff... which I don't want in my image lib
I did some stuff with the ruby bindings of ImageMagick (RMagick) and I like it. But as dp mentioned, it depends on what you want to use it for.
good point... gd looks good too... only supports jpeg, png, and gif (eww)
basically i'm looking for an interface over libtiff/libjpeg/libpng/etc that statically links them. I don't want to have like a million dependacies just to work with images...
in addition, i'd need some support for transformations - nothing major but perhaps the ability to blit on image over another, regardless of format...
I am currently torn between ImageMagick (it seems to have better manipulation support, but I haven't delved into the details) and DevIL (which has internal rendering support which can use Allegro, OpenGL, and DirectX if needed (not used by default))...