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#1 2004-10-14 19:32:33

phrakture
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developers: image libraries

Ok, in my searching I've come across 4 useful libraries:

DevIL
ImageMagick
imlib2
SDL_image


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

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#2 2004-10-14 19:51:55

dp
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Re: developers: image libraries

depends on what you want to do ...

gd ( http://www.boutell.com/gd/ ) is my favourite


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#3 2004-10-14 20:08:06

jochen
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Re: developers: image libraries

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.

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#4 2004-10-14 20:32:12

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Re: developers: image libraries

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...

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#5 2004-10-14 21:01:35

phrakture
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Re: developers: image libraries

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))...

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#6 2004-10-15 03:01:49

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Re: developers: image libraries

There's the gdk_pixbuf and libart libraries if you're doing GTK programming.  You should be able to blit images over others without much trouble.

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