Graphics File Formats FAQ (Part 2 of 4): Image Conversion and Display Programs


This FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) list contains information on
graphics file formats, including, raster, vector, metafile, Page
Description Language, 3D object, animation, and multimedia formats.

This FAQ is divided into four parts, each covering a different area of
graphics file format information:

  Graphics File Formats FAQ (Part 1 of 4): General Graphics Format Questions
  Graphics File Formats FAQ (Part 2 of 4): Image Conversion and Display Programs
  Graphics File Formats FAQ (Part 3 of 4): Where to Get File Format Specifications
  Graphics File Formats FAQ (Part 4 of 4): Tips and Tricks of the Trade

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-- James D. Murray


Subject: 0. Contents of Image Conversion and Display Programs

Subjects marked with <NEW> are new to this FAQ. Subjects marked with <UPD> have been updated since the last release of this FAQ.

I. General questions about this FAQ

II. Graphics Conversion and Display Programs

III. FTP and WWW Graphics Software Archives

IV. Kudos and Assertions


Subject: I. General questions about this FAQ


Subject: 0. Maintainer's Comments

This FAQ is for all of you looking for that special display or image
conversion program to run on your system and to work with all those
graphics files you've been downloading from the alt.binaries.pictures.*
newgroups for whose-knows-what reasons.

If you know of any MS-DOS/Windows/Unix/X/Macintosh/Amiga graphical
display, editing, or translation programs or application that are not
listed here then send me the information! I'm also willing to start
sections on VMS, NeXTStep, Atari ST, or just about any other operating
system that the masses demand.


Subject: 1. What's new in this latest FAQ release?

  o A few small updates


Subject: II. Graphics Conversion and Display Programs


Subject: 0. Image Conversion and Display Programs for MS-DOS

  Name:     DISPLAY
  Purpose:  Image display and conversion
  Version:  1.88
  Author:   Jih-Shin Ho <u7711501@bicmos.ee.nctu.edu.tw>
  FTP:      ftp://ftp.edu.tw/PC/graphics/disp/disp188?.zip
  Imports:  GIF, Japan MAG, Japan PIC, Sun Raster, JPEG, XBM, Utah RLE,
            PBM, PGM, PPM, PM, PCX, Japan MKI, TIFF, TGA, XPM, Mac Paint, 
            GEM/IMG, IFF/ILBM, BMP, QRT, Mac PICT, VIS, PDS, VIKING, VICAR,
            FITS, Usenix FACE, IRIS, YUV, RAW RGB, PCPAINT/Pictor, RAW GREY,
            Photo-CD, DL, FLI, FLC, RAW, MPEG, AVI, GL, and PNG.
  Exports:  GIF, Sun Raster, JPEG, XBM, PBM, PGM, PPM, PM, Tiff, Targa,
            XPM, Mac Paint, Ascii, Laser Jet, IFF/ILBM, Windows BMP,
            Mac PICT, VIS, FITS, FACE, PCX, GEM/IMG, IRIS, YUV, RAW RGB,
            Postscript, RAW GREY, and PNG.
  Features: Batch conversion, image preview, command-line configuration,
            contact sheet creation, slide shows.
  Comments: I am impressed with the large number of file formats
            supported, including all of their eccentric variations, and
            several formats I have not seen supported in other packages.
            The DOS file directory navigation and maintenance features are
            easy to use and the command line usage is very convenient,
            especially for batch format conversions of images.

  Name:     GIFBLAST - Lossless GIF file compressor
            See GIFBLAST entry in the "Image Conversion and Display Programs
            for Unix and X Window" section.

  Name:     GIFLITE
  Purpose:  Lossy GIF file reencoder
  Version:  1.00 (Shareware)
  Author:   Mr. Tsung Hu <72070.3515@compuserve.com>
            P.O.Box 938, Unit 105, St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R 6Z4 Canada
  FTP:      ftp://ftp.wustl.edu/systems/ibmpc/garbo.uwasa.fi/gifutil/glite10.zip
  Imports:  GIF
  Exports:  GIF
  Features: Lossy reencoding of GIF files providing a 15%-30% reduction in
            file size. Reencoded files are readable by GIF file viewers and
            conform to GIF87a or GIF89a format specifcation. Three levels
            of compression. Dithered images, and images with fewer than 16
            colors, do not compress well.

  Name:     Graphics Display System (GDS)
  Purpose:  Image display, conversion, thumbnail catalogs
  Version:  3.1e
  Author:   Photodex Corporation <photodex@netcom.com>
  FTP:      ftp://ftp.netcom.com/pub/ph/photodex
  CIS:      GO PHOTODEX, GDS Viewing Software (Lib 3)
  Imports:  ANS (ANSI text), BBM, BMF, BMP, CUT/PAL (Dr. Halo), DIB, DL,
            FLC, FLI, FLX, GDS, GIF, GL, HAM, ICO, IFF/ILBM, IMG, JFI,
            JPG (JFIF), LBM, MAC, MP2 & MPA (MPEG Audio), MPG, PCC,
            PCX, RAX, RFX, RLE, SC? (ColoRIX), TGA, TIFF and TXT (text).
  Exports:  ANS (ANSI text), BBM, BMP, CUT/PAL (Dr. Halo), GDS, GIF,
            IFF/ILBM, IMG, JFI, JPG (JFIF), LBM, PCC, PCX, RAX, RFX,
            RLE, SC? (ColoRIX), TGA, and TIFF.
  Features: File viewing, batch conversions, easy thumbnail catalog
            creation with many options, slide shows, automatic
            configuration.  Includes 5000+ lines of hypertext help
            and prints 98 page cross referenced manual.  Supports HGC,
            CGA, EGA, S-EGA, VGA, SVGA, XGA, TIGA and VESA. Registered
            versions print to HP PCL & 100% compatible laser and inkjet
            printers.
  Comments: Used by CompuServe sysops to catalog over 40,000 images
            regularly.  ASP approved shareware.  
  
  Name:     pbmplus - Portable Bitmap Utilities (MS-DOS version)
  Purpose:  Graphical file format conversion
  Version:  1.91d (10 December 1991)
  Author:   Mike Castle <mcastle@cs.umr.edu> and D.J. Delorie <dj@ctron.com>
  FTP:      ftp://oak.oakland.edu/pub/msdos/graphics/pbmp191d.zip
  Imports:  
  Exports:  

  Name:     NView
  Purpose:  Graphics file viewer
  Version:  1.5
  Author:   Jacques Nomssi Nzali <nomssi@physik.tu-chemnitz.de>
  FTP:      ftp://oak.oakland.edu/SimTel/msdos/graphics/nview150.zip
  WWW:      http://www.tu-chemnitz.de/~nomssi/nview150.zip
  Imports:  
  Exports:  

  Name:     PICTOPS
  Purpose:  PICture TO PostScript file compressor
  Version:  4.02 (Shareware)
  Author:   Mr. Igor L. Vassiliev <vasiliev_i@mx.ihep.su>
  FTP:      ftp://ftp.simtel.net/pub/simtelnet/msdos/graphics/magps402.zip
            ftp://ftp.uniovi.es/pub1/msdos/graphics/magps402.zip
            ftp://garbo.uwasa.fi/pc/graphics/magps402.zip
  WWW:      http://www.simtel.net/pub/simtelnet/msdos/graphics/magps402.zip
  Imports:  BMP, GIF, ICO, PCX, PBM, PGM, PPM, RLE, TGA, TIF
  Exports:  Compressed PostScript within Level 2 & 1
  Features: PICTOPS V4.02 is powerful conversion program that converts
            1-,2-,4-,8-,24-, and 32-bit image files to color, gray scale,
            and bi-level PostScript file format. Analogous programs are
            unknown. PICTOPS will compress (PostScript interpreter
            will decompress) image data by CCITTFaxEncode, LZWEncode,
            RunLengthEncode and then by ASCII85Encode or ASCIIHexEncode
            filters. Creation of both ASCII(85) and binary PostScript file.
            PostScript color features support simple 5-operand form
            of the image, 7-operand form colorimage, and image dictionaries.
            CMYK images will be translated to RGB images. PostScript image 
            source data may be provided by string, procedure, or filter.
  Comments: Output from PICTOPS may have much smaller size than standard
            PostScript outs from other programs with simply Level-1.
            In most cases, PKZIP or ARJ cannot compress PostScript out from
            PICTOPS more than 5-20%. If the PostScript device has no
            implementation of level 2, then the program will be run
            as level 1.

  Name:     TN-Image
  Purpose:  Image analysis software
  Version:  2.09 (Shareware)
  Author:   tjnelson@helix.nih.gov
  FTP:      ftp://las2.ninds.nih.gov or ftp://las1.ninds.nih.gov
  Imports:  TIF (Mac or PC), PCX, JPEG, TGA, BMP, GIF, IMG, ASCII, and raw 
            bytes; all pixel depths from 1-32 bits/pixel, including CMYL, 
            medical grayscale images, and unusual color formats.
  Exports:  TIF, PCX, JPEG, TGA, BMP, IMG, and custom file formats. Saves 
            images in 1-32 bits/pixel as RGB, pseudocolor, CMYK, or grayscale.
            FFT data can be saved in ASCII format.
  Features: Menu driven GUI interface, many image editing operations, and
            analysis features (calibration, strip/spot densitometry, area and
            distance measurement, automatic background subtraction, 2D FFT,
            image reconstruction using Fourier convolution and deconvolution, 
            automatic detection and quantitation of bands, spots, rectangular 
            areas and arbitrarily-shaped regions, and user-definable equations 
            for point manipulation). Programmable macro language, batch mode, 
            image inter-conversion. Tutorials for deconvolution, densitometry, 
            and macro programming.


Subject: 1. Image Conversion and Display Programs for Windows and OS/2

  Name:     Crystal Kaleidoscope
  Purpose:  High-end Video Graphics Suite
  Version:  
  Author:   CrystalGraphics, Inc., 
            3110 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara, CA  95054.
            Voice: 1.800.TOPAS.3D; Fax: 408.496.0970
  Contact:  Debbie Derana, Director, Customer Relations
  				  Voice: 408.496.6175
            TechExport for international dealers
            Voice: 617.229.6900
  Cost:     US$1995 (USA) 
  Features: Built on the Crystal TOPAS Professional 5.1 3D modeling, 
            rendering and animation package. Other packages bundled into this
            suite include: TOPAS Network Renderer, Elastic Reality 1.01 
            morphing and special effects package from Elastic Reality, Inc.,
            Kai's Power Tools" 2.0 Windows SE version from HSC Software,
            Leadview 3.0 from LEAD Technologies, Inc., Fractal Design Painter"
            3 for Windows from Fractal Design Corporation, and offers from
            several other industry-leading manufacturers for CD-ROMs full of
            images, textures and backgrounds are included from IMAGETECTS
            (ImageCELs), Artbeats (Prelude), CrystalGraphics (Crystal GEMS),
            and the 3D model CD-ROM catalog from Viewpoint is included.

  Name:     Generlised Bitmap Module
  Purpose:  Image display and conversion
  Version:  
  Platform: OS/2
  Author:   Andy Key <ak@nyangau.aladdin.co.uk>
  FTP:      ftp://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/os2/32bit/graphics/gbm.zip (OS/2 exes)
            ftp://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/os2/32bit/graphics/gbmsrc.zip (source)
  Imports:  Bitmap, GIF, PCX, TIFF, Targa, ILBM, YUV12C, Graymap, Pixmap,
            KIPS, IAX, XBitmap, Sprite, PSEG, GemRas and Portrait
  Exports:  Bitmap, GIF, PCX, TIFF, Targa, ILBM, YUV12C, Graymap, Pixmap,
            KIPS, IAX, XBitmap, Sprite, PSEG, GemRas and Portrait
  Features: Batch conversion, full portable source available, library with 
            format independent loading/saving, reflect, rotate, crop, map to 
            common palette, error-diffuse, halftoning, median-cut, scaling, 
            gamma/colour-space conversion, map to common or slightly differing
            (frame-to-frame) palettes for animations, fullscreen animation
            viewer, simple and sophisticated PM viewers.

  Name:      Graphics Viewer
  Purpose:   Graphics file display and printing utility
  Version:   2.1
  Author:    Joe Oliphant <joe_oliphant@csufresno.edu> 
             <71742.1451@compuserve.com>
  FTP:       ftp://ftp.winsite.com/pub/pc/win3/desktop/GV21.ZIP
  CIS:       MSBASIC forum
  Imports:   ART, BMP, CUT, DIB. GEM, GIF, HRZ, IFF, IMG, JPG, LBM, MAC, MSP,
             PCX, PIC, RAS, RLE, TGA, TIF, WMF, and WPG
  Features:  Full Visual Basic and C source code included.

  Name:      GraphX Viewer
  Purpose:   Image Display, Conversion, Thumbnails, Editing
  Version:   1.5
  Platforms: Windows, Windows 3.11, Windows NT, SCO-Open Desktop, SunOS,
             Solaris, HPUX, AIX, and DGUX
  Author:    Group 42, Inc.
             Voice: 800.520.0042, 513.831.3400; Email: info@group42.com
  FTP:       ftp://ftp.group42.com/pub/gviewer/
  WWW:       http://www.group42.com
  CIS:       GO GRAPHICS, Library 3
  Cost:      $49 Windows, $99 Unix
  Imports:   OS/2 BMP, Windows BMP, GIF, JPEG, PCX, PNG, Sun Raster, TGA,
             TIFF (raw, RLE, G3 & G4, LZW), XWD, and UUE/XXE encoded.
  Exports:   OS/2 BMP, Windows BMP, GIF ([non]interlaced), JPEG, PCX,
             PostScript (Levels 1 & 2), PNG, Sun Raster, TGA, TIFF (raw, RLE,
             G3 & G4, LZW), XWD, and UUE/XXE decoding (single and multi-part)
  Features:  Excellent 8-bit display of 24-bit images, color and size 
             reduction, image filters and adjustment, thumbnail catalog
             creation and management, "smart" decoder for multi-part
             UUE/XXE files, contact sheet creation, extensive help, SDI
             support for Enhanced Mosaic. Export options include color 
             reductions for all format specific color levels (1, 4, 8, 16,
             24-bit color and gray scale).

  Name:     Hijaak Graphics Suite
  Purpose:  Graphics file editing, browsing, and conversion tools
  Version:  3.0
  Author:   Inset Systems Inc., 71 Commerce Drive, Brookfield, CT 06804 USA
            Voice: 203.740.2400; Fax: 203-775-5634
  Programs: Hijaak Pro 3.0 (Image file conversion)
            Hijaak TouchUp 3.0 (Desktop publishing and image editing) 
            Hijaak Browser 3.0 (Graphics file manager)
            Hijaak Draw 3.0 (Vector drawing and illustration tool)
  Cost:     
  Formats:  Hijaak Pro - AI, ATT, BMP, CAL, CDR, CLP, CPR, CUT, DBX, DRW, DXF,
            DIB, ED5, ED6, EPS, FAX, GCA, GED, GEM, GIF, ICA, ICO, IFF, IGA, 
            IGF, IMG, JPG, KFX, MAC, MSP, NIF, P10, PCL, PICT1, PICT2, PCX,
            PDW, PGL, PIC, PIX, RAS, RLC, RLE, SBP, TGA, TIF, TXT, WMF, WPG
            Hijaak TouchUp - BMP, CUT GIF, IMG, JPG, MSP, PCD, PCX, TGA, TIF
            Hijaak Browser - AI, ATT, BMP, CAL, CDR, CLP, CPR, CUT, DBX, DRW,
            DXF, DIB, ED5, ED6, EPS, FAX, GCA, GED, GEM, GIF, ICA, ICO, IFF,
            IGA, IGF, IMG, JPG, KFX, MAC, MSP, P10, PCL, PICT1, PICT2, PCX, 
            PDW, PIC, PCX, RAS, RLC, RLE, SBP, TGA, TIF, TXT, WMF, WPG
            Hijaak Draw - AI, BMP, CDR, CGM, EPS, GIF, PCX, PDW, TIF, WMF
  Features: Hijaak Pro - DOS and Windows screen capture, zoom, center, trace,
            edit, and print images. Full integration with other Hijaak tools.
            Hijaak TouchUp - Add text to images, enhancement tools, merge
            images, special imaging effect, many printing options, and uses
            TWAIN compliant scanners.
            Hijaak Browser - Catalog of image thumbnails, index of file
            attributes, search for images, import from Windows clipboard.
            Hijaak Draw - Palette editor, blending and envelope distortion,
            text editing and spell check, multiple color graduated fills,
            extrsion of 3D objects, variable light sources, brightness and
            contrast control.

  Name:     ImagePals 2
  Purpose:  Image editor and DTP media management tool
  Version:  2.0
  Author:   Ulead Systems Inc., 970 W. 190th St., #520, Torrance, CA 90502
            Voice: 800.858.5323, 310.523.9393; Fax: 310.523.9399
  Cost:     ImagePals 2, $129; upgrade from ImagePals 1.x, $49;
  Formats:  BMP, CLP, CUR, DCS, EPS, GIF, ICO, IFF, IMG, JPG, MAC, MSP, PCD,
            PCT, PCX, PSD, CGM, CLP, DRW, DXF, HGL, PCT, PIC, WMF, WPG, PXR,
            RAS, RLE, SCT, TGA, TIF, WMF, VOC, WAV, MID, RMI, AVI, FLC, FLI,
            FLX, WRI, TXT, DBF, DOC, PPT, RTF, CDR
  Features: Photo album image cataloger, image editor and graphics toolbox,
            screen capture, file format conversion, Kodak PhotoCD browser,
            slide show, TWAIN and OLE compatible.
  Reviews:  PC Magazine  May 17, 1994 v13 n9 p52(1)
            InfoWorld, June 13, 1994, v16 n24 p97(2);
            PC Magazine  July 1994 v13 n13 p224(2)
            Windows Sources  August 1994 v2 n8 p82(2)
            Windows Magazine  August 1994 v5 n8 p274(9)

  Name:      InterChange
  Purpose:   3D file format conversion
  Version:   4.0
  Author:    Syndesis Corp., 235 South Main Street, Jefferson, WI, 53549 USA
             Voice: 414.674.5200; Fax: 414.674.6363; 
             Email: syndesis@threedee.com; Web: http://www.threedee.com
  Cost:      Windows $495 US, SGI $1,495 US
  Platforms: Windows, Windows 3.11, Windows NT, Silicon Graphics
  Imports:   3DS and MLI, Alias polysets, BRender, CAD-3D, Coryphaeus .dwb,
             GDS, Imagine, LightWave .lwo and .lws, Movie BYU, Haines NFF, PLG,
             Prisms, Pro/E .slp, QuickDraw 3D, raw and .tpoly, RenderMorphics, 
             Sculpt, Sense8 NFF, Stereolithography, Swivel, Symbolics, trueSpace, 
             Vertigo, Vista DEM, VideoScape, Wavefront OBJ and MTL.
             The SGI IRIX version also imports Inventor, Alias "wire",
             and VRML 1.0 files.
  Exports:   3DS and MLI, Alias polysets, BRender, CADL, Coryphaeus .dwb,
             Direct3D ".x", GDS, Inventor, Imagine, LightWave .lwo and .lws, 
             Movie BYU, Haines NFF, PLG, POV-Ray 2.0, Prisms, Pro/E .slp, 
             QuickDraw 3D, raw and .tpoly, RenderMorphics, RenderWare, 
             RIB, Sculpt, Sense8 NFF, Stereolithography, Alias StyleGuide,
             Symbolics, trueSpace, Vertigo, Vista DEM, VideoScape, 
             Wavefront OBJ and MTL.
             The SGI IRIX version also exports Alias "wire" files.
  Features:  More than 50 formats translated. Translates surface attributes 
             and sub-objects for most formats. Batch conversion.

  Name:     MediaStudio
  Purpose:  Video/audio authoring and multimedia presentation
  Version:  1.0
  Author:   Ulead Systems Inc., 970 W. 190th St., #520, Torrance, CA 90502
            Voice: 800.858.5323, 310.523.9393; Fax: 310.523.9399
  Cost:     $349US (CD-ROM)
  Formats:  BMP, CLP, CUR, DCS, EPS, GIF, ICO, IFF, IMG, JPG, MAC, MSP, PCD,
            PCT, PCX, PSD, CGM, CLP, DRW, DXF, HGL, PCT, PIC, WMF, WPG, PXR,
            RAS, RLE, SCT, TGA, TIF, WMF, VOC, WAV, MID, RMI, AVI, FLC, FLI,
            FLX, WRI, TXT, DBF, DOC, PPT, RTF, CDR
  Features: Photo album image cataloger, image, audio, and video editor,
            screen and video capture, file format conversion, morphing editor,
            Kodak PhotoCD browser, HQ-9000, TWAIN, and OLE compatible.
  Reviews:  Computer Shopper, Nov 1994, v14 n11 p796(1);
  Comments: MediaStudio is a very nice collection of utilities for creating,
            modifying, and maintaining multimedia files and resources under
            the Microsoft Windows environment. I am especially impressed with
            its professional appearance, large selection of features, and
            ease of use.

  Name:     Picture Man 
  Purpose:  Image conversion and manipulation application 
  Version:  1.55 (Shareware)
  Author:   Dr. Igor Plotnikov <igor@corvette.insoft.com>
  FTP:      ftp://oak.oakland.edu/SimTel/win3/graphics/pman155.zip
  Imports:  TIFF, PCX, GIF, TGA, JPEG, BMP
  Exports:  TIFF, PCX, GIF, TGA, JPEG, BMP, EPS 
  Features: Paint, filter, and transform functions, virtual memory on disk,
            TWAIN driver interface for scanners, digital cameras, and 
            video capturing boards, and runs multiple instances.

  Name:     PlayIt
  Purpose:  Multimedia playback utility
  Version:  2.03 
  Author:   Patrick Arial <patrick@shamrck.ersys.edmonton.ab.ca>
            Shamrock Systems and Technology, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  FTP:      ftp://ftp.wustl.edu/pub/msdos_uploads/win3_desktop
            ftp://ftp.cica.indiana.edu/pub/pc/win3/desktop/plyit203.zip
  CIS:      GO GRAPHSUP, Library 'Graphics Viewers', file PLYIT203.ZIP
            GO WINMM, Library '3rd Part S/W', file PLYIT203.ZIP
  Formats:  ANIM, AVI, BMP/DIB, FLC/FLI, GIF, HAM/EHB, IFF/LBM, JPEG, MIDI, 
            MOV, MPEG, PCX, PGM, PICT, PPM, TGA, TIFF, and WAVE.
  Features: Supports Microsoft Video for Windows, Apple Quicktime for Windows,
            and Xing Technologies MCI MPEG driver. Interlaced GIF output,
            writes audio to AVI files, convert individual frames to AVI,
            full scripting language for batch processing, features several 
            image processing tools, and licensed to use LZW compression.

  Name:      PolyForm
  Purpose:   3D file format conversion and editing
  Version:  
  Author:    Vivid Technologies, 13000 Bluemound Road, Elm Grove, WI 53122 USA
             Voice: 800.962.7659; Fax: 414.641.0524
  Cost:      
  Platforms: Windows 3.x, Windows95, Windows NT
  Formats:   3DS, DXF, trueSpace, Wavefront, LightWave 3D, Imagine, Sculpt 4D,
             Caligari, Vista Pro DEM, Scenery Animator DEM, Color PostScript,
             EPS
  Features:  Converts over 20 3D file formats. Move, rotate, and scale
             objects. 3D extrusion, beveling, and point editing. 3D polygon
             surface stroking, flooding, picking, flipping, and selecting.
             Many object manipulation algorithms.

  Name:     R2V for Windows
  Purpose:  Raster to vector conversion application
  Version:  1.7.2
  Author:   Able Software Co.
            Voice: 617.862.2804, Fax: 617.862.2640, Email: able@world.std.com
  Cost:     US$1895.00 (USA), US$2400.00 (International)
  FTP:      ftp://ftp.std.com/pub/r2v/r2vdemo.zip
  Imports:  TIFF, Arc/Info, and SPOT satellite image formats
  Exports:  MapInfo, DXF and Arc/Info, and TIFF
  Features: Batch processing, vector editing and image processing functions,
            vector registration and merge, and printer support.


Subject: 2. Image Conversion and Display Programs for Macintosh

  Name:     AddJFIFcomment
  Purpose:  Adds a comment to a JFIF file
  Version:  1.0 (Freeware)
  Author:   Victor Tan <victort@extro.ucc.su.OZ.AU>
  Imports:  JFIF
  Exports:  JFIF
  Features: Attaches a comment to a JFIF (JPEG) file that may be displayed
            by a JPEG file viewing program.

  Name:     CH-Interchange 2
  Purpose:  JPEG toolkit (CH-Interchange, CH-JPEG, and CH-PegIt)
  Author:   HighWater Designs Inc., 6 Bedford Farms, Bedford, NH
            03110-6532 USA. Voice: 603.669.7466, Fax: 603.669.7456
  Imports:  TIFF (RGB and CMYK), EPSF, JPEG, EPSJPEG, DCSJPEG
  Exports:  TIFF (RGB and CMYK), EPSF, JPEG, EPSJPEG, DCSJPEG
  Features: CH-Interchnage provides file format conversion. CH-JPEG is an
            Adobe Photoshop Plug-in that allows acquire/export of JPEG and
            EPSJPEG formats. CH-PegIt provides low-resolution compression for
            EPS and DCS files and uses the Mac's QuickTime extension.

  Name:     DeBabelizer and BeBabelizer Lite
  Purpose:  Editing and conversion of graphics, animation, and digital video
  Version:  
  Author:   Equilibrium, 475 Gate FIve Road, Suite 225, Sausalito, CA 94965
            Voice: 415.332.4343, 800.524.8651; Fax: 415.332.4433; 
            Web: http://www.equilibrium.com
  Imports:  Abekas, Alias Pix, Apple II and IIGS, BMP, BOB, C64, Clipboard,
            Degas, DPaint ANIM, Dr. Halo CUT, Electric Image, EPSF, FITS, 
            FLC, FLI, GIF, HAM, IFF, ILBM, IMG, JPEG, Lotus PIC, MacPaint, 
            MSP Type 1, NEO, OMF, PCC, PCP, PCX, PSD, PICS, PICT1, PICT2, 
            Pictor, Pixar, PixelPaint 1.0, QDV, QuickTime Movies and Stills, 
            Raw RGB, RIFF, RLE, Scrapbook, SGI Image, Softimage, Spectrum, 
            Startup screen, Sun raster, System 7 Pict Icons and Previews, 
            TGA, Thunderscan, TIFF, Titleman, Video FX, Wavefront RLA, WPG, 
            X11 XBM, XWD
  Exports:  Abekas, Alias Pix, Apple II and IIGS, BMP, BOB, Clipboard, Degas,
            DPaint ANIM, Dr. Halo CUT, Electric Image, EPSF, FITS, FLC, FLI,
            GIF, IFF, ILBM, IMG, JPEG, Lotus PIC, MacPaint, MSP Type 1, NEO,
            OMF, PCX, PICS, PICT1, PICT2, Pixar, QDV, QuickTime Movies and
            Stills, Raw RGB, RLE, Scrapbook, SGI Image, Softimage, Startup
            screen, Sun raster, System 7 Pict Icons and Previews, TGA,
            Thunderscan, TIFF, Titleman, Video FX, Wavefront RLA, XWD
  Features: Script and batch processing, image cataloging, slideshow, image
            compare, palette and quantization control. AppleScript and
            Apple Events supported, Adobe Photoshop Acquire, Filter, and
            Export plug-ins supported, Andromeda, Fotomagic, Kai's Power
            Tools Xaos Tools, Paint Alchemy, and Terrazzo filters supported.

  Name:     GIFConverter
  Purpose:  Image display, conversion, and printing
  Version:  2.3.7 (Shareware)
  Author:   Kevin A. Mitchell <kam@kamit.com> <74017.2573@compuserve.com>
            P.O. Box 803066 Chicago, IL 60680-3066 USA
  FTP:      ftp://mac.archive.umich.edu/mac/graphics/graphicsutil/gif-converter-237.hqx
  WWW:      http://www.kamit.com/gifconverter.html
  Imports:  GIF, TIFF, RIFF, MacPaint, Thunderscan, PICT, RLE, Startup Screen,
            and JPEG (with or without QuickTime)
  Exports:  GIF, TIFF, RIFF, MacPaint, Thunderscan, PICT, RLE, Startup Screen,
            EPS, and JPEG (with or without QuickTime)
  Features: Dithers and halftones, image enhancement, cropping, color table
            selection, and laser printer support.

  Name:     GraphicConverter
  Purpose:  Graphics file format conversion
  Version:  2.1.2 (Shareware)
  Author:   Thorsten Lemke <thorsten_lemke@pe2.escape.de>
            Insterburger Str. 6 31228 Peine Germany
  Imports:  PICT, Startup-Screen, MacPaint, TIFF (raw, packbits, CCITT 3/4,
            LZW), RIFF, PICS, 8BIM, 8BPS/PSD, JPEG/JFIF, GIF, PCX/SCR,
            GEM-IMG/-XIMG, BMP (raw and RLE), ICO/ICN, PIC (16 bit), FLI/FLC,
            TGA, MSP, PIC (PC Paint), SCX (ColoRIX), SHP, WPG, PBM/PGM/PPM,
            CGM (binary only), SUN (uncompressed), RLE, XBM, PM, IFF/LBM, PAC,
            Degas, TINY, NeoChrome, PIC (ATARI), SPU/SPC, GEM-Metafile, 
            Animated NeoChrome, Imagic, ImageLab/Print, Technic, HP-GL/2, 
            FITS, SGI, DL, XWD, WMF, Scitex-CT, DCX, KONTRON
  Exports:  PICT, Startup-Screen, MacPaint, TIFF (raw, packbits, LZW), GIF,
            PCX, GEM-IMG/-XIMG, BMP, IFF/LBM, TGA, PSD, JPEG/JFIF, HP-GL/2,
            EPSF, Movie (QuickTime), SUN, PICS, PICT in Resource, PBM/PGM/PPM

  Name:     JPEGView
  Purpose:  Image file viewer
  Version:  3.3 (Freeware)
  Author:   Aaron Giles <giles@med.cornell.edu>
            P.O. Box 2967 San Rafael, CA 94912 USA
  FTP:      ftp://guru.med.cornell.edu/pub/jpegview/jpegview32.sit.hqx
  Imports:  JPEG, JFIF, TIFF (Raw and LZW), BMP, GIF, PICT, Startup Screen,
            MacPaint, QuickTime JPEG
  Exports:  JFIF-standard JPEG, QuickTime JPEG
  Features: Uses QuickTime, full AppleScript support, high-quality
            dithering, slide show, and floating windows.

  Name:     NIH Image
  Purpose:  Digital image processing and analysis program
  Version:  1.5.5 (Freeware)
  Author:   Wayne Rasband <wayne@helix.nih.gov>
  FTP:      ftp://zippy.nimh.nih.gov/pub/nih-image/nih-image-155-nonfpu.hqx
  WWW:      http://rsb.info.nih.gov/nih-image/
  Imports:  TIFF, PICT, MacPaint
  Exports:  TIFF, PICT, MacPaint
  Features: Ability to acquire, display, edit, enhance, analyze, print, and 
            animate images. Image processing functions include: histogram 
            equalization, contrast enhancement, density profiling, smoothing,
            sharpening, edge detection, median filtering, and spatial 
            convolution with user defined kernels up to 63x63. Pascal-like
            macro programming language.

  Name:     Show!
  Purpose:  Graphics file cataloging program
  Version:  1.0.3 (Freeware)
  Author:   Henk W. den Bok <H.W.denBok@fys.ruu.nl>
            Physics Laboratory Utrecht University P.O. Box 80.000 3508 TA
            Utrecht, The Netherlands. Voice: (+31)-(0)30-537556
  Formats:  JPEG
  Features: Creates thumbnails to preview full-scale images. View images and
            sort, move, or copy thumnails between documents. Also views
            thumnails embedded in JFIF files.

  Name:     Sparkle
  Purpose:  MPEG and QuickTime movie viewer and converter
  Version:  2.3.5 (Freeware)
  Author:   Maynard Handley <maynard@elwing.otago.ac.nz>
            284 Stuart Street Dunedin New Zealand
  FTP:      ftp://sumex-aim.stanford.edu/info-mac/grf/util
  Imports:  MPEG, QuickTime
  Exports:  MPEG, QuickTime
  Features: Uses the QuickTime movie controller. Multiple movie viewing
            capability.

  Name:     Transparency
  Purpose:  GIF transparency editor
  Version:  1.0b4
  Author:   Aaron Giles <giles@med.cornell.edu>
            182 E. 95th Street 11E New York, NY 10128 USA
  FTP:      ftp://ftp.med.cornell.edu/pub/aarong/transparency/
  Imports:  GIF
  Exports:  GIF
  Features: Allows the designation of one color in a GIF image which is to be
            treated as transparent. Useful in modifying GIF files for HTML
            documents where the images are plotted against the arbitrary 
            background a Web client's window.


Subject: 3. Image Conversion and Display Programs for Unix and X Window

  Name:     fbm - Fuzzy pixmap manipulation
  Purpose:  Graphics file format manipulation and conversion toolkit
  Version:  1.0
  Author:   Michael L. Mauldin <mlm@cs.cmu.edu>
  FTP:      ftp://ftp.wustl.edu/graphics/graphics/packages/fbm.tar.Z
            ftp://nl.cs.cmu.edu/usr/mlm/ftp/fbm.tar.Z
  Imports:  Sun Rasterfile, GIF, IFF ILBM/HAM, TIFF, PCX, PBM, FBM,
            PostScript, Face, Utah RLE
  Exports:  Sun Rasterfile, GIF, IFF ILBM/HAM, TIFF, PCX, PBM, FBM,
            PostScript, Face, Utah RLE
  Features: Image processing functions (resize, scaling, halftoning,
            quantizing, etc.), TIFF functions based on libtiff library, 
            Utah RLE functions based on Utah Raster Toolkit, full source
            code included in the distribution.

  Name:     GIFBLAST
  Purpose:  Lossless GIF file compressor
  Version:  1.1 (Freeware)
  Author:   Isaac Dimitrovsky Labs, 147 Second Ave #484, New York NY 10003
  FTP:      ftp://ftp.wustl.edu/systems/ibmpc/garbo.uwasa.fi/gifutil/gifbla11.zip
  Imports:  GFB GIF
  Exports:  GFB GIF
  Features: GIFBLAST reads and compresses GIF files into GFB files with no
            loss of data. GFB files are typically 20-25% smaller than their
            source GIF files. GIFBLAST also uncompresses GFB files into GIF
            files with no loss of data. GFB files must be uncompressed to be
            read by GIF file viewers. Package includes full source code.

  Name:     GLE
  Purpose:  High-quality graphics package for scientists
  Version:  
  Cost:     Free
  OS:       Unix/X Window (Solaris, SunOS, Alpha OSF/1, Linux), 
            DOS (16- and 32-bit), OS/2 Warp, VAX/VMS
  Author:   Chris Pugmire <chrisp@grv.grace.cri.nz>
  FTP:      ftp://tui.marc.cri.nz/pub/gle/
  WWW:      http://tbone.biol.sc.edu/~dean/glelist/
  Exports:  PostScript, X Window, REGIS, TEK4010, PC graphics cards, VT100,
            HPGL, PCL, DI, TIFF, Epson, Sixel
  Features: Uses LaTEX and PostScript fonts, driven by instructions from
            scripts or via the grahical user interface, full source included.
            Additional utilities included with GLE are: SURFACE for hidden
            line surface plotting, CONTOUR to allow contour plots, MANIP to
            allow columns of data to be changed, and FITLS that allows 
            arbitrary data to be fitted to equasions.

  Name:     The Graphics Connection (tm)
  Purpose:  Batch utility for converting to editable vector formats
  Version:  2.01
  OS:       UNIX (Sun and HP)
  Author:   Square One bv, Willemsparkweg 52-I, 1071 HJ Amsterdam,
            The Netherlands, tel: +31-20-673-1102, fax: +31-20-675-7844,
            email: square1@island.nl, www: http://www.square1.nl
  Cost:     Software: $495 1-user, $1500 5-users
            Volume and University discounts available.
            On-Line Service for Mac & PC users: starting at $29 per file
  Formats:  Input: PostScript (.ps) and Encapsulated PostScript (.eps)
            Vector Output: MIF, WMF, WPG, CGM, HPGL, PCL-5, EPS
            Image Output:  TIFF, GIF, Sunraster
            Text Output: ASCII
  Features: Batch utility converts many files at once. Callable by other
            applications, utilities for splitting PostScript files,
            modular installation, creates editable line-art and text.
  Reviews:  Publish Magazine Product Watch, March 1996,
            Open Computing (Netherlands), March 1996.

  Name:     GraphX Viewer
            See GraphX Viewer entry in the "Image Conversion and Display 
            Programs for Windows" section.

  Name:     HighWater JPEG Library
  Purpose:  High-speed JPEG compression/decompression for Solaris-2
  Version:  1.2
  Author:   HighWater Designs Inc., 6 Bedford Farms, Bedford, NH
            03110-6532 USA. Voice: 603.669.7466, Fax: 603.669.7456
  Imports:  JPEG
  Exports:  JPEG
  Features: Library of functions callable from C programs, optimized for
            high-speed operation, fully compliant with the JPEG
            specification, operates on all SPARC-based platforms, and
            example source code included.

  Name:     ImageMagick
  Purpose:  X Window-based image display and conversion
  Version:  3.7
  Author:   John Cristy <cristy@dupont.com>
  FTP:      ftp://ftp.x.org/contrib/applications/ImageMagick/ImageMagick-3.7.tar.gz
  FTP:      ftp://ftp.wizards.dupont.com/pub/ImageMagick/ImageMagick-3.7.tar.gz
  WWW:      http://www.wizards.dupont.com/cristy/ImageMagick.html
  Imports:  AVS, BMP, Raw CMYK, Group 3 FAX, FITS, GIF, Raw GRAY, HDF, JBIG,
            JPEG, MIFF, MPEG, MTV, Photo CD, PCX, Mac PICT, PBM, PDF, PDS, 
            PGM, PNG, PPM, PM Postscript, RAD, Raw RGB, Utah RLE, SGI RGB,
            SUN Raster, Targa, ASCII Text, TIFF, VICAR, Visual Image Directory,
            VIFF, X Screen, XBM, XPM, XWD, Raw YUV.
  Exports:  AVS, BMP, Raw CMYK, Group 3 FAX, FITS, GIF, Raw GRAY, HDF, JBIG,
            JPEG, MIFF, MTV, PCX, Mac PICT, PBM, PDF, PGM, PNG, PPM, 
            PM Postscript, Raw RGB, Utah RLE, SGI RGB, SUN Raster, Targa, 
            TIFF, Visual Image Directory, VIFF, X Screen, XBM, XPM, XWD, 
            Raw YUV.
  Features: Batch conversion, image preview, contact sheet creation,
            slide shows, animation.

  Name:     patimg2tiff
  Purpose:  conversion from the USAPat IMAGE FILE format to TIFF 
  Version:  1.1
  Author:   Inlab Software GmbH, Josef-Wuerth-Str. 1, 82031 Gruenwald, Germany 
            Email: obermair@acm.org Voice: +49896412795 Fax: +49896411160
  Cost:     Please contact the author 
  Imports:  USAPat IMAGE FILE
  Exports:  TIFF
  Features: patimg2tiff converts the 'USAPat IMAGE FILE' format (as 
            found on the USAPat CDROM series produced by the U.S. Patent
            and Trademark Office) to TIFF (multipage, G4-encoding).
      	    The USAPat CDROM's are containing the facsimile images
	          of US patents in 300dpi. Source code licenses are
      	    available with and without the right of redistribution
      	    in binary form. The program itself runs on almost any modern
            Un*x.

  Name:     pbmplus - Extended Portable Bitmap Toolkit
  Purpose:  Graphics file format manipulation and conversion toolkit
  Version:  1.91d (10 December 1991)
  Version:  10 December 1991
  Author:   Jef Poskanzer <jef@well.sf.ca.us> <jef@netcom.com>
  FTP:      ftp://ftp.wustl.edu/graphics/graphics/packages/pbmplus/pbmplus10dec91.tar.Z
            ftp://gatekeeper.dec.com/.b/X11-contrib/pbmplus10dec91.tar.Z
  Imports:  Sun Icon, X10 and X11 bitmap, Mac Paint, CMU, MGR, G3 FAX,
            GEM IMG, FACE, .pi1, .pi3, Andrew Raster Object, Xerox Doodle,
            FITS, FaceSaver, LISP machine bit-array, HIPS, PostScript, RAW,
            GIF, IFF ILBM, PICT, XPM, PCX, TGA HPPJ, YUV, MTV/PRT, QRT,
            Img-whatnot, Xim, Spectrum, SLD, Sun Rasterfile, TIFF, X10 and
            X11 XWD
  Exports:  Sun Icon, X10 and X11 bitmap, Mac Paint, CMU, MGR, G3 FAX,
            GEM IMG, FACE, .pi1, .pi3, Andrew Raster Object, ASCII, HPLJ,
            GraphOn, BBN, Printronix, Gemini 10x, Epson, Unix plot, Zinc Icon,
            FITS, FaceSaver, LISP machine bit-array, GIF, NCSA, X11 puzzle,
            IFF ILBM, PICT, XPM, PCX, TGA HPPJ, YUV, Motif UIL Icon,
            DEC sixel, PostScript, TIFF, X11 XWD, Sun Rasterfile, DXF, SLD
  Features: Supports monochrome, grayscale, and full-color bitmaps. Runs
            under all flavors of Unix. Full source code included in the
            distribution.

  Name:     NetPBM - Extended Portable Bitmap Toolkit
  Purpose:  Graphics file format manipulation and conversion toolkit
  Version:  1 March 1994
  Author:   Bill Davidsen <davidsen@tmr.com>
  FTP:      ftp://ftp.wustl.edu/graphics/graphics/packages/NetPBM/*
            ftp://ftp.cs.ubc.ca/ftp/archive/netpbm/*
            ftp://ftp.x.org/contrib
  Imports:  Sun Icon, X10 and X11 bitmap, Mac Paint, CMU, MGR, G3 FAX,
            GEM IMG, FACE, .pi1, .pi3, Andrew Raster Object, Xerox Doodle,
            FITS, FaceSaver, LISP machine bit-array, HIPS, PostScript, RAW,
            GIF, IFF ILBM, PICT, XPM, PCX, TGA HPPJ, YUV, MTV/PRT, QRT,
            Img-whatnot, Xim, Spectrum, SLD, Sun Rasterfile, TIFF, X10 and
            X11 XWD, BDF, PK font, SPOT, Biorad, BMP, Mitsubishi S340-10,
            XV thumbnail, HP PaintJet XL PCL, SGI, Solitaire image recorder,
            Zeiss
  Exports:  Sun Icon, X10 and X11 bitmap, Mac Paint, CMU, MGR, G3 FAX,
            GEM IMG, FACE, .pi1, .pi3, Andrew Raster Object, ASCII, HPLJ,
            GraphOn, BBN, Printronix, Gemini 10x, Epson, Unix plot, Zinc Icon,
            FITS, FaceSaver, LISP machine bit-array, GIF, NCSA, X11 puzzle,
            IFF ILBM, PICT, XPM, PCX, TGA HPPJ, YUV, Motif UIL Icon,
            DEC sixel, PostScript, TIFF, X11 XWD, Sun Rasterfile, DXF, SLD,
            BDF, PK font, SPOT, Biorad, BMP, Mitsubishi S340-10, XV thumbnail,
            HP PaintJet XL PCL, SGI, Solitaire image recorder, Zeiss
  Features: Based on the 10Dec91 version of pbmplus, image processing
            functions include scaling, contrast and gamma adjustment, and
            edge detection. Package also available for VMS, MS-DOS, and Amiga

  Name:     xanim
  Purpose:  Animation file viewer
  Version:  2.70.3
  Author:   Mark Podlipec (podlipec@shell.portal.com)
  FTP:      ftp://ftp.portal.com/pub/podlipec/xanim2703.tar.Z
  WWW:      http://http://www.portal.com/~podlipec/home.html
  Imports:  DL, FLI, FLC, GIF, IFF, MovieSetter, PFX, Quicktime, AVI, RLE

  Name:     XDim
  Purpose:  Creation of 3D representations of 2D data sets
  Version:  2.6 (Freeware)
  Author:   Walter Benzing <benzing@iegi01.etec.uni-karlsruhe.de>
  FTP:      ftp://ftp.uni-stuttgart.de/pub/X11/graphics/xdim/xdim2_6.tar.gz
  Imports:  GIF, JPEG, table calculation programs
  Exports:  GIF, JPEG, table calculation programs
  Features: Motif interface, view data in several viewports, color 
            representation independent of hardware, allows the use of complex
            data sets, fast redraw for modes without color interpolation.
            Image processing (FFT, Inverse FFT, filters, histogram 
            equalization, free ordering from z-value to color, etc.), and
            data processing (add,subtract,multiply and divide data fields, 
            linear and spline interpolation, mirror x-/y, complex data fields,
            etc.) features. Required are a Unix system with an ANSI C 
            compiler, X11R4 or later, and the Motif widget set.

  Name:     Xew widget set
  Purpose:  X Window widget set
  Version:  
  Author:   Markku Savela <msa@hemuli.tte.vtt.fi>
            Technical Research Centre of Finland
            Multimedia Systems, P.O.Box 1203, FIN-02044 VTT
            http://www.vtt.fi/tte/staff/msa/
  WWW:      http://www.vtt.fi/tte/EuroBridge/Xew/
  Imports:  

  Name:     xli
  Purpose:  X Window image file display and manipulation
  Version:  1.16
  Author:   Graeme Gill <graeme@digideas.com.au>
  FTP:      ftp://ftp.x.org/contrib/applications/xli.1.16.tar.gz
  Imports:  CMU, GEM, GIF, JFIF, TIFF, Mac Paint, PCX, Sun Raster, Utah RLE,
            TGA, X Window formats, PBM, FBM, Photograph on CD, Windows, 
            OS/2 BMP Image.

  Name:     xloadimage
  Purpose:  X Window image file display
  Version:  4.1
  Author:   Jim Frost <jimf@centerline.com>
  FTP:      ftp://ftp.x.org/R5contrib/xloadimage.4.1.tar.gz
  Imports:  CMU, GEM, JFIF, TIFF, Mac Paint, PCX, Sun Raster, Utah RLE,
            X Window famats, PBM formats, FBM formats.

  Name:     XPaint
  Purpose:  Paint program (bitmap/pixmap editing tool)
  Version:  2.4.6
  Author:   David Koblas <koblas@netcom.com>
            Extra Mile Consulting, PO Box 1352, Mountain View, CA 94042-1352 USA
  FTP:      ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/X11/xapps/graphics/draw/xpaint-2.4.6.tar.gz
  WWW:      http://www2.dk-online.dk/users/Torsten_Martinsen/xpaint/
  Imports:  X11 Bitmaps, PPM, GIF, XPM, TIFF, SGI RGB
  Exports:  X11 Bitmaps, PPM, GIF, XPM, TIFF, SGI RGB, PostScript
  Features: Brushes, Spray paint, Pencil Lines, Arcs, Pattern Fill, Text,
            Boxes, Circles, Polygons. Works on multiple images simultaneously,
            Cut/Copy/Paste between all active images, and Fatbits/Zoom on the
            image windows. Full source code included.

  Name:     xv
  Purpose:  X Window-based image display
  Version:  3.10a
  Author:   John Bradley <bradley@cis.upenn.edu>
  FTP:      ftp://ftp.cis.upenn.edu/pub/xv/xv-3.00a.tar.Z
  Imports:  GIF, JPEG, TIFF, PBM, PGM, PPM, X11 bitmap, Sun Rasterfile, 
            Utah Raster Toolkit RLE, PDS/VICAR, BMP, PCX, IRIS RGB, 
            PostScript, and PM
  Exports:  GIF, PM, PBM (raw), PBM (Ascii), X11 Bitmap, Sun Rasterfile,
            BMP, PostScript, IRIS, JPEG, TIFF 


Subject: 4. Image Conversion and Display Programs for Amiga

  Name:     AmigaJPEG
  Purpose:  Graphics file format converter
  Version:  
  Author:   
  FTP:      ftp://nic.funet.fi/pub/amiga/graphics/applications/convert/AmigaJPEG-*-bin.lha
  Cost:     
  Imports:  JPEG, GIF, TGA, PPM
  Exports:  JPEG, GIF, TGA, PPM
  Features:

  Name:     GIFMachine
  Purpose:  Graphics file format viewer and converter
  Version:  
  Author:   
  Cost:     
  FTP:      ftp://bongo.cc.utexas.edu/amiga/GIFMachine.lzh
  Imports:  
  Exports:
  Features:

  Name:     HamLab Plus
  Purpose:  Graphics file format viewer and converter
  Version:  2.0.8 (Shareware)
  Author:   
  Cost:     $20US
  FTP:      ftp://nic.funet.fi/pub/amiga/graphics/applications/convert/HAMLABPlus-2.08-demo.lha
  Imports:  JPEG
  Exports:  JPEG
  Features: Crops images larger than 512x512

  Name:     ImageFX 2.0
  Purpose:  Professional image manipulation and special effects package
  Version:  2.0
  Author:   Nova Design, Inc., 1910 Byrd Avenue, Suite 214, Richmond, VA 23230
            Voice: 804.282.6528, Fax: 804.282.3768, 
            Email: Kermit@cup.portal.com (Kermit Woodall)
  Cost:     
  Imports:  ILBM/IFF w/Alpha, ANIM/ANIM 7/ANIM 8, Clipboard, 
            Datatypes, DCTV, Digiview DV21, FAXX, HAM-E, IMG8 (PP&S format),
            Impulse, Rendition/Caligari, Sculpt 3D/4D, Toaster Framestore,
            DPS PAR loader, Applied Magic Jstream, YUVN, PICT (w/vector and
            JPEG variations), TIFF, MacPaint, Windows Icons, BMP, DP-IIe,
            DL-View animation frame, FLI/FLC, GIF, PCX, PIC, GRASP/GL,
            TGA w/Alpha, Alias, SGI RGB, Wavefront, Softimage, Abekas A60
            series, JPEG, MPEG, C64 Koala, FITS, PS/EPS, PDS/Vicar, 
            QRT/POV/MTV, Sunraster, and X-Window formats.
  Exports:  ILBM/IFF w/Alpha, ANIM/ANIM 7/ANIM 8, Clipboard, 
            Datatypes, DCTV, Digiview DV21, FAXX, HAM-E, IMG8 (PP&S format),
            Impulse, Rendition/Caligari, Sculpt 3D/4D, Toaster Framestore,
            DPS PAR loader, Applied Magic Jstream, YUVN, PICT (w/vector and
            JPEG variations), TIFF, MacPaint, Windows Icons, BMP, DP-IIe,
            DL-View animation frame, FLI/FLC, GIF, PCX, PIC, GRASP/GL,
            TGA w/Alpha, Alias, SGI RGB, Wavefront, Softimage, Abekas A60
            series, JPEG, MPEG, C64 Koala, FITS, PS/EPS, PDS/Vicar, 
            QRT/POV/MTV, Sunraster, and X-Window formats.
  Features: 24/32/56bit color painting, image retouching, prepress image 
            correction, special effects, morphing, and batch processing.

  Name:     JIV
  Purpose:  Graphics file viewer
  Version:  1.19
  Author:   Juergen Weinelt <jow@hcast.franken.de>
  Cost:     Shareware donation (determined by the user)
  FTP:      Aminet FTP mirrors and the Aminet #6 CDROM
  Imports:  IFF/ILBM (1-8 and 24 planes, EHB, HAM, HAM8), uncompressed BMP 
            (OS/2 and MS Windows w/ 1, 4, 8 and 24 planes), GIF87a (including
            GIF animations) and a subset of GIF89a, PNM (PBM, PGM and PPM, 
            ASCII and binary), PCX, and JPEG/JFIF.
  Features: Support for all native Amiga graphics chipsets (OCS, ECS, AGA),
            A2024 greyscale monitor, Picasso-II graphics board (village 
            emulation), and CyberGraphics emulation. Supports Workbench and 
            CLI/Shell. Slide show and autoscroll modes.

  Name:     PBMPlus
  Purpose:  Graphics file format convertion toolkit
  Version:  1.91d (Amiga port)
  Author:   Jef Poskanzer <jef@well.sf.ca.us> <jef@netcom.com>
  FTP:      ftp://nic.funet.fi/pub/amiga/graphics/applications/convert/pbmplus
  Imports:  Sun Icon, X10 and X11 bitmap, Mac Paint, CMU, MGR, G3 FAX,
            GEM IMG, FACE, .pi1, .pi3, Andrew Raster Object, Xerox Doodle,
            FITS, FaceSaver, LISP machine bit-array, HIPS, PostScript, RAW,
            GIF, IFF ILBM, PICT, XPM, PCX, TGA HPPJ, YUV, MTV/PRT, QRT,
            Img-whatnot, Xim, Spectrum, SLD, Sun Rasterfile, TIFF, X10 and
            X11 XWD
  Exports:  Sun Icon, X10 and X11 bitmap, Mac Paint, CMU, MGR, G3 FAX,
            GEM IMG, FACE, .pi1, .pi3, Andrew Raster Object, ASCII, HPLJ,
            GraphOn, BBN, Printronix, Gemini 10x, Epson, Unix plot, Zinc Icon,
            FITS, FaceSaver, LISP machine bit-array, GIF, NCSA, X11 puzzle,
            IFF ILBM, PICT, XPM, PCX, TGA HPPJ, YUV, Motif UIL Icon,
            DEC sixel, PostScript, TIFF, X11 XWD, Sun Rasterfile, DXF, SLD
  Features: Supports monochrome, grayscale, and full-color bitmaps. Runs
            and compiles under the Amiga. Full source code included.

  Name:     Photogenics
  Purpose:  Paint and image processing package
  Version:  V1.2
  Author:   Almathera <almathera@cix.compulink.co.uk>
            Almathera, Southerton House, Boundary Business Court, 
            92-94 Church Rd, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 3TD, ENGLAND.
  Cost:     (UK) £54.95 UKPounds. International orders 62 UKPounds inc.
            airmail delivery
  Imports:  JPEG, IFF (all varieties), IFF-DEEP, Targa, PCX, PCD, TIFF,
            ACBM, BMP, CDXL, QRT, QuadAnim, RAW, RGB8 and RGBN
  Exports:  JPEG, IFF, IFF-DEEP, Targa, PCX, TIFF, BMP, QRT, RAW, Sculpt
  Features: Full 24-bit painting, image manipulation, unique 'paint layer'
            system.

  Name:     Transition
  Purpose:  Image processing package
  Version:  1.2.1
  Author:   Joel A. Corn, DarkSoftWare/DarkSoft Computers
            610 S. Iowa Avenue, East Wenatchee, WA 98802 USA
            Voice: 509.886.0581, Email: darksoft@ncw.net
  Order:    Better Concepts, Inc. Voice: 800.252.6442      
  Cost:     $59.95 retail
  Imports:  IFF-ILBM, GIF, JPEG, PCX,,PBM+, BMP-Windows and OS/2 variety
  Exports:  IFF-ILBM, GIF, JPEG, PCX,,PBM+, BMP-Windows and OS/2 variety
  Features: Built-in batch processing, Quantizing, Precise scaling,
            Color Correction, and easy to use.
  Reviews:  Amiga World, August 1994
            Amiga Report - online hyper-guide magazine

  Name:     WASPFast
  Purpose:  Graphics file format converter
  Version:  2.0.2
  Author:   
  Cost:     
  FTP:      ftp://nic.funet.fi/pub/amiga/graphics/applications/convert/Wasp-2.02b.lha
  Imports:  GIF, IFF, MTV, PPM, SUN
  Exports:  GIF, IFF, MTV, PPM, SUN
  Features:


Subject: 5. Platform-Independent Image Conversion Toolkits

  Name:     Berkeley MPEG Tools
  Purpose:  Software MPEG1 video decoder and encoder
  Author:   Berkeley Plateau Multimedia Research Group
  Contact:  mpeg-bugs@plateau.cs.berkeley.edu
  FTP:      ftp://mm-ftp.cs.berkeley.edu/pub/multimedia/mpeg
  WWW:      http://www-plateau.cs.berkeley.edu/mpeg/index.html
            http://www-plateau.cs.berkeley.edu/plateau.html
  Features: MPEG-1 statistics gathering and analysis tools, including two
            new tools, mpeg_blocks and mpeg_bits, which analyze
            videobitstreams allowing you to examine block encoding and bit
            rate allocation.

  Name:      gd
  Purpose:   GIF manipulating library
  Version:   1.1.1
  Platforms: Unix, VMS, Windows 3.1 and NT, OS/2, MS-DOS
  Author:    Tom Boutell <boutell@netcom.com>
             116 14th Ave E, Apt 2, Seattle, WA 98102
             http://sunsite.unc.edu/boutell/index.html
  FTP:       ftp://isis.cshl.org/pub/gd/gd1.1.1.tar.Z
  WWW:       http://www.boutell.com/gd
  Imports:   GIF
  Exports:   GIF
  Features:  On-the-fly creation of charts and graphs for WWW. Polygon 
             drawing and filling, brushes, tiles, line styling (even with
             brushes), and supports interlaced GIFs. Online HTML manual and
             full source code included.
            
  Name:     libtiff
  Purpose:  TIFF file manipulation toolkit
  Version:  3.3
  Author:   Sam Leffler <sam@okeeffe.berkeley.edu>
  FTP:      ftp://sgi.com/graphics/tiff/
  Imports:  TIFF, SGI
  Exports:  TIFF
  Features: Tools for image conversions and transformations, and much
            contributed software.

  Name:     Independent JPEG Group's JPEG Library
  Purpose:  JPEG image manipulation toolkit
  Version:  6a
  Author:   Independent JPEG Group <jpeg-info@uunet.uu.net>
  FTP:      ftp://ftp.uu.net/graphics/jpeg/jpegsrc.v6a.tar.gz
  Imports:  JPEG, JFIF, BMP, GIF TGA, Utah RLE, PBM formats
  Exports:  JPEG, JFIF, BMP, GIF TGA, Utah RLE, PBM formats
  Features: Baseline and extended processes, format conversion
            Complete source code included.
  Comments: This is *the* standard toolkit for implementing JPEG
            functionality into software.


Subject: III. FTP and WWW Graphics Software Archives


Subject: 0. Graphics Software Archives for MS-DOS

  ftp://oak.oakland.edu/pub/msdos/graphics
  ftp://oak.oakland.edu/SimTel/msdos/graphics


Subject: 1. Graphics Software Archives for Windows and OS/2

  ftp://ftp.cica.indiana.edu/pub/pc/win3/desktop


Subject: 2. Graphics Software Archives for Macintosh

  http://wwwhost.ots.utexas.edu/mac/main.html


Subject: 3. Graphics Software Archives for Unix and X Window

  ftp://ftp.uu.net/graphics
  ftp://ftp.x.org/contrib/applications


Subject: 4. Graphics Software Archives for Amiga

  ftp://wuarchive.wustl.edu/pub/aminet/gfx/conv
  ftp://nic.funet.fi/pub/amiga/graphics/applications/convert

  http://wuarchive.wustl.edu/~aminet/dirs/gfx_conf.html


Subject: IV. Kudos and Assertions


Subject: 0. Acknowledgments

The following people have made this FAQ take just a little bit longer to read
since the last time you looked at it (blame them and not me):

  Ron Augustine <ronaug@pixi.com>
  Iljitsch van Beijnum <iljitsch@xs4all.nl>
  Greg Broiles <gbroiles@scubed.com>
  Vincent Chen <vchen@ulead.com>
  John Cristy <cristy@magick.es.dupont.com>
  Graeme Gill <graeme@digideas.com.au>
  Andy Key <ak@nyangau.aladdin.co.uk>
  Chris Komnick <komnick@group42.com>
  Tom Lane <tgl@netcom.com>
  Gustav "Gurre" Kalvesten <a94guska@ida.his.se>
  Jonathan Law <jonlaw@princeton.edu>
  Angus Montgomery <angus@cgl.citri.edu.au>
  Joe Oliphant <joe_oliphant@csufresno.edu>
  Borut Podlipnik <borut@lasco1.mpae.gwdg.de>
  Jolyon Ralph <jralph@cix.compulink.co.uk>
  Markku Savela <msa@hemuli.tte.vtt.fi>
  Paul Schmidt <photodex@ix.netcom.com>
  Marc Stengel <msss@netcom.com>
  Juergen Weinelt <jow@hub-n.franken.de>
  Kermit Woodall <Kermit@cup.portal.com>


Subject: 1. About The Author

The author of this FAQ, James D. Murray, lives in the City of Orange,
Orange County, California, USA. He is the co-author of the book
Encyclopedia of Graphics File Formats published by O'Reilly and
Associates, makes a living writing books for O'Reilly, writing
telecommuncations network management software in C++ and Visual Basic,
and may be reached as jdm@ora.com,
or via U.S. Snail at: P.O. Box 70, Orange, CA 92666-0070 USA.


Subject: 2. Disclaimer

While every effort has been taken to insure the accuracy of the
information contained in this FAQ list compilation, the author and
contributors assume no responsibility for errors or omissions, or for
damages resulting from the use of the information contained herein.


Subject: 3. Copyright Notice

This FAQ is Copyright 1994-96 by James D. Murray. This work may be
reproduced, in whole or in part, using any medium, including, but not
limited to, electronic transmission, CD-ROM, or published in print, under
the condition that this copyright notice remains intact.


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