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 Please email contributions, corrections, and suggestions about this FAQ to email@example.com. Relevant information posted to newsgroups will not automatically make it into this FAQ. -- James D. Murray
Subjects marked with <NEW> are new to this FAQ. Subjects marked with <UPD> have been updated since the last release of 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: 0. Image Conversion and Display Programs for MS-DOS Name: DISPLAY Purpose: Image display and conversion Version: 1.88 Author: Jih-Shin Ho <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> and D.J. Delorie <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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: email@example.com 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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: email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org.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 <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 <email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.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 <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 <email@example.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com> 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: 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: 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> Iljitsch van Beijnum <email@example.com> Greg Broiles <firstname.lastname@example.org> Vincent Chen <email@example.com> John Cristy <firstname.lastname@example.org> Graeme Gill <email@example.com> Andy Key <firstname.lastname@example.org> Chris Komnick <email@example.com> Tom Lane <firstname.lastname@example.org> Gustav "Gurre" Kalvesten <email@example.com> Jonathan Law <firstname.lastname@example.org> Angus Montgomery <email@example.com> Joe Oliphant <firstname.lastname@example.org> Borut Podlipnik <email@example.com> Jolyon Ralph <firstname.lastname@example.org> Markku Savela <email@example.com> Paul Schmidt <firstname.lastname@example.org> Marc Stengel <email@example.com> Juergen Weinelt <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 email@example.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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