Re: [dev] Lightweight, non-bloated, fast image viewer?

From: Andrew Gwozdziewycz <>
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2014 09:36:26 -0400

On June 14, 2014 8:52:39 AM EDT, FRIGN <> wrote:
>On Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:42:00 +0200
>Markus Wichmann <> wrote:
>> So, having one program that reads some standardized input and
>> it on screen, while another program converts any given image file to
>> that standardized format may be more UNIX-like. But maybe a file is
>> the right representation for that standardized format. So maybe the
>> converter would need to be a library instead of a program.
>This is a very nice idea. What any image-lib basically does for
>internal representation is to load the image as a bitmap.
>An image-viewer for bitmaps piped by a converter for the common formats
>would be a good idea.
>> So yes, I argue we should rather rewrite imlib, that is, try to
>> implement imlib's interface in a suckless way. Unless that is
>> impossible, then the "rewrite feh" idea is the only one left.
>imlib2 is more than reading images, it's also a full-fledges
>font-rendering-engine and image-compositor.
>I'd look at it this way: Do we really need this much stuff for a simple
>image viewer? Wouldn't it be better to just take the stuff we need
>(reading images and mapping it to a certain common standard format) and
>be fine with it? ;)

Keep in mind that unless your images are always the same resolution as your screen, you're going to need to do things like resize as well.
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