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

From: Charlie Murphy <>
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:14:25 -0400

Markus Wichmann wrote:
> So, having one program that reads some standardized input and displays
> it on screen, while another program converts any given image file to
> that standardized format may be more UNIX-like.

9front has programs like that[1].

For Linux, netpbm does the same thing[2].

        cat background.jpg | jpegtopnm | pnmtopng > background.png

If netpbm tools supported alpha, it would be great for games. No more
packing around a You could just fork(), execute pngtopnm
on your image, then read the simple netpbm output.

Received on Sat Jun 14 2014 - 18:14:25 CEST

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