Re: [dev] Looking for simple, alpha supporting image format

From: Charlie Murphy <>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:26:40 -0400

Lee Fallat wrote:
> Excellent. I have time to create a converter as well, but I want
> suckless to agree on something final before I proceed. We also need to
> decide what our intermediate format is going to be (I was thinking
> bmp, because we can just slap a bmp header onto our data), unless
> imagemagick provides one.

This format was designed to _be_ an intermediate format. It's essentially
a protocol for sending raw pixels across pipes. If we write small scripts
that use ImageMagick, both the conversion and viewing problems are solved.
ImageMagick has the `convert' and `display' commands which work well from

Please correct me if I'm wrong (really, I'm not angry here), but it seems
like writing a new converter and a new viewer is unnecessary work.

A better way of developing the format is to confirm whether it's useful
or not. I could take a game like SuperTux and swap SDL_image with a
loader for this format.

Charlie Murphy
Received on Thu Jul 17 2014 - 21:26:40 CEST

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