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

From: FRIGN <>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:37:39 +0200

On Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:26:40 -0400
Charlie Murphy <> wrote:

> 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
> scripts.
> 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.

I think there's more to it than just being an intermediate format.
My tests showed that especially for line-art, it beats png by far (I
got results with over 60%!).
Given the simplicity of the format, you could write a coder easily.



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