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FreeImage 3.16.0 released

What is FreeImage ?

FreeImage is an Open Source library project for developers who would like to support popular graphics image formats like PNG, BMP, JPEG, TIFF and others as needed by today's multimedia applications. FreeImage is easy to use, fast, multithreading safe, compatible with all 32-bit/64-bit versions of Windows, and cross-platform (works both with Linux and Mac OS X).... read more

Posted by Hervé Drolon 2014-03-23

FreeImage 3.15.3 released

FreeImage is an Open Source library project for developers who would like to support popular graphics image formats like PNG, BMP, JPEG, TIFF and others as needed by today's multimedia applications. FreeImage is easy to use, fast, multithreading safe, compatible with all 32-bit/64-bit versions of Windows, and cross-platform (works both with Linux and Mac OS X).

Thanks to it's ANSI C interface, FreeImage is usable in many languages including C, C++, VB, C#, Delphi, Java and also in common scripting languages such as Perl, Python, PHP, TCL or Ruby.... read more

Posted by Hervé Drolon 2012-03-17

FreeImage 3.15.2 released

FreeImage is an Open Source library project for developers who would like to support popular graphics image formats like PNG, BMP, JPEG, TIFF and others as needed by today's multimedia applications. FreeImage is easy to use, fast, multithreading safe, compatible with all 32-bit/64-bit versions of Windows, and cross-platform (works both with Linux and Mac OS X).

Thanks to it's ANSI C interface, FreeImage is usable in many languages including C, C++, VB, C#, Delphi, Java and also in common scripting languages such as Perl, Python, PHP, TCL or Ruby.... read more

Posted by Hervé Drolon 2012-02-19

FreeImage 3.15.1 released

FreeImage is an Open Source library project for developers who would like to support popular graphics image formats like PNG, BMP, JPEG, TIFF and others as needed by today's multimedia applications. FreeImage is easy to use, fast, multithreading safe, compatible with all 32-bit/64-bit versions of Windows, and cross-platform (works both with Linux and Mac OS X).

Thanks to it's ANSI C interface, FreeImage is usable in many languages including C, C++, VB, C#, Delphi, Java and also in common scripting languages such as Perl, Python, PHP, TCL or Ruby.... read more

Posted by Hervé Drolon 2011-07-24

FreeImage 3.15.0 released

FreeImage is an Open Source library project for developers who would like to support popular graphics image formats like PNG, BMP, JPEG, TIFF and others as needed by today's multimedia applications. FreeImage is easy to use, fast, multithreading safe, compatible with all 32-bit/64-bit versions of Windows, and cross-platform (works both with Linux and Mac OS X).

Thanks to it's ANSI C interface, FreeImage is usable in many languages including C, C++, VB, C#, Delphi, Java and also in common scripting languages such as Perl, Python, PHP, TCL or Ruby.... read more

Posted by Hervé Drolon 2011-01-23

FreeImage 3.14.1 released

FreeImage is an Open Source library project for developers who would like to support popular graphics image formats like PNG, BMP, JPEG, TIFF and others as needed by today's multimedia applications. FreeImage is easy to use, fast, multithreading safe, compatible with all 32-bit versions of Windows, and cross-platform (works both with Linux and Mac OS X). More info on http://freeimage.sourceforge.net

Posted by Hervé Drolon 2010-08-12

FreeImage 3.14.0 released

FreeImage is an Open Source library project for developers who would like to support popular graphics image formats like PNG, BMP, JPEG, TIFF and others as needed by today's multimedia applications. FreeImage is easy to use, fast, multithreading safe, compatible with all 32-bit versions of Windows, and cross-platform (works both with Linux and Mac OS X). More info on http://freeimage.sourceforge.net

Posted by Hervé Drolon 2010-08-09

FreeImage 3.13.1 released

FreeImage is an Open Source library project for developers who would like to support popular graphics image formats like PNG, BMP, JPEG, TIFF and others as needed by today's multimedia applications. FreeImage is easy to use, fast, multithreading safe, compatible with all 32-bit versions of Windows, and cross-platform (works both with Linux and Mac OS X). More info on http://freeimage.sourceforge.net

Posted by Hervé Drolon 2009-12-22

FreeImage 3.13.0 released

FreeImage is an Open Source library project for developers who would like to support popular graphics image formats like PNG, BMP, JPEG, TIFF and others as needed by today's multimedia applications. FreeImage is easy to use, fast, multithreading safe, compatible with all 32-bit versions of Windows, and cross-platform (works both with Linux and Mac OS X).
More info on http://freeimage.sourceforge.net

Posted by Hervé Drolon 2009-09-27

FreeImage: 3.12.0 released

FreeImage is an Open Source library project for developers who would like to support popular graphics image formats like PNG, BMP, JPEG, TIFF and others as needed by today's multimedia applications. FreeImage is easy to use, fast, multithreading safe, compatible with all 32-bit versions of Windows, and cross-platform (works both with Linux and Mac OS X).

Thanks to it's ANSI C interface, FreeImage is usable in many languages including C, C++, VB, C#, Delphi, Java and also in common scripting languages such as Perl, Python, PHP, TCL or Ruby.

The library comes in two versions: a binary DLL distribution that can be linked against any WIN32 C/C++ compiler and a source distribution. Workspace files for Microsoft VS.Net 2003 and VS.Net 2005 are provided, as well as makefiles for Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris 9.

What's new for FreeImage ?

Release 3.12.0 is a maintenance release that brings several internal enhancements suggested by our users and also support for the PFM format.
The library has been updated with the new libtiff (3.9.0), libpng (1.2.35) and OpenJPEG (1.3.0) libraries. FreeImage is also distributed with an updated C# wrapper.
As usual, check the changes log for full details (especially for bug fixes) and check also the updated FreeImage documentation.

Where can I find FreeImage ?

FreeImage can be downloaded from:
http://freeimage.sourceforge.net

Posted by Hervé Drolon 2009-04-15

FreeImage 3.11.0 released

FreeImage is an Open Source library project for developers who would like to support popular graphics image formats like PNG, BMP, JPEG, TIFF and others as needed by today's multimedia applications. FreeImage is easy to use, fast, multithreading safe, compatible with all 32-bit versions of Windows, and cross-platform (works both with Linux and Mac OS X).

Thanks to it's ANSI C interface, FreeImage is usable in many languages including C, C++, VB, C#, Delphi, Java and also in common scripting languages such as Perl, Python, PHP, TCL or Ruby.

The library comes in two versions: a binary DLL distribution that can be linked against any WIN32 C/C++ compiler and a source distribution. Workspace files for Microsoft VS.Net 2003 and VS.Net 2005 are provided, as well as makefiles for Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris 9.

What's new for FreeImage ?

Release 3.11.0 mainly adds new compression options to the JPEG and PNG plugins, RGBF support to the TIFF plugin, Vista icons support in ICO Plugin. A new function named FreeImage_CloneMetadata is now available.
Lastly, the library has been updated with the new libtiff (3.9.0), libpng (1.2.29), libMNG (1.0.10) and OpenJPEG (1.3.0) libraries. FreeImage is also distributed with an updated VB6/VBA wrapper and a brand new C# wrapper.
As usual, check the changes log for full details (especially for bug fixes) and check also the updated FreeImage documentation.

Where can I find FreeImage ?

FreeImage can be downloaded from:
http://freeimage.sourceforge.net

Posted by Hervé Drolon 2008-07-28

FreeImage: 3.10.0 released

FreeImage is an Open Source library project for developers who would like to support popular graphics image formats like PNG, BMP, JPEG, TIFF and others as needed by today's multimedia applications. FreeImage is easy to use, fast, multithreading safe, compatible with all 32-bit versions of Windows, and cross-platform (works both with Linux and Mac OS X).

Thanks to it's ANSI C interface, FreeImage is usable in many languages including C, C++, VB, C#, Delphi, Java and also in common scripting languages such as Perl, Python, PHP, TCL or Ruby.

The library comes in two versions: a binary DLL distribution that can be linked against any WIN32 C/C++ compiler and a source distribution. Workspace files for Microsoft VS.Net 2003 and VS.Net 2005 are provided, as well as makefiles for Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris 9.

What's new for FreeImage ?

Release 3.10.0 comes with two new HDR formats, JPEG2000 and OpenEXR, as well as the now famous 'Fattal tone mapping algorithm'.
To Linux users: the library now make use of the gcc 'visibility' option, so that previous incompatibilities reported with some libraries such as GTK should now belong to the past.
What else ?
This release brings some new palette and color manipulation functions as well as numerous bug fixes reported by our users. Lastly, the library has been updated with the new libtiff (3.9.0), libpng (1.2.23), OpenEXR (1.6.1) and OpenJPEG (1.2.0) libraries. FreeImage is also distributed with an updated VB6/VBA wrapper.
As usual, check the changes log for full details (especially for bug fixes) and check also the updated FreeImage documentation.

Where can I find FreeImage ?

FreeImage can be downloaded from:
http://freeimage.sourceforge.net

Posted by Hervé Drolon 2007-11-20

FreeImage 3.9.3 released

FreeImage is an Open Source library project for developers who would like to support popular graphics image formats like PNG, BMP, JPEG, TIFF and others as needed by today's multimedia applications. FreeImage is easy to use, fast, multithreading safe, compatible with all 32-bit versions of Windows, and cross-platform (works both with Linux and Mac OS X).

Thanks to it's ANSI C interface, FreeImage is usable in many languages including C, C++, VB, C#, Delphi, Java and also in common scripting languages such as Perl, Python, PHP, TCL or Ruby.

The library comes in two versions: a binary DLL distribution that can be linked against any WIN32 C/C++ compiler and a source distribution. Workspace files for Microsoft VC++ 6 and VS.Net 2003 are provided, as well as makefiles for Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris 9.

What's new for FreeImage ?

This maintenance release improves the speed of the GIF encoder, adds a new JPEG downsampling feature (useful to generate thumbnails) and also provides a better MacOSX makefile. As usual, check the changes log for full details (especially for bug fixes) and check also the updated FreeImage documentation.... read more

Posted by Hervé Drolon 2007-02-12

FreeImage 3.9.2 released

FreeImage is an Open Source library project for developers who would like to support popular graphics image formats like PNG, BMP, JPEG, TIFF and others as needed by today's multimedia applications. FreeImage is easy to use, fast, multithreading safe, compatible with all 32-bit versions of Windows, and cross-platform (works both with Linux and Mac OS X).

Thanks to it's ANSI C interface, FreeImage is usable in many languages including C, C++, VB, C#, Delphi, Java and also in common scripting languages such as Perl, Python, PHP, TCL or Ruby.

The library comes in two versions: a binary DLL distribution that can be linked against any WIN32 C/C++ compiler and a source distribution. Workspace files for Microsoft VC++ 6 and VS.Net 2003 are provided, as well as makefiles for Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris 9.

What's new for FreeImage ?

This maintenance release adds full support for 16-bit greyscale and 48-bit RGB to the PNM plugin, adds IPTC writing support to JPEG & TIFF plugins and adds a new FreeImage_JPEGCrop function. As usual, check the changes log for full details and check also the updated FreeImage documentation.... read more

Posted by Hervé Drolon 2006-10-29

FreeImage 3.9.1 released

This is a bug-fix release of FreeImage, an Open Source library project for developers who would like to support popular graphics image formats like PNG, BMP, JPEG, TIFF and others as needed by today's multimedia applications. FreeImage is easy to use, fast, multithreading safe, compatible with all 32-bit versions of Windows, and cross-platform (works both with Linux and Mac OS X).

Thanks to it's ANSI C interface, FreeImage is usable in many languages including C, C++, VB, C#, Delphi, Java and also in common scripting languages such as Perl, Python, PHP, TCL or Ruby. ... read more

Posted by Hervé Drolon 2006-07-17

FreeImage 3.9.0 released

FreeImage is an Open Source library project for developers who would like to support popular graphics image formats like PNG, BMP, JPEG, TIFF and others as needed by today's multimedia applications. FreeImage is easy to use, fast, multithreading safe, compatible with all 32-bit versions of Windows, and cross-platform (works both with Linux and Mac OS X).

Thanks to it's ANSI C interface, FreeImage is usable in many languages including C, C++, VB, C#, Delphi, Java and also in common scripting languages such as Perl, Python, PHP, TCL or Ruby.

The library comes in two versions: a binary DLL distribution that can be linked against any WIN32 C/C++ compiler and a source distribution. Workspace files for Microsoft VC++ 6 and VS.Net 2003 are provided, as well as makefiles for Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris 9.

What's new for FreeImage ?

Release 3.9.0 brings two new plugins for SGI and raw FAX G3 formats, better support for HDR images in the rescale function, a new thumbnail generation function, as well as several internal code enhancements. The library has been updated with the new libtiff (3.8.0) and libpng (1.2.12) libraries. FreeImage is also distributed with improved wrappers (VB6/VBA, C++ and Delphi). Lastly, many bugs reported by our users have been fixed (check the changes log for details) and the PDF documentation has been updated.

Where can I find FreeImage ?

FreeImage can be downloaded from: http://freeimage.sourceforge.net

Posted by Hervé Drolon 2006-07-07

FreeImage 3.8.0 released

FreeImage is an Open Source library project for developers who would like to support popular graphics image formats like PNG, BMP, JPEG, TIFF and others as needed by today's multimedia applications. FreeImage is easy to use, fast, multithreading safe, compatible with all 32-bit versions of Windows, and cross-platform (works both with Linux and Mac OS X).

Thanks to it's ANSI C interface, FreeImage is usable in many languages including C, C++, VB, C#, Delphi, Java and also in common scripting languages such as Perl, Python, PHP, TCL or Ruby.

The library comes in two versions: a binary DLL distribution that can be linked against any WIN32 C/C++ compiler and a source distribution. Workspace files for Microsoft VC++ 6 and VS.Net 2003 are provided, as well as makefiles for Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris 9.

What's new for FreeImage ?

Release 3.8.0 brings new unicode functions, better support for 16- and 48-bit conversion, and improved internal code: the library has been updated with the new zlib (1.2.3) and libtiff (3.7.3) libraries. FreeImage is also distributed with a brand new VB6/VBA wrapper. Lastly, many bugs occuring with unusual image types have been fixed.
Check also the updated C++ wrapper and the updated documentation.

Where can I find FreeImage ?

FreeImage can be downloaded from: http://freeimage.sourceforge.net

Posted by Hervé Drolon 2005-09-09

FreeImage 3.7.0 released

FreeImage is an Open Source library project for developers who would like to support popular graphics image formats like PNG, BMP, JPEG, TIFF and others as needed by today's multimedia applications. FreeImage is easy to use, fast, multithreading safe, compatible with all 32-bit versions of Windows, and cross-platform (works both with Linux and Mac OS X).

Thanks to it's ANSI C interface, FreeImage is usable in many languages including C, C++, VB, C#, Delphi, Java and also in common scripting languages such as Perl, Python, PHP, TCL or Ruby.

The library comes in two versions: a binary DLL distribution that can be linked against any WIN32 C/C++ compiler and a source distribution. Workspace files for Microsoft VC++ 6 and VS.Net 2003 are provided, as well as makefiles for Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris 9.

What's new for FreeImage ?

This new release brings many new features and internal enhancements suggested by our users.
The main additions concern the support for HDR and 48-bit TIFF/PNG images, together with new tone mapping functions, a brand new GIF plugin supporting animation metadata and multipage files, a new color quantization function and a new lossless JPEG rotation and flipping function.
Check also the updated C++ wrapper and of course the updated documentation.

Where can I find FreeImage ?

FreeImage can be downloaded from: http://freeimage.sourceforge.net

Posted by Hervé Drolon 2005-05-09

FreeImage 3.6.1 released

FreeImage is an Open Source library project for developers who would like to support popular graphics image formats like PNG, BMP, JPEG, TIFF and others as needed by today's multimedia applications. FreeImage is easy to use, fast, multithreading safe, compatible with all 32-bit versions of Windows, and cross-platform (works both with Linux and Mac OS X).

Thanks to it's ANSI C interface, FreeImage is usable in many languages including C, C++, VB, C#, Delphi, Java and also in common scripting languages such as Perl, Python, PHP, TCL or Ruby.

The library comes in two versions: a binary DLL distribution that can be linked against any WIN32 C/C++ compiler and a source distribution. Workspace files for Microsoft VC++ 6 and VS.Net 2003 are provided, as well as makefiles for Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris 9.

What's new for FreeImage ?

This maintenance release fixes a memory leak occuring in the metadata API. As this also affects bitmap loading, upgrade is highly recommended.

Where can I find FreeImage ?

FreeImage can be downloaded from: http://freeimage.sourceforge.net ... read more

Posted by Hervé Drolon 2005-02-24

FreeImage 3.6.0 released

FreeImage is an Open Source library project for developers who would like to support popular graphics image formats like PNG, BMP, JPEG, TIFF and others as needed by today's multimedia applications. FreeImage is easy to use, fast, multithreading safe, compatible with all 32-bit versions of Windows, and cross-platform (works both with Linux and Mac OS X).

Thanks to it's ANSI C interface, FreeImage is usable in many languages including C, C++, VB, C#, Delphi, Java and also in common scripting languages such as Perl, Python, PHP, TCL or Ruby.

The library comes in two versions: a binary DLL distribution that can be linked against any WIN32 C/C++ compiler and a source distribution. Workspace files for Microsoft VC++ 6 and VS.Net 2003 are provided, as well as makefiles for Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris 9.

What's new for FreeImage ?

FreeImage 3.6.0 brings many internal improvments with better toolkit functions (rotate, rescale), better support for the metadata API from other languages, better compression for the GIF plugin, and also an updated Delphi wrapper.
As usual, check the changes log for full details :)... read more

Posted by Hervé Drolon 2005-02-14

FreeImage 3.5.3 released

FreeImage is an Open Source library project for developers who would like to support popular graphics image formats like PNG, BMP, JPEG, TIFF and others as needed by today's multimedia applications. FreeImage is easy to use, fast, multithreading safe, compatible with all 32-bit versions of Windows, and cross-platform (works both with Linux and Mac OS X).

Thanks to it's ANSI C interface, FreeImage is usable in many languages including C, C++, VB, C#, Delphi, Java and also in common scripting languages such as Perl, Python, PHP, TCL or Ruby.

The library comes in two versions: a binary DLL distribution that can be linked against any WIN32 C/C++ compiler and a source distribution. Workspace files for Microsoft Visual C++ 6 are provided, as well as makefiles for Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris 9.

What's new for FreeImage ?

Release 3.5.3 is a maintenance release that is worth the try : the library has been updated with the new zlib (1.2.2), libpng (1.2.8) and libtiff (3.7.1) libraries. This means better performance and less bugs !
What else ? This release brings a better rotation function (that also work with 1-bit images) and provides a brand new Delphi wrapper. As usual, check the changes log for other details about the bug fixes and the enhancements.

Where can I find FreeImage ?

FreeImage can be downloaded from: http://freeimage.sourceforge.net

Posted by Hervé Drolon 2005-01-03

FreeImage 3.5.2 released

What is FreeImage ?

FreeImage is an Open Source library project for developers who would like to support popular graphics image formats like PNG, BMP, JPEG, TIFF and others as needed by today's multimedia applications. FreeImage is easy to use, fast, multithreading safe, compatible with all 32-bit versions of Windows, and cross-platform (works both with Linux and Mac OS X).

Thanks to it's ANSI C interface, FreeImage is usable in many languages including C, C++, VB, C#, Delphi, Java and also in common scripting languages such as Perl, Python, PHP, TCL or Ruby.

The library comes in two versions: a binary DLL distribution that can be linked against any WIN32 C/C++ compiler and a source distribution. Workspace files for Microsoft Visual C++ 6 are provided, as well as makefiles for Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris 9.

What's new for FreeImage ?

Release 3.5.2 is a maintenance release that fixes a new bug found in the FreeImage_Clone function.

Where can I find FreeImage ?

FreeImage can be downloaded from: http://freeimage.sourceforge.net

Posted by Hervé Drolon 2004-11-28

FreeImage 3.5.1 released

What is FreeImage ?

FreeImage is an Open Source library project for developers who would like to support popular graphics image formats like PNG, BMP, JPEG, TIFF and others as needed by today's multimedia applications. FreeImage is easy to use, fast, multithreading safe, compatible with all 32-bit versions of Windows, and cross-platform (works both with Linux and Mac OS X).

Thanks to it's ANSI C interface, FreeImage is usable in many languages including C, C++, VB, C#, Delphi, Java and also in common scripting languages such as Perl, Python, PHP, TCL or Ruby.

The library comes in two versions: a binary DLL distribution that can be linked against any WIN32 C/C++ compiler and a source distribution. Workspace files for Microsoft Visual C++ 6 are provided, as well as makefiles for Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris 9.

What's new for FreeImage ?

Release 3.5.1 is a maintenance release that fixes a bug in the (widely used) FreeImage_Clone function and also some other bugs with the TIFF plugin. Lastly, this distribution includes a new Delphi wrapper. As for the QT wrapper, you will now find it in the Source Code section of this site.

Where can I find FreeImage ?

FreeImage can be downloaded from: http://freeimage.sourceforge.net

Posted by Hervé Drolon 2004-11-26

FreeImage 3.5.0 released

What is FreeImage ?

FreeImage is an Open Source library project for developers who would like to support popular graphics image formats like PNG, BMP, JPEG, TIFF and others as needed by today's multimedia applications. FreeImage is easy to use, fast, multithreading safe, compatible with all 32-bit versions of Windows, and cross-platform (works both with Linux and Mac OS X).

Thanks to it's ANSI C interface, FreeImage is usable in many languages including C, C++, VB, C#, Java and also in common scripting languages such as Perl, Python, PHP, TCL or Ruby.

The library comes in two versions: a binary DLL distribution that can be linked against any WIN32 C/C++ compiler and a source distribution. Workspace files for Microsoft Visual C++ 6 are provided, as well as makefiles for Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris 9.

What's new for FreeImage ?

FreeImage 3.5.0 brings two new features: a set of functions to deal with memory IO streams and a set of functions to deal with image metadata. Memory IO streams will ease the use of load/save functions with memory buffers. As for metadata, new functions have been added to support the creation, manipulation, loading and saving of image metadata (Exif - including GPS and Maker notes -, IPTC, XMP and GeoTIFF).
This new release includes the new LibTIFF, LibPNG and LibMNG releases. Finally, it provides an enhanced C++ wrapper.... read more

Posted by Hervé Drolon 2004-10-31

FreeImage 3.4.0 released

What is FreeImage ?

FreeImage is an Open Source library project for developers who would like to support popular graphics image formats like PNG, BMP, JPEG, TIFF and others as needed by today's multimedia applications. FreeImage is easy to use, fast, multithreading safe, compatible with all 32-bit versions of Windows, and cross-platform (works both with Linux and Mac OS X).

Thanks to it's ANSI C interface, FreeImage is usable in many languages including C, C++, VB, C#, Java and also in common scripting languages such as Perl, Python, PHP, TCL or Ruby.... read more

Posted by Hervé Drolon 2004-07-08