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. The library comes in two versions: a binary distribution that can be linked against any 32-bit C/C++ compiler and a source distribution. Workspace files for Microsoft Visual C++ 6 are provided, as well as makefiles for Linux.
This release adds new functions to deal with transparent images (especially PNG images). It also adds support for ICC profiles in PNG images and a new DDS loader plugin (used to load DirectDraw Surfaces). Some minor bugs were fixed with JPEG compressed TIFF and Targa images. Lastly, the C++ wrapper and the PDF documentation have been updated.
As usual, check the change log for details and happy coding :)
FreeImage can be downloaded from: http://freeimage.sourceforge.net