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Graphics File Formats FAQ (Part 2 of 4): Image Conversion and Display Programs
Section - 3. Image Conversion and Display Programs for Unix and X Window

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  Name:     fbm - Fuzzy pixmap manipulation
  Purpose:  Graphics file format manipulation and conversion toolkit
  Version:  1.0
  Author:   Michael L. Mauldin <mlm@cs.cmu.edu>
  FTP:      ftp://ftp.wustl.edu/graphics/graphics/packages/
            ftp://nl.cs.cmu.edu/usr/mlm/ftp/
  Imports:  Sun Rasterfile, GIF, IFF ILBM/HAM, TIFF, PCX, PBM, FBM,
            PostScript, Face, Utah RLE
  Exports:  Sun Rasterfile, GIF, IFF ILBM/HAM, TIFF, PCX, PBM, FBM,
            PostScript, Face, Utah RLE
  Features: Image processing functions (resize, scaling, halftoning,
            quantizing, etc.), TIFF functions based on libtiff library, 
            Utah RLE functions based on Utah Raster Toolkit, full source
            code included in the distribution.

  Name:     GIFBLAST
  Purpose:  Lossless GIF file compressor
  Version:  1.1 (Freeware)
  Author:   Isaac Dimitrovsky Labs, 147 Second Ave #484, New York NY 10003
  FTP:      ftp://ftp.wustl.edu/systems/ibmpc/garbo.uwasa.fi/gifutil/
  Imports:  GFB GIF
  Exports:  GFB GIF
  Features: GIFBLAST reads and compresses GIF files into GFB files with no
            loss of data. GFB files are typically 20-25% smaller than their
            source GIF files. GIFBLAST also uncompresses GFB files into GIF
            files with no loss of data. GFB files must be uncompressed to be
            read by GIF file viewers. Package includes full source code.

  Name:     GLE
  Purpose:  High-quality graphics package for scientists
  Version:  
  Cost:     Free
  OS:       Unix/X Window (Solaris, SunOS, Alpha OSF/1, Linux), 
            DOS (16- and 32-bit), OS/2 Warp, VAX/VMS
  Author:   Chris Pugmire <chrisp@grv.grace.cri.nz>
  FTP:      ftp://tui.marc.cri.nz/pub/gle/
  WWW:      http://tbone.biol.sc.edu/~dean/glelist/
  Exports:  PostScript, X Window, REGIS, TEK4010, PC graphics cards, VT100,
            HPGL, PCL, DI, TIFF, Epson, Sixel
  Features: Uses LaTEX and PostScript fonts, driven by instructions from
            scripts or via the grahical user interface, full source included.
            Additional utilities included with GLE are: SURFACE for hidden
            line surface plotting, CONTOUR to allow contour plots, MANIP to
            allow columns of data to be changed, and FITLS that allows 
            arbitrary data to be fitted to equasions.

  Name:     The Graphics Connection (tm)
  Purpose:  Batch utility for converting to editable vector formats
  Version:  2.01
  OS:       UNIX (Sun and HP)
  Author:   Square One bv, Willemsparkweg 52-I, 1071 HJ Amsterdam,
            The Netherlands, tel: +31-20-673-1102, fax: +31-20-675-7844,
            email: square1@island.nl, www: http://www.square1.nl
  Cost:     Software: $495 1-user, $1500 5-users
            Volume and University discounts available.
            On-Line Service for Mac & PC users: starting at $29 per file
  Formats:  Input: PostScript (.ps) and Encapsulated PostScript (.eps)
            Vector Output: MIF, WMF, WPG, CGM, HPGL, PCL-5, EPS
            Image Output:  TIFF, GIF, Sunraster
            Text Output: ASCII
  Features: Batch utility converts many files at once. Callable by other
            applications, utilities for splitting PostScript files,
            modular installation, creates editable line-art and text.
  Reviews:  Publish Magazine Product Watch, March 1996,
            Open Computing (Netherlands), March 1996.

  Name:     GraphX Viewer
            See GraphX Viewer entry in the "Image Conversion and Display 
            Programs for Windows" section.

  Name:     HighWater JPEG Library
  Purpose:  High-speed JPEG compression/decompression for Solaris-2
  Version:  1.2
  Author:   HighWater Designs Inc., 6 Bedford Farms, Bedford, NH
            03110-6532 USA. Voice: 603.669.7466, Fax: 603.669.7456
  Imports:  JPEG
  Exports:  JPEG
  Features: Library of functions callable from C programs, optimized for
            high-speed operation, fully compliant with the JPEG
            specification, operates on all SPARC-based platforms, and
            example source code included.

  Name:     ImageMagick
  Purpose:  X Window-based image display and conversion
  Version:  3.7
  Author:   John Cristy <cristy@dupont.com>
  FTP:      ftp://ftp.x.org/contrib/applications/ImageMagick/ImageMagick-3.7.tar.gz
  FTP:      ftp://ftp.wizards.dupont.com/pub/ImageMagick/
  WWW:      http://www.wizards.dupont.com/cristy/ImageMagick.html
  Imports:  AVS, BMP, Raw CMYK, Group 3 FAX, FITS, GIF, Raw GRAY, HDF, JBIG,
            JPEG, MIFF, MPEG, MTV, Photo CD, PCX, Mac PICT, PBM, PDF, PDS, 
            PGM, PNG, PPM, PM Postscript, RAD, Raw RGB, Utah RLE, SGI RGB,
            SUN Raster, Targa, ASCII Text, TIFF, VICAR, Visual Image Directory,
            VIFF, X Screen, XBM, XPM, XWD, Raw YUV.
  Exports:  AVS, BMP, Raw CMYK, Group 3 FAX, FITS, GIF, Raw GRAY, HDF, JBIG,
            JPEG, MIFF, MTV, PCX, Mac PICT, PBM, PDF, PGM, PNG, PPM, 
            PM Postscript, Raw RGB, Utah RLE, SGI RGB, SUN Raster, Targa, 
            TIFF, Visual Image Directory, VIFF, X Screen, XBM, XPM, XWD, 
            Raw YUV.
  Features: Batch conversion, image preview, contact sheet creation,
            slide shows, animation.

  Name:     patimg2tiff
  Purpose:  conversion from the USAPat IMAGE FILE format to TIFF 
  Version:  1.1
  Author:   Inlab Software GmbH, Josef-Wuerth-Str. 1, 82031 Gruenwald, Germany 
            Email: obermair@acm.org Voice: +49896412795 Fax: +49896411160
  Cost:     Please contact the author 
  Imports:  USAPat IMAGE FILE
  Exports:  TIFF
  Features: patimg2tiff converts the 'USAPat IMAGE FILE' format (as 
            found on the USAPat CDROM series produced by the U.S. Patent
            and Trademark Office) to TIFF (multipage, G4-encoding).
      	    The USAPat CDROM's are containing the facsimile images
	          of US patents in 300dpi. Source code licenses are
      	    available with and without the right of redistribution
      	    in binary form. The program itself runs on almost any modern
            Un*x.

  Name:     pbmplus - Extended Portable Bitmap Toolkit
  Purpose:  Graphics file format manipulation and conversion toolkit
  Version:  1.91d (10 December 1991)
  Version:  10 December 1991
  Author:   Jef Poskanzer <jef@well.sf.ca.us> <jef@netcom.com>
  FTP:      ftp://ftp.wustl.edu/graphics/graphics/packages/pbmplus/
            ftp://gatekeeper.dec.com/.b/X11-contrib/
  Imports:  Sun Icon, X10 and X11 bitmap, Mac Paint, CMU, MGR, G3 FAX,
            GEM IMG, FACE, .pi1, .pi3, Andrew Raster Object, Xerox Doodle,
            FITS, FaceSaver, LISP machine bit-array, HIPS, PostScript, RAW,
            GIF, IFF ILBM, PICT, XPM, PCX, TGA HPPJ, YUV, MTV/PRT, QRT,
            Img-whatnot, Xim, Spectrum, SLD, Sun Rasterfile, TIFF, X10 and
            X11 XWD
  Exports:  Sun Icon, X10 and X11 bitmap, Mac Paint, CMU, MGR, G3 FAX,
            GEM IMG, FACE, .pi1, .pi3, Andrew Raster Object, ASCII, HPLJ,
            GraphOn, BBN, Printronix, Gemini 10x, Epson, Unix plot, Zinc Icon,
            FITS, FaceSaver, LISP machine bit-array, GIF, NCSA, X11 puzzle,
            IFF ILBM, PICT, XPM, PCX, TGA HPPJ, YUV, Motif UIL Icon,
            DEC sixel, PostScript, TIFF, X11 XWD, Sun Rasterfile, DXF, SLD
  Features: Supports monochrome, grayscale, and full-color bitmaps. Runs
            under all flavors of Unix. Full source code included in the
            distribution.

  Name:     NetPBM - Extended Portable Bitmap Toolkit
  Purpose:  Graphics file format manipulation and conversion toolkit
  Version:  1 March 1994
  Author:   Bill Davidsen <davidsen@tmr.com>
  FTP:      ftp://ftp.wustl.edu/graphics/graphics/packages/NetPBM/*
            ftp://ftp.cs.ubc.ca/ftp/archive/netpbm/*
            ftp://ftp.x.org/
  Imports:  Sun Icon, X10 and X11 bitmap, Mac Paint, CMU, MGR, G3 FAX,
            GEM IMG, FACE, .pi1, .pi3, Andrew Raster Object, Xerox Doodle,
            FITS, FaceSaver, LISP machine bit-array, HIPS, PostScript, RAW,
            GIF, IFF ILBM, PICT, XPM, PCX, TGA HPPJ, YUV, MTV/PRT, QRT,
            Img-whatnot, Xim, Spectrum, SLD, Sun Rasterfile, TIFF, X10 and
            X11 XWD, BDF, PK font, SPOT, Biorad, BMP, Mitsubishi S340-10,
            XV thumbnail, HP PaintJet XL PCL, SGI, Solitaire image recorder,
            Zeiss
  Exports:  Sun Icon, X10 and X11 bitmap, Mac Paint, CMU, MGR, G3 FAX,
            GEM IMG, FACE, .pi1, .pi3, Andrew Raster Object, ASCII, HPLJ,
            GraphOn, BBN, Printronix, Gemini 10x, Epson, Unix plot, Zinc Icon,
            FITS, FaceSaver, LISP machine bit-array, GIF, NCSA, X11 puzzle,
            IFF ILBM, PICT, XPM, PCX, TGA HPPJ, YUV, Motif UIL Icon,
            DEC sixel, PostScript, TIFF, X11 XWD, Sun Rasterfile, DXF, SLD,
            BDF, PK font, SPOT, Biorad, BMP, Mitsubishi S340-10, XV thumbnail,
            HP PaintJet XL PCL, SGI, Solitaire image recorder, Zeiss
  Features: Based on the 10Dec91 version of pbmplus, image processing
            functions include scaling, contrast and gamma adjustment, and
            edge detection. Package also available for VMS, MS-DOS, and Amiga

  Name:     xanim
  Purpose:  Animation file viewer
  Version:  2.70.3
  Author:   Mark Podlipec (podlipec@shell.portal.com)
  FTP:      ftp://ftp.portal.com/pub/podlipec/xanim2703.tar.Z
  WWW:      http://http://www.portal.com/~podlipec/home.html
  Imports:  DL, FLI, FLC, GIF, IFF, MovieSetter, PFX, Quicktime, AVI, RLE

  Name:     XDim
  Purpose:  Creation of 3D representations of 2D data sets
  Version:  2.6 (Freeware)
  Author:   Walter Benzing <benzing@iegi01.etec.uni-karlsruhe.de>
  FTP:      ftp://ftp.uni-stuttgart.de/pub/X11/graphics/xdim/xdim2_6.tar.gz
  Imports:  GIF, JPEG, table calculation programs
  Exports:  GIF, JPEG, table calculation programs
  Features: Motif interface, view data in several viewports, color 
            representation independent of hardware, allows the use of complex
            data sets, fast redraw for modes without color interpolation.
            Image processing (FFT, Inverse FFT, filters, histogram 
            equalization, free ordering from z-value to color, etc.), and
            data processing (add,subtract,multiply and divide data fields, 
            linear and spline interpolation, mirror x-/y, complex data fields,
            etc.) features. Required are a Unix system with an ANSI C 
            compiler, X11R4 or later, and the Motif widget set.

  Name:     Xew widget set
  Purpose:  X Window widget set
  Version:  
  Author:   Markku Savela <msa@hemuli.tte.vtt.fi>
            Technical Research Centre of Finland
            Multimedia Systems, P.O.Box 1203, FIN-02044 VTT
            http://www.vtt.fi/tte/staff/msa/
  WWW:      http://www.vtt.fi/tte/EuroBridge/Xew/
  Imports:  

  Name:     xli
  Purpose:  X Window image file display and manipulation
  Version:  1.16
  Author:   Graeme Gill <graeme@digideas.com.au>
  FTP:      ftp://ftp.x.org/contrib/applications/
  Imports:  CMU, GEM, GIF, JFIF, TIFF, Mac Paint, PCX, Sun Raster, Utah RLE,
            TGA, X Window formats, PBM, FBM, Photograph on CD, Windows, 
            OS/2 BMP Image.

  Name:     xloadimage
  Purpose:  X Window image file display
  Version:  4.1
  Author:   Jim Frost <jimf@centerline.com>
  FTP:      ftp://ftp.x.org/R5contrib/
  Imports:  CMU, GEM, JFIF, TIFF, Mac Paint, PCX, Sun Raster, Utah RLE,
            X Window famats, PBM formats, FBM formats.

  Name:     XPaint
  Purpose:  Paint program (bitmap/pixmap editing tool)
  Version:  2.4.6
  Author:   David Koblas <koblas@netcom.com>
            Extra Mile Consulting, PO Box 1352, Mountain View, CA 94042-1352 USA
  FTP:      ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/X11/xapps/graphics/draw/xpaint-2.4.6.tar.gz
  WWW:      http://www2.dk-online.dk/users/Torsten_Martinsen/xpaint/
  Imports:  X11 Bitmaps, PPM, GIF, XPM, TIFF, SGI RGB
  Exports:  X11 Bitmaps, PPM, GIF, XPM, TIFF, SGI RGB, PostScript
  Features: Brushes, Spray paint, Pencil Lines, Arcs, Pattern Fill, Text,
            Boxes, Circles, Polygons. Works on multiple images simultaneously,
            Cut/Copy/Paste between all active images, and Fatbits/Zoom on the
            image windows. Full source code included.

  Name:     xv
  Purpose:  X Window-based image display
  Version:  3.10a
  Author:   John Bradley <bradley@cis.upenn.edu>
  FTP:      ftp://ftp.cis.upenn.edu/pub/xv/
  Imports:  GIF, JPEG, TIFF, PBM, PGM, PPM, X11 bitmap, Sun Rasterfile, 
            Utah Raster Toolkit RLE, PDS/VICAR, BMP, PCX, IRIS RGB, 
            PostScript, and PM
  Exports:  GIF, PM, PBM (raw), PBM (Ascii), X11 Bitmap, Sun Rasterfile,
            BMP, PostScript, IRIS, JPEG, TIFF 

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