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Graphic Utilities' Site & Version FAQ v.022


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Archive-name: graphics/utilities-faq
Posting-Frequency: every 21 days
Last-modified 2/20/95
Graphic Utilities' Site & Version FAQ v.022
URL: http://www.public.iastate.edu/~stark/gutil_sv.html

See reader questions & answers on this topic! - Help others by sharing your knowledge
 Written by Brian D. Stark
             stark@iastate.edu

 This FAQ was created to answer the following questions concerning popular
graphic utilities:
                  1) What is the newest version of the graphic utility ?
                  2) On what ftp site can this version be found ?
                  3) What types of files does it handle ?

Platforms include DOS, Macintosh, OS/2, Windows, Windows 95, & X-Windows .

> Indicates a new version added to the FAQ
o Indicates added software
! Indicates a changed ftp site or directory
# Indicates a changed file description

 [Name of utility]    [Ver-   [Located at ftp site:]             [Filename]
                       sion]
DOS
~~~~~~~~~~
 Aaplay               1.0     garbo.uwasa.fi /pc/animation       aaplay.lzh
 CompuLog             2.00a   [oak] /SimTel/msdos/gif            cmplg200.zip
 CompuShow  "CShow"   9.04a   ftp.netins.net /showcase/bstark    cshow904.zip
 CompuShow 2000       2.04a   ftp.netins.net /showcase/bstark    2show204.zip
 Display              1.88    [oak] /SimTel/msdos/graphics       disp188a.zip
 -------------------------      Additional drivers and fonts =   disp188b.zip
 DLView               3.1     [stark] /pub/utilities            [dlview31.zip]
 -------------------------                1) [See note below]
 DMpeg                1.1     garbo.uwasa.fi /pc/graphics        dmpeg11.zip
 DVPEG                3.0l    sunee.uwaterloo.ca /pub/jpeg/viewers
 -------------------------                                       dvpeg30l.zip
 GDS                  3.1f    ftp.photodex.com /                 gds31f.exe
 -------------------------      For viewing additional formats   gdsext.zip
 Gif2jpg              2.0     [oak] /SimTel/msdos/graphics       gif2jpg2.zip
 GifEXE               4.5     [stark] /pub/utilities             gifexe45.zip
o GLplay              6.01    ftp.domino.com /pub/gmedia         glplay.exe 
 Graphic              \___    ---------------------------------------------
      Workshop "GWS"  7.0f    ftp.north.net /pub/alchemy         grafwk70.zip
# Grasprt        ------->>    See GLplay above!!
 Image Alchemy        1.8     ftp.handmadesw.com /pub/alchemy    alch18.zip
 JPEG (by IJG)        6.0     [oak] /SimTel/msdos/graphics       jpeg6.zip
 -------------------------      Optimized version for 386 or >   jpeg6386.zip
 Jpg2gif              2.0     [oak] /SimTel/msdos/graphics       gif2jpg2.zip
 NeoPaint             3.1c    x2ftp.oulu.fi /pub/msdos/programming/utils
 -------------------------                                       neopt31c.zip
 NView                1.5b    [wustl] pub/MSDOS_UPLOADS/graphics nview15b.zip
 QPEG386              ----    See "QPV/386" on the next line.    ------------
> QPV/386             1.7c    ftp.best.com /pub/bryanw/qpv       qpv17c.zip
 QuickFli             7/22/89 garbo.uwasa.fi /pc/animation       quickfli.zip
>! QuickView          1.03a   ftp.rhrz.uni-bonn.de /pub/institute/hesseler
 -------------------------                                       qv103a.zip
 Screen Thief         1.58    [oak] /SimTel/msdos/screen         scthf158.zip
 SEA Graphics Viewer  1.1     [oak] /SimTel/msdos/graphics       sea11.zip
 VPic                 6.1e.4  [stark] /pub/utilities             vpic61e.zip
 VMpeg                1.2a    ftp.netcom.com /pub/cf/cfogg/mpeg1 vmpeg12a.zip
 XingIt! for DOS      2.1     [cica] /pub/pc/win3/desktop        mpegv11d.zip

Macintosh
~~~~~~~~~~
 DLViewer             1.0b8   [sumex] /info-mac/gst        dl-viewer-10b8.hqx
 epsConverter         1.32    [sumex] /info-mac/gst/grf eps-converter-132.hqx
 GifConverter         2.3.7   [sumex] /info-mac/gst/grf gif-converter-237.hqx
 Giffer               1.1.2   [sumex] /info-mac/gst/grf        giffer-112.hqx
 GLViewer             1.11    [umich]                    glviewer1.11.cpt.hqx
> Graphic Converter   2.3.1   [sumex] /info-mac/gst/grf
 -------------------------                          graphic-converter-231.hqx
 Imagery              1.9     [sumex] /info-mac/gst            imagery-19.hqx
 JPEGView             3.3.1   [sumex] /info-mac/gst/grf     jpeg-view-331.hqx
 Mac Animation Viewer 1.1     [sumex] /info-mac/gst/mov
 -------------------------                             mac-anim-viewer-11.hqx
 QuickGif             1.0     [umich] /info-mac/gst/grf         quick-gif.hqx
 QuickTime            2.1     ftp.support.apple.com    /pub/apple_sw_updates/
 -------------------------      cont. -->      US/mac/system_sw/other_sys_sw/
 -------------------------                                  QuickTime_2.1.hqx
 -------------------------                3) [See note below]
 Sparkle              2.4.5   [sumex] /info-mac/gst/mov       sparkle-245.hqx
 Video for Windows    \___    ---------------------------------------------
            Utilities 1.1pd   [sumex] /info-mac/gst/mov
 -------------------------                          video-for-windows-11p.hqx

OS/2
~~~~~~~~~~
 Animation Player     1.00    [hobbs] /os2/graphics              pmfli100.zip
o AnPoCODEC           5       ftp.netins.net /showcase/bstark    apcodec5.zip
 Galleria             2.2     [hobbs] /os2/graphics              galler22.zip
 Generalized          \___    ---------------------------------------------
       Bitmap Module  6/27/94 [hobbs] /os2/graphics              gbm.zip
 Image Archiver       1.03    [hobbs] /os2/graphics              imgarc13.zip
! JoeView             1.22b   ftp.netins.net /showcase/bstark    jovw122b.zip
 PBMPLUS for OS/2     8/6/92  [hobbs] /os2/graphics              pbmplus.zip
 PM I-Cat             1.00    [hobbs] /os2/graphics              pmic10.zip
>! PMJPEG             1.74    os2.hammer.org /OS2                pmjpg174.zip
 PMMPEG               3.0     [hobbs] /os2/graphics              pmmpeg30.zip
 PMView               0.92    [hobbs] /os2/graphics              pmview92.zip
 Show                 1.7     [hobbs] /os2/graphics              stshow17.zip

Windows
~~~~~~~~~~
 ACDSee               1.30    dataflux.bc.ca /pub/acd/acdsee     acdc130.zip
o Autodesk Animation  1.10    ftp.photodex.com /MCI              aawin11.exe
> CompuPic  "CPIC"  1.12 b105 ftp.photodex.com /                 cpic.exe
> Graphic             \___    ---------------------------------------------
      Workshop "GWS"  1.1u    ftp.north.net /pub/alchemy         gwswin11.exe
 -------------------------      For viewing QuickTime movies =   qtw11.zip
! GraphX Viewer       1.51    http://www.group42.com/graphx/     gv1-51.zip
 Jasc Media Center    2.02    ftp.jasc.com /pub                  jmc202.zip
 LView (freeware)     3.1     [cica] /pub/pc/win3/desktop        lview31.zip
 LView Pro            1.B     [oak] /SimTel/win3/graphics        lviewp1b.zip
 Microsoft Win32s     1.25a   ftp.microsoft.com /Softlib/MSLFILES
 -------------------------                4) [See note below]   [PW1118.EXE]
 QV                   1.2e    [oak] /SimTel/win3/graphics        wqv12e.zip
 QuickTime  "QTW"     2.0.3   ftp.netins.net /showcase/bstark    qtw203.exe
 Paint Shop Pro "PSP" 3.11    [oak] /SimTel/win3/graphics        psp311.zip
 PhotoLab             1.8a    [oak] /SimTel/win3/graphics        pholab18.zip
 PixFolio             2.0.156 [cica] /pub/pc/win3/desktop        pixf20.zip
 PlayIt               1.51    [cica] /pub/pc/win3/desktop        plyit151.zip
 ThumbsPlus           2.0e    ftp.cerious.com /pub/cerious     [thmpls16.exe] 
 -------------------------                6) [See note below]
 Ulead Viewer         1.1     [oak] /SimTel/win3/graphics        ulview11.zip
 Video for Windows    \___    ---------------------------------------------
       Runtime "VFW"  1.1e    ftp.microsoft.com /Softlib/MSLFILES
 -------------------------                4) [See note below]   [WV1160.EXE]
 VMpeg                1.7     ftp.netcom.com /pub/cf/cfogg/vmpeg vmpeg17.exe
> VuePrint            4.4     ftp.primenet.com /users/h/hamrick  vuepri44.exe
 Wincode              2.6.6   ftp.netins.net /showcase/bstark    wncod266.zip
 WinGIF               1.4     [oak] /SimTel/win3/graphics        wingif14.zip
 WinJPEG              2.76    [oak] /SimTel/win3/graphics        winjp276.zip
 WinLab               3.0     [oak] /SimTel/win3/graphics        wlabv30.zip
 Xingit! Runtime      \___    ---------------------------------------------
         Video Player 1.1d    [cica] /pub/pc/win3/desktop        mpegv11d.zip

Windows 95
~~~~~~~~~~
 Graphic              \___    ---------------------------------------------
      Workshop "GWS"  beta    ftp.north.net /pub/alchemy         gwsw95.exe
 LView Pro            1.C     ftp.std.com /ftp/vendors/mmedia/lview
 -------------------------                                       lviewpro.zip
 MpegPlay             1.65    ftp.netcom.com /pub/ms/msimmons    mpegw32h.zip
o Paint Shop Pro      3.12    ftp.jasc.com /pub                  psp32bit.zip
>! PolyView           2.21    http://soli.inav.net/~lcreeve/     polyv221.zip
>! SnapShot/32        2.55    192.149.1.51 /                     SnapShot.zip
o ThumbsPlus          3.0     ftp.cerious.com /pub/cerious       thmpls32.exe
> VuePrint Pro/32     4.4     ftp.primenet.com /users/h/hamrick  vuepro44.exe


X-Windows
~~~~~~~~~~
> Ghostscript         3.53    ftp.cs.wisc.edu /pub/ghost/aladdin
 -------------------------                            ghostscript-3.53.tar.gz
> ImageMagick         3.7.2   [x] /contrib/applications/ImageMagick
 -------------------------                           ImageMagick-3.7.2.tar.gz
> JPEG (by IJG)       6.0a    ftp.uu.net /graphics/jpeg    jpegsrc.v6a.tar.gz
 MpegPlay             2.0.1   [x] /contrib/applications
 -------------------------                             mpeg_play-2.0.1.tar.gz
 Netpbm               3/1/94  [x] /R5contrib           netpbm-1mar1994.tar.gz
> TIFF Software   3.4beta029  sgi.com /graphics/tiff  tiff-v3.4beta029-tar.gz
 XAnim                2.70.3  ftp.shell.portal.com /pub/podlipec
 -------------------------                                   xanim2703.tar.gz
 XGrasp               1.7d    [x] /R5contrib                xgrasp.1.7d.tar.Z
 XLI                  1.16    [x] /contrib/applications       xli.1.16.tar.gz
 XPaint               2.1.1   ftp.netins.net /showcase/bstark               
 -------------------------                                 xpaint-2.1.1.tar.Z
> XPM library         3.4h    [x] /contrib/libraries          xpm-3.4h.tar.gz
 XViewGL              1.1     [x] /R5contrib               xviewgl_v1.1.tar.Z
 XV                   3.10a   ftp.cis.upenn.edu /pub/xv       xv-3.10a.tar.gz
 -------------------------      Update from 3.10 -> 3.10a      xv-3.10a.patch

[cica]  = ftp.winsite.com or any other site that mirrors the CICA archives.
[hobbs] = hobbes.nmsu.edu
[oak]   = oak.oakland.edu or other site that mirrors the SimTel archives.
[stark] = My anonymous ftp site. For the address look further into the FAQ
            under GENERAL INFO, section II, part a) .
[sumex] = sumex-aim.stanford.edu or any of its mirror sites.  An example:
            ftp.hawaii.edu /mirrors/info-mac/(SEE ABOVE)  .
[umich] = ftp.sunet.se /pub/mac/umich/graphics/graphicsutil    or other site
            that mirrors the University of Michigan's Macintosh archives.
                This site is also a mirror of sumex-aim.stanford.edu in
                            " /pub/mac/info-mac/(SEE ABOVE) "
[wustl] = ftp.wustl.edu
[x]     = ftp.x.org     or other mirror sites.  An example:
            ftp.cs.columbia.edu /archives/X11R5/contrib/(SEE ABOVE)
            or                  /archives/X11R6/contrib/(SEE ABOVE)
  1) = To use this version you must set back the date on your computer
         to 4/14/95 or earlier. 
         If you know of a newer version please let me know!
         Version 3.0 does not have this problem, and is available in the same
         directory as dlview30.zip  .
  3) = Alternatively you could download the archive which includes 
         QuickTime v2.1, QuickTime Power Plug, QuickTime Musical Instruments, 
         and the QuickTime Virtual Player (QTVR). It is 3.2 megs in size. 
         http://quicktime.apple.com/qtmac21.sea.hqx
  4) = Make sure to type 'bin' when logged on to Microsoft. It appears that
         their WIN NT ftp servers do not properly handle sending files to
         other UNIX type platforms in ascii mode. If you don't, the files
         will be corrupt.
  6) = You must register to receive the latest version, v2.1a . This version
         supports AVI and MOV when 'Video for Windows' and 'QuickTime for
         Windows' are installed.

  Most of the sites are of average speed. I tried to look for the fastest ftp
sites that had the software. If you should find a faster site, please e-mail
me the site, directory, and file. I also tried to pick sites that seemed
stable. For example I would not pick a site if the file was in the /incoming
directory, because as we all know it will be deleted eventually.

  In place of some of the software versions I had to put the date. Some of
the software gave no evidence of its version number. Thus I have put the main
executable's date stamp or the official release date given in the
documentation.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   DESCRIPTIONS   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
FW = FreeWare, PD = Public Domain

                   [FW or
[Software]            PD]        [Types of files it handles]

DOS
..........
 Aaplay             (PD)   FLI/GIF Although I would highly discourage using it
                             for viewing GIF files, as it can't view gif89a.
 CompuLog                  Views the same formats as "CShow", but used mostly
                             for creating thumbnails of those pictures.
 CompuShow  "CShow"        BMP/CUT/GIF/IFF/IMG/JPG/LBM/MAC/PBM/PCX/PIC/PNG/
                             RIP Icon/RLE/SCx/TGA/TIF
 CompuShow 2000            BMP/CUT/GIF/IFF/IMG/JPG/LBM/MAC/PBM/PCX/PIC/PNG/
                             RIP Icon/RLE/SCx/TGA/TIF
 Display           (FW)    ANM/AVI/BMP/CLP/CUT/DL/FAC/FIT/FLC/FLI/GIF/GL/GRY/
                             ICO/IFF/IMG/JPC/JPG/LBM/MAC/MAG/MKI/MPG/PBM/PCD/
                             PCT/PCX/PDS/PGM/PI/PIC/PIX/PM/PNG/PPM/PS/QRT/
                             RAS/RAW/RGB/RLE/SGI/TGA/TIF/VIC/VIK/VIS/WPG/XBM/
                             XPM/YUV
                             Superb utility for most of your graphic needs.
 DLView                    DL
 DMpeg              (PD)   MPG  Views most MPG files okay.
 DVPEG              (FW)   BMP/GIF/JPG/PPM/TGA  Very quick JPG viewer.
 GDS                       ANS/BBM/BMF/BMP/CUT/DL/FLC/FLI/FLX/GDS/GIF/GL/ICO/
                             IFF/IMG/JPG/LBM/MAC/MPG/PAL/PBM/PCC/PCX/RAX/RFX/
                             RLE/SCx/TGA/TIF/WPG
                             To view DL/FLC/FLI/FLX/GL/MPG you will also need
                             various external utilities which can all be found
                             in the file gdsext.zip in the same directory.
 Gif2jpg            (FW)   Converts GIF files to JPG files.
 GifEXE                    Convert GIF into self-displaying executable file.
o GLplay            (FW)   GL 
 Graphic Workshop "GWS"    ART/BMP/CUT/EPS/GIF/HRZ/IFF/IMG/JPG/LBM/MAC/MSP/
                             PCX/PIC/PNG/RAS/RLE/TGA/TIF/WPG
 Image Alchemy             Too many formats to mention. This utility is
                             really only for serious graphic manipulation,
                             conversion, and viewing.
 JPEG (by IJG)      (PD)   Converts JPG -> BMP,GIF,PGM,PPM,RLE,TGA and vice
                             versa. Independent JPEG Group = IJG .
 Jpg2gif            (FW)   Converts JPG files to GIF files.
 NeoPaint                  BMP/PCX/TIF  Excellent paint program.
 NView                     BMP/GIF/IFF/JPG/LBM/PCX/PNG/TGA/TIF  Also
                             supports ANS/FLC/FLI/ICO/PCD through the use of
                             external utilities that are included with NView.
 QPV/386                   BMP/GIF/IFF/JPG/LBM/PBM/PCD/PCX/PGM/PNG/PNM/PPM/
                             TGA  Highly rated, one of the fastest, if not
                             the fastest JPG viewer. Very good program.
                             Quick Picture Viewer = QPV .
 QuickFli           (FW)   FLI
 QuickView                 AVI/BGA/BMP/DIB/FLC/FLI/GIF/ICO/PCX/RL4/RL8/RLE/
                             TGA/VGA
 Screen Thief              Excellent screen capture program.
 SEA Graphics Viewer       ART/BBM/BGA/BMP/FLC/FLI/GIF/HRZ/IFF/JPG/LBM/PBM/
                             PCC/PCX/PGM/PNG/PNM/PPM/RLE/TGA/TIF   
                             Very good program.
 VPic                      BIF/BMP/CUT/GIF/LBM/MAC/PCX/PIC/SCx/TGA/TIF
 VMpeg              (FW)   MPG
 XingIt! for DOS    (FW)   MPG  Only plays MPGs' I-frames. Most MPGs made
                             today have B,I,& P-frames. Thus this player is
                             unable to correctly handle most MPGs made today.

Macintosh
..........
 DLViewer                  DL  Requires System 6.0.2 and Color QuickDraw.
# epsConverter             Converts EPS --> AI (Adobe Illustrator format)
 GifConverter              GIF/JPG/PIC/RIF/TIF/MAC/Thunderscan   Besides
                             viewing and saving files in different formats,
                             it does limited manipulations of the files.
 Giffer                    DeskPicture/GIF/PIC/Startup Screen/Thunderscan/TIF
 GLViewer                  GL  Requires Color.
 Graphic Converter         Of importance: BMP/DL/FLI/GIF/JPG/MAC/PCX/PIC/RLE/
                             TIF  Supports several other formats. Requires
                             Color QuickDraw and System 7.  Does much more
                             then mentioned here.
 Imagery            (FW)   A utility to convert Macintosh, Apple IIgs, Atari
                             ST, Amiga, IBM PC, and Unix graphics into
                             Macintosh-compatible GIF,PIC2, & TIF files.
                             Supports Photoshop/PIC/PNT/RIF/SHR/TGA/
                             Thunderscan/TPIC .
 JPEGView                  BMP/GIF/JPG/MAC/PIC/Startup Screen/TIF  Requires
                             System 7. Rated by many as one of the best
                             viewing utilities on the Macintosh platform.
 Mac Animation Viewer      DL/GL/FLC/FLI/FLX/GIF/JPG/PCX/PIC/PPM  Requires at
                             least: 32bit Color QuickDraw, 68020, and an 8bit
                             color monitor (256 colors).
 QuickGif                  GIF/MAC/PIC
 QuickTime                 DCI, Indeo 3.2, MPEG, QuickTime, and Timecode
                             video formats.
 Sparkle            (FW)   MPEG/QuickTime  Player/Converter. MPG->QT  QT->MPG
                             Highly rated as a good MPEG/QuickTime player.
                             Requires QuickTime v1.6 and Thread Manager v2.0.
 Video for Windows         ------------------------------------------------
            Utilities      AVI/QuickTime Converter  AVI->QT QT->AVI
                             Requires QuickTime v1.5

OS/2
..........
 Animation Player          FLI
o AnPoCODEC                Provides additional OS/2 AVI support for codecs 
                             Video1, Cinepak, and RLE. (Play those Win AVIs.)
 Galleria                  BMP/DIB/EPS/GIF/IFF/IMG/JPG/MAC/MET/MSP/PBM/PCD/
                             PCX/PGM/PIC/PPM/RLE/TGA/TIF/WPG
 Generalized               ------------------------------------------------
     Bitmap Module  (PD)   AFI/BGA/BMP/DIB/GIF/IAX/IFF/KPS/LBM/PCX/PGM/PPM/
                             PSE/RL4/RL8/RLE/SPR/TGA/TIF/VGA/VID/VST/XBM
 Image Archiver            GIF/JPG/PGM/PPM/TGA
 JoeView                   BMP/EPS/GIF/MET/PBM/PCX/PGM/PPM/RLE/SUN/TGA/TIF/
                             XBM  Writes EPS, and reads RLE. Good program.
 PBMPLUS for OS/2  (PD)    Countless conversion utilities.
 PM I-Cat                  BMP/DIB/GIF/ICO/JPG/PCC/PCX/PTR/RL4/RL8/RLE/TIF
 PMJPEG                    BMP/GIF/IFF/JPG/PCX/PPM/TGA/TIF
 PMMPEG                    MPG  Plays I-B-P MPG format files without sound.
 PMView                    BMP/DIB/EPS/GIF/IFF/JPG/MSP/PBM/PCD/PCX/PGM/PIC/
                             PNG/PPM/RLE/TGA/TIF  Excellent program.
 Show                      BMP/GIF/PCX/PM/TGA/TIF

Windows
..........
 ACDSee                    BMP/GIF/JPG/PCD/PCX/PNG/TGA/TIF
o Autodesk Animation (FW)  BMP/DIB/FLC/FLI/RLE
 CompuPic  "CPIC"          AVI/BMP/DIB/FLC/FLI/FLX/GIF/JPG/MOV/PCC/PCD/PCX/
                             PNG/RLE/TGA/TIF
                                  Format    To use, must first install:
                                   AVI        Video for Windows Runtime
                               FLC/FLI/FLX    Autodesk Animation Player
                                   MOV        QuickTime for Windows
 Graphic Workshop          ART/AVI/BGA/BMP/CDR/CLP/CPT/CUT/DIB/FIT/FLC/FLI/
                             GIF/HRZ/ICO/IFF/IMG/JPG/LBM/MAC/MOV/MPG/MSP/PCD/
                             PCX/PIC/PNG/RAS/RLE/TGA/TIF/UUE/WMF/WPG
                               Format   To use, must first install:
                                AVI       Video for Windows Runtime
                                MOV       QuickTime MCI drivers = qtw11.zip
                                MPG       Microsoft Win32s, or Windows95, NT
 GraphX Viewer      (FW)   BMP/EPS/GIF/JPG/PCX/PNG/PS/RAS/TGA/TIF/XWD
 Jasc Media Center         AVI/BMP/CDR/CGM/CLP/CUT/DIB/DRW/DXF/FLC/FLI/GIF/
                             HGL/IFF/IMG/JAS/JPG/LBM/MAC/MSP/PBM/PCD/PCX/PGM/
                             PIC/PNG/PPM/PSD/RAS/RAW/RLE/TGA/TIF/WMF/WPG  
                             Catalogs your files, and then allows you to 
                             view them. To view AVI you must first install 
                             'Video for Windows'.
 LView              (FW)   BMP/DIB/GIF/JPG/TGA
 LView Pro                 BMP/DIB/GIF/JPG/PBM/PCX/PGM/PPM/TGA/TIG/TIF
 Microsoft Win32s          Allows you to run 32-bit Windows applications,
                             which do not use Windows NT-specific features,
                             under Windows 3.1 and Windows for Workgroups.
 QV                        BMP/CYL/FAX/GIF/JPG/PCD/TIF  Quick JPG viewer.
 QuickTime for             ------------------------------------------------
          Windows "QTW"    MOV  Files have to be the flattened format of MOV.
 Paint Shop Pro "PSP"      BMP/CDR/CGM/CLP/CUT/DIB/DRW/DXF/EPS/GIF/HGL/IFF/
                             IMG/JPG/LBM/MAC/MSP/PBM/PCD/PCT/PCX/PGM/PIC/PNG/
                             PPM/PSD/RAS/RAW/RLE/TGA/TIF/WMF/WPG
                             Excellent picture viewer/editor.
 PhotoLab                  BMP/DIB/GIF/TGA/TIF
 PixFolio                  BMP/CGM/CLP/DIB/DRW/EPS/FLC/FLI/GIF/GRF/ICO/ICS/
                             IFF/IMG/JPG/MAC/PCT/PCX/RLE/TGA/TIF/WMF/WPG
                             Views and also catalogs your files.
 PlayIt                    AVI/BMP/FLI/FLC/GIF/IFF/PCX/PGM/PPM/TGA/TIF
                             To view AVI you must first install 'Video for
                             Windows'.
 ThumbsPlus                BMF/BMP/CEL/CDR/CGM/CMX/CPT/DIB/EPS/GIF/ICO/IFF/
                             IMG/JPG/LBM/MND/MNI/PAT/PCC/PCD/PCX/PSD/RAS/RAW/
                             RLE/SUN/TGA/TIF/TTF/WMF/WPG  Creates excellent
                             thumbnails.
 Ulead Viewer       (FW)   001/BMP/CGM/DCX/EPS/FAX/GIF/JPG/PCD/PCX/PNG/SCI/
                             SHG/TGA/TIF/WMF
 Video for Windows         ------------------------------------------------
          Runtime "VFW"    AVI
 VMpeg              (FW)   MPG  No longer requires Microsoft Win32s .
 VuePrint                  AVI/BMP/DIB/FLC/FLI/GIF/JPG/MOV/PCX/RLE/TGA/TIF
                              Format   To use, must first install:
                               AVI       Video for Windows Runtime
                               FLC/FLI   Autodesk Animation Player
                               MOV       QuickTime for Windows
 Wincode            (FW)   Encodes and decodes the following TEXT formats:
                             Base64/Binhex/HQX/MIME/UUE/XXE
 WinGIF                    BMP/GIF/PCX/RLE
 WinJPEG                   BMP/GIF/IFF/JPG/PCX/PPM/TGA/TIF
 WinLab                    BMP/DIB/EPS/GIF/IFF/IMG/JPG/PCX/RAW/TGA/TIF
 Xingit! Runtime           ------------------------------------------------
       Video Player (FW)   MPG  Only plays MPGs' I-frames. Most MPGs made
                             today have B,I,& P-frames. Thus this player is
                             unable to correctly handle most MPGs made today.

Windows 95
..........
 Graphic Workshop          ART/AVI/BGA/BMP/CDR/CLP/CPT/CUT/DIB/FIT/FLC/FLI/
                             GIF/HRZ/ICO/IFF/IMG/JPG/LBM/MAC/MOV/MPG/MSP/PCD/
                             PCX/PIC/PNG/RAS/RLE/TGA/TIF/UUE/WMF/WPG
                               Format   To use, must first install:
                                AVI       Video for Windows Runtime
                                MOV       QuickTime MCI drivers = qtw11.zip
 LView Pro/32              BMP/DIB/GIF/JPG/PBM/PCX/PGM/PPM/TGA/TIG/TIF
 MpegPlay                  MPG
o Paint Shop Pro "PSP"     The following formats are supported by "PSP for
                             Windows", and are assumed to be supported in
                             this version. This util has yet to be tested,
                             so the following my not be exactly correct.
                             BMP/CDR/CGM/CLP/CUT/DIB/DRW/DXF/EPS/GIF/HGL/IFF/
                             IMG/JPG/LBM/MAC/MSP/PBM/PCD/PCT/PCX/PGM/PIC/PNG/
                             PPM/PSD/RAS/RAW/RLE/TGA/TIF/WMF/WPG
                             Excellent picture viewer/editor.
 PolyView                  BMP/GIF/JPG/PCD/PNG/RGB/RLE/TIF
 SnapShot/32               Screen capture program. Captures to BMP/GIF/JPG .
o ThumbsPlus               AVI/BMF/BMP/CEL/CDR/CGM/CMX/CPT/DIB/DXF/EPS/GIF/
                             ICO/IFF/IMG/JPG/LBM/MND/MNI/MOV/PAT/PCC/PCD/PCX/
                             PFB/PNG/PSD/RAS/RAW/RLE/SUN/TGA/TIF/TTF/WMF/WPG  
                             Creates excellent thumbnails.
 VuePrint Pro/32           AVI/BMP/DIB/FLC/FLI/GIF/JPG/MOV/PCX/RLE/TGA/TIF
                              Format   To use, must first install:
                               AVI       Video for Windows Runtime
                               FLC/FLI   Autodesk Animation Player
                               MOV       QuickTime for Windows

X-Windows
..........
 Ghostscript        (FW)   PS  Great for handling PostScript files.
 ImageMagick        (FW)   AVS/BMP/CMYK/EPS/FAX/FITS/GIF/GRAY/HDF/JBIG/JPG/
                             MAP/MATTE/MIFF/MPG/MTV/PCD/PCT/PCX/PDF/PNG/PNM/
                             PS/PS2/RAD/RGB/RLE/SGI/SUN/TGA/TIF/TILE/VICAR/
                             VID/VIFF/X/XC/XBM/XPM/XWD/YUV/YUV3 
 JPEG (by IJG)      (PD)   Converts JPG -> BMP,GIF,PGM,PPM,RLE,TGA and vice
                             versa. Independent JPEG Group = IJG .
 MpegPlay           (FW)   MPG
 Netpbm             (FW)   Countless conversion utilities.
 TIFF Software      (FW)   TIF  Great utility for handling TIFF files.
                             Converts TIFF to several other formats, and
                             vice versa.
 XAnim              (FW)   AVI/DL/GIF/FLC/FLI/IFF/MovieSetter/PFX/MOV/RLE
 XGrasp             (FW)   GL
 XLI                (FW)   BMP/CMU/FACE/FBM/G3 FAX/GIF/IMG/JPG/MAC/PBM/PCD/
                             PCX/PGM/PPM/RAST/RGB/TGA/XBM/XPM/XWD
 XPaint                    Excellent paint program. GIF/JPG/PPM/PS/SGI/TIF/
                             XBM/XPM/XWD
 XPM library        (FW)   XPM
 XViewGL            (FW)   GL
 XV                        BMP/GIF/JPG/RAST/RGB/PBM/PCX/PDS/PGM/PPM/RLE/TIF/
                             XBM/XPM  Rated as a favorite viewer by many.


@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@     GENERAL INFO     @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

I.    Usenet Newsgroup Posting Information
 II.   Methods of acquiring this FAQ
         a) FTP
         b) MailServer
         c) WWW
  III.  Info on other " Site & Version FAQs "
   IV.   More info needed on Macintosh and X-Windows
    V.    Info on other platforms: Amiga/Apple/Atari/Linux/NeXT/Unix/VAX/VMS
     VI.   Suggested reading material on using FTP through the use of e-mail
      VII.  Miscellaneous Info
       VIII. Personal note to all users and authors of Graphic Utilities
        IX.   My e-mail address (stark@iastate.edu)
         X.    DISCLAIMER & COPYRIGHT

      ---------------------------

I. Usenet Newsgroup Posting Information

  This FAQ will be posted on:
                               alt.answers
                               alt.binaries.multimedia
                                           .pictures
                                                    .d
                                                    .misc
                                                    .utilities
                               news.answers

 under the subject heading:  Graphic Utilities' Site & Version FAQ v.xxx

  If you believe I should post it to another group please inform me of which
 group.

      ---------------------------

II. Methods of acquiring this FAQ

   a) FTP
           The latest version of the Graphic Utilities' Site & Version FAQ
          can always be found on my anonymous ftp site. Should this FAQ make
          it to another ftp site, I'd be interested in hearing about it.

          FTP to   :   isum1.iastate.edu
          Login as :   anonymous.stark
          Password :   Leave your e-mail address
          Directory:   /pub/utilities
          Filename :   GUtil_SV.FAQ

   b) MailServer
           This FAQ is also available through a MailServer at:
                       majordomo@scscom.com
          Once you subscribe to this MailServer, the FAQ will be mailed to
          you upon each update. You can also request the FAQ at any time from
          this MailServer. In the body of your e-mail message, include only 1
          of the following commands:
               To subscribe, include             :    subscribe GUtil_SV_FAQ
               To unsubscribe, include           :  unsubscribe GUtil_SV_FAQ
               To request the FAQ, include       :         info GUtil_SV_FAQ
               To receive help, include          :         help
          The FAQ is being sent via UUCP thus the connection is rather slow.
          Expect up to a 5 hour wait when requesting this FAQ.
           If you are confused or having difficulties with the MailServer,
          please feel free to e-mail me, and I'll try to help.

   c) WWW
           This FAQ may also be found on my personal WWW page:

                    http://www.public.iastate.edu/~stark

           What's great about the WWW version of the FAQ is that all the files
          are hypertext linked. All you have to do is click the file you want
          and it will be sent to you, no messing around with ftp.
           You will also find several links to other graphic util WWW sites, 
          countless related FAQs, and much more!  Stop on by... you won't be
          disappointed. Make it your one stop shop for graphic utils.

      ---------------------------

III. Info on other " Site & Version FAQs "

   The Anti(Virus) Utilities' Site & Version FAQ will help you find popular
 anti(virus) utilities. Platforms include DOS, Macintosh, OS/2, & Windows.
 Details many utilities which have features like decoys, disinfectors,
 heuristic scanning, integrity checking, memory resident, rescue disk,
 scanner, and virus demonstrations. Your sure to find something you need, as
 well as finding out if you have the latest version of a particular utility.
 This FAQ may be found on my ftp site mentioned above, in :
 /pub/utilities/AV_Util.FAQ
 It may also be found on my WWW page, also mentioned above.

   Currently work is being done to finish the Sound Utilities' Site & Version
 FAQ. It's release will be mentioned at the top of the other two FAQs, as
 well as to everyone subscribed to the MailServer. So stay tuned for the
 " Sound Utilities' Site & Version FAQ ".

      ---------------------------

IV. More info needed on Macintosh & X-Windows

   I need help in building my Macintosh and X-Windows list. Please e-mail
 me what are your favorite graphic utilities, what version they are, and if
 possible, where they can be found. Please no commercial software.

      ---------------------------

V. Info on other platforms: Amiga/Apple/Atari/Linux/NeXT/Unix/VAX/VMS

   At the present time I do not intend to add any more platforms.  To my
 knowledge most people who use graphics on Linux/Unix use X-Windows, thus I'm
 not supporting a separate area for either Linux or Unix.  I would, however,
 be interested in adding Linux/Unix if someone were to provide an in-depth,
 correct listing of utilities. No promises, but I would be interested.

   If you are looking for a Linux graphic utility check out the ftp site:
 sunsite.unc.edu /pub/Linux/apps/graphics  .
 Amiga, Apple, Atari, NeXT, VAX/VMS, users please look at the Pictures FAQ 
 in part 3 . Although outdated, this FAQ should be able to help you find 
 something that will help you along in finding the right graphic utility.

      ---------------------------

VI. Suggested reading material on using FTP through the use of e-mail

   I realize that many people don't have direct access to ftp sites. Thus you
 won't be able to go to the mentioned sites, but this shouldn't stop you from
 getting these files. It is very easy to learn about using FTP through e-mail
 because there are many FAQs and help files available.
   Send e-mail to ftpmail@decwrl.dec.com and within the body of the message
 put the words "help", minus the quotations. This will send you help on how 
 to use this site for ftpmail. There are many others besides this one.
   Also send e-mail to mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu and within the body of the
 message put the words "send usenet/news.answers/ftp-list/faq", minus the
 quotations. This will send you the Anonymous FTP FAQ . Check out Section 6
 of this FAQ on "Using FTP without direct Internet access."

      ---------------------------

VII. Miscellaneous Info

   Some of the alt.binary.* groups' traffic can be solved by simply reading
 this FAQ. If you still have questions on any type of graphic utility, please
 post your question to the alt.binary.pictures.utilities newsgroup.
   After much thought I decided to NOT include a section detailing how to
 use/install the graphic programs. I understand that Video for Windows or
 QuickTime may be tricky to install, but I just don't have the time or
 patience for this task. I would, however, be willing to offer a little help
 to anyone who might want to compile a FAQ on the subject.
   If after reading this FAQ and need more info, I would suggest consulting
 the Pictures FAQ , preferably part 3.
   A special thanks goes out to Kent Hamilton of St. Louis, Missouri in the
 USA, who helped me add X-Windows, and who currently runs the MailServer for
 this FAQ. My eternal thanks Kent!
   Although I am active on the net, I can't be everywhere, the net is just
 too damn big. :)  I'll try to update the FAQ as often as possible, but a 
 little help from you sure does help. Read on for more info.

      ---------------------------

VIII. Personal note to all users and authors of Graphic Utilities

                   (To the users of Graphic Utilities)
   If you happen to come across a newer version please inform me what and
 where it is, and I'll be eternally grateful. Without your help this FAQ may
 have a short life. So help keep me informed! :)

                   (To the authors of Graphic Utilities)
   If you are an author of the one of the mentioned utilities and
 are releasing a new version, please inform me. I'm sure this FAQ will
 get the news of a new version out faster then just letting it sit on
 a site waiting for someone to discover. If you believe you should have one
 of your utilities added, please submit a request with where I can get the
 software, and why you think it should be added. No guarantees, please don't
 be discouraged or offended if I decide not to add your software. This FAQ
 was created to help users find 'popular' software, not software which is
 difficult to use, hard to setup, or out of date.

      ---------------------------

IX. My e-mail address

   Any comments, constructive criticism, corrections, suggestions, or praise
 may be mailed to the author of this FAQ:

                                          Brian D. Stark
                                           stark@iastate.edu

      ---------------------------

X. DISCLAIMER & COPYRIGHT

   All opinions mentioned in this FAQ are the personal views of the author
 and in no way represent absolute fact. This FAQ does not represent all
 graphic utilities, there are many more out there. All trademarks are of
 their respective companies, and in no way am I affiliated with them.

   This FAQ may be freely copied as long as,
 a) you do not charge a fee for copying and/or distribution.
 b) the FAQ remains unmodified in its entirety.
 c) the distributed form is not in an electronic magazine or within computer
    software (prior explicit permission may be obtained from Brian Stark).
 d) it is distributed in it's electronic form. No other form of media is
    acceptable, including but not limited to books, newsletters, magazines,
    manuals, catalogs, CDs, and speech.

   These rights are temporary and revocable upon written, oral, or other
 notice by Brian Stark. If you would like additional rights beyond those
 granted above, write to the author at:  stark@iastate.edu

   The Graphic Utilities' Site & Version FAQ is Copyright 1995,
 by Brian Stark. All rights reserved.
-- 
Regards,

Brian D Stark
stark@iastate.edu

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