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Archive-name: pictures-faq/part3
Last-modified: 07 March 1993

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	This is part 3 of the FAQ for the alt.binaries.pictures* hierarchy.  
    This part of the alt.binaries.pictures FAQ contains information specific
    to particular systems and on available utilities.

      For information on issues of etiquette and posting policy and/or 
    suggestions, consult part 1 of this posting.

      For information on "general", or operating-system independent 
    information, questions you may have about the pictures newsgroups, 
    decoding and encoding techniques, or picture formats, consult part 2 
    of this posting.

    Before posting to these groups for the first time, please check the FAQ
    list (this posting - including parts 1 and 2), and also read the newsgroup 
    news.announce.newusers, which contains many answers to questions about 
    UseNet in general.

    If you've read previous versions of this FAQ, you'll probably only want
    to read anything that has changed since the last distribution.  These
    changes appear both in this document and in the accompanying "Changes to
    the alt.binaries.pictures FAQ".  Note that this is a "live" document, and 
    is always getting important information added or updated.

***********************************************************************
Before you miss an important detail contained in this file, let me
"pre-repeat" that *many* programs mentioned in this document are available 
for anonymous ftp at bongo.cc.utexas.edu (128.83.186.13), in the gifstuff 
directory.  Also: there are NO GIF files of any kind at this site!  Save
your time and don't bother looking for them!
Additionally, the file "ftpsites" on bongo in the gifstuff directory gives
many examples of places to find these utilities.


TABLE OF CONTENTS
   I.   UTILITY SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
  II.   COMMON FTP SITES
 III.   PORTABLE UTILITIES
  IV.   MS-DOS PROCEDURES/UTILITIES
   V.   Apple UTILITIES
  VI.   Amiga UTILITIES
 VII.   Atari UTILITIES
VIII.   VAX/VMS UTILITIES
  IX.   NeXT PROCEDURES/UTILITIES
   X. 	UNIX/XWINDOWS PROCEDURES/UTILITIES
  XI. 	APPENDICES: AWK, SED, AND PERL SCRIPTS
 XII.	BONGO FILE LISTING


I. UTILITY SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Ever since the new format was adopted, lots of people want to see their 
favorite utility listed here!  That's great - the whole idea behind this 
FAQ is sharing the net wisdom (most of whats in this FAQ represents the 
combined knowledge of the pictures and graphics community's readership).
BUT... in order to include information on a particular utility, it has to
meet the following criterion:
    1) It has to fit into one of the classifications that make sense for
       pictures (viewers, converters, decoders, posters/unposters, etc).
    2) It's either Public Domain, FreeWare, or ShareWare software.  It
       doesn't make a lot of sense for this FAQ to become one big 
       advertisement!
    3) It has to be readily available.  It doesn't do me (or anyone else,
       for that matter) much good to know "I don't know where I got it,
       but the MajorHonkinTool utility solves all my problems...".
So, to submit a utility, I need to know (in as much detail as you can
possibly give):
    A) What's the utility's name,
    B) What it does,
    C) What platforms it runs on (probably one or more of the ones listed
       in this FAQ are most appropriate =:^) ),
    D) Where to get it.  Anonymous FTP or mail server archive is the best, 
	 but if it's been posted to a newsgroup, that would be OK, too.  If
	 you want to set yourself up as an e-mail distribution for a utility,
	 that's OK too - but be prepared for a deluge of requests!  I WILL
	 NOT accept someone else's address as an e-mail distribution unless
	 they specifically send their approval (for obvious reasons).  Don't
	 just send me something expecting that I'll put it on bongo, either
	 - bongo has very limited file resources (and is pretty much at its 
	 quota already)!
Without the full information above, I can't list the utility in this FAQ in 
good conscience, since it won't be very useful...
Please keep up the good work and let me know how this document should be
kept up-to-date!


II. COMMON FTP SITES

There are a few sites out there that are mentioned time and time again in 
this document.  In order to save a little space (and make things easier to 
maintain), the following convention has been devised.  The shorthand for
a site or sites is listed first, the site address(es) is noted, and any
special information relative to the sites is also given.  Hope this isn't
too confusing!

BONGO			bongo.cc.utexas.edu (128.83.186.13)
        In this FAQ, a notation of "BONGO:some_file_path" means that you 
	can find the file on bongo in /gifstuff/<some_file_path>.
BRYANW			ftp.rahul.net (192.160.13.1)
	In this FAQ, a notation of "BRYANW:some_file_path" means that you 
	can find the file on rahul in /pub/bryanw/<some_file_path>.
NIC				nic.funet.fi (128.214.6.100)
	In this FAQ, a notation of "NIC:some_file_path" means that you 
	can find the file on nic in <some_file_path>.
EXPORT			export.lcs.mit.edu (18.24.0.12)
        In this FAQ, a notation of "EXPORT:some_file_path" means that you 
	can find the file on export in /pub/contrib/<some_file_path>.
SIMTEL			wsmr-simtel20.army.mil (192.88.110.20)
	In this FAQ, a notation of "SIMTEL:some_file_path" means that you
	can find the file on simtel in pd1:<some_file_path>.
WUARCHIVE		wuarchive.wustl.edu (128.252.135.4)
        In this FAQ, a notation of "WUARCHIVE:some_file_path" means that you 
	can find the file on wuarchive in <some_file_path>.
OAKLAND			oak.oakland.edu (141.210.10.117)
	In this FAQ, a notation of "OAKLAND:some_file_path" means that you 
	can find the file on oakland in <some_file_path>.
MIRRORS			wsmr-simtel20.army.mil (192.88.110.20),
			wuarchive.wustl.edu (128.252.135.4),
	These hosts "mirror" a lot of common information.  In this FAQ, if you
	see the notation "MIRRORS:some/file/path", this means that you
	can find the file on simtel in pd1:some.file.path, and on its mirror
	site (wuarchive) in /mirrors/some/file/path.
GARBO			garbo.uwasa.fi (128.214.87.1)
	In this FAQ, a notation of "GARBO:some_file_path" means that you 
	can find the file on garbo in <some_file_path>.


III. PORTABLE UTILITIES

"GENERAL UTILITY" TOOLS:
GIFtest.c           	Tests integrity of GIF files.
	Available via anonymous FTP from BONGO:gifutils/giftest.c, or from
	BRYANW:misc/giftest_source.zip.

DECODERS/ENCODERS:
unc			"Smart decoder" by Mark Maimone (mwm@cs.cmu.edu) - uses
			article headers to determine the posting order and puts
			parts in appropriately named files to aid processing
			through uudecode.  Newest version handles missing or 
			"noisy" info in Subject: lines more gracefully, and also
			provides better MS-DOS support.  Portable only across
			UNIX and MS-DOS systems (so far).  Mark is interested
			in any port feedback you can give him - especially VMS.
			He's even willing to help with the porting effort!
			Latest version is 2.3.
	Available via anonymous FTP on vacation.venari.cs.cmu.edu 
	(128.2.209.207) in directory /usr0/anon, file unc-*.Z (or exploded 
	files in the unc-* directory - also posted to alt.sources).

COMPRESSION/DECOMPRESSION TOOLS:
cjpeg/djpeg 		Free, portable C code for JPEG compression from the 
			Independent JPEG Group, lead by Tom Lane 
			(tgl+@cs.cmu.edu).  This software has been tested on 
			numerous Unix machines, PCs, Macs, and Amigas; it is
			believed that it can be ported to almost any machine 
			that has a (reasonable) C compiler.
	Available via anonymous FTP from several places.  The "official" 
	archive site for this source code is ftp.uu.net (137.39.1.9 or 
	192.48.96.9).  Look under directory /graphics/jpeg; the file to 
	retrieve is jpegsrc.v?.tar.Z.  You can retrieve this file by FTP or 
	UUCP.  Folks in Europe may find it easier to FTP from 
	NIC:/pub/graphics/programs/jpeg/jpegsrc.v?.tar.Z.  The source code is 
	also available on CompuServe, in the GRAPHSUPPORT forum (GO PICS), 
	library 10, as jpsrc*.zip.
	If you are not reasonably handy at configuring and installing portable 
	C programs, you may have some difficulty installing the free source 
	code.  There is currently an FTP archive of pre-built executable 
	versions of the free JPEG code for various machines, accessible at 
	ftp.cis.ksu.edu (129.130.10.80); look under /pub/JPEG to see what is 
	currently available.  The administrators ask that FTP traffic to this 
	system be limited to non-prime hours.

CONVERSION TOOLS:
PBMPlus tool kit 	Maintained by Jef Poskanzer (jef@well.sf.ca.us).  Very
			nearly a de-facto standard for converting between many
			different formats.  Includes "utility" tools to scale,
			quantize, crop, flip, rotate, and many other graphics
			operations.
	Available via anonymous FTP from EXPORT:pbmplus*.tar.Z and from 
  	ftp.ee.lbl.gov (128.3.112.20) as /pbmplus*.tar.Z.  Visit the newsgroup 
	alt.graphics.pixutils for more details, discussion of usage, etc.
UtahRaster Tools	Converts between many file formats, somewhat similar
			to the PBMPlus tool kit.
	Available via anonymous FTP from 
	WUARCHIVE:/graphics/graphics/packages/urt/urt-*.tar.Z
GIFtoPS			GIF to postscript converter.
	Available via anonymous FTP from BONGO:gifutils/giftops.c.


IV. MS-DOS PROCEDURES/UTILITIES

There is an archive of MS-DOS OS/2 tools available either via anonymous FTP 
(on hobbes.nmsu.edu - 128.123.35.151) or via e-mail, by sending a one-line 
mail command message.  Many of the utilities listed in this section can be 
obtained here;  these will be identified by the notation
"HOBBES:<archive-file>(<mail name>)".
This would mean that you could get that utility in the pathname specified as
/pub/os2/general/graphics/<archive-file>, or via e-mail by sending a message
containing "GET <mail name> OS2" to LISTSERV@BLEKUL11.BITNET.
I might also suggest to OS/2 users that you get a copy of the index (one-line 
e-mail message is "INDEX") and help (one-line e-mail message is "HELP") for 
this site - there's over 150M of OS/2 programs, and the list is growing...

SYSTEM-SPECIFIC PROCEDURES:
    * To concatenate multi-part picture files together, execute:
  copy part1 + part2 + part3 + ... + partN file

DECODERS/ENCODERS:
UUDECODE/UUENCODE	Decoder/encoder for uuencoded files.
	Available via anonymous FTP from ftp.cica.indiana.edu in
	/pub/pc/win31/util.  A BASIC program for UUDECODE is also available
	from WUARCHIVE:/mirrors/msdos/starter/uudecode.bas.
UUDO			Decoder for multi-part uuencoded files (each part
			must be in its own file with a discernible Subject:
			line).  Written by Ryan Kim (rkim@eecg.toronto.edu).
	Available via anonymous FTP from GARBO:/pc/decode/uudo11.zip, from
	WUARCHIVE:/pub/MSDOS_UPLOADS/utilities/uudo11.zip, or from
	SIMTEL:<msdos.filutl>uudo11.zip.
UUEXE			"Smart decoder/encoder" written by Richard Marks.
	Available via anonymous FTP from OAKLAND:/pub/msdos/filutl/uuexe*.zip,
	on GARBO:/pc/decode as uuexe*.zip, or on many other PC archives (like 
	SIMTEL or WUARCHIVE).  Also posted at the beginning of each month to 
	comp.binaries.ibm.pc.
UUXFER			"Smart decoder/encoder" written by Dave Read.
	Available via anonymous FTP from BONGO:uutools/uuxfer*, or from
        OAKLAND:/pub/msdos/filutl/uuxfer*.zip.

COMPRESSION/DECOMPRESSION TOOLS:
cjpeg/djpeg		(See description under "COMPRESSION/DECOMPRESSION
			TOOLS" in the "PORTABLE UTILITIES" section above)
	MS-DOS executables are available via anonymous FTP from
	MIRRORS:msdos/graphics/jpeg*.zip, on ftp.pitt.edu in 
	/users/qralston/jpeg/jpegv*.zip, on hobbes.nmsu.edu in the directory
	/pub/os2/archives/volume8 or /pub/os2/graphics as file jpeg3os2.zoo, 
	and have been/will be posted on comp.binaries.ibm.pc.  DJGPP compiled 
	versions are also available on ftp.math.niu.edu in 
	/pub/msdos/djgpp.stuff/contrib (these run under MSDOS, with a 386 or 
	better machine).
COMPRESS		Uncompresses UNIX compress files.
	Available via anonymous FTP from MIRRORS:msdos/sq-usq/comp*d.zip.
PKUNZIP 		Uncompresses MS-DOS ZIP files.
	Available via anonymous FTP from MIRRORS:msdos/sq-usq/pkunzip*, or
	from BRYANW:pc/archivers/unzip*.exe.
ARJ			Compresses/decompresses ARJ format files.
	Available via anonymous FTP from 
	WUARCHIVE:/mirrors/msdos/arc-lbr/arj*.zip.
ZOO			Uncompresses MS-DOS ZOO files.
	Available via anonymous FTP from BRYANW:pc/archivers/zoo*.exe.
LHARC			Uncompresses MS-DOS LZH files.
	Available via anonymous FTP from BRYANW:pc/archivers/lha*.exe.

CONVERSION TOOLS:
GIF2BMP			Converts among GIF and OS/2 BMP (bitmap) image formats.
			(OS/2 only!!)
	Available via anonymous FTP from HOBBES:gif2bmp.zoo(GIF2BMP ZIPXXE),
	or on WUARCHIVE:/mirrors2/win3/desktop/gif2bmp.zip.
GDS			Allows construction of "contact sheet" images, panning 
			and zooming within an image [Shareware].
	Available via anonymous FTP from MIRRORS:msdos/gif/gds*.zip.
JPEG2OS2		Converts among several different image formats 
			including JPEG and GIF. (OS/2 only!!)
	Available via anonymous FTP from HOBBES:jpeg2os2.zoo(JPEG2OS2 $PACKAGE).
JPEG3			JPEG to GIF converter.
	Available via anonymous FTP from WUARCHIVE:/mirrors/msdos/graphics as
	file JPEG3.zip (JPEG3386.zip and JPEG3s.zip also available), or from
	OAKLAND:/pub/msdos/graphics/JPEG3.ZIP.
JPEG3OS2		Library of JPEG routines for inclusion in your 32-bit 
			OS/2 programs. (OS/2 only!!)
	Available via anonymous FTP from HOBBES:jpeg3os2.zoo(JPEG3OS2 $PACKAGE).
GIF2JPG/JPG2GIF 	Provided by Handmade Software, converts between GIF and
			JPEG formats.
	Available via anonymous FTP on msdos.archive.umich.edu in directory
	/msdos/graphics/gif as file gif2jpg5.zip.  Also available from
	MIRRORS:/msdos/graphics/gif2jpg5.zip.
Graphic WorkShop	Converts between/views many picture types, including 
			PIC, PCX, BMP (windows 3), EPS, GIF, and Macintosh PICT.			[Shareware]
	Available via anonymous FTP from MIRRORS:msdos/graphics/grfwk*.zip,
	from ftp.cica.indiana.edu in ~ftp/pub/pc/win3/desktop/gwswin*.zip,
	from WUARCHIVE:~ftp//mirrors/msdos/graphics/grfwk*.zip, from 
	WUARCHIVE:/msdos/graphics/grfwk*.zip, or from pascal.math.fu-berlin.de 
	(130.133.4.50) in /local/pd-soft/pc/imgsoft as file gws_*.zip.
Image Alchemy 		Provided by Handmade Software, converts between/views 
			many picture types, including GIF and JPEG [Shareware]
	Available via anonymous FTP from MIRRORS:msdos/graphics/alch*.zip, or
	from WUARCHIVE:/msdos/graphics/alch*.zip.
IMDISP			Image processing and display.  It runs on just about 
			any DOS PC, utilizes graphics cards from EGA to SVGA, 
			does most basic image processing functions (histogram,
			contrast stretch, zoom, shrink, smooth, edge enhance, 
			adjust color palette, etc.).  It can read 1, 2, 4, 8,
			16, or 32 bit integer binary images, as well as 
			PDS/VICAR, FITS, and GIF.  Public domain.
	Available via anonymous FTP from 
	OAKLAND:/pub/msdos/graphics/imdisp*.zip
PBMPlus tool kit 	(See description under "CONVERSION TOOLS" in the
			"PORTABLE UTILITIES" section above).
	A MS-DOS compiled version of the PBMPlus tool kit is available on
	GARBO:/pc/graphics/pbmplus.zoo, from 
	WUARCHIVE:/usenet/comp.binaries.ibm.pc/volume15/pbmplus, or from
	HOBBES:pbmplus4.zoo.
PaintShop Pro		Allows viewing/conversion of multiple image types under
			Windows, including GIF, PCX, TGA, and BMP. [Shareware]
	Available via anonymous FTP on ftp.cica.indiana.edu in
	~ftp/pub/pc/win3/desktop/psp*.zip, or from
	WUARCHIVE:/mirrors/msdos/windows3/pspro*.zip.

PICTURE VIEWERS:
ColorView		JPEG, GIF, Windows BMP viewer/converter/editor, also
			includes mirror/rotation/scaling and slideshow viewing.
			Works under DOS 2.x, 3.x, 4.x, 5.x, requires 640 K or 
			more of physical memory, hard disk and Microsoft
			compatible mouse recommended, works on 286 or better.
	Available via anonymous FTP from OAKLAND:/pub/msdos/graphics, from
	WUARCHIVE:/pub/MSDOS_UPLOADS, or from BRYANW:pc/jpeg, all as file
	dcview21.zip.
CompuShow (CSHOW) 	Multiple format (including MacPaint image and Amiga
			IFF) viewer.
	Available via anonymous FTP from BONGO:ibmpc/cshw*.zip, from
	MIRRORS:msdos/gif/cshw*.zip, from 
	NIC:/pub/msdos/graphics/gif/cshw*.zip, from bode.ee.ualberta.ca
	(129.128.16.96) as /pub/dos/win3/util/cshow82b.zip, and from
	csn.org (128.138.213.21) as /Unidata/giftools/cshow82b.zip.
CView			JPEG file viewer for Windows.
	Available via anonymous FTP from 
	WUARCHIVE:/mirrors/win3/util/CVIEW*.zip or 
	WUARCHIVE:/mirrors/win3/desktop/CVIEW*.zip.
DVPEG			JPEG and GIF file viewer including panning, shrinking, 
			and brightness control.  Requires a 386 or better with 
			a super VGA card (256 color - most video cards are
			supported).  Freeware - written by Eric Praetzel
			(praetzel@sunee.uwaterloo.ca).  Latest version is 2.1.
	Available via anonymous FTP at sunee.uwaterloo.ca in pub/jpeg/viewers 
	as dvpeg*.zip, or from BRYANW:pc/jpeg/dvpeg*.zip.
HiView			JPEG file viewer.
	Available via anonymous FTP from WUARCHIVE:/pub/MSDOS_UPLOADS, or from 
	SIMTEL:<msdos.graphics>, as hv*.zip.
Graphic WorkShop	(See reference in "CONVERSION TOOLS")
Image Alchemy		(See reference in "CONVERSION TOOLS")
ImgFun			GIF, PCX, BMP, JPEG viewer by Chin-Chi Hsu 
			(chinhsu@scf.usc.edu).  Handles larger image sizes, but
			always converts JPEG into 256 colors on input.  Scroll,
			zoom up to 16X, reverse, mirror, brightness, contrast,
			color, smooth, sharpen, resize, and cut adjustments.  
			Requires a 286 with 512K or above, VGA or SVGA, supports
			most popular SVGA cards.  Includes Windows PIF file.
	Available via anonymous FTP from SIMTEL:<msdos.graphics>ifse100.zip.
SVGA			Multiple format (GIF, PCX, BMP, TGA, etc. - no JPEG)
			viewer - allows scrolling and supports many graphics
			boards.  [Shareware]
	Available via anonymous FTP from MIRRORS:msdos/graphics/svga*.zip.
ShowBMP			Displays OS/2 bitmaps in a Presentation Manager window.
			(OS/2 only!)
	Available via anonymous FTP from HOBBES:showbmp.zoo.
ShowGIF			GIF viewer that allows you to view as you download.
	Available via anonymous FTP from SIMTEL:<msdos.gif> as showgif.arc.
OS/2 GIF		Displays GIF encoded images full screen. (OS/2 only!)
	Available via anonymous FTP from HOBBES:os2gif.zoo(OS2GIF ZIPXXE).
PMGIF			Displays GIF encoded images in a Presentation Manager 
			window. (OS/2 only!)
	Available via anonymous FTP from HOBBES:pmgif.zoo(PM-GIF1 ZIPXXE).
ViewGIF			Displays GIF encoded images in a Presentation Manager
			window. (OS/2 only!)
	Available via anonymous FTP from HOBBES:viewgif1.zoo(VIEWGIF1 ZIPXXE).
VPIC			Multiple format (GIF, PCX, BMP, etc. - no JPEG) viewer
			and image manipulator.  Written by Bob Montgomery 
			(current version is 5.1).
	Available via anonymous FTP from BONGO:ibmpc/vpic*.zip, from
	athene.uni-paderborn.de in /pcsoft/msdos/gif/vpic*.zip, from
	NIC:/pub/msdos/graphics/gif/vpic*.zip, from rigel.acs.oakland.edu in 
	/pub/msdos/gif/vpic*.zip, or from
	WUARCHIVE:/mirrors/msdos/gif/vpic*.zip.
WECJ			*FAST* JPEG viewer for Windows 3.x.
	Available via anonymous FTP from BRYANW:pc/jpeg/wecj.zip.
WinGIF			GIF viewer for Windows 3.x
	Available via anonymous FTP from MIRRORS:msdos/windows3/wingif*.zip,
	or ftp.cica.indiana.edu in the /pub/pc/win3/util sub-directory, from
	GARBO:/win3/gifutil/wingif14.zip, or from 
	NIC:/pub/msdos/windows/graphics/wingif14.lzh.
WinJPEG			Shareware JPEG viewer for Windows 3.x.
			Also supports TIFF, PCX and Windows RLE formats.
			Latest version is 2.0.
	Available via anonymous FTP from either 
	WUARCHIVE:/mirrors/msdos/windows3/winjp*.zip, or
	ftp.cica.indiana.edu in the /pub/pc/win3/util sub-directory.
JView			JPEG viewer for Windows 3.x.
	Available via anonymous FTP from ftp.cica.indiana.edu in 
	/pub/pc/win3/desktop/jview*.zip, from OAKLAND:/pub/msdos/windows,
	or from BRYANW:pc/jpeg/jview*.zip.
VUIMG			GIF/TIFF viewer (latest version is 330).
	Available via anonymous FTP from WUARCHIVE:/mirrors/msdos/gif/vuimg*.zip
	WUARCHIVE:/mirrors4/garbo.uwasa.fi/gifutil/vuimg*.zip, ftp.uu.net   
	(137.39.1.9) in /systems/ibmpc/msdos/simtel20/gif/vuimg*.zip, 
	NIC:/pub/msdos/graphics/gif/vuimg*.zip or
	NIC:/pub/msdos/SIMTEL20-mirror/gif/vuimg*.zip, 
	GARBO:/pc/gifutil/vuimg*.zip, or from 
	OAKLAND:/pub/msdos/graphics/vuimg*.zip.

"MOVIE" VIEWERS:
AAPLAY			FLI file viewer.
	Available via anonymous FTP from 
	NIC:/pub/msdos/graphics/animation/aaplay.zip.
DL-VIEW			DL file viewer (color!).
	Available via anonymous FTP on aix370.rrz.uni-koeln.de (134.95.80.1)
	in /msdos/graphics/animation, file dlview21.zip.
GRASPRT			GL file viewer.  An older version admitted only CGA 
			monitors, but a newer one allows VGA as well.  
			Unfortunately, the older version doesn't even 
			*recognize* the VGA standard, while the newer 
			version (which, BTW, is *much* faster than the old 
			one) will not let you display the VGA GRASP files 
			on a CGA or EGA monitor.  Unlike the GIF standard, 
			GL files are not resolution-independent!  
	Available via anonymous FTP from BONGO:ibmpc/grasp*.zip, from
	OAKLAND:/pub/msdos/graphics/grasp*.zoo, from bode.ee.ualberta.ca 
	(129.128.16.96) as /pub/dos/util/grasprt4.zip, and from
	WUARCHIVE:/mirrors4/garbo.uwasa.fi/animation/grasp4.zoo.
MPEGXing		MPEG movie viewer from Xing Technology.  Only works
			under Windows 3.x, newest version works with many SVGA
			boards.  [Freeware]
	Available via anonymous FTP on postgres.berkeley.edu (128.32.149.1)
	in the file /pub/multimedia/mpeg/Windows3.x/mpegexe.zip, from
	phoenix.oulu.fi (130.231.240.17) in /pub/incoming/mpeg2_0/mpegexe.zip,
	from WUARCHIVE:/mirrors/msdos/windows3/mpegexe.zip, and from 
	OAKLAND:/pub/msdos/windows3/mpegexe.zip.  You'll also want to pick up
	the appropriate driver for your graphics board (mdll*.zip), so be sure
	to get and read a copy of the installation instructions on 
	BRYANW:pc/information/HELP.INSTALLING.MPEG.FOR.WINDOWS to make sure
	you download all the right stuff.
WAAPLAY			FLI file viewer for Windows.
	Available via anonymous FTP from 
	WUARCHIVE:/mirrors2/win3/desktop/waaplay.zip.

Consult the comp.binaries.ibm.pc* or comp.sys.ibm.pc news groups for 
MS-DOS-specific information.


V. Apple UTILITIES

In this section, the notation SUMEX:/some/file will mean that the utility
mentioned can be accessed on sumex-aim.stanford.edu (36.44.0.6) in directory 
/some/file.

DECODERS/ENCODERS:
UULite			Decoder for uuencoded files, written by Jeff Strobel 
			(jstrobel@world.std.com).  Also concatenates article
			parts, strips headers/trailers, and does creator/type
			stamping.  Handles multiple pictures in a single file.
			"Smart" decoder in every sense.  Latest version is 1.4.
	Available via anonymous FTP on mac.archive.umich.edu (141.211.164.153) 
	in /mac/utilities/compressionapps/uulite*.hqx, or on world.std.com, in 
	the /pub directory.  Also posted to alt.binaries.pictures.misc by 
	Patrick Chase (pmc@world.std.com).
UUCat			Decoder for uuencoded files.
	Available via anonymous FTP from SUMEX:/info-mac/util/uucat-*.hqx.
UUTool			Decoder for uuencoded files.
	Available via anonymous FTP from SUMEX:/info-mac/util/uutool-*.hqx.

COMPRESSION/DECOMPRESSION TOOLS:
BinHex			Decompresses HQX (BinHex) files.
	Available via anonymous FTP from SUMEX:/info-mac/util/BinHex*.
DeHQX			Decompresses HQX (BinHex) files.
	Available via anonymous FTP from SUMEX:/info-mac/util/DeHQX-*.
CptExpand		Decompresses CPT (CompactPro) files.
	Available via anonymous FTP from SUMEX:/info-mac/util/CptExpand*.
MacCompress		Decompresses Z (UNIX compress) files.
	Available via anonymous FTP from SUMEX:/info-mac/util/MacCompress*.
MacLha			Decompressor for LZH (LHarc) files.
	Available via anonymous FTP from SUMEX:/info-mac/util/mac-lha-*.hqx.
StuffIt Expander	Decompressor for SIT (StuffIt) files.
	Available via anonymous FTP from 
	SUMEX:/info-mac/util/Stuffit-Expander-*.hqx.
StuffIt Lite		Decompressor for SIT and HQX (BinHex) files.
	Available via anonymous FTP from 
	SUMEX:/info-mac/util/Stuffit-Lite-*.hqx.
UnARJ			Decompresses ARJ format files.
	Available via anonymous FTP from SUMEX:/info-mac/util/unarj-*.hqx.
UnZip			Decompresses ZIP files.
	Available via anonymous FTP from SUMEX:/info-mac/util/unzip*-*.hqx.

CONVERSION TOOLS:
GIFConverter		Converts between many file formats, and now supports 
			JPEG and 24-Bit PICT and TIFF files.  System 6 required.
	Available via anonymous FTP from 
	SUMEX:/info-mac/art/gif/gif-converter-23b2.hqx.
IFFConv			Converts from Amiga IFF format.
	Available via anonymous FTP from BONGO:apple/iigs/iffconv.shk.
Imagery			Converts from Atari, Amiga, AppleII, PC, and Sun 
			picture formats to Macintosh GIF, PICT2, or TIFF.  
			Also allows "decomposition" of GL files.
	Available via anonymous FTP from SUMEX:/info-mac/app/imagery-*.hqx, or
	on ftp://mac.archive.umich.edu/mac/graphics/graphics.utilities/*.hqx.
PictCompressor 		Importer, viewer, and converter for multiple picture
			types (including JPEG).
	Available on the QuickTime 1.0 CD-ROM and via anonymous FTP on
	SUMEX:graphutils, or on mac.archive.umich.edu in graphics/quicktime.

PICTURE VIEWERS:
JPEGView		Multi-featured JPEG viewer by Aaron Giles 
			(a-giles@uchicago.edu) - requires both System 7.0 and 
			QuickTime.
	Available via anonymous FTP from SUMEX:/info-mac/app/jpeg-view-*.hqx,
	ory, or on mac.archive.umich.edu in mac/graphics/graphics.utilities as
 	jpeg-view-*.hqx.
PictPixie		Multiple format (including GIF and JPEG) viewer.
			Requires QuickTime.
	Available via anonymous FTP from ftp.apple.com in /dts/mac/quicktime
	as pictpixie.hqx.
Picture Decompress 	Macintosh JPEG viewer by Storm Technology (get version 
			2.0.1 or later; earlier versions are not compatible 
			with JFIF file format).  Also, you'll need to change 
			the file type to "JPEG" and the creator to "StPP" -
			you can do this by setting the appropriate preferences
			in UUTool, or by using the application FileTyper (also 
			available on SUMEX) or McSink, which is a common DA.
			Picture Decompress takes over 4M of free system  
			memory to run (you may need to uninstall some things).
	Available via anonymous FTP from
	SUMEX:/info-mac/app/picture-decompress-*.hqx.
QuickGIF		Color Macintosh GIF viewer - gives thumbnails.
	Available via anonymous FTP from BONGO:mac/quick-gif.hqx.
VisionLab		Monochrome Macintosh viewer.
	Available via anonymous FTP from BONGO:mac/visionlab.hqx.
][GIF			Apple ][+/e/c GIF viewer.
	Available via anonymous FTP from BONGO:apple/ii/iigif.
GIF3200			Apple ][GS GIF viewer.
	Available via anonymous FTP from BONGO:apple/iigs/gif3200.shk
VIEW3200		Apple ][GS GIF viewer.
	Available via anonymous FTP from BONGO:apple/iigs/gif3200.shk

"MOVIE" VIEWERS:
GLViewer		GL viewer.
	Available via anonymous FTP on mac.archive.umich.edu in directory
	/mac/graphics/graphics.utilities as file gl-viewer.sit.hqx.

Consult the comp.binaries.apple2, comp.binaries.mac, comp.sys.apple*, or
comp.sys.mac* news groups for Apple-specific information.


VI. Amiga UTILITIES

There are multiple machines available that carry Aminet files.  To find
the site nearest you, open an FTP session to amiga.physik.unizh.ch
[130.60.80.80] - the title screen will give you more information (as it
turns out, WUARCHIVE is an Aminet site).  For purposes of this FAQ, the 
files that are available from Aminet machines will be denoted as 
AMINET:some/file/path, which means that the file can be found under 
/pub/aminet/gfx/some/file/path on your local Aminet site.


CONVERSION TOOLS:
AmigaJPEG		Converts JPEG to/from PPM, GIF, TGA formats.
	Available via anonymous FTP from AMINET:conv/AmigaJPEGV4.lha or from
	NIC:/pub/amiga/graphics/applications/convert/AmigaJPEG-*-bin.lha.
HamLab Plus		Multiple format viewer/converter.  Shareware ($20) -
			latest version, 2.0.8, supports JPEG.  The demo version 
			will crop images larger than 512x512, but it is 
			otherwise fully functional.
	Demo copy available via anonymous FTP from AMINET:edit/hamlab208d.lha,
	NIC:/pub/amiga/graphics/applications/convert/HAMLABPlus-2.08-demo.lha.
GIFMachine 		Multiple format viewer/converter.
	Available via anonymous FTP from BONGO:amiga/GIFMachine.lzh.
PBMPlus tool kit 	(See description under "CONVERSION TOOLS" in the
			"PORTABLE UTILITIES" section above)
	Amiga-specific executables (including update.lzh) are available via 
	anonymous FTP from NIC:/pub/amiga/graphics/applications/convert/pbmplus,
	or from AMINET:conv/ppm.lzh.
WASP			Fast multiple format converter (GIF, IFF, MTV, PPM, SUN)
	Available via anonymous FTP from AMINET:conv/Wasp2.02b.lha, or from
	NIC:/pub/amiga/graphics/applications/convert/Wasp-2.02b.lha.

PICTURE VIEWERS:
HamLab Plus 		(See reference in "CONVERSION TOOLS")
GIFMachine 		(See reference in "CONVERSION TOOLS")
ViewJPEG		Amiga JPEG viewer (uses old IJG v2 code - sub-optimal
			quality results).
	Available via anonymous FTP from 
	NIC:/pub/amiga/graphics/applications/display/ViewJPEG-*.lha
Viewtek			A feature packed picture/animation viewer.  Shows most 
			ILBM's (SHAM, CTBL, PCHG - including 24-bit ILBM's), 
			GIF, JPEG, and most ANIM Op-5 format animations, with 
			support for different palettes for each frame.  Full 
			support of ECS/AGA display modes, and viewing contents 
			of clipboard.  Iconifies to a Workbench AppIcon.  
			Includes a version written for GVP's Impact Vision 24, 
			to support true 24-bit display.  Requires Workbench 
			2.04+.  Author:  Thomas Krehbiel.
	Available via anonymous FTP from ux1.cso.uiuc.edu, listed as
 	/amiga/fish/f7/ff787/Viewtek.lzh (or anywhere else that has fish disk
	787 on the site, or from amiga.physik.unizh.ch as
	/pub/aminet/os30/gfx/viewtek*.lha or AMINET:show/ViewTek1.03b.lha.

"MOVIE" VIEWERS:
gl1-1			GL viewer.
	Available via anonymous FTP from BONGO:amiga/gl1-1.lzh.
Viewtek 		(See reference in "PICTURE VIEWERS")
Showanim		ANIM5 animation viewer (CLI only).
	Available via anonymous FTP from
	NIC:/pub/amiga/graphics/applications/display/ShowAnim-5.40-02.lha.
mpeg_play		MPEG animation viewer (CLI only).
	Available via anonymous FTP from AMINET:show/mpegplay201_bin.lha, or
	from NIC:/pub/amiga/graphics/applications/display/mpeg_play-1.2.lha.

Consult the comp.sys.amiga* news groups for Amiga-specific information.


VII. Atari UTILITIES

There is a wonderful archive of Atari tools available either via anonymous 
FTP (on atari.archive.umich.edu - 141.211.164.8) or via e-mail, by sending a 
one-line mail command message.  Many of the utilities listed in this section 
can be obtained here;  these will be identified by the notation
"ATARI-ARCHIVE: <archive-file>".
This would mean that you could get that utility in the pathname specified as
atari/<archive-file>, or via e-mail by sending a one-line e-mail message 
containing "send <archive-file>" to atari@atari.archive.umich.edu.
I might also suggest to fellow Atari-ites (Atarions?) that you get a copy
of the index (one-line e-mail message is "index") and help (one-line e-mail 
message is "help") for this site - there's all *sorts* of good stuff out 
there!

COMPRESSION/DECOMPRESSION TOOLS:
cjpeg/djpeg		(See description under "COMPRESSION/DECOMPRESSION
			TOOLS" in the "PORTABLE UTILITIES" section above)
	Atari-specific executables are available from your friendly neighborhood
	ATARI-ARCHIVE:Graphics/JPEGV3.lzh, or from ftp.tu-clausthal.de 
	(139.174.1.3) in /pub/atari/graphics/convert/jpegv3.lzh

CONVERSION TOOLS:
dmjgif			Converts GIFs to Spectrums.  Excellent - many options.
			Slow (unless you register!) but effective.  [Shareware]
	ATARI-ARCHIVE: Graphics/dmjgif3.lzh.
GIFSpec			Converts from GIF to Spectrum format.
	ATARI-ARCHIVE: Graphics/gifspc.arc.
PBMPlus tool kit 	(See description under "CONVERSION TOOLS" in the
			"PORTABLE UTILITIES" section above)
	Atari-specific executables are available from your friendly neighborhood
	ATARI-ARCHIVE: printing/pbm/pbm-readme	 (The file that explains it all)
		       Printing/pbm/pbm-man.zoo	 (man pages)
		       Printing/pbm/pbm-bin.zoo	 (Portable bitmap binaries)
		       Printing/pbm/ppm-bin.zoo	 (Portable pixel map binaries)
		       Printing/pbm/pgm-bin.zoo	 (Portable grey map binaries)
		       Printing/pbm/pnm-bin.zoo	 (Portable any map binaries)
SpecDec			Converts from Spectrum to Degas format.
	ATARI-ARCHIVE: Misc/specdeg.lzh.

PICTURE VIEWERS:
giffer			Monochrome GIF viewer (4 dithering options).
	ATARI-ARCHIVE: Graphics/giffer.arc.
gifshw2		Color GIF single or "slide-show" viewer.
	ATARI-ARCHIVE: Graphics/gifshw2.arc.
mgif			Monochrome GIF viewer.
	ATARI-ARCHIVE: Graphics/mgif37b.arc.
PhotoChrome		GIF, IFF viewer (supposedly the best, but problems on
			the TT have been reported).
	ATARI-ARCHIVE: Graphics/pchrome3.lzh.
quickgif		GIF "slide-show" viewer.  Very fast and good results.
	ATARI-ARCHIVE: Graphics/quickgif.lzh.
SPShow			Spectrum file viewer.
	ATARI-ARCHIVE: Graphics/specshow.arc
SPSlide			Spectrum file "slide-show" viewer.
	ATARI-ARCHIVE: Graphics/spslidex.arc
viewgf			Image viewer (many formats, including GIFs) - good.
	ATARI-ARCHIVE: Graphics/viewgf12.lzh.

Consult the comp.binaries.atari.st, comp.sources.atari.st or comp.sys.atari.st 
news groups for Atari-specific information.


VIII. VAX/VMS UTILITIES

CONVERSION TOOLS:
PBMPlus tool kit 	(See description under "CONVERSION TOOLS" in the
			"PORTABLE UTILITIES" section above)
	VMS-specific support of the PBMPlus tool kit is provided by David
	Jones (jones@kcgl1.eng.ohio-state.edu).  The current patch version 
	is 1.01, and is available via anonymous FTP from TGV.COM, in directory
	[.mahan], file PBMPLUS.SHAR.

PICTURE VIEWERS:
xv			X-windows viewer supporting multiple formats,
			including JPEG.  Also writes many formats, making 
			it viable as a format conversion tool as well.
	VMS-specific patches to allow building under ULTRIX or VMS have been
	posted to the vmsnet.sources newsgroup and are available via anonymous 
	FTP on acfcluster.nyu.edu in directory [.VMS].  The VMS executables
	including the patches are also available from black.cerritos.edu in 
	the BACKUP save-set [ANONYMOUS.VMSNET]XV*.BCK_Z (PostScript docs are in
	file XV*.PS_Z) - also get [ANONYMOUS]LZDCMP.EXE to decompress.  A 
	ready-to-use XV.EXE is also available from bilbo.imsd.rwth-aachen.de 
	(134.130.12.5).

Consult the comp.sys.dec* news groups for Digital-specific information.


IX. NeXT PROCEDURES/UTILITIES

	For viewing on NeXT computers, the easiest way is to use NewsGrazer  
    and ImageViewer (both PD and available at sonata.cc.purdue.edu.) 
	Step 1: If the parts of the .gif are not in are the correct order,  
         	control-drag them until they are.
	Step 2: Select all the parts (in a group holding down the shift key).
	Step 3: Click UUDECODE in the Tools menu.
	Step 4: Double click on the GIF icon in the document well.

CONVERSION TOOLS:
PBMPlus tool kit 	(See description under "CONVERSION TOOLS" in the
			"PORTABLE UTILITIES" section above).
	NeXT binaries of the PBMPlus tool kit are available from 
	sonata.cc.purdue.edu in /pub/next/2.0-release/binaries.

Consult the comp.sys.next* news groups for NeXT-specific information.


X. UNIX/XWINDOWS PROCEDURES/UTILITIES

URANIE has been closed down...
The best place to look for any sort of X utility is on EXPORT.  There are
all sorts of X applications archived there, and should probably be your
first resort as to where to find any given X utility.

SYSTEM-SPECIFIC PROCEDURES:
    * To concatenate multi-part picture files together and decode, execute:
  cat part1 part2 part3 ... partN | uudecode
    * To encode a file for posting, (assuming the file is named fyle - encoded
      output will be in fyle.uu):
  uuencode fyle fyle > fyle.uu
    * To split a uuencoded file into multiple parts, use the "split" utility
      (assuming the file containing the uuencoded data is fyle.uu - split 
      output will be in files fyle_<two-char-code>, where <two-char-code> is 
      "aa", "ab", "ac", etc.):
  split -1000 fyle.uu fyle_
    * Of course, it's possible to combine the encoding and splitting steps
      into one operation using pipes (same example as above):
  uuencode fyle fyle | split -1000 - fyle_
    * Sometimes, files get posted with Mac "header" information in it.  To get
      rid of this extraneous information (assuming the Mac file is named 
      "macfile", the output file will be named "newfile"):
  dd if=macfile of=newfile bs=128 skip=1

DECODERS/ENCODERS:
aub			"Smart automatic decoder" by Mark Stantz (written in 
			perl). aub connects to an NNTP-based news server or to
			raw spooled news files and scans for new pieces of 
			split, encoded binaries that have recently been 
			received.  Binaries are expected to contain subject 
			lines conformant with de-facto UseNet standards; aub 
			may not be able to identify pieces of binaries which are
			not named according to accepted  conventional practice.  			If new binaries are found, aub retrieves, organizes and
			decodes them, leaving the decoded files in a 
			configurable location.  aub also allows for conditional
			decoding and postprocessing of decoded binaries.  Highly
			recommended by me (deej) as a time-saver - I run it from
			cron nightly!
	Available via anonymous FTP on liasun3.epfl.ch (128.178.36.30) as 
	/pub/util/aub-1.0, or at ftp.cc.gatech.edu (130.207.119.241) as 
	/pub/unix/aub.tar.Z, the "official" archive at sgigate.sgi.com 
	(192.82.208.1) in pub/aub/aub.2.0.5.shar, or from
	BRYANW:unix/utils/aub.2.0.5.shar.  Also posted to alt.sources.
mcvert			Decodes Macintosh BinHex files.
	Available via anonymous FTP from sumex-aim.stanford.edu (36.44.0.6) in 
	directory /info-mac/unix, or from 
	WUARCHIVE:/mirrors/info-mac/unix/mcvert-*.tar.Z.
uudecode/uuencode	(normally UNIX standard)
	Available via anonymous FTP from BONGO:uutools/uudecode.c,uuencode.txt.
uuxfer			"Smart decoder/encoder" written by Dave Read.
	Available via anonymous FTP from BONGO:uutools/uuxfer*.
uucat			"Smart decoder", will concatenate the files you 
			specify, removing the headers and trailers almost 
			flawlessly.  Usage: 
			uucat file1 .. fileN | uudecode
	Available via anonymous FTP from BONGO:uutools/uucat.c.
uuconvert		"Smart decoder" written by Jeff Wiegley 
			(wiegley@girtab.usc.edu).  Incorporates uudecode 
			into uucat so that running uuconvert gets the job 
			done in one fell swoop.  Also allows you to store 
			all the parts to a picture or multiple pictures in 
			ONE file (in order) and run uuconvert on that one file.
			EMPHATICALLY recommended by Steve Quinn, who adds a 
			tip for interested people, "If you use UUCONVERT, 
			here's a really good downloading strategy I've evolved 
			with rn:  
			1) Run the list of subjects with '='.  
			2) Choose a picture and type 'id#1,id#2,...id#N:s 
			   filename' to save all the parts in one file (where 
			   id is the article number, and #N in the part of the 
			   picture).  You can also use id#1-id#N if they're 
			   posted in order.  
			3) Do this with many files (in separate file names).  
			4) When I get out of rn I do a convert *.gf' (where gf 
			   is just the extension I use when saving UUENCODED
			   GIF files), and all my files are decoded and ready 
			   to go.   (Well, most of the time it gets them all 
			   on a wildcard, but it's been known to miss others 
			   sometimes.  Double check before you destroy your 
			   UUENCODED copies.) 
			If I find a whole string of pix I want, and all the 
			parts are in order, I do a id#1-id#N through the whole 
			set of them and save them all to one file."
	Available via anonymous FTP from BONGO:uutools/uuconvert.c, and from
	BRYANW:misc/uuconvert_source.zip.
viewer 			Allows you to view or archive pictures directly from 
			NNTP with no user intervention whatsoever.  It even 
			scans the article headers to determine which pieces go 
			together, and in what order.  It will optionally open 
			an X window to display the pictures.  So once you've 
			installed it, you just type "viewer", and sit back.
	Available via anonymous ftp from cs.utk.edu in ~ftp/pub/viewer*.
xmitBin			Binary file poster/mailer (includes picture stats and
			anonymous posting capabilities) by Jim Howard 
			(deej@cadence.com).  Latest version is 1.8.
	Available via anonymous FTP from BRYANW:unix/utils/xmitBin-*.Z.

Several people have also written scripts in AWK, SED, or PERL which will 
strip headers and trailers, concatenate the results and pipe them through 
UUDECODE.  See section XI. (Appendix) if you want to run one of these.

COMPRESSION/DECOMPRESSION TOOLS:
compress/uncompress	(normally UNIX standard)
unzip			Uncompresses MS-DOS ZIP files.
	Available via anonymous FTP from SIMTEL:<unix-c.file-mgmt>unzip*.tar-z,
	and from WUARCHIVE:/mirrors/misc/unix/unzip*.tar-z, or from 
	GARBO:/unix/arcers directory as unzip*.tar.Z (you'll have to decompress
	these with the UNIX compress utility).  Also available from 
	BRYANW:unix/utils/unzip*.tar.Z.
lha			Uncompresses LZH (LHarc) files.
	Available via anonymous FTP from akiu.gw.tohoku.ac.jp in directory
	/pub/unix/lha as file lha-*.tar.Z, from lysator.liu.se in the
	/pub/amiga/LhA directory, and from sun.soe.clarkson.edu in /pub/src.
zip			Uncompresses MS-DOS ZIP files.
	Available via anonymous FTP from 
	WUARCHIVE:/mirrors/unix-c/arc-progs/zip.tar-z.

CONVERSION TOOLS:
dltogl			Converts DL files to GL files - written by 
			phillips@cs.ubc.ca.  (Usage note from Neil Nelson -
			nkn@solbourne.com):  There have been a few comments of 
			late concerning the use of dltogl and xgrasp.  It *is* 
			possible to make the two coexist.  dltogl can be used 
			one of two ways:
				1) dltogl file.dl file.gl
				2) dltogl file.dl
			The first method produces a gl file which will cause 
			xgrasp to drop a core (although xviewgl has no trouble 
			showing the resulting gl file).  The second method 
			will decode file.dl, leaving the constituent parts in 
			the current directory.  One of the files will be called 			dl.txt.  Simply rename this to file.txt, and then run 
			glib -u file.gl file.txt <all of the .clp and .pic 
			files produced by dltogl> to build the corresponding 
			gl file.  I don't know why renaming the .txt file 
			makes xgrasp happy, but it does.  See the shell script
			"dltogl2" in the Appendix to automate this process.
	Available via anonymous FTP on reseq.regent.e-technik.tu-muenchen.de
	in /informatik.public/news/alt.sources/1/dltogl.Z, on cs.ubc.ca in 
	/pub/local/src/dltogl.c, on nuri.inria.fr in /graphics/dltogl.c.Z, and
	from BRYANW:misc/dltogl_source.zip.
fromGIF/toGIF		Converts GIF to/from Silicon Graphics IRIS format.	
	Available via anonymous FTP from BONGO:iris/fromgif.c,togif.c.

PICTURE VIEWERS:
GIF320			GIF viewer for DEC VT320 terminals written by "Doctor
			Gonzo" (sboyle@maths.tcd.ie).  Looking for volunteers
			with VT420s to help with program enhancements!
	Available via anonymous FTP from ftp.maths.tcd.ie in directory
	/pub/sboyle as file gif320_*.tar.Z.
artshow             	SunView viewer by Alan Sparks
	Available via anonymous FTP from BONGO:sunview/artshow/*.
ImageMagick		Multiple format (24-bit) viewer.
	Available via anonymous FTP from EXPORT:ImageMagick.tar.Z.
viewgif             	SunView GIF viewer
	Available via anonymous FTP from BONGO:sunview/viewgif/*.
viewer			(See reference in "DECODERS/ENCODERS")
xli			X-windows viewer supporting multiple formats 
			(including JPEG).  Automatically decodes uuencoded
			and compressed (.Z) files, and gamma-corrects
			images before displaying them.  Based on xloadimage
			version 3.01.
	Available via anonymous FTP from EXPORT:xli*.
xloadimage		X-windows viewer supporting multiple formats (also
			provides "true" 24 bit viewing).
	Available via anonymous FTP from BONGO:xwindows/xloadimage/*,
	or from EXPORT:xloadimage.*.tar.Z.
xshowgif		X-windows GIF viewer.
	Available via anonymous FTP from BONGO:xwindows/xshowgif/*.
xv			X-windows viewer supporting multiple formats,
			including JPEG.  Also writes many formats, making 
			it viable as a format conversion tool as well.
	Available via anonymous FTP from BONGO:xwindows/xv/*, from
	EXPORT:xv-*.tar.Z, from ftp.cis.upenn.edu (130.91.6.8) in the pub/xv 
      	directory or from gatekeeper.dec.com (16.1.0.2) in the /.1/X11/contrib
      	directory, both as file xv-*.tar.Z. (Latest version 2.21)

"MOVIE" VIEWERS:
ImageMagick		(See reference in "PICTURE VIEWERS" above).  As well
			as providing other utilities, it can also do animation!
UtahRaster Tools	(See reference in "CONVERSION TOOLS" section of
			"PORTABLE UTILITIES" above).  Also includes facilities 
			to generate animations!
mpeg_play		X-windows MPEG player - works fairly decently.
	Available via anonymous FTP on postgres.berkeley.edu (128.32.149.1)
	in the file /pub/multimedia/mpeg/mpeg_play-2.0.tar.Z, from
	EXPORT:mpeg-1.2.tar.Z, and from miki.cs.titech.ac.jp (131.112.172.15)
	as /pub/X11/contrib/mpeg/mpeg_play-2.0.tar.Z.
xanim			X-windows multi-format movie viewer (DL, FLI, GIF and 
			IFF) by Mark Podlipec (podlipec@dgxyris.webo.dg.com).
	Available via anonymous FTP from gondwana.ecr.mu.oz.au (128.250.70.62)
	in /pub/XAnim.2297d.tar.Z, from amiga.physik.unizh.ch (130.60.80.80)
	in /amiga/gfx/show/xanim229.tar.Z, ftp.luth.se (130.240.18.2) in
	/pub/OS/amiga/gfx/show/xanim229.tar.Z, ftp.uni-kl.de (131.246.9.95) in
 	/pub/amiga/aminet/gfx/show/xanim229.tar.Z, and also from
	WUARCHIVE:/mirrors4/amiga.physik.unizh.ch/amiga/gfx/show/xanim229.tar.Z
	and from syr.edu (128.230.1.49) in /software/X/xanim229.tar.Z.
xgl			X-windows GL viewer.
	Available via anonymous FTP on aix370.rrz.uni-koeln.de in
    	/pub/usenet/comp.archives/graphics/pixutils, on cs.dal.ca in
    	/pub/comp.archives, on srawgw.sra.co.jp in the directory
    	/.a/sranha-bp/arch/arch/comp.archives/graphics/pixutils, and on
	dutepp0.et.tudelft.nl in directory /Unix/X.
xflick			X-windows FLI viewer.
	Available via anonymous FTP from NIC:/pub/X11/contrib/xflick.tar.Z, 
	from GARBO:/X11/graphics/xflick.tar.Z, from ftp.uu.net (137.39.1.9) in 
	/pub/window-sys/X/contrib/xflick.tar.Z, or from EXPORT:xflick.tar.Z.
xgrasp			X-windows GL viewer (color only).
	Available via anonymous FTP from EXPORT:xgrasp*.
XTango			X-windows animation system.
	Available via anonymous FTP from par.cc.gatech.edu as /pub/xtango.tar.Z,
	or as xtangovararg.tar.Z for those on HP or DEC workstations.  Both
	represent the latest version (1.42).
xviewgl			X-windows GL viewer.
	Available via anonymous FTP from BONGO:xwindows/xviewgl/*, or from
	EXPORT:xviewgl_v*.tar.Z.
xdl			X-windows DL viewer.
	Available via anonymous FTP from EXPORT:xdl*.tar.Z, or from
	WUARCHIVE:/usenet/alt.sources/archives/5985.Z (xdl 2.0).

Consult the comp.sources.unix, comp.sources.x, comp.sys.<sys_name> (where 
<sys_name> is your system type - i.e.  hp, mips, sun, etc.) news groups for 
UNIX, X-windows and other system-specific information.


XI. APPENDICES: AWK, SED, AND PERL SCRIPTS

Below are the scripts mentioned in the previous section.  I make no 
assurances as to how well they work;  I use one of the 'super' uudecodes 
instead.  Note that the SED script will not work unless people follow this 
recent trend of putting 'BEGIN' and 'END' in the 'cut here' lines.  The 
AWK and PERL scripts will work on most files, but some uuencodes put out 
non-standard data, in which case these scripts will bomb and you'll have 
to do the work by hand.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
AWK script:

#!/bin/sh

if [ X$1 != X ] ; then cat $* ; else cat <& 0 ; fi		| \
awk '/begin [0-9]/				{ok = 1}
     /^Message/					{ok = 0;next}
     /^M/ && (length == 61 || length == 62)	{ok = 1}
     /[cC]ut [hH]ere/				{ok = 0;next}
     /^END-----/				{ok = 0;next}
     /^Path:/					{ok = 0;next}
     /^$/					{ok = 0;next}
     /^-/					{ok = 0;next}
     /^_/					{ok = 0;next}
     {if (ok) print}
     /^end/					{ok = 0}' $* 	| \
(cd $HOME/tmp; uudecode)

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

SED idea from Alan Sparks (asparks@viewlogic.com):

cat $* | sed '/^END/, /^BEGIN/d' | uudecode


Recall that this won't work except on files with BEGIN and END as part 
of the 'CUT HERE' lines...

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

PERL script from Dave Mack (csu@alembic.acs.com):

#! /usr/local/bin/perl
#
# Combine split uuencoded files into a single data stream with
# e-mail garbage removed and pipe into uudecode. The uuencoded
# files must be in the correct order on the command line - in
# particular the first file must contain the "begin" line and
# the last file must contain the "end" line.
#
# WARNING: this code relies on uuencode putting out all lines
# of the form "M[61 ASCII characters]\n" for every line of the
# file except the last few before the "end" line. If you come
# across a uuencoded file that doesn't do this, you'll need to
# modify the code to handle it.
#
# DISCLAIMER: You use this code at your own risk. Also, don't
# take this is as a sterling example of Perl programming. Corrections
# and improvements welcome. You may do whatever you like with this
# code as long as you leave in some reminder of who the original
# culprit^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hauthor was.
#
# Usage: uumerge filename [filename...]
# Requires Perl 3.0 - my copy is at patchlevel 18
#
# Dave Mack csu@alembic.ACS.COM
#
# TODO: modify to allow more than one collection of files on
#	command line.
#
# KNOWN BUGS: 
#
# If some bozo puts a line beginning with "M" in the body of one
# of the intermediate/last chunks, uumerge will assume that uuencoded
# part starts there.
#
# If the last chunk only contains the last two or three lines of
# the uuencoded file (the ones that don't start with "M"), uumerge
# will die.
#
# CHANGES
#
# PATCH 1:
# It appears that some versions of uudecode are too stupid to skip
# past the lines preceding the "begin" line, so feeding a one-part
# uuencoded file to uumerge will bomb.
#
if ($#ARGV < 0 ) {
	print "Usage: uumerge filename [filename...]\n";
	exit 1;
}

$| = 1;
# open a pipe into uudecode
open(DECO,"|uudecode") || die "Can't pipe into uudecode\n";

# if we only have one file, pump it straight into uudecode and die
if ( $#ARGV == 0 ) {
	open(FIRST,"<$ARGV[0]") || die "Can't open $ARGV[0] for input\n";

	while ( <FIRST> ) {
		# skip past everything before the "begin" line
		next unless /^begin [0-9]/;
		last;
	}
	die "$ARGV[0] doesn't contain \"begin\"\n" if eof(FIRST);
	
	print DECO $_; # the begin line

	while ( <FIRST> ) {
		print DECO $_ unless /^end/;
		if ( /^end/ ) {
			print DECO $_;
			last;
		}
		die "$ARGV[0] doesn't contain \"end\"\n" if eof(FIRST);
	}

	# done with file
	close(FIRST);
	exit 0;
}

# process the first file - make sure we have a "begin" line

open(FIRST,"<$ARGV[0]") || die "Can't open $ARGV[0] for input\n";

while ( <FIRST> ) {
	# skip past everything before the "begin" line
	next unless /^begin [0-9]/;
	last;
}
die "First file on command line doesn't contain \"begin\"\n" if eof(FIRST);
	
print DECO $_; # the begin line

# the remaining "real" uuencoded lines in this file should begin with "M"
while ( <FIRST> ) {
	if ( /^M/ ) {
		print DECO $_;
	}
	else {
		last;
	}
}

# done with the first file
close(FIRST);

# do all except the last file
$maxindex = $#ARGV;
$curr = 1;

while ( $curr < $maxindex ) {
	open(CURR,"<$ARGV[$curr]") || die "Can't open $ARGV[$curr]\n";
	# skip the header junk
	while ( <CURR> ) {
		next unless /^$/;
		last;
	}
	# at the body of the message - start looking for /^M/
	while ( <CURR> ) {
		next unless /^M/;
		last;
	}
	die "$ARGV[$curr] isn't a uuencoded file\n" if eof(CURR);
	# OK, we're at the start of the good stuff (probably)
	print DECO $_;
	while ( <CURR> ) {
		if (/^M/) {
			print DECO $_;
		}
		else {
			last;
		}
	}
	# done with current file
	close(CURR);
	$curr++;
}

# time to do the last file in the set
$curr = $maxindex;
open(CURR,"<$ARGV[$curr]") || die "Can't open $ARGV[$curr]\n";
# skip the header junk
while ( <CURR> ) {
	next unless /^$/;
	last;
}
# at the body of the message - start looking for /^M/
while ( <CURR> ) {
	next unless /^M/;
	last;
}
# OK, we're at the start of the good stuff (probably)
print DECO $_;
while ( <CURR> ) {
	print DECO $_ unless /^end/;
	if ( /^end/ ) {
		print DECO $_;
		last;
	}
	die "Last file on command line doesn't contain \"end\"\n" if eof(CURR);
}
# done with final file
close(CURR);
# close the pipe to uudecode and exit
close(DECO);
exit(0);

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

Shar of a perl script from Randal Schwartz (merlyn@iwarp.intel.com):

#! /bin/sh
# This is a shell archive.  Remove anything before this line, then unpack
# it by saving it into a file and typing "sh file".  To overwrite existing
# files, type "sh file -c".  You can also feed this as standard input via
# unshar, or by typing "sh <file", e.g..  If this archive is complete, you
# will see the following message at the end:
#		"End of shell archive."
# Contents:  uumerge
# Wrapped by merlyn@iwarpti on Sun Oct  6 22:22:36 1991
PATH=/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/ucb ; export PATH
if test -f 'uumerge' -a "${1}" != "-c" ; then 
  echo shar: Will not clobber existing file \"'uumerge'\"
else
echo shar: Extracting \"'uumerge'\" \(600 characters\)
sed "s/^X//" >'uumerge' <<'END_OF_FILE'
X#!/local/usr/bin/perl
X
X## Version 1.03 on 91/09/27
X## Written by Randal L. Schwartz, Stonehenge Consulting Services, Portland, OR
X## uudecodes the arguments (or stdin), ignoring non-uuencoded lines
X
Xwhile (<>) {
X	last if ($mode,$file) = /^begin\s*(\d*)\s*(\S*)/;
X}
Xdie "missing begin" unless $_;
Xopen(OUT,"> $file") if $file ne "";
Xwhile (<>) {
X	last if /^end/;
X	s/[a-z]+$//; # handle stupid trailing lowercase letters
X	next if /[a-z]/;
X	next unless int((((ord() - 32) & 077) + 2) / 3) == int(length() / 4);
X	print OUT unpack("u", $_);
X}
Xdie "missing end" unless $_;
Xchmod oct($mode), $file;
Xexit 0;
END_OF_FILE
if test 600 -ne `wc -c <'uumerge'`; then
    echo shar: \"'uumerge'\" unpacked with wrong size!
fi
chmod +x 'uumerge'
# end of 'uumerge'
fi
echo shar: End of shell archive.
exit 0

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Yet another awk script - this one from Nasir Ahmed Noor 
(umnoor@ccu.umanitoba.ca) updated from an earlier version:
#! /bin/sh
# A shell script to extract binary files from their uudecoded parts.
# WRITTEN BY NASIR AHMED NOOR (noor@muug.mb.ca)
#
# Usage:
# Store all uudecoded parts of a file (in right order) in a file and give 
# that file as argument to this script. AN INPUT FILE CAN CONTAIN UUDECODED
# PARTS OF MORE THAN ONE FILE AND THEY ALL WILL BE EXTRACTED. You can
# provide multiple file names [wild cards also ok] on the command line.
#

infunc () {
 while ( test $curfield -le $fields )
    do
       myrec=`echo $linenums|nawk '{print $mynum}' mynum=$curfield`
       nawk  '$0 ~ /^begin / && NR > rec {print $0}; $0 ~ /^M[^a-z]/ && NR > rec {print $0}; NR > rec {sl=lr; lr=pr; pr=$0}; $1 ~ /^end/ && NR > rec {print sl; print lr; print pr; exit}' rec=$myrec $binfile | uudecode
       curfield=`expr $curfield + 1 `
    done
}

for binfile in $*
 do
   linenums=`nawk '$0 ~ /^begin / {myrec = (NR - 1); print myrec}' $binfile` 
   fields=`echo $linenums|nawk '{print NF}'`
   curfield=1
   if ( test $fields -ge 1 )
      then infunc
   fi
 done

exit
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"dltogl2" script from Neil Nelson (nkn@solbourne.com):
#!/bin/sh
# File name: dltogl2
# Usage: dltogl2 dl-filename

NAME=`basename $1 .dl`
dltogl $1
mv dl.txt $NAME.txt
glib -u $NAME.gl $NAME.txt *.pic *.clp
rm -f $NAME.txt *.clp *.pic

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


XII. BONGO FILE LISTING

Here's the most recent 0filelist from bongo, showing all the archived 
software there (all under the "gifstuff" directory).


0filelist           ;this file... an annotated ``ls -R''
apple               ;directory for Apple ][ series
amiga               ;directory for Commodore Amiga
ftpsites            ;list of pictures-related FTP sites
gifutils            ;directory for miscellaneous GIF utilities
ibmpc               ;directory for PC-Clones
iris                ;directory for Silicon Graphics Iris conversion utilities
mac                 ;directory for Macintosh line
sunview             ;directory for Sun series running SunView
uutools             ;directory with source for current version of UUXFER
                      and other uudecode tools and info...
xwindows            ;directory with source for X11R4

amiga:
GIFMachine.lzh      ;LZH-compressed GIFMachine
gl1-1.lzh           ;LZH-compressed GL viewer for Amiga

apple:
ii                  ;directory for Apple ][+/c/e
iigs                ;directory for Apple ][GS

apple/ii:
iigif               ;][Gif program for Apple []+/c/e

apple/iigs:
gif3200.shk         ;GIF3200 and VIEW3200 shareware files (Shrinkit)
iffconv.shk         ;shareware to convert AMIGA IFF files (Shrinkit)

gifutils:
giftest.c           ;C source code for testing integrity of GIF files
giftops.c           ;C source code for GIF to postscript converter

ibmpc:
cshw821b.zip        ;CSHOW v 8.21b in ZIP format
grasp35.zip         ;ZIP'ed GRASP viewer (GRASPRT v 3.5)
vpic34.zip          ;ZIP'ed VPIC v 3.4 (*HIGHLY* recommended!)

iris:
fromgif.c           ;C source to convert GIF files to IRIS format
togif.c             ;C source to convert IRIS format to GIF

mac:
quick-gif.hqx       ;QuickGif, in BinHex 4.0
visionlab.hqx       ;VisionLab, also in BinHex 4.0

sunview:
artshow             ;Directory for Alan Sparks' ARTSHOW viewer for SunView
viewgif             ;Directory for ViewGif for SunView

sunview/artshow:
Makefile            ;Makefile for ArtShow
README.artshow      ;Installation notes for ArtShow
artshow.tar.Z       ;ArtShow sources, tar'ed and compressed.

sunview/viewgif:
viewgif.shar.Z      ;Compressed shar file for ViewGif

uutools:
uucat.c             ;C source for uucat
uuconvert.c         ;C source for uuconvert 
uudecode.c          ;standard Berkeley uudecode (source)
uuencode.txt        ;description of uuencode 'standard'
README              ;Notes for UUXFER
uuxfer20.c          ;C source for UUXFER ver. 2.0 
uuxfer20.doc        ;Documentation & installation notes for UUXFER v 2.0

xwindows:
xloadimage          ;Directory for Xloadimage
xshowgif            ;Directory for xshowgif
xv                  ;Directory for xv
xviewgl             ;Directory for xviewgl

xwindows/xloadimage:
README.1st             ;Installation notes for xloadimage
xloadimage.3.01.tar.Z  ;Compressed tar file for xloadimage 3.01 

xwindows/xshowgif:
README.1st          ;Installation notes for xshowgif
xshowgif.tar.Z      ;Compressed tar file for xshowgif

xwindows/xv:
README.1st          ;Installation notes for xv v. 2.00 
xv2.tar.Z           ;Compressed tarfile for xv v. 2.00

xwindows/xviewgl:
README.1st          ;Installation notes for xviewgl 
xviewgl_v1.0.tar.Z  ;Compressed tar file for xviewgl
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

That's about it for this introduction.  If you have any suggestions 
for things to include in future versions, don't hesitate to let me 
know...


-- 
    Jim Howard *** jhoward@best.com *** http://infolane.com/deej/index.html
     Author, "The Internet Voyeur" (http://infolane.com/deej/voyeur.html) 
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