[SDL] SDL_Image submissions
masonwheeler at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 11 21:41:13 PDT 2009
Right. Also, the way I've got it figured, SDL_Image is supposed to extend the image capabilities of SDL to other formats besides the built-in BMP. And SDL has the ability to both load BMPs and save to them. So why shouldn't SDL_Image do the same?
>From: Jonathan Greig <redteam316 at gmail.com>
>Subject: Re: [SDL] SDL_Image submissions
>Keeping it simple is fine(keep the API simple), although not including a
>feature because eventually there will be too many functions really has
>nothing to do with "simple", but rather "small". Considering that SDL_Image
>deals only with images, I really don't see any reason it shouldn't support as
>many image formats as Imagemagick/Graphicsmagick. PNG is a great format
>and a much better alternative to BMP and since libpng/zlib/libjpeg is required
>to use SDL_Image to it's fullest extent, it doesn't make sense to not have
>>I recall people arguing about the purpose of SDL_Image, and 'keep it simple',
>>a number of years ago.
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