- xv, developed by John
Bradley, is a full-featured program for displaying and manipulating
images in the GIF, JPEG, TIFF, PBM, PGM, PPM, X11 bitmap, Utah Raster
Toolkit RLE, PDS/VICAR, Sun Rasterfile, BMP, PCX, IRIS RGB, XPM,
Targa, XWD, PostScript (if GhostScript is available) and PM
formats. It can also convert between most of those formats.
- RGB and HSV colormap editing
- copy/cut & paste
- image resizing, zoom & cropping
- image-processing via different algorithms
- window-grab (for screen-dumps)
xv 3.10a is shareware for personal use with a suggested
registration fee of US$25. Commercial, industrial and institutional
sites require a license fee of US$25.
The latest version, 3.10a, including a PostScript manual, is available
via ftp from:
A less restrictive (wrt license), and older version, is available at:
- xwpick, developed by Evgeni Chernyaev, allows a rectangular
image of a window to be captured and saved as PostScript, GIF,
PCX (IBM PC), PICT (Macintosh), PPM (PBMPlus). Note that the
generated PostScript code is more compact than other utilites of
this sort, so if file-size is an issue, then get this app.
The latest version, 2.20, is available at:
ImageMagick, developed by John Cristy, is a suite of tools for
displaying and interactively manipulating (image conversion,
annotation, compositing, animation, and creating montages)
images. ImageMagick can read and write JPEG, TIFF, PNM, XPM,
Photo CD image formats.
The various tools allow:
- displaying a sequence of images as a slide show;
- copying and pasting regions of images;
- setting the maximum number of unique colors in an image;
- compositing one image within another;
- applying image processing techniques to a region of interest;
- displaying images specified by a World Wide Web URL;
- capturing a single window, the entire screen, or any
rectangular portion of the screen.
The current version of ImageMagick, 4.0.5, is available at
and ftp.x.org and its mirrors: