Here are some quick guides to introduce nip2. These guides are part of the nip2 manual: click Help / Contents to view the guide while using the program.
- Quick interface tour
- Runs quickly though some easy stuff to show how the interface works.
- Infrared reflectogram mosaic tour
- Explains how to use nip2 to build reflectogram mosaics.
- Nerd tour
- Goes into some detail about the insides of nip2 and how to program your own widgets.
- The vips blog
- Has posts about using nip2 and the development of the system.
- https://github.com/jcupitt/libvips and https://github.com/jcupitt/nip2
- All of the sourcecode, and the build systems.
The following full guides are on-line:
- nip2 Users' Guide
- This is an online copy of the documentation included with the program. We have the same thing formatted as PDF.
- NIP2 Beginners Guide
- The beginners guide has now been added directly to the wiki here.
The libvips page has a bullet-point overview of the features. We have the following detailed guides:
- VIPS Manual. Also available as PDF.
- API documentation
- Manual pages for every operation.
- Various Hello World programs
- gtkdisp, a tiny demo program that displays a VIPS image pipeline in a window. C and C++ versions
There's also a package of example code and images for vips 7.10 in the vips-7.10 download area.
We are currently (March 2013) about 80% of the way through a complete rewrite of libvips. The guides above describe the vips7 API which is still there and still supported via a compatibility layer. The vips7 API will continue to be supported for the foreseeable future.
The docs for the new libvips API are here if you're curious. But these are not yet fully nailed down, so be careful.
Consider referencing one of these in your publications if you use VIPS/nip --- it helps us keep it going.
We still have the vips-7.22 docs available.