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What is it?
VIPS is a free image processing system. It aims to be about half-way between Photoshop and Excel. It is very bad at retouching photographs, but very handy for the many other imaging tasks that programs like Photoshop get used for. It is good with large images (images larger than the amount of RAM you have available), with many CPUs (see Benchmarks), for working with colour and for general research & development.
It comes in two main parts: libvips is the image-processing library and nip2 is the graphical user-interface. Both work on Unix (with convenient packages for most popular distributions, see links), Windows (NT, 2k and XP tested) and Macintosh (OS 10.2 and later). The VIPS library is licensed under the LGPL and and the user-interfaces are licensed under the GPL. See http://www.gnu.org.
- Download and install the current supported version.
- Read about and download the current development version.
- What we have so far for the version after next.
- News about VIPS.
- Various screenshots.
- Documentation for the current supported version.
- Frequently asked questions.
- Maintainers and the mailing list.
- Related sites, pages about VIPS, people who use VIPS.
- from users/developers
- What's New in 7.12
- We've just released 7.12, a fancy new version. This page explains what's new in headline form.
- Hello World
- Minimal programs using VIPS, handy for testing.
- Various HOWTO guides, including building on windows.
- Add-ons for VIPS.
- Quick introduction to the library.
- Quick overview of the graphical user interface.
- Stuff that's being planned for upcoming versions. Also bug reports and suggestions.
- Results from the vips
- About the Python interface.