Anthony's Icon Library
Converting images for PC use
The images in Anthony's Icon Library are designed for use on X window
displays. As such the image format used throughout the library is X bitmap
for black and white monochrome images and X pixmap for color images.
PC users however will likely not be able to use these image formats
directly and will need to convert them to a different format. Below are
some programs I have been told about to allow you to either view and or
convert the X window image formats to something more usable on those
Disclaimer: I am NOT a Windows user, and never really likes the
restricted enviorment provided by it. I prefer the more free form environment
of UNIX and X Windows, and now Linux. I use to do my work from a Sun Color
Desktop Workstation, but have now moved to SuSE Linux, then later to Redhat
Linux running on a PC with huge 1600x120 pixel display.
If any of the information provided, is wrong, incorrect, or you would like
to add another choice, mail me. Otherwise I do not really want to know
about PCs and their problems. ;-)
NOTE: Some image converters for PC I use to list have dissappeared from the
web. While others have been mentioned to me. I take no responsability for
them. As I said I am not a windows user, and as such do not use these
particular programs myself.
- ImageMagick Image Filters
- The PC-NT version of one of the image filter packages I use
in processing this library of images, is able to cobvert almost any image
format to any other, and much much more. It has both a command line,
and GUI interface. The command line interface makes it especially useful
for batch processing of images.
If you know where these programs can be found, or any other image converters,
please let me know.
Created: 29 January 1997
Updated: 3 April 2003