ImgSource



ImgSource:

ImgSource is a Windows library that can be used in any 32-bit or 64-bit Windows environment. It provides nearly 600 image file and image processing functions and is available both as a DLL that can be used from almost any programming environment (including C/C++, VB, C#, MC++, PowerBasic, Delphi, Access, and many more). It is also available in C/C++ static library form for use with C/C++ for Visual C++ 6.0, or Visual Studio (all versions 2003 and later).

Features

For a partial list of ImgSource's many features, click here. And,see what's new in version 5!

Sample Of The Day

Here's a quick video sample done by ImgSource user, kcarlino, which shows off ImgSource's "PushImage" function.

What's included in the download package ?

The DLL download package includes

  • _ISource50.dll - the DLL version of the image library. For unregistered users, all images read and written will have a large red X drawn on them, and some library functionality may be disabled.
  • _ISource50.lib - the library file, used for static linking of the DLL
  • ISource.H - the main C/C++ header file
  • ISDemo.exe - an application that demonstrates many of ImgSource's image processing functions
  • ISEDemo.exe - an application that demonstrates more of ImgSource's image processing functions
  • ISSimpleViewer.exe - a simple image viewer using ImgSource
  • ISDemo.zip - C++ source for the ISDemo application
  • ISSimpleViewer.zip - C++ source for the ISSimpleViewer application
  • ISImageDemo.zip - C++ source that demonstrates a C++ wrapper class (CISImageEx) in an MDI application
  • ImgSource.rtf - reference file - (also contains the ImgSource license statement)
The download packages for the C/C++ static libraries do not contain any of the samples.

What do you get with registration?

  • Access to all ImgSource features
  • Free upgrades (for all minor revisions)
  • Free tech support via e-mail and on the discussion boards
  • Royalty-free distribution
  • ...and more!
  • The ImgSource source code is not included but can be purchased seperately.

Code Samples

Here is a very simple JPG to BMP conversion routine using the ImgSource API. And here it is using the CISImageEx C++ class.

More C++ sample code can be found in the ImgSource v5 Help File.

ImgSource version 5.0

The latest and greatest version of ImgSource, expands on what ImgSource has always done well and adds many new features. Here a list of changes from v4.0.

Why ImgSource?

There are a wide range of image processing libraries available: some are very expensive, some are totally free; some are very simple, some offer everything imaginable. How do you choose?

Because we want people to pay for ImgSource we need to ensure that there is a reason for them to pay. We need to be sure that bugs are fixed, that new functionality is added when there is demand and we need to ensure that people can use ImgSource to do what they need to do. In short, support. ImgSource has discussion boards, personalized email support, and almost constant updates. Functionailty is added at a pace that few can keep up with, bug fixes are almost instantaneous and, there is a community of developers who are already using ImgSource that can help you get started. We try to make ImgSource worth every bit of your registration cost, and we think we succeed.

ImgSource help file

You can download the ImgSource help file. This is an interactive help file that contains ImgSource function definitions and descriptions, sample code, articles, and more. The help file is also available in on line form.

ImgSource Terms of Use

Terms of Use

Add-ons and extensions

Visual C++ source

You have the option to purchase the C/C++ source to ImgSource. Cost to purchase the full source to ImgSource is $100 in addition to the normal registration fee. The source code license is a 6 month license. During that time, you can download the source as often as you wish. After 6 months, you must purchase another source code license.

If you have already registered ImgSource and wish to purchase the source, send us an email.

Projects for the following compilers are included in the source package: Visual C++ 6.0, Visual Studio 2003 - 2013.

Static library option

This library is also available as a set of C/C++ static .LIB files. (2 LIBs, release and debug). This is the same code that is in the ImgSource DLL. The .LIBs require the same key that the DLL does and the pricing is the same as for the DLL. Static library use requires that you have Visual C++ 6.0 (with SP 5), or Visual Studio 2003 and higher. x64 libraries are available for Visual Studio 2005 and higher. Be sure to download the correct libraries ! The libraries will only work for the compiler they were built for.

Download ImgSource Libraries

Version 5.0

Latest version: 5.0.15.5

Win32 and x64 Libraries




C++ Static Libraries
Multi-threaded Static CRT
(linking with LIBCMT/D)
Win32
Multi-threaded Dynamic CRT
(linking with MSVCRT/D)
Win32
Multi-threaded Static CRT
(linking with LIBCMT/D)
x64
Multi-threaded Dynamic CRT
(linking with MSVCRT/D)
x64
Visual C++ 6 (with SP5 or 6) islibs50_vc6.zip islibd50_vc6.zip --- ---
Visual Studio 2003 islibs50_vs03.zip islibd50_vs03.zip --- ---
Visual Studio 2005 islibs50_vs05.zip islibd50_vs05.zip islibs50_vs05_x64.zip islibd50_vs05_x64.zip
Visual Studio 2008 islibs50_vs08.zip islibd50_vs08.zip islibs50_vs08_x64.zip islibd50_vs08_x64.zip
Visual Studio 2010 islibs50_vs10.zip islibd50_vs10.zip islibs50_vs10_x64.zip islibd50_vs10_x64.zip
Visual Studio 2012 islibs50_vs12.zip islibd50_vs12.zip islibs50_vs12_x64.zip islibd50_vs12_x64.zip
Visual Studio 2013 islibs50_vs13.zip islibd50_vs13.zip islibs50_vs13_x64.zip islibd50_vs13_x64.zip

    Older Versions

    If you need an older build, please contact Smaller Animals Software, Inc..

    Compatibility

    _ISource50.DLL is not interchangeable with previous versions.

    Registration

    ImgSource registration.

    Extras

    Contact & Bug Reports

      Tech Support

      The best way to reach us for technical support is via the
      ImgSource discussion boards.

      Contact

      • Send us an
      • Use the ImgSource discussion board.

      Other Platforms

      If you use this package with a platform other than VC++, and would like to tell us how you did it, please do. If you have any hints or tips or code snippets that could help others, please feel free to share this on the ImgSource discussion board.

      Suggestions

      If you have ideas about functionality that you'd like but don't see here, let us know. Many of the features included are the result of people asking if we could figure out how to do it.

      Disclaimer

      Use at your own risk. There are no guarantees as to the suitablility of this software for any particular use. We cannot anticipate all uses to which people might try to put this. Any bugs, if reported , will be fixed as soon as possible.

    Credits

    • JPG code from IJG's JpegLib 6b.
    • PNG code from LibPNG
    • PNM code from LibPNM
    • TIFF code from LibTIFF
    • PCX code from Bob Johnson
    • TGA code from Tim Bish
    • Color quantizer based on Dennis Lee's DL1Quant.
    • All other code Copyright, Smaller Animals Software.


    Copyright © 2013, Smaller Animals Software, Inc.

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    • ImgSource version 5 is here: See what's new!.
    • Latest ImgSource version: 5.0.15.5