A wrapper around
stb_image, Sean Barrett's public domain JPEG/PNG decoder.
The original can be found at http://nothings.org/stb_image.c.
The version of
stb_image used here is
The current list of (partially) supported formats is JPEG, PNG, TGA, BMP, PSD.
Please note that the library is not (fully) thread-safe!
Decodes an image from a compressed format stored in a strict
Supported formats (see
stb_image.c for details!):
- JPEG baseline (no JPEG progressive, no oddball channel decimations)
- PNG 8-bit only (8 bit per component, that is)
- BMP non-1bpp, non-RLE
- TGA (not sure what subset, if a subset)
- PSD (composite view only, no extra channels)
If the operation fails, we return an error message.
Decodes an image, with the number of components per pixel forced by the user.
Loads an image from a file. Catches IO exceptions and converts them to an error message.