= GIFLIB = This is the README file of GIFLIB, a library for manipulating GIF files. Latest versions of GIFLIB are currently hosted at: http://sourceforge.net/projects/giflib == Overview == GIF is a legacy format; we recommend against generating new images in it. For a cleaner, more extensible design with better color support and compression, look up PNG. giflib provides code for reading GIF files and transforming them into RGB bitmaps, and for writing RGB bitmaps as GIF files. The (permissive) open-source license is in the file COPYING. You will find build instructions in build.adoc You will find full documentation of the API in doc/ and on the project website. Please report bugs to the bug tracker on sourceforge: http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=102202 The project has a long and confusing history, described in history.adoc The project to-do list is in TODO. == Authors == Gershon Elber <gershon[AT]cs.technion.sc.il> original giflib code Toshio Kuratomi <toshio[AT]tiki-lounge.com> uncompressed gif writing code former maintainer Eric Raymond <esr[AT]snark.thyrsus.com> current as well as long time former maintainer of giflib code There have been many other contributors; see the attributions in the version-control history to learn more.