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image processing system good for very large images (doc)

VIPS is an image processing system designed with efficiency in mind. It is good with large images (images larger than the amount of RAM in your machine), and for working with colour. It can perform many image manipulation tasks much faster than other packages such as ImageMagick and the GIMP and includes some special features such as creating single "mosaic" images from multiple parts.

VIPS consists of two main components: an image processing library with some command-line tools and a spreadsheet-like graphical user interface. The graphical interface is available in the nip2 package.

This package includes complete documentation for the VIPS system. It includes the application programmers' guide, the library programmers' guide, the C++ programmers' guide, and the reference guide, as well as HTML versions of the program and library manual pages.

Package version:7.20.4-1



VIPS is an image processing library. It's good for large images and for
colour. There's a GUI as well, see the VIPS website:

There are packages for most linuxes and OS X. There is a pre-compiled windows
binary on the vips website.

Building VIPS from source

In the VIPS directory, you should just be able to do:

	$ ./configur


VIPS changed from 7.10 to 7.12 (not exhaustive, see ChangeLog for details)

Non-backwards compatible changes

- IMAGE->Hist is deprecated, use im_history_get() instead
- im_append_Hist() removed
- IMAGE->Bbits is deprecated (now ignored)
- im_region_local() replaced by im_region_buffer()

VIPS enhancements

- new backwards and forwards compatible 


vips (7.20.4-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream release

 -- Jay Berkenbilt <>  Sat, 05 Dec 2009 14:57:11 -0500

vips (7.20.2-1) experimental; urgency=low

  * New upstream release
  * Converted package format to "3.0 (quilt)"

 -- Jay Berkenbilt <>  Mon, 23 Nov 2009 21:31:00 -0500

vips (7.18.2-3) unstable; urgency=low

  * Add additional fix for python 2.6.  T


WONTFIX for 7.20

- some of deprecated.h repeats stuff we do better in image.h, eg.


Authors of VIPS

See also the files THANKS and ChangeLog

Nicos Dessipris and Kirk Martinez started 



VIPS was originally written by Nicos Dessipris, Kirk Martinez and John Cupitt.



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