Generic Image Decoder

The Generic Image Decoder (GID) is an Ada package for decoding a broad variety of image formats, from any data stream, to any kind of medium, be it an in-memory bitmap, a GUI object, some other stream, floating-point data for scientific calculations, a browser element, a device,... Animations are supported.

Some features:

(*) within limits of compiler's provided integer types and target architecture capacity.

Some possible applications:

Currently supported formats are: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, PNM (PBM, PGM, PPM), TGA


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  Download the package from the SourceForge project page.  

An example of output, with alpha transparency:

GIF animation with transparency, decoded by Generic Image Decoder using a background image, then reassembled:

Contact:   Gautier de Montmollin, e-mail

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Some people, projects or organizations using the Generic Image Decoder:

Standalone, self-contained, open-source software !

Some Ada compilers:


GID - a graphic decoder in the Ada programming language