GIFLIB Alternatives

    GIFLIB is described as 'software library for rendering and generating GIF image files' and is an app in the Development category. There are four alternatives to GIFLIB for Linux, Mac and Windows. The best alternative is libpng, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like GIFLIB are libjpeg-turbo (Free, Open Source), libjpeg (Free, Open Source) and libtiff (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated May 25, 2013

    • libpng is the official Portable Network Graphics (PNG) reference library (originally called pnglib).
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    • libjpeg-turbo is a derivative of libjpeg that uses SIMD instructions (MMX, SSE2, NEON) to accelerate baseline JPEG compression and decompression on x86, x86-64, and ARM systems.
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      • Free • Open Source
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    • libjpeg is a widely-used free software library written in C which implements JPEG decoding and encoding functions alongside various utilities for handling JPEG images.
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      • Free • Open Source
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    • Libtiff is a library for reading and writing Tagged Image File Format (abbreviated TIFF) files. The set also contains command line tools for processing TIFFs.
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      • Free • Open Source
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