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Subject: Re: [boost] gil::io "non-review" (was: [gil] Can not open test.jpg)
From: Christian Henning (chhenning_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-03-26 10:12:37

Hi there,

> Also, allowing a more low-level abstraction permits creating image types
> for images that do not live in memory. Which, IIUC, is what Phil really
> needs in his TIFF use-case.

In gil there is something called virtual images. One usage example
would be a procedural image displaying a mandelbrot set. See


But virtual images are not limit to procedural images. A while back I
created an indexed image type for gil using this functionality. You
can find it here:

I hope this tip can give you an indication on how flexible gil can be
and how easy it is to create different image types.


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