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Developer's Image Library
Simple image library

Developer's Image Library (DevIL) is a cross-platform image library utilizing a simple syntax to load, save, convert, manipulate, filter, and display a variety of images with ease.


User tutorial available in HTML format from; User manual available in PDF format from; User reference guide available in PDF format from


Download version 1.8.0 (stable)
released on 2 January 2017

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
LGPLKelly Hopkins24 March 2009

Leaders and contributors

Denton Woods Maintainer
See the CREDITS file in the distribution for a complete list Contributor

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Developer VCS Repository Webview
Bug Tracking VCS Repository Webview
Help Mailing List Info/Archive
Developer Mailing List Info/Archive

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite ZLib (.png support)
Weak prerequisite libtiff (.tif support)
Weak prerequisite libjpeg (.jpg support)
Weak prerequisite libmng (.mng support)
Weak prerequisite little CMS (for color profiles; available from
Weak prerequisite freeglut *or* glut (for GLTest; available from
Weak prerequisite Libpng (.png support)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 13 March 2017.


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