stb_image and Pyra


JDTAY

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I've noticed that the latest version of SDL_image uses stb_image by default to load png files, instead of libpng. What is this newfangled nonsense and is it in any way superior to libpng? Will it even work on Pyra?
 

ptitSeb

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stb_image is a single header, freeware, image decoder. On the other hand, libpng is a dedicated library that has seen severy different ABI (12 / 14 / 16) and is update frequently for security reason. Removing a dependancyby default looks good to me, even if libpng is probably more optimized than stb_image, I think in the end it makes very little difference in performances for SDL_image use.

Yes it will work on Pyra. stb_image works fine there (I use it on the "Prototype" dbp IIRC, maybe more...).
 
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