libpng

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libpng
Developer(s) Guy Eric Schalnat,
Andreas Dilger,
Glenn Randers-Pehrson, et al.
Stable release 1.6.12 / June 12, 2014; 41 days ago (2014-06-12)
Development status active
Written in C
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Image library
License libpng License
Website http://libpng.org/pub/png/libpng.html

libpng is the official Portable Network Graphics (PNG) reference library (originally called pnglib). It is a platform-independent library that contains C functions for handling PNG images. It supports almost all of PNG's features, is extensible, and has been widely used and tested for over 18 years.[1] libpng is dependent on zlib for data compression and decompression routines.

libpng is released under the libpng license, a permissive free software licence, and is free software. It is frequently used in both free and proprietary software, either directly or through the use of a higher level image library.

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  1. ^ Roelofs, Greg. "libpng Home Page". libpng. SourceForge.