PNG Support

nobody wrote on Wednesday, November 29, 2006:

In my opinion PNG is a far more important format than TGA, and therefore needs to be added to GLFW. In my experience it compresses better than TGA, and most open source tools support png even if they don’t support anything else. It’s almost like the *.bmp of linux.

elmindreda wrote on Wednesday, November 29, 2006:

Yes, but there’s already very good PNG support in the libpng library.

Now, granted, with the availability of lodepng it’s indeed possible to add support for PNG reading, but that’s a slippery slope towards becoming a clone of DevIL. DevIL already exists, so I see little need to clone it.