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The ANGIF library generates GIF formatted data streams without using LZW compression. Because the owner of the LZW does not license freeware software to make use of the LZW compression algorithm, this library provides a tool to generate GIF formatted image files without requiring the license. Such GIF files will not benefit from compression, so the resultant data will be larger in size than if the same image were formatted using LZW compression, as specified in the GIF 89a standard.

This library API is not compatible with other GIF libraries. In particular, no tools are provided for creating or generating images. That is left up to other tools.




The documentation, source code, and derived compilations are Copyright © 1999 by Philip Howard.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License [ GNU copy | local copy ] as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

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