What is FreeImage?
FreeImage is an Open Source library project for developers who would like to support popular graphics image formats like PNG, BMP, JPEG, TIFF and others as needed by today's multimedia applications. FreeImage is easy to use, fast, multithreading safe, compatible with all 32-bit or 64-bit versions of Windows, and cross-platform (works both with Linux and Mac OS X).
March 15th, 2015
FreeImage 3.17.0 released
Release 3.17.0 adds many improvements for ICO, TIFF, PNG, HDR, TGA, GIF, RAW, JXR, JP2, Exif plugins. It comes with new conversion functions for RGBA16/RGBAF formats, as well as new functions used to deal with external pixel buffers (ConvertFromRawBitsEx, CreateView). Other useful added functions are ReslaleRect, GetMemorySize, SetMetadataKeyValue and the FIQ_LFPQUANT quantizer algorithm.
The library has been updated with the new LibPNG (1.6.16), LibTIFF (4.0.4), LibRaw (0.17.a1), LibWebP (0.4.2), OpenEXR (2.2.0).
FreeImage is also distributed with updated VB6, Delphi and C++ wrappers.
As usual, check the changes log for full details (especially for bug fixes) and check also the updated FreeImage documentation.