On Fri, 17 Mar 2006, Sven Neumann wrote:
> Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 08:19:29 +0100
> From: Sven Neumann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: Luca Casagrande <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] ECW file support.
> Luca Casagrande <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > Is there a way to enable ECW support in The Gimp?
> May I ask you to explain what ECW support is?
>From what I can tell ECW (Enhanced Compression Wavelet) is a lossey
wavelet compression scheme (either that or Extreme Championship Wrestling,
I hate acronyms). Due to the high compression rates it seems to have
gained some suppport in fields such as GIS (mapping) where images can be
I managed to find a similar questions in the list archives:
There does seem to be a library for ECW support but a bit of searching
suggests it may not be GPL compatible, but maybe proprietary plugins are
possible with the GNU Image Manipulation Program? (Since photoshop
filters are supported using PSPI I guess they must be possible but I
imagine the gimp developers would not want to encourage more proprietary
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