The following is a short synopsis of the major features that
have been added to xv since Version 3.00. See the CHANGELOG
file in the xv source directory for complete details, and
- Image cut and paste capabilities.
- Minimal image editing (line drawing, text annotation, and
- Additional choices in the Algorithms menu. Also,
algorithms now operate on the selected region of the
image, if any.
- Image padding.
- Added a Print command.
- Additional file formats: XPM files and 24-bit Targa files
can both be read and written, as can a variety of the
Amiga ILBM formats (commonly called 'IFF' files). xv can
read (but not write) the XWD (X Window Dump) format.
Also, xv can now read 16-bit greyscale 'pgmraw'
files, however, the low-order 8-bits will be discarded.
- Much improved Grab command. It is now possible to
grab pull-down menus in other programs.
- Much improved selection rectangle handling.
- Image 'panning' when zoomed in.
- Improved 24-to-8-bit algorithm.
- Filename completion in the load and save
- Changed command-line handling. All the 'flag' arguments
('-perfect', '-smooth', etc.) are forced 'on' if you
start them with a '-', and are forced 'off' if you start
them with a '+'. (They used to toggle the state, which
could lead to unpredictable results.)
- Support for 'gzip'ed files.
- Sniffs out the 'best' visual type to use, rather than
simply using the default visual.
- New versions of Sam Leffler's libtiff TIFF i/o
library (version 3.3) and the Independent JPEG Group's
JPEG i/o library (version 5a) have been merged in.
- When viewing 24-bit images (in 24-bit mode) on an 8-bit
display, xv now uses a 4*8*4 standard RGB
colormap, rather than the 6*6*6 colormap it used in 3.00.
This colormap uses fewer colors, and produces better
looking results, on average.
- Of course, there have been plenty of bug fixes and minor
enhancements. It would probably be safe to say that
there's some exciting new bugs, too!