16-bit and 32-bit versions of OpenInsight have historically used a 3rd party library (ImageMan) for handling various image formats, mainly due to the lack of inbuilt support in Windows itself when the OpenInsight tool-set was first developed.
Unfortunately with the move to a 64-bit version of OpenInsight there is no 64-bit version of the ImageMan library available, but Windows itself now offers excellent image format support as part of the platform, so with version 10 we’ll be taking advantage of the WIC (Windows Imaging Component) libraries to provide support for the following popular formats:
More information on the WIC can be found here.
(Disclaimer: This article is based on preliminary information and may be subject to change in the final release version of OpenInsight 10).
Wlll version 10 image format be compatible with 32 bit systems?
Yes – the image formats don’t change between 32 and 64-bit. OI 10 is just using a different set of image libraries to access them (we just won’t be supporting some of the more obscure formats that ImageMan did).