ImageStone is a powerful C++ class library for image manipulation. It is written in pure C++ and is easily portable. Its features include load/save (supports BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF, ICO, TGA, PCX, PSD...), display, histogram, undo/redo, and image transformation with over 100 predefined effects.
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