Solaris Package Archive -- xv 3.10a.p19

Solaris Package Archive

xv 3.10a.p19

Mark <>

What is it, (from
Xv is an interactive image manipulation program for the X Window System. It can operate on images in the GIF, JPEG, TIFF, PBM, PGM, PPM, XPM, X11 bitmap, Sun Rasterfile, Targa, RLE, RGB, BMP, PCX, FITS, and PM formats on all known types of X displays. It can generate PostScript files, and if you have ghostscript (version 2.6 or above) installed on your machine, it can also display them.

xv lets you do a large number of things, including, but not limited to, the following:

     display an image in a window on the screen
     display an image on the root window, in a variety of styles
     grab any rectangular portion of the screen and turn it into an image
     arbitrarily stretch, compress, rotate or flip the image
     crop or pad images
     view files as ASCII text or hexadecimal data
     magnify any portion of the image by any amount, up to the size of the screen
     determine pixel values and x,y coordinates in the image
     adjust image brightness and contrast with a gamma correction function
     apply different gamma functions to the Red, Green, and Blue color components, to correct for non-linear color
     adjust global image saturation
     perform global hue remapping
     perform histogram equalization
     run a number of image-processing algorithms on any rectangular portion of the image
     edit an image's colormap
     reduce the number of colors in an image
     dither in color and b/w
     crop off solid borders automatically
     convert image formats

I have taken the base xv-3.10a distribution and incorporated these patches from the website:


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Source Code
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The patches which have been added to the base install and included in these packages are at

Special Issues
When installing this package, also install the X11R6.x package for your version of Solaris. It contains libraries which this program is linked against and you will require it to gain the full functionality of this software.

When installing XV you should also add these packages: jpeg 6b, tiff 3.4.b37, libpng 1.0.6.p3 and zlib 1.1.13

See the main packages README for installation information.