i am looking for something that i can read in a .jpg file and convert it to a pgm file then write that file, does anyone know anythign like this. i have looked at many libraries and most of them do a crap load of stuff but they dont end up working anyhow. i just need this simple task, and i would preffer to program it but i do not know how to go about this but i thought that there might be something our there that can guide me along the way. i am using msvc++ and the end product will be done in win32 api but for now this part can be done in dos until i get something working. any input would be awsome.