What's a portable graphics library?

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    What's a portable graphics library?

    Hi all,

    I was wondering which graphics library I should use. Up until now I have been using mode 13h which was fine for me. However, it obviously won't run on a Mac or (worse) Linux.

    I would like to use a library that runs on Win32, Mac OS X (maybe Mac OS 9 too), and Linux. I'd like it if the library was 3D.

    What would everybody recommend? OpenGL?
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