loading images in open gl

This is a discussion on loading images in open gl within the Game Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; ive been looking throught and all i can find is making triangles and squares nothing about loading images can anyone ...

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    loading images in open gl

    ive been looking throught and all i can find is making triangles and squares nothing about loading images can anyone help

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    Read about loading textures. You might want to google "NeHe".

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    OpenGL is a graphical rendering API. It has no support for loading images or anything of that nature. You need to write your own loader or use an image loading library.

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    image loading library ?do you know any good ones im looking on google now

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    holy crap thats the exact one i saw on my google search that i chose before i even saw your post it really must be good

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    Head over to www.wotsit.org to get loaders for just about any image format (including models).

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    You'll be better off in the long-run writing a loader yourself the first time, then using a library after you understand it better (IMHO).
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    im looking at allegro right now but how do i create my own image loader?

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    im looking at allegro right now but how do i create my own image loader?
    Re-read my previous post.

    Wotsit also gives image file specifications, so it isn't totally a non-learning experience.

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