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IDA(1)		       Image viewing and editing program		IDA(1)

NAME
       ida - image viewing and editing program

SYNOPSIS
       ida [options] file ...

DESCRIPTION
       Ida  is	a  small  and  fast application	for viewing images. Some basic
       editing functions are available too.

       You can specify any number of image files as arguments on  the  command
       line.  Or  you  can read	a single image from stdin by specifying	"-" as
       only argument ("xwd | ida -" works nice for screenshots).

OPTIONS
       Ida understands the usual toolkit options (-geometry + friends).	 Addi-
       tional options are:

       -help  print a short help text

       -pcd n Pick size	for PhotoCD images (n =	1 .. 5,	default	3).

       -debug Enable  debug messages. Also has the side	effect that error mes-
	      sages are	displayed on stderr only and not as message box.

GETTING	STARTED
   Mouse functions
       With the	left mouse button you can creates and edit a selection rectan-
       gle.  The  middle  button  is used to start drag'n'drop operations. The
       right button brings up the control window with menus, toolbar and  file
       list.

   Keyboard Shortcuts
       Many keyboard shortcuts used by xv are available	in ida too. If you are
       familiar	with xv	if should be easy for you to get started with ida.

       All available keyboard shortcuts	are also listed	in the	menus  of  the
       control window. The most	important ones are listed below:

       SPACE  Next file.

       BACKSPACE
	      Previous file.

       LEFT_ARROW, RIGHT_ARROW,	UP_ARROW, DOWN_ARROW
	      Scrolling	(hold Ctrl key for big steps).

       +/-    Zoom in/out.

       q      Quit.

   Supported image formats
       Read:  BMP (uncompressed), PhotoCD, PPM,	XBM, XPM, XWD, GIF, JPEG, PNG,
	      TIFF. The	last four are supported	 using	the  usual  libraries,
	      i.e. you need to have them installed at compile time.

       Write: JPEG, PNG, PostScript, PPM, TIFF.

   Using drag'n'drop
       Ida is a	motif application and thus supports the	motif drag'n'drop pro-
       tocol in	both directions. The xdnd protocol is supported	too, but  only
       in one direction	(receive drops).

       Ida  uses  the middle mouse button to start a drag'n'drop operation (as
       the motif style guide suggests).	This works for the main	window and the
       file buttons within the file browser.

       Motif  applications  should  have  absolutely  no problems to deal with
       ida's drag'n'drop support. You can drop images into some	 netscape  4.x
       window -- it imply works. Mozilla accepts motif drops too.

       Interoperation  with  gnome / gtk is good. I can	drag files from	ida to
       eeyes and visa versa without problems. File drops from  gmc  into  work
       just fine too.

       Interoperation  with  KDE  is  bad.  cut+paste  works most of the time,
       drag'n'drop often doesn't. The X11 selection handling of	the Qt toolkit
       has a few design	bugs and sucks.	Basically the troll guys didn't	under-
       stand what the TARGETS target is	good for and violate the  ICCCM	 specs
       by ignoring it.

SEE^
       xwd(1)

AUTHOR
       Gerd Hoffmann <gerd@kraxel.org>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (c) 2002-2012 Gerd Hoffmann <gerd@kraxel.org>

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published  by  the
       Free  Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your
       option) any later version.

       This program is distributed in the hope that it	will  be  useful,  but
       WITHOUT	ANY  WARRANTY;	without	 even  the  implied  warranty  of MER-
       CHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR	PURPOSE. See the  GNU  General
       Public License for more details.

       You should have received	a copy of the GNU General Public License along
       with this program; if not, write	to the Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
       675 Mass	Ave, Cambridge,	MA 02139, USA.

IDA 2.08		  (c) 2001-2012	Gerd Hoffmann			IDA(1)

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