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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).
       Additional 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
              messages 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
       rectangle. 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
       protocol 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 ida
       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
       understand what the TARGETS target is good for and violate the ICCCM
       specs by ignoring it.

SEE ALSO
       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
       MERCHANTABILITY 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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