graphics file reading library


Are there any free libraries(other than glut) that work in openGL that make reading a graphics file(.bmp, .tga, etc.) into your openGL program easier? (for windows platform)

If there are, where could i download them from?


OpenIL is a free cross platform image loading library which can be found at

I must admit I haven’t had a chance to use it yet but from what I hear it is very good. Another option is to use one of the many tga loading functions avaliable on the web, i.e. NeHe has one on his site.