xcftools - command-line tools for extracting data for XCF files

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name xcftools
Package version 1.0.7
Package release 4
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 240 B
Download size 100.54 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
This is a set of fast command-line tools for extracting information
from the Gimp's native file format XCF.
The tools are designed to allow efficient use of layered XCF files as
sources in a build system that use 'make' and similar tools to manage
automatic processing of the graphics.
These tools work independently of the Gimp engine and do not require
the Gimp to even be installed.
"xcf2pnm" converts XCF files to ppm, pgm or pbm format, flattening
layers if necessary.
If the image contains transparency, an alpha map can be written to a
separate file, or a background color can be specified on the command
"xcf2png" converts XCF files to PNG format, flattening layers if
Transparency information can be kept in the image, or a background
color can be specified on the command line.
"xcfinfo" lists information about layers in an XCF file.
"xcfview" is a wrapper script that flattens an XCF image and displays
it using an external PNG/PPM viewer.
To use this script, you must make sure also to install an appropriate
external viewer, as well as the mime-support package which provides the
mailcap database.
The tools can either flatten an XCF file as given, or extract
specific layers named on the command line.


Package Version Architecture Repository
xcftools_1.0.7-4_i386.deb 1.0.7 i386 Debian Main
xcftools - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.7
libpng12-0 >= 1.2.13-4
xdg-utils -


Type URL
Binary Package xcftools_1.0.7-4_amd64.deb
Source Package xcftools

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install xcftools deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install xcftools




2012-02-23 - Jan Hauke Rahm <jhr@debian.org>
xcftools (1.0.7-4) unstable; urgency=low
* [c4ec39b3] Fix FTBFS when linking --as-needed.
Thanks to Felix Geyer <debfx-pkg@fobos.de>, Michael Bienia
<geser@ubuntu.com> (Closes: #647504)
* [a5c514f9] Switch to dh9, link --as-needed, build with hardening flags
* [423bfff4] Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.3
2011-09-20 - Jan Hauke Rahm <jhr@debian.org>
xcftools (1.0.7-3) unstable; urgency=low
* [3b10c637] Use dh-autoreconf and leave all the rest to debhelper
* [2049ef96] Remove patches after building
* [7fcb49ba] Allow parallel building
* [c40088b8] Apply patch to build with libpng-1.5.
Thanks to Nobuhiro Iwamatsu <iwamatsu@nigauri.org>
* [c148d1ac] Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.2
2010-03-05 - Jan Hauke Rahm <jhr@debian.org>
xcftools (1.0.7-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix uninitialized variables error which made xcfview unusable. Thanks and
kudos to Anthony DeRobertis <anthony@derobert.net> (Closes: #572660)
* Bumped Standards-Version: 3.8.4
* Switched to Source Format 3.0 (quilt)
2009-07-14 - Jan Hauke Rahm <info@jhr-online.de>
xcftools (1.0.7-1) unstable; urgency=high
* Adopted (Closes: #525920)
+ with urgency=high for the security issue
+ with new debian/copyright according to upstream's relicensing
* New upstream release (1.0.7)
+ Fix GPL-to-PD transition: missed copyright blurb in online banner.
* IMPORTANT CHANGE: xcfview is rewritten to use xdg-utils in order to find
an image viewer instead of parsing /etc/mailcap on its own
* New upstream release (1.0.6)
+ Change licensing from GPL-2 to PD.
+ Fix bug: A layer without an alpha channel bug with an active layer mask
was wrongly considered to obscure all lower layers.
+ Fix bug: xcf2pnm would guess PBM as the output format even if the
background was explicitly set to an intermediate gray, or if -T might
produce grays.
* New upstream release (1.0.5)
+ Fix various bugs if extracted part of image contains pixels with
negative canvas-based coordinates. Thanks J├Ârgen Grahn (Closes: #533361,
+ Minor manpage fixes; -C description should be less confusing now.
+ $(DESTDIR) honored in Makefile's install target
* Use quilt for patches
* Bump standards-version: 3.8.2
* Added debian/watch
* Switched to debhelper 7
* debian/control: Reorganized Recommends and Suggests
2009-04-28 - Barry deFreese <bdefreese@debian.org>
xcftools (1.0.4-2) unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload.
+ Set maintainer to Debian QA Group <packages@qa.debian.org>.
* Remove strip from Makefile.in. (Closes: #438290).
* Update syntax in debian/copyright.
* Make clean not ignore errors.
* Bump debhelper build-dep version to >= 5.0.0.
* Move DH_COMPAT from rules to debian/compat and set to 5.
* Bump Standards Version to 3.8.1.
2006-05-14 - Henning Makholm <henning@makholm.net>
xcftools (1.0.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version, adding workaround to read certain buggy
XCF files produced by historic instances of the Gimp.
2006-04-17 - Henning Makholm <henning@makholm.net>
xcftools (1.0.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version
* Look for color name database in the locations werher
x11-common 7.*.* provides it.
2006-02-22 - Henning Makholm <henning@makholm.net>
xcftools (1.0.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version
- Adds --autocrop option; closes: #353883
- Uses full-word syntactic metavariables in manpage and --helo
output; closes: #353872
* Recommend x11-common for X11 color name database
* Add README.Debian to explain package recommendations.
2006-02-20 - Henning Makholm <henning@makholm.net>
xcftools (1.0.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version, fixing lack of fatality when color name
database is needed but not found. This was caught by the self-test
and made 1.0-1 FTBFS on a number of buildds.

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