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# NVIDIA Texture Tools is discontinued
# NVTT is discontinued
After more than 14 years maintaining and updating this library on my spare time, I've decided to officially discontinue it and focus my energy on other projects.
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* [stb_dxt](https://github.com/nothings/stb/blob/master/stb_dxt.h) is a single header library that provides low quality, but fast BC1-5 encoders.
* [Binomial](https://www.binomial.info/) is an image and texture compression company that develops [Basis a universal texture codec](https://github.com/BinomialLLC/basis_universal) and also has [other open source codecs](https://github.com/BinomialLLC).
* [Intel ISPC Texture Compressor](https://github.com/GameTechDev/ISPCTextureCompressor) is a set of set of open source SIMD texture encoders that are very fast, but low quality.
* [AMD Compressonator](https://gpuopen.com/compressonator/) offers a wide variety of open source encoders.
* [ARM ASTC Encoder](https://github.com/ARM-software/astc-encoder) is an excellent ASTC encoder.
* [AMD Compressonator](https://gpuopen.com/compressonator/) offers various open source encoders that also run on the GPU.
* [Betsy](https://github.com/darksylinc/betsy/) is a compressor for various GPU formats using compute shaders.
* For ETC encoders see Google's [Etc2Comp](https://github.com/google/etc2comp), Bartosz Taudul's [etcpak](https://github.com/wolfpld/etcpak) and Rich Geldreich's [rg-etc1](https://github.com/richgel999/rg-etc1)
* Also, for a good overview of the state of texture encoders in 2020, see: https://aras-p.info/blog/2020/12/08/Texture-Compression-in-2020/
* For ETC encoders see Google's [Etc2Comp](https://github.com/google/etc2comp), Bartosz Taudul's [etcpak](https://github.com/wolfpld/etcpak) and Rich Geldreich's [rg-etc1](https://github.com/richgel999/rg-etc1).
* [ARM ASTC Encoder](https://github.com/ARM-software/astc-encoder) is an excellent ASTC encoder.
* This is [a good overview of the state of texture encoders in 2020](https://aras-p.info/blog/2020/12/08/Texture-Compression-in-2020/).
## Image Processing and IO
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* [stb_image](https://github.com/nothings/stb/blob/master/stb_image.h) and [stb_image_write](https://github.com/nothings/stb/blob/master/stb_image_write.h) are two handy single header libraries to read and write images in various formats.
* https://github.com/syoyo/tinyexr
* https://lodev.org/lodepng/
* [texturec](https://bkaradzic.github.io/bgfx/tools.html#texture-compiler-texturec) is a handy command line tool similar to `nvcompress`, built on top of [bimg](https://github.com/bkaradzic/bimg).
* The venerable [ImageMagick](https://imagemagick.org/) still provides many valuable tools and utilities.
## Commercial Libraries
* [Oodle Texture](http://www.radgametools.com/oodletexture.htm) is a suite of commercial RDO texture codecs.
* [NVIDIA Texture Tools exporter](https://developer.nvidia.com/nvidia-texture-tools-exporter) is based on a private fork of this project and offers additional GPU accelerated codecs, but it's not open source.
## Command Line Tools:
* [texturec](https://bkaradzic.github.io/bgfx/tools.html#texture-compiler-texturec) is a handy command line tool similar to `nvcompress`, built on top of [bimg](https://github.com/bkaradzic/bimg).
* The venerable [ImageMagick](https://imagemagick.org/) still provides many valuable tools and utilities.
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