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Aug 28th, 2011
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Allows the GNU Image Manipulation Program to read and write Valve Texture Format files on Windows.

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  • Upgraded to VTFLib 1.3.2 for VTF 7.5 support
  • Each open image now has its own save settings
  • Save settings are now filled in when loading a VTF
  • Flags not covered by the UI are now preserved when saving an opened file
  • Added a simplified format selection (do you want compression, do you want alpha)
  • Added options to save with LOD disabled, Clamping and/or the Bump/SSBump flags
  • Added a VTF version option when saving
  • Added LOD Control setting (human-configurable!)
  • Added explanatory tooltips
  • Added localisation support (no actual translations, but creating them is now possible)
  • Fixed errors when saving an image after its designated alpha layer has been removed
  • Fixed error when alpha layer doesn't fit the image
  • Graceful out-of-memory handling

A relatively simple save options screen is used; to access VTF's more esoteric features make your textures with VTFEdit.

There is one GIMP-specific feature however: the ability to specify a layer to use as the VTF's alpha channel. This bypasses most problems with GIMP's readiness to destroy the RGB data of fully-transparent pixels.

This program uses VTFLib, by Nem and Wunderboy.

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GIMP VTF plug-in 1.1
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TheSniperFan Aug 29 2011 says:

Hmmmm....I only have GIMP on my Fedora installation, but I'm installing it for sure, as it could come handy.

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Varsity Aug 29 2011 replied:

This plug-in is Windows only. Unless you port VTFLib. :)

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$n!p3r Aug 29 2011 says:

omg thx ^^

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