Valve Texture Format library for Linux/Gnome - This is a GdkPixbuf image loader, which lets you browse VTF files in Nautilus or open them with Eog, letting you export them.
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gdk-pixbuf-vtf - Valve Texture Format PixBuf loader

Forrest Voight <>
Based on gdk-pixbuf-psd by Jan Dudek <>.


Installation instructions

$ make
$ sudo cp /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/loaders/

Make sure the above path is correct on your system. Now you need to setup loader with gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders.

On Ubuntu (Intrepid) it goes like this:

$ gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/loaders/ | sudo tee /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/loader-files.d/gdk-pixbuf-vtf.loaders

On Gentoo:

$ su
# gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders /usr/lib/gtk-2.0/2.10.0/loaders/ >> /etc/gtk-2.0/gdk-pixbuf.loaders

To enable detection of VTF files in Nautilus:

$ cp x-vtf.xml ~/.local/share/mime/packages/
$ update-mime-database ~/.local/share/mime/