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nip2 --- a user interface for libvips

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nip2 is a GUI for the libvips image processing library. It's a little like a spreadsheet: you create a set of formula connecting your objects together, and on a change nip2 recalculates.



You can probably install nip2 via your package manager. For Windows and OS X, you can download a binary from the nip2 releases page. If you have to build from source, see the section below.


nip2 comes with a 50-page manual --- press F1 or Help / Contents in the program to view it.

Building nip2 from source

In the nip2 directory you should just be able to do the usual:

sudo make install

By default this will install files to /usr/local. Check the summary at the end of configure and make sure you have all of the features you want.

If you downloaded from GIT you'll need:


first to build the configure system.

nip2 needs vips, gtk2 and libxml2 at runtime and flex/bison at compile time. If you have fftw3, gsl, goffice, libgvc you get extra features.


Rebuild snap with:

snapcraft cleanbuild 

Though it's done automatically on a push.