The U-235 Jaguar Graphics Converter (gfxconv) is a tool for converting common graphics formats into raw binary images that can be processed directly by the Atari Jaguar 64bit Multimedia System. The Jaguar hardware can work with images of various bit depths (1, 2, 4, 8, 16 and 32bit), modern software packages are however unlikely to provide an output format which is directly compatible, hence this tool has been created.
Attempts have been made to make this tool simple enough to be able to include it within automated build scripts (make etc), for generation of graphical assets from original sources, irrespective of what that source might be.
To allow this it requires the installation of the ImageMagick open source image processing libraries. These are provided by a 3rd party free of charge and allow the tool to read almost any common image file format allowing you to save disk space with compression and simply take art assets directly from the source without needing to jump through special hoops. Requires the ImageMagick libraries are installed on your machine, these can be downloaded here: http://www.imagemagick.org/script/binary-releases.php#windows
Due to feedback and issues with installing ImageMagick to enable this tool to work that requirement is no longer present. Instead the required libraries have been statically linked into the binary. This means only the gfxconv.exe binary is required to run. ImageMagick is still being utilized but is now built into the tool.