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Try SDL_image.

This is a simple library to load images of various formats as SDL surfaces.
This library supports BMP, PNM (PPM/PGM/PBM), XPM, LBM, PCX, GIF, JPEG, PNG,
TGA, and TIFF formats.

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As peregrin said, try SDL_image in fact all you have to do is very simple:

1. add the header to your source files

#include "SDL_image"

2. tell the linker to link against the library

(on linux, add this flag to your linker command on your Makefile)

3. replace all your SDL_LoadBMP() occurrences with IMG_Load()

and you're done :)


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